Newswise — Schaumburg, Illinois, August 27, 2019—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons invites neurosurgeons, advanced practice providers, health care advocates, and other leading medical professionals from around the globe to San Francisco on October 19–23 for the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting. A number of new meeting features and experiences will be unveiled this year, including:

Symposia Expansion The 2019 CNS Annual Meeting is introducing intensive, subspecialty Symposia in place of historical Practical Courses. These expanded offerings provide the forum for a full-day, in-depth review of a subject matter, including industry-sponsored breakout sessions.

Morbidity and Mortality Symposia The CNS has recruited outstanding faculty with expertise in quality and process improvement to review member-submitted cases. Case review will be anonymous and focus on opportunities to enhance practice and clinical care. Attendees whose institutions do not offer Morbidity and Mortality conferences can take advantage of one of two symposia offered this year.

Hands-on Cadaver Experiences Attendees will gain firsthand experience with the latest in industry technology with Hands-on Cadaver Experiences, as they explore opportunities to introduce new techniques into their practices.

International Symposia International experts in brain tumor surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, and functional and stereotactic surgery will come together to provide novel surgical insights to a diverse global audience.

Interactive Multimedia Presentations Interactive Multimedia Research Presentations will provide an enhanced opportunity to learn about cutting-edge clinical and scientific research. Top abstract authors will highlight their work through mini oral presentations given from presentation stages located throughout the session. Attendees will be able to personally engage with poster authors on their scientific presentations.

Advanced Endoscopic and Exoscopic Neurosurgery Seminar The use of minimally invasive approaches is becoming more prevalent with new visualization tools, including both endo- and exo-scopes. This seminar will feature high-impact neurosurgeons providing in-depth exploration of cutting-edge technology and strategy employing endo- and exoscopic visualization.

Xperience Lounge Wellness Initiatives Attendees will focus on wellness with this new afternoon of mind and body health discovery. Attendees will enjoy Voices of Neurosurgery: The Unforgettable Moments, a unique storytelling session; insights and a book signing with Dr. Gary Simonds, author of “The Thriving Physician: How to Avoid Burnout by Choosing Resilience Throughout Your Medical Career;” healthy smoothies, along with special giveaways.

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About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit