Since its inception in 1980, the NREF has funded 79 Education Courses attended by more than 2,000 residents and fellows.
In cooperation with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Neurosurgery Education & Research Foundation (NREF) offers free courses to provide advanced resident and fellow educational training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency.
Thanks to the NREF, AANS and valued corporate supporters, more than 2,000 residents have attended a Resident Education Course, with thousands more viewing presentations online.
Watch Resident Education Online
While spaces at the AANS/NREF Resident Education Courses are limited, several courses are available online, free of charge, to neurosurgical residents around the world. Each program consists of several hours of didactic lectures based on the course topic.
2019-20 Resident Education Courses
Residency program directors and residency coordinators are notified of these resident course opportunities approximately 16 weeks in advance of each course and are asked to nominate one resident and one alternate from their program to attend each course, based upon specified course criteria.
Senior Residents’ Course on MIS and Emerging Spinal Technologies
Directors: Jack Knightly, MD, FAANS; and Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS
Date: August 15-17, 2019
Fellows Course in Endovascular Techniques
Directors: Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS; Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS; and Alex Berenstein, MD
Date: September 27-29, 2019
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents
Directors: Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS; Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS; and Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS
Date: November 8-10, 2019
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
AANS/ASTRO Stereotactic Radiosurgery Course for Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology Residents
Directors: John H. Suh, MD; and Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS
Date: January 10-12, 2020
Spinal Deformity for Residents
Directors: Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS; and Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
Date: February 28 – March 1, 2020
2020 International Courses
The AANS and NREF are pleased to collaborate with the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) to provide residents the opportunity to further their neurosurgical knowledge and forge friendships among their European counterparts.
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Training Course focused on Vascular
Date: May 10-13, 2020
Location: Lake Geneva-Evian, France
Thank you so much for an outstanding course. This really was the best course I have ever attended and I am very grateful for the opportunity.Michael Safaee, MD, 2018 attendee, Senior Residents Course on MIS and Emerging Spinal Technologies
For More Information
Course Support: If your company is interested in supporting a course or needs additional information about NREF Resident/Fellow Educational programs, please contact NREF email@example.com or 847.378.0500.
Faculty: If you are interested in serving as faculty or need more information, contact the AANS Education Department at 847.378.0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.