Notices

Meetings

2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 21–24, 2023. Ann Marie Bray, Director of Meetings. Telephone 847.378.0548. Email: abray@aans.org. Website: https://www.aans.org.


Fellowships

Domestic Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) International Traveling Fellowship will sponsor three SRS fellows to visit spinal deformity centers in different regions of North America. The trip lasts 2–3 weeks and concludes at the SRS 57th Annual Meeting. Free annual meeting registration is included in the award.

Who is eligible: SRS active and candidate members in good standing who will be 47 or younger at the time of application (by October 15, 2022); members residing outside North America are encouraged to apply this year.

Application will open August 15, 2022, and close October 15, 2022. To learn more about this program, contact Michele Sewart, Senior Communications Manager, at msewart@srs.org or visit the website https://www.srs.org/professionals/awards-fellowships-and-scholarships#traveling-fellowship.

Domestic Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Joint Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons has established a traveling fellowship for residents in accredited North American neurosurgical training programs. The fellowship is intended to cover the traveling and living expenses for 1 month for a resident who wishes additional experience in pediatric neurosurgery during residency. The 1-month fellowship can be spent at any pediatric neurosurgery program within North America to pursue an activity that broadens the resident’s exposure to pediatric neurosurgery, including observation at a clinical or research center, participation in a research project, or any other relevant activity. Two fellowships per year are awarded on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee of the Joint Pediatric Section. The maximum fellowship stipend is $2500.

The application must include the following: 1) a statement defining the purpose of the proposed fellowship; 2) written permission from the applicant’s residency program director to pursue the 1-month fellowship if it is awarded; 3) a letter of acceptance from the pediatric neurosurgical program where the applicant will seek the fellowship; and 4) the applicant’s current curriculum vitae. The strict deadline for application submission is November 4, 2022. The completed application should be emailed to Edward Ahn at ahn.edward@mayo.edu. More information can be found at https://pedsneurosurgery.org/grants-fellowships/resident-traveling-fellowship-in-pediatric-neurosurgery/.

International Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Joint Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons has established an international traveling fellowship for neurosurgeons who at the time of their application are either training in a residency program outside the United States and Canada or have completed residency training outside the United States and Canada within the past 5 years. The fellowship will cover traveling and living expenses for a 3-month period to be spent observing the activities of an established pediatric neurosurgical service of the applicant’s choosing in the United States or Canada. Fellowships will be awarded yearly on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee of the Joint Pediatric Section at the annual meeting in December. The maximum fellowship stipend is $7500.

The application must include the following: 1) a statement defining the purpose of the proposed fellowship; 2) a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current neurosurgical program director; 3) a letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant intends to take the fellowship, confirming the description of the fellow’s potential activities during the period of the award; and 4) the applicant’s current curriculum vitae. The strict deadline for application submission is November 4, 2022. The completed application should be emailed to Edward Ahn at ahn.edward@mayo.edu. More information can be found at https://pedsneurosurgery.org/grants-fellowships/international-traveling-fellowship-in-pediatric-neurosurgery/.

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to offer an exceptional one-year ACPNF-accredited clinical fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Clinical experience is primarily given at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is a 246-bed free-standing children’s hospital; the only free-standing children’s hospital in the state of Oklahoma servicing a pediatric population of about 1.5 million. Our fellows will attain the depth and breadth of pediatric neurosurgical cases in preparation for independent practice and an academic career.

The fellow is appointed as the leader of our clinical service, functions as a junior faculty member with admissions, consultations, and surgeries posted under the name of a supervising surgeon, and carries teaching responsibilities for our medical students and residents. The fellow is offered a robust outpatient experience working with an attending surgeon. A real-time clinical database and research core facilitates investigative endeavors, publications, and presentations. Compensation and benefits commensurate with level of training. The fellow may choose to focus on craniofacial, neuro-vascular, neuro-oncology, spine, or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.

We require our fellowship applicants to register through the San Francisco Match Program, and we request at least 3 letters of recommendation (Chairman; Residency Program Director; and another faculty mentor) in addition to an updated CV. Our deadline for application is the first Friday of August in the year of the match. We anticipate starting the interview process for the following year’s fellowship in September.

For additional information, please feel free to contact: Ms. Emily Tally, Educational Programs Coordinator, Email: emily-tally@ouhsc.edu, or Andrew Jea, MD, MBA, MHA, Fellowship Program Director, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, 1000 N Lincoln Blvd, Ste 4000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104. Office No.: (405) 271-4912. Fax No.: (405) 271-3091. Email: andrew-jea@ouhsc.edu.