March 2021

AANS-SRS Joint Task Force Update

Praveen Mummaneni, MD
AANS-SRS Joint Task Force Co-Chair (SRS)

For the last several months, individuals from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) have been meeting and discussing ways to better forge a partnership between both our societies, as well as the orthpaedic and neurosurgeon communities as a whole. This effort has been encouraged and prioritized by leaders including Muharrem Yazici, Chris Shaffrey, and Regis Haid. Over the coming years our two societies will work together on a variety of educational offerings that will provide an opportunity for both specialties to learn from each other.

At the SRS Annual Meeting, there will be a Lunchtime Symposium targeting neurosurgeons, which will take place opposite the SRS Business Meeting and will be live broadcasted for those who are unable to join us in person in St. Louis this September. The task force is also actively planning a joint session to take place at the 2022 AANS Annual Meeting.

Several other exciting opportunities are being discussed and I look forward to sharing them with you later this year in our full report.