NREF Educational Offerings Expand Overseas

The AANS and NREF are pleased to collaborate with the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) to provide AANS residents PGY 4 and above the opportunity to further their neurosurgical knowledge and forge friendships among their European counterparts. EANS has opened placements in its European Training Courses in Neurosurgery cycles to AANS residents.

Since 1970, the European Training Courses have a long tradition of providing resident neurosurgical education through four-day courses that cycle through the key topics of vascular neurosurgery, tumor, head injury/functional and spine/peripheral nerves.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Tumor Course, taking place from February 2-5, 2020, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. AANS residents accepted to this course will join the Cycle 2 cohort of EANS residents for the Tumor Course only.

The AANS will fund round-trip economy travel to Sarajevo from the resident’s U.S. or Canada-based home program and visa costs, if needed. The EANS will fund course expenses, including registration, course meals and shared accommodations. Residents will need to cover any additional expenses, including, but not limited to, taxis and entertainment. Residents may extend their time in Europe as long as their airfare is equal or lesser in value than round-trip economy travel for courses dates.

Applicants must be a PGY 4-7 in good standing when the course occurs, be a member in good standing of the AANS and be able to obtain a country-specific visa if required for travel. A complete application, curriculum vitae (CV) and letters of recommendation must be submitted by the due date July 1, 2019, to be considered. Click here to apply.

In cooperation with the AANS, the NREF also offers free Resident & Fellow Education Courses to provide advanced training in topic areas not always covered within neurosurgical residency. Since its inception, the NREF has funded 83 courses attended by more than 2,000 residents and fellows, with thousands more viewing presentations online. Spaces are limited at these courses, so several courses are available online, free of charge, to neurosurgical residents around the world.

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