In what has been another successful year, the CNS continues to show that dedication to the field of neurosurgery will result in growth and engagement from our valued industry partners.
In 2017, the CNS focused on creating new opportunities for industry to participate in activities that align with CNS Core Values. This focus resulted in 22 companies increasing their non-exhibits support revenue. Due in part to this increase in revenue, the CNS was able to launch two new live courses:
- Acute Stroke Symposia, with support from Penumbra, Medtronic, Stryker, and Codman Neuro.
- Skull Base Fellows Course, with support from Carl Zeiss, KLS Martin, Integra LifeSciences, Medtronic, Aesculap, Inc., and Apex Medical.
Industry partners continued to provide support for two returning courses:
- Spine Complications Course, with support from Medtronic, DePuy Synthes, and Brainlab.
- Leadership in Healthcare Course, with support from Medtronic.
In 2017, the CNS had 61 companies increase their Annual Meeting exhibits revenue, 45 of which were new companies to the meeting. These new companies were all relevant to the neurosurgical industry and accounted for 30 percent of the exhibitors present.
We are both proud and grateful for the collaboration with leading companies in the field. Our partnerships give the CNS the opportunity to provide products and solutions that help achieve our mission of enhancing health and improving lives through the advancement of neurosurgical education and scientific exchange.