Notices

 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 US and Canada, or who have completed residency training outside the US and Canada within the past 5 years. The fellowship will cover the traveling and living expenses for a 3-month period to be spent observing the activities of an established pediatric neurosurgical service in the US or Canada of the applicant’s choosing. Up to 2 fellowships will be awarded yearly on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee of the 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 will 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 deadline for application submission is November 1, 2018. Completed applications should be emailed to David I. Sandberg, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, whose email address is David.I.Sandberg@uth.tmc.edu.


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. Between 2 and 4 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 deadline for application submission is November 1, 2018. Completed applications should be emailed to David I. Sandberg, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, whose email address is David.I.Sandberg@uth.tmc.edu.


Meetings

 

Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, December 6–9, 2018. AANS Education and Meetings. Telephone: 888-566-2267. email: epm@aans.org. Website: http://www.aans.org.

2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California, April 13–17, 2019. AANS Education and Meetings. Telephone: 888-566-2267. email: epm@aans.org. Website: http://www.aans.org.

 

Courses and Symposia in North America

2018 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation, Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, October 31–November 2, 2018. AANS Education and Meetings. Telephone: 888-566-2267. email: epm@aans.org. Website: http://www.aans.org.


Courses and Symposia Outside North America

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