Research Grants & Awards

Fessler Award

Awarded in honor of Richard Fessler, MD, PhD, FAANS by the Richard G. Fessler Honor Your Mentor Fund, for best abstract presented by a resident or fellow or APP at Spine Summit Annual Meeting on the topic of either Technique/Technology Innovation or Spinal Cord Injury research.


October 2, 2023




Submit abstract through Spine Summit abstract center; designate “Fessler Award” on abstract submission.

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“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 >