Annual Meeting Involvement and Research Productivity of AANS Medical Student Chapters

A presentation at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting


Newswise — SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2019) — Winner of the Byron Cone Pevehouse Young Neurosurgeons Award, Debraj Mukherjee, MD, presented his research, Annual Meeting Involvement and Research Productivity of AANS Medical Student Chapters, during the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

In 2014, the Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) of the AANS established a program that allows individual medical schools to create AANS Medical Student Chapters. The purpose of this study was to assess the professional, educational and research activities of these chapters.

Since their inception, AANS Medical Student Chapters have increased in number significantly and demonstrated substantial research productivity and involvement in organized neurosurgery, particularly chapters from highly ranked medical schools and residency programs.

Author Block: Debraj Mukherjee, MD (Baltimore); Prateek Agarwal; Michael Ivan, MD

Disclosure: The author reported no conflicts of interest.

Media Representatives: The 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website’s press section includes releases on highlighted scientific research, AANS officers and award winners and other relevant information about the 2019 program. Releases will be posted on the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website. If you have interest in a topic related to neurosurgery or would like to interview a neurosurgeon — either onsite or via telephone — during or after the event, please contact Alice Kelsey, AANS associate executive director, via email at aik@aans.org.

About the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
Attended by neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, physician assistants, allied health professionals and other medical professionals, the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest gathering of neurosurgeons in the nation, with an emphasis on the field’s latest research and technological advances. The scientific presentations accepted for the 2019 event will represent cutting-edge examples of the incredible developments taking place within the field of neurosurgery. Find additional information about the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting and the meeting program here.

About the AANS
Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 11,500 members worldwide. The AANS promotes the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.

For more information, visit www.AANS.org.

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