The Mission Statement for the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies is as follows:


The CSNS is a representative, deliberative and collaborative organization of delegate neurosurgeons in training and practice that exists to:
  1. Positively influence and affect the socioeconomic policy of organized Neurosurgery for the benefit of Neurosurgical patients and our profession,
  2. Serve as a resource for socioeconomic knowledge and education for our Neurosurgical colleagues, regulatory and health care officials as well as legislative representatives,
  3. Provide a conduit for new initiatives, concerns and issues to be brought to the AANS and CNS for response and action, and
  4. Provide an environment for developing future leader in healthcare policy and advocacy for Neurosurgery.

We believe that the specialty of Neurosurgery stands for the highest quality of care and that neurosurgeons are their patient's strongest advocates.

The Vision Statement for the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies is as follows:

The CSNS will be an efficient and diverse representational organization with strong leadership collaborating with other Neurosurgery and professional medical organizations to address socioeconomic policy that impact Neurosurgical practice and our delivery of quality Neurosurgical care to our patients.

The CSNS will 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.

The CSNS will maintain excellent outreach and communication with state, regional and national Neurosurgery organizations and committees, will provide a forum for focused dialogue and delegate resolution consideration through its twice yearly plenary session, and will function year-round through an effective and efficient internal committee structure.

Deliberations and recommendations of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies are to be presented directly to the:

  1. Board of Directors of the AANS
  2. Executive Committee of the CNS

The AANS Board of Directors and the CNS Executive Committee will respond in written form to action items approved by the CSNS.

The purpose of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) is to provide a national forum for the State Neurosurgical Societies of the United States. This forum is primarily for discussion, consideration and proposals of action regarding socioeconomic issues concerning neurological surgery. The CSNS is composed of members of the various state neurosurgical societies in the ratio of one representative per 50 state society neurosurgeon members.


CSNS Rules and Regulations
The purpose of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies is to provide a national forum for the State Neurosurgical Societies of the United States. This forum is primarily for discussion, consideration, and proposals of action regarding socioeconomic issues concerning Neurological Surgery.
CSNS Rules and Regulations 2016 (Updated February, 2016)