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Mark Your Calendar: Visit us at the CNS Annual Meeting & Next Summer at the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament

The NREF is on the road and headed to Houston! If you are attending the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting next month, visit the NREF in Booth #1100 October 6-10. Darryl Lau, MD, the 2017-2018 Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship awardee, will present a tumor abstract at the meeting on Monday Oct. 8, 2018 from 3:30-3:38 p.m.

Save the date for the 16th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament, to be held Saturday, June 8, 2019. For more information, contact Dr. Ricardo Komotar at or Dr. Jeffrey Bruce at

Donations to the NREF support programs in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and improved patient care.

Mobile Device - Text “NREF” to 312.313.NREF (6733) to receive a link. Simply click on the link, login and pay using either a credit card or Apple Pay.

Shop and Give - Throughout the year, a percentage of your purchases made through AmazonSmile and will be donated directly to the NREF at no cost to you.

Planned Gifts - The Charitable Planning Strategies brochure offers information about planned gifts, bequests, stock transfers, royalties and more. Talk with your personal tax advisor to determine the most suitable charitable giving strategy for your own needs.

Memorials & Tributes - The Celebrate a Life program is an opportunity for patients and their families and friends to make a gift in support of neurosurgical education and research, honoring someone special in their life or the memory of someone who is no longer with them.

Donor-advised Funds - Individuals can contribute to the NREF through a Donor-advised Fund (DAF), a philanthropic vehicle that allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend distribution from the fund to NREF over time.

Matching Gifts - If your employer has a matching gift program, please obtain the proper forms from your personnel office to stretch your donation and make a greater impact.

Your generosity makes it possible for the NREF to advance the practice of neurosurgery. To see how the NREF has provided educational opportunities for neurosurgeons, and supported studies that identify links between best practices and improved outcomes in patient care, please view the Stewardship Report.

To target a donation to the fund of your choice, visit our secure Donate page. For more information, call 847.378.0500 or email us at

Together, we are making a difference in patients’ lives.

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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