Research Grants & Awards

Albert Scholar Award

Awarded in honor of Todd Albert MD by the Todd Albert Honor Your Mentor Fund to support research presentations by Orthopedic Surgery residents and fellows at the Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve.

Awarded to each of the thirty (30) top-scoring abstracts submitted to the annual Spine Summit meeting that are authored and presented by Orthopedic Surgery residents or fellows, in clinical or basic science research in spinal disorders, to support travel/attendance at the annual Spine Summit meeting.

Attendance at the Spine Summit meeting is mandatory. Award funds will be disbursed at the Young Surgeons’ Dinner at Spine Summit, during which award recipients will have the opportunity to interact with and receive mentorship from Spine Section surgeon-leaders.


October 2, 2023




Submit abstract through Spine Summit abstract center; designate “Albert Scholar” on abstract submission.

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 >