Our CME Purpose
The CME program provides educational activities to address identified professional practice gaps of CNS members to inform and enhance neurosurgical practice and patient care. The CME Program reinforces and expands neurosurgeons’ skillset, supports members to stay current in the field by providing practice updates and reviewing scientific advances in order to improve clinical care.
The CNS’s primary audience of learners includes practicing and resident neurosurgeons along with related specialties, allied health professionals inclusive of nurses, physician extenders, and research scientists, and other referring specialists.
Types of Activities
The following activities comprise the CME Program: live activities, live internet activities, and internet enduring activities.
CNS educational activities include the following content areas:
Clincal content areas:
- Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
- Cerebrovascular Surgery
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Pain and Functional Neurosurgery
- Stereotactic and Functional Surgery
- Neurotrauma and Critical Care
- Neural Axis Tumors
- Technology and innovation
Non-clinical content areas:
- Practice management
- Legislative, coding and socioeconomics
- Education and training
- Medical ethics, diversity, and cultural issues
- Health Informatics
The CNS exists to enhance health and improve lives through the advancement of neurosurgical education and scientific exchange. The CME program is designed to improve knowledge, competence and performance in the field of neurological surgery while remaining free of commercial bias. The expectation of the CNS is that CME activities will contribute to lifelong learning and that participants will demonstrate changes and improvements in their competence and/or performance.