• Editor's Note

    Author: Gerald A. Grant, MD

    This issue of Congress Quarterly (cnsq) is dedicated to the 2015 Annual Report for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Inside, we highlight many of the heart and soul programs of the CNS and the impact of collaboration across the globe. President Nate Selden outlined the many innovations and new initiatives of the CNS this past year in addition to highlighting the close relationships with other organizations and societies, which was key to the success of these programs. By partnering with the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Foundation for the National Institute of Health, Joint Washington Committee and Office, and many others, the CNS was able to exceed its strategic goals while keeping the primary mission in sight at every step. Let’s remind ourselves of the mission of the CNS, which is the following:

    The CNS exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of neurosurgical education and scientific exchange.

    Below is a list of several key accomplishments of the CNS engine over the year:

    • Under the leadership of Editor in Chief Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku, Neurosurgery reached the highest Impact Factor since its inception in 1977
    • Launch of Neurosurgery Portal Project in cooperation with SNS and AANS
    • Launch of mCASE Exchange, a completely novel online and mobile platform for case review and image sharing
    • Fourteen evidence based guidelines over three years
    • Dr. Kim Burchiel, a pioneer in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, pain, and epilepsy, and mentor of President Nate Selden, served as the Honored Guest at the CNS Annual Meeting in New Orleans
    • Dr. Karin Muraszko, former mentor of President Nate Selden was presented with the CNS Distinguished Service Award
    • Approximately 4,750 registrants attended the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting
    • CNS membership worldwide surpasses 9000 members
    • More than 419 hours of CME content with over 181 CME activities was offered for neurosurgeons and allied physicians this year alone
    • DO neurosurgeons were approved for Active membership by the CNS Executive Committee
    • CNS Foundation partnered with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to fund the NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar K12 Award
    • Lastly, which I am most proud of as an Air Force veteran, the CNS Executive Committee approved complimentary annual CNS dues for Active Duty Military members to honor those who serve our country

    On behalf of the CNS leadership, hats off to all the volunteers of the CNS who have “carried the message” and accomplished so much over the year. We look forward to next year under the leadership of 2015-2016 President Dr. Russell Lonser.


    Fall 2016 Volume 17, Number 1

    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
    Ruby M. Thomas

    CameronRush, Inc.

    Kivmars Bowling

    Lisa Bowling


    Russell R. Lonser, MD

    Alan M. Scarrow, MD, JD

    Michael P. Steinmetz, MD

    Steven N. Kalkanis, MD

    Ganesh Rao, MD

    Nathan R. Selden, MD, PhD


    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of neurosurgical education and scientific exchange.

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