To provide an enduring educational resource for neurosurgical residents and fellows, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) present a series of online courses.
The following courses in the AANS/NREF Resident Education Series are available on the NREF YouTube Channel:
NREF Resident Courses: The Student Experience
Three senior residents describe the value of their experience at NREF's endo/vascular course. (4 minutes)
5-ALA in Fluoresence Webinar
The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) with support from Leica Microsystems presents this free webinar entitled, "What is the Surgical Benefit of Utilizing 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery of Brain Tumors?," led by Costas G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, FAANS.
Skull Base Techniques For Senior Residents
Recorded March 2014, the Skull Base Course for Senior Residents is led by Course Director Jon H. Robertson, MS, FAANS, and presented by an expert faculty.
Spinal Deformity for Residents
Recorded March 2014, the the Spinal Deformity Course for Residents is led by Course Co-directors Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS, and Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS, and presented by an expert faculty.
Science of Neurosurgical Practice
In cooperation with the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS), the AANS and the NREF present the Science of Neurosurgical Practice course. Recorded in June of 2014, the Science of Neurosurgical Practice course is led by Course Co-directors Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, and Michael Glantz, MD, and presented by an expert faculty.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Course
An introduction to stereotactic radiosurgery for neurosurgery and radiation oncology residents presented at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, on August 1-3, 2014, by course directors Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS and John Suh, MD. This video course is made possible by Varian Medical Systems.
Exit Strategies for Senior Residents
Exit Strategies for Senior Residents is an introduction to post-graduation fundamentals for those entering the workforce after residency, presented by course director William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS.
Neuroendovascular Surgery Technique for Fellows
A comprehensive course in the latest neuroendovascular surgical techniques presented by course directors Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS and Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS.
Additional courses will be added as they become available throughout the year.
The following AANS/NREF courses are subject to a registration fee:
First International Brain Mapping Course
On April 28-29, 2016, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in collaboration with Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) held the First International Brain Mapping Course.
An international faculty from major brain mapping centers in Europe, North American and Asia, presented advances, advantages and practical issues in contemporary pre-operative and intra-operative brain mapping applications in brain tumor and functional neurosurgery.
Online recordings from this course are now available for purchase.
"Courses such as the open vascular and endovascular course in Memphis provide neurosurgery residents such as myself an opportunity to work and interact with some of the big names in neurosurgery. It also provides an excellent platform for residents to seek mentorship as well as network with these neurosurgeons. But above all, it provided the best learning opportunity for myself and other senior level neurosurgery residents regarding endovascular techniques as well as open surgical techniques. I think it is an extremely unique opportunity for resident growth and it is something that every resident should be given an opportunity to experience.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the NREF for providing the platform and support for these courses to enhance resident education. I would also like to encourage everyone to annually support the NREF via donations so they will be able to continue to fund these courses."
Yaw Sarpong MD, eMBA
Clinical Fellow of Bio-Design and Bio-Innovation 2014
University of Missouri-Columbia