Schaumburg, Ill., July 22, 2019 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) proudly announces the winners of the 3rd Annual Paper of the Year awards, honoring the most impactful papers published in Neurosurgery from July 2018 to May 2019 in select subspecialties. Winners submitted papers that challenged dogma, created a paradigm shift, and/or encouraged surgeons to rethink approaches to patient care, big data, and trial results.
The Paper of the Year awards highlight the collaboration between the CNS and Neurosurgery by calling special attention to the best original science published via Neurosurgery at the CNS’ largest platform, the Annual Meeting, to be held this year in San Francisco, California, October 19–23, 2019.
The Top Paper of the Year was awarded to “Symptomatic Adjacent Level Disease Requiring Surgery: Analysis of 10-Year Results from a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Trial Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Fusion.” Authors include: George M. Ghobrial, MD; William F. Lavell, MD; Jeffrey E. Florman, MD; K. Daniel Riew, MD; and Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD. The paper was originally published in the February 2019 issue of Neurosurgery.
The papers were subjected to an intense review process. Beginning with initial selection from the pool of eligible papers published over the eligibility period, the appropriate Neurosurgery section editors and Pain section representatives each presented a list of their top five selections for further consideration. Joint Section Chairs, or their chosen proxies, reviewed these selections and then reduced them to a rank-ordered top three. NEUROSURGERY® Publications Editor-in-Chief Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS; Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve Section Editor Rajiv Midha, MSc, MD; Neurosurgery Spine Section Editor John E. O’Toole, MD, MS then reviewed each section’s top three and from there selected the Paper of the Year: Section Level and Top Paper of the Year winners.
“NEUROSURGERY® Publications is delighted to continue the Neurosurgery Paper of the Year CNS awards at the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Oyesiku. “We are incredibly lucky to have the brightest minds in neurosurgery submit their original papers to Neurosurgery. It was difficult to narrow the field to the awardees, however we are confident the selected papers each constitute a significant contribution to our field. We are proud to spotlight these leaders in publishing at the CNS Annual Meeting.”
“The theme of this year’s meeting is The Age of Reason for Neurosurgery, which is a reminder that the medical community must continue to critically evaluate evidence and publish important results. I can think of no better way to highlight this than through this year’s Paper of the Year awards, which recognize solid medical evidence to advance the practice of medicine, and neurosurgery in particular,” added CNS President, Ganesh Rao, MD.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons produces a collection of four world-class publications, covering the latest advances in neurosurgical research and technology, as well as critical information on practice management topics, socioeconomic developments, and more. All CNS members receive complimentary subscriptions to the following CNS publications: Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosurgery, and the Congress Quarterly.
View a listing of all winners with links to the papers at: https://2019meeting.cns.org/paper-of-the-year.
About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.
About NEUROSURGERY® Publications
Neurosurgery, the official journal of the CNS, is your most complete window to the field of contemporary neurosurgery. Members of the Congress and non-member subscribers receive over 2,000 pages per year packed with the very latest science, technology, and medicine, not to mention full-text online access to the world's most complete, up-to-the-minute neurosurgery resource. Operative Neurosurgery features technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. Operative Neurosurgery is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. Clinical Neurosurgery is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. It stands as a record of the previous year’s honored guest lectures and presidential address alongside a preview of the coming year’s abstracts.