Message from the CSNS Chairperson
Ann R. Stroink, MD
Times are changing for the CSNS that is reflective of an era of healthcare transformation where neurosurgeons will be afforded a number of opportunities to navigate the neurosciences as leaders, advisors and managers.
CSNS has held its focus on grassroots representation that identifies, studies and acts upon socioeconomic concerns or initiatives that affect the everyday lives of practicing neurosurgeons and their patients.
Never before has our mission been so important; to be the “leading Neurosurgical resource on socioeconomic issues including healthcare policy, third party and governmental regulatory issues, practice management, socioeconomic education and leadership representing all voices in Neurosurgery.”
I welcome this opportunity to serve as Chair, especially during a period of significant change in healthcare and associated socioeconomic ramifications.
Recognizing there are increasing constraints on neurosurgeons’ time, we will be piloting a new meeting structure this fall which is intended to improve efficiency and value. During the registration process, delegates and attendees will be asked to identify a committee they wish to participate in. Within the next few weeks, the Committees will be posting their current and future work products on the CSNS website.
In planning for lodging and travel, you will be receiving several save-the-date reminders outlining the new schedule for the CSNS meeting. In short, the plenary session will begin on Friday afternoon. This should allow many of our delegates the opportunity to save lodging costs for Thursday and schedule their arrival on Friday morning. The work of the Committees will be scheduled on Friday evening and include a New Orleans’ style dinner.
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