The CNS continues to enjoy strong membership levels and engagement.
In 2016, domestic membership grew to 5,979 members and international membership was roughly stable at 1,375 members. The CNS continues to broaden its educational offerings and improve transparency in its communication of member benefits.
As the practicing neurosurgeon works at the center of a broader team, the CNS is renewing focus on both the Associate (non-neurosurgeon physician scientists in related disciplines) and Affiliate (allied health professionals) levels of membership. The CNS continues to support Active International and International Vista members through meeting partnerships and specialized courses.
Membership dues offer members preferential pricing on all educational meetings, courses, and webinars. Membership dues help support the Washington Committee, guidelines development, and broader educational efforts within neurosurgery as well as provide critical infrastructure for the joint subspecialty sections. Other CNS Member benefits include:
“Being a CNS Active Military member has been fantastic. The funding for military CME has drastically decreased, and for the CNS to give us the ability to come to the Annual Meeting makes a huge difference. It basically enables military neurosurgeons to come to the meeting when otherwise we couldn’t. I know we are very thankful for that as a group.”
–Sven Hochheimer, MD, Active Military Member
“BEING A CNS ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBER HAS BEEN FANTASTIC. THE FUNDING FOR MILITARY CME HAS DRASTICALLY DECREASED, AND FOR THE CNS TO GIVE US THE ABILITY TO COME TO THE ANNUAL MEETING MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. IT BASICALLY ENABLES MILITARY NEUROSURGEONS TO COME TO THE MEETING WHEN OTHERWISE WE COULDN’T. I KNOW WE ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT AS A GROUP.”