Spine Summit 2024

Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >

Spine Summit 2023 Recap & 2024 Registration

Claim 2024 Spine Summit CME

Thank you to all our colleagues, attendees, and industry partners for attending this year’s Spine Summit in Las Vegas!

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2024 Spine Summit Partial Photo Gallery

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Letter Posted: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures”

| Via email: ExecutiveResponseTeam@aetna.com SUBJECT: Medical Policy Number 0016 “Back Pain—Invasive Procedures” Dear Mr. Kane and Drs. Moffitt and McDonough, On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on...More>

This week we’re joined again by Richard Byrne MD for a look back on his career as chair of #neurosurgery at @RushMedical and what the future holds next! http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/neurosurgery-podcast/id1474617803?i=1000648654727 @JPGK_MD

Meanwhile non conflicted RCT in @TheJNS 2022 showed 24% reop in ADR v 9% reop ACDF . And the kicker was NO DIFFERENCE in adjacent segment dz , the problem arthroplasty was claimed to solve . When are we going to stop drinking the industry kool aid @spinesection ?

Interesting paper in @TheJNS - CDA v ACDF: Sig higher reintervention , injections with arthroplasty but (conflicted) authors conclude they are similar based on a lousy 1% diff in 10 year reop rates .

NEW on #NeurosurgeryBlog! #Neurosurgery: Critical Resident Education in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Read the latest blog in the Making and Maintaining a #Neurosurgeon series: https://bit.ly/3IlOuL7

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Leadership & Mission

About Spine Section

Mission Statement

To advance spine and peripheral nerve patient care through education, research and advocacy


To foster the use of spinal neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine and peripheral nerves. To advance spinal neurosurgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful

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