On behalf of the Congress of Neurological
Surgeons, I invite you to attend the 2010 CNS Annual Meeting, A Celebration of Neurosurgery, October 16-21 in
San Francisco, California. With new educational formats and added flexibility in the program schedule, the 2010 CNS
Annual Meeting offers more opportunities than ever to enhance your neurosurgical training, while still leaving you time
to enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco.
The CNS is privileged to have Dr. Daniel L. Barrow as this year’s Honored Guest. Throughout the week, Dr. Barrow
will provide insights into the various aspects of neurosurgery that he has gleaned during his celebrated career. Dr. Barrow
will also present the Honored Guest Luncheon, which is complimentary to the CNS Resident Members.
New additions to the program this year include the Inaugural Opening Session which will immediately precede the
Opening Reception on Sunday, October 17, the Neuromodulation Symposium, Live 3-D Cadaveric Demonstration of Spinal Surgical
Approaches and new Dinner Seminars on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
We also will have an outstanding lineup of featured key speakers including Julian T. Hoff Lecturer, best-selling author Michael Lewis;
the John M. Thompson History of Medicine Lecturer, Apollo 13 Commander, Captain James Lovell, as well as numerous special lecturers
who will provide unique perspectives on topics relating to the rapidly changing field of medicine as a whole.
A number of events especially for residents are also included with your registration fee, including the popular CNS Resident
SANS Challenge and the annual CNS Resident Recruitment Social which take place on Tuesday, October 19. This relaxed networking
event is a great opportunity to pursue post-graduate job opportunities and catch up with fellow residents.
I look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco!
Catherine A. Mazzola, MD
Chair, Resident Committee
The CNS is Pleased to Announce a Joint Meeting with the Korean Neurosurgical Society.