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AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017




AANS Neurosurgeon is the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and features information and analysis for contemporary neurosurgical practice. Published quarterly in an online-only format, AANS Neurosurgeon focuses on issues related to legislation, workforce and practice management as they affect the specialty of neurosurgery.

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS, editor
Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, FAANS, associate editor
Susan C. Pannullo, MD, FAANS, Board liaison
Stephanie Cowart, staff editor

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS
Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS
Maya Babu, MD, MBA
Sharona Ben-Haim, MD
Aruna Ganju, MD, FAANS
David Harter, MD, FAANS
Tyler J. Kenning, MD, FAANS
Kristopher Kimmell, MD
Kathryn Ko, MD, FAANS
Antonis Mammis, MD
Lisa P. Mulligan, MD, FAANS
Christopher J. Neal, MD, FAANS
Daniel Orringer, MD, FAANS
Jason Lee Schroeder, MD, FAANS
Andrew E. Sloan, MD, FAANS
Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS
Kurt Lehner, AANS Student

Informed readers are invited to contribute information to several areas of AANS Neurosurgeon. Instructions and forms for all types of submissions to AANS Neurosurgeon are located on the Write page.

Open Article Submissions
Only objective, non-promotional articles that comply fully with the instructions for authors may be considered for publication. Articles must be original and not have been published previously in print or online. The AANS reserves the right to edit articles for compliance with publication standards and available space, as well as to publish them in the section it deems most appropriate. Articles accepted for publication become the property of the AANS unless another written arrangement has been agreed upon between the author(s) and the AANS.

Inside Neurosurgeon
AANS Neurosurgeon invites submissions of news briefs and bylined articles covering the news and views of organizations related to neurosurgery. Submissions must follow the pertinent instructions for authors.

Send a Letter to the Editor commenting on articles you have read in AANS Neurosurgeon or on a topic related to the practice of neurosurgery, by emailing Include your full name, city and state, as well as disclosure of any conflicts of interest that might have bearing on the letter’s content. Correspondence selected for publication may be edited for length, style and clarity. In submitting a letter, authorization to publish the correspondence in AANS Neurosurgeon is assumed.

AANS Neurosurgeon®, ISSN 1934-645X (print) and ISSN 1934-6468 (online), is published four times annually by the AANS, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008, and it is distributed without charge to the neurosurgical community. Unless specifically stated otherwise, the opinions expressed and statements made in this publication are the authors’ and do not imply endorsement by the AANS.

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Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans