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

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

Watch for the 2024 meeting recap to be posted soon.

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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