In an increasingly competitive and challenging healthcare environment, it is a testament to the CNS’s dedication to the field of neurosurgery that our corporate partners program continues to grow, both in terms of the number of companies participating and the total value of that support. The CNS is proud of our partnership with the leading companies in neurosurgery and the opportunities collaboration provides to deliver products and solutions that help our members deliver better care and advance the specialty.
In 2016, collaborations with industry launched two new education programs.
• Acute Ischemic Stroke Care Multi-specialty Webinar, in partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians, and educational grant support from Medtronic and Penumbra
• CNS Leadership in Healthcare Course was piloted with the support of an educational grant from Medtronic
In 2016, the CNS experienced outstanding growth at the Annual Meeting, with 16 companies increasing their grant, sponsorship, and advertising support, and 54 new companies joining the Exhibit Hall. Increased grant support for Practical Courses allowed the CNS to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for all attendees and allowed many residents to attend certain courses free of charge.
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The CNS Executive Committee gathered with leaders of our 11 Industry Allies Council (IAC) partner companies at the Annual Meeting to discuss the future of our specialty. As always, the CNS is grateful for the ongoing support of our IAC partners as well as for their insights on issues facing our specialty and the emerging trends that are impacting neurosurgical practice. Only by continuing to come together and engage in open dialog can the CNS and our corporate partners develop truly mutually beneficial partnerships that leverage both organizations’ core competencies for the benefit of our specialty and our patients.