• Editor's Note

    Author: Gerald A. Grant, MD

    Get ready to dive into this special Congress Quarterly (cnsq) issue highlighting the 2016 CNS Annual Meeting in San Diego! We are delighted to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming at this spectacular meeting. President Russell Lonser coined the meeting theme Advance, Adapt, Achieve, which serves to highlight how our nimble young specialty has been ahead of the curve throughout our history and how we continue to lead and innovate in neurosurgery across the globe.

    As the Honored Guest, Dr. Edward Oldfield epitomizes excellence in leadership, scholarship, and mentorship within our specialty. We look forward to his honored guest presentations on Cushing’s disease, Chiari I and syringomyelia, and spinal dural AV fistulas. Steve Kalkanis, annual meeting chair, James Harrop, scientific program chair, and Brian Hoh, scientific program vice-chair, have orchestrated an outstanding program that highlights the latest and greatest advances in the neurosciences and neurosurgical education. Two outstanding symposia focusing on neurovascular surgery and spinal cord stimulation occur on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and we’re also pleased to host—for the first time—the Joint Tumor Section Satellite Symposium, which focuses this year on advances in low-grade glioma management.

    Other highlights at the meeting include the rollout of Operative Neurosurgery: The Surgeon’s Armamentairum. This new search engine, originally conceived by Neurosurgery Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nelson Oyesiku, allows you to pull up tagged video or photo content tailored to your specific operation. We will highlight the power of this platform through live surgery and simulator sessions.

    In this issue of CNSQ we will also hear from the following joint sections: Spine, Cerebrovascular, Neurotrauma, and Women in Neurosurgery.

    Thank you to my lead staff editors in the CNS office, Antonia Callas, Ruby Thomas, and Michele Lengerman, for all their hard work and dedication to CNQ. It is an honor to serve the CNS membership as Editor of Congress Quarterly. Hope to see you all in San Diego.

    Browse the 2016 CNS Annual Meeting PreliminaryProgram online at cns.org/2016/program.

    Summer 2016
    Volume 17, Number 3

    Gerald A. Grant, MD, FACS
    Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS
    Aviva Abosch, MD
    Kimon Bekelis
    Edward C. Benzel, MD
    Nicholas M. Boulis, MD
    James S. Harrop, MD
    Todd Charles Hollon, MD
    Vivek Mehta, MD
    Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD
    Brian T. Ragel, MD
    Jason M. Schwalb, MD
    Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
    Kyle Anthony Smith
    Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS
    Antonia D. Callas
    Michele L. Lengerman
    Danielle Slowey
    Ruby M. Thomas
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    Kivmars Bowling
    Lisa Bowling

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    Ganesh Rao, MD
    Nathan R. Selden, MD, PhD

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