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 >

Research Grants and Awards

AANS Abstract Center

Apply for Research Grants and Awards for the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve

A Message from Research and Awards Committee Chair

Thank you for your interest in Research Grants and Awards for the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve!

Our funding opportunities are provided by the Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds established in the name of distinguished surgeons in our specialty. Inspired by the strong foundation of scholarship, leadership, innovation, and service from these surgeons, our awards aim to support research that advances the knowledge of our specialty to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

—Kristen E. Jones MD, FAANS, Chair, Research and Awards Committee

Spine Summit 2024 Recap

Video | Management of Spinal Disorders in Low vs High Impact Sports | Scott L. Zuckerman

More videos from Spine Summit 2024 are posted on the Past Meeting Videos page. Check back soon for additional videos to be posted there.

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2024 Spine Summit Photos

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

Spine Surgeon Investigators Wanted

| The Joint Spine Section Emerging Investigator Program is a two-year national neurosurgeon-investigator mentoring program for junior spine faculty. Accepted applicants receive individualized mentoring from senior spine investigators at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting, the AANS/CNS Joint Spine...More>

Spine Research Tuesday! A study published in JNS Spine, compares foraminotomy vs. ACDF in cervical radiculopathy! Findings: shorter hospital stay with foraminotomy, but higher reoperation rates. ACDF leads in patient satisfaction. Read more:


Check out "ASR of the AANS and AAOS—Scientific Session 5: Registries and AI—How They Are Intertwined," presented by Dr. Steven Glassman at the 2024 Spine Summit. Discover how AI and registries are transforming spine care.

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Congratulations to the brilliant minds awarded the 2024 NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship! 🌟 Their dedication to scientific inquiry inspires us all. Here's to a summer of innovation and exploration! 🧠🔬 #what'snewwednesday #neuroscience #medtwitter #neurotwitter

#OnlineFirst: The natural course, treatment outcomes, and long-term prognosis of cervical spinal cord arteriovenous shunts.


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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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