The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Presents the 2024 Spine Summit

The 2024 Spine Summit, presented by the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, will pack in plenty of exciting educational opportunities, interesting networking events and spine-tingling entertainment over the four-day meeting at Caesars Palace, February 21-24.

Cedars-Sinai Stroke Experts Present Latest Research at International Stroke Conference Feb. 6-9

Physician-scientists from the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Cedars-Sinai will be attending the International Stroke Conference Feb. 6-9 in Phoenix and are available to discuss the latest stroke news and research.

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute At Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Extraordinary Treatment to Improve Stroke Survivors’ Mobility

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center completed its first Paired VNS™ Therapy case with a stroke survivor who has yet to regain her desired hand and arm function after five years of traditional physical and occupational therapy.

AANS Announces Departure of CEO Following 23 Years of Dedicated Service to the Organization

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has announced the upcoming departure of its CEO, Kathleen T. Craig, following 23 years of dedicated service — the last seven as CEO.

UTHealth Houston researcher to present abstract detailing new mouse model for brain arteriovenous malformations at NIH meeting

An abstract unveiling a new mouse model for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) developed by UTHealth Houston researchers has been selected for a poster presentation at the second annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator Meeting for Interoception Research in November.

Penn Medicine Researchers Identify the Link Between Memory and Appetite in the Human Brain to Explain Obesity

Disrupted connections between memory and appetite regulating brain circuits are directly proportional to BMI, notably in patients who suffer from disordered or overeating that can lead to obesity, such as binge eating disorder, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Deep Brain Stimulation Encouraging for Stroke Patients

A first-in-human trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for post-stroke rehabilitation patients by Cleveland Clinic researchers has shown that using DBS to target the dentate nucleus – which regulates fine-control of voluntary movements, cognition, language, and sensory functions in the brain – is safe and feasible.

Baylor Scott & White Health Again the Most-Awarded Health System in Texas for Clinical Care and Patient Experience

Baylor Scott & White Health once again leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, released today. A total of 26 Baylor Scott & White hospitals were recognized, including four facilities with a nationally ranked specialty – more than any other health system in Texas.

Baylor Scott & White Health Again the Most-Awarded Not-for-Profit Health System in Texas for Clinical Care and Patient Experience

Baylor Scott & White Health once again leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, released today. A total of 26 Baylor Scott & White hospitals were recognized, including four facilities with a nationally ranked specialty – more than any other health system in Texas.

Cancerous brain tumor cells may be at ‘critical point’ between order and disorder, study suggests

Glioblastoma cells are poised near a “critical point” of order and disorder — meaning, the cells possess some form of large-scale coordination throughout the whole tumor that allows them to respond in practical unison to attempts to kill tumor cells, such as chemotherapy or radiation, a study suggests. Researchers say disrupting the large-scale organization of brain tumors may result in more powerful ways to treat and one day eliminate brain tumors.

Neurosurgeons Join Congress in Calling on CMS to Swiftly Finalize Prior Authorization Rules

Today, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) joined 61 bipartisan senators and 233 members of the House of Representatives in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to swiftly finalize rules to increase transparency, streamline and standardize prior authorization (PA), including modifying the final rules to more closely align with the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marks A Decade as One of the Nation’s Best

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll for the 10th consecutive year. The Honor Roll is a top distinction awarded to only 10 children’s hospitals nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.” Nationwide Children’s is ranked sixth on the 2023-24 Honor Roll list.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Honors 2023 Award Winners

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) presented several major awards during the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles. These awards honor the lifetime contribution of members for their surgical, scientific and humanitarian accomplishments.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS, FAANS, as the Organization’s President-Elect

Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS, FAANS, has been named president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). He will take the reins as the AANS president for the 2024-25 term during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago next spring.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons to Showcase New Science at the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

New, never before presented research will be shared during the 2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles. The late-breaking abstract “Efficacy and Safety of Early Minimally Invasive Removal of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ENRICH): a Multicenter Randomized Adaptive Trial,” will be showcased during the Plenary Session l, Saturday, April 22, at 9:39 am- 9:49 am, PST.

Researchers Leverage Cell Self-Destruction to Treat Brain Tumors

Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and a team of researchers at Columbia University have found that glioblastoma tumor cells are particularly sensitive to ferroptosis – a type of cell death that can be triggered by removing certain amino acids from the diet.

Announcing the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute, Three Nationally Recognized Neuroscience Institutes Now United

Hackensack Meridian Health’s three nationally-recognized neuroscience institutes at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center are now united as Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute — the largest, most comprehensive Neuroscience Institute in the state.

Artificial intelligence predicts genetics of cancerous brain tumors in under 90 seconds

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have discovered how to screen for genetic mutations in cancerous brain tumors in under 90 seconds — and possibly streamline the diagnosis and treatment of gliomas, a study suggests. The newly developed system, DeepGlioma, identified mutations used by the World Health Organization to define molecular subgroups of diffuse glioma with an average accuracy over 90%.

The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Presents the 2023 Spine Summit

The 2023 Spine Summit, presented by the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, will pack in plenty of intriguing educational opportunities, exciting networking events and thrilling entertainment over the four-day meeting at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, March 16-19. At the new Spine Summit, keynote speakers, presenters and entertainment will revolve around the theme of “Excellence Requires Change – MVP: Mastery, Vision, Purpose.”

Advancing Care and Innovation for Pediatric Brain Tumors

The Brain Tumor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles takes a team approach—and offers one of the largest clinical trial programs of its kind. The Brain Tumor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric brain tumor programs in the country, integrating experts from multiple specialty areas into a coordinated treatment team.

AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Contribute to SNS Neurosurgeon-Scientist Training Program

The Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery joined in supporting the Society of Neurological Surgeons newly launched Neurosurgeon-Scientist Training Program.