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  • During the abstract submission process, we invite you to review and apply for various subspecialty awards by June 9, 2021.

    AwardDescriptionOpen to
    CNS Resident Award Presented to the outstanding abstract submitted by a resident for presentation at the CNS Annual Meeting. A 1,500-word manuscript must accompany the 300-word abstract. Your Department Chairman must certify that the resident author had a significant role in the project. Please ask your Chairman to email a letter to the CNS at meetings@cns.org with the subject line "CNS Resident Award Letter from Chairman." Neurosurgical resident
    Best Data Science Award The abstract must utilize advanced statistical methodology including big data analytics to evaluate structured or unstructured data sets. The selected winner of this award will receive an Nvidia Graphical Processing Unit for use in future research. All who submit their abstract for Best Data Science Award and meet the criteria of the award description
    Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship (WINS) The Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship is granted yearly to an outstanding resident abstract accepted at the CNS Annual Meeting. A stipend of up to $1,000 is given to cover travel expenses. Neurosurgical resident
    Ronald R. Tasker Young Investigator Award (Resident Award - Section on Pain) $1,000 award given to the highest-ranked abstract submitted for the CNS Annual Meeting concerning pain research Resident, fellow, or neurosurgeon who is no more than two years out from completion of training
    Natus Resident/Fellow Award for Traumatic Brain Injury (Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care) $1,000 award given to the best abstract submitted by a resident or fellow related to traumatic brain injury Resident or fellow, must be first author and presenting author
    Natus Resident/ Fellow Award for Neurocritical Care (Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care) $1,000 award given to the best abstract submitted by a resident or fellow related to neurocritical care Resident or fellow, must be first author and presenting author
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Clinical Award $500 award given to the best resident paper addressing a clinical topic in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery Resident or fellow, must be first author and presenting author
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Basic Science Award $500 award given to the best resident paper addressing a topic of basic science in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery Resident or fellow, must be first author and presenting author
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Young Faculty Clinical Award $1,000 award given to the best young faculty paper addressing a clinical topic in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery Within five years after completion of residency or fellowship and must be first author/presenting author
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Young Faculty Basic Science Award $1,000 award given to the best young faculty paper addressing a topic of basic science in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery Within five years after completion of residency or fellowship and must be first author/presenting author
    Galbraith Award (Resident Award - Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery) $500 award given to the best resident paper addressing a topic of cerebrovascular surgery as judged by the JSCVS Committee responsible for the CNS Annual Meeting Section Program Attending or resident
    Julius Goodman Resident Award (Socioeconomic) $500 award given to a neurosurgical resident based on originality, merit, innovation, and scientific process. The resident must have made a significant contribution to the abstract. The abstract is chosen by two to four members of the Communications and Education Committee (CEC) of the CSNS appointed by the Chair of the CEC. This annual award is presented at the CNS Annual Meeting. If it is decided that there is no abstract that deserves the award that year, the ad hoc committee may choose not to present the award that year. Neurosurgical resident
    Samuel Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award (Socioeconomic) $500 award given to a young neurosurgeon based on originality, merit, innovation, and scientific process. The young neurosurgeon must have made a significant contribution to the abstract. The abstract is chosen by two to four members of the Communications and Education Committee (CEC) of the CSNS appointed by the Chair of the CEC. This annual award is presented at the CNS Annual Meeting. If it is decided that there is no abstract that deserves the award that year, the ad hoc committee may choose not to present the award that year. Young neurosurgeon (no more than 5 years out from completion of training)
    American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Young Investigator Award $1,000 award given to a young faculty member involved in neuro-oncology research who has demonstrated outstanding potential for future basic science research All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Columbia Softball Skull Base Award $1,000 award given to a high-ranking abstract related to skull base surgery by a resident or medical student All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    BrainLab Neurosurgery Award $1,000 award given to a neurosurgeon practicing outside the United States or in a non-academic setting in the United States with the best abstract related to central nervous system tumors All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Integra Foundation Award $1,000 given to the best clinical research paper on CNS tumors All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award $1,000 award given to a high-ranking abstract related to either clinical or basic science neuro-oncology research All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Rosenblum-Mahaley Clinical Research Award $1,000 award given to a resident, fellow, or attending in neuro-oncology who presents the best clinical research paper in the field All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Synaptive Preuss Research Award $1,000 award given to the best basic science research paper focused on brain tumors All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Joint Section Tumors Neuro-Oncology Trainee Award $1,000 award given to a high-ranking brain tumor clinical or basic science abstract submitted by a resident or medical student All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    James Rutka Pediatric Brain Tumor Award $1,000 award given to the best pediatric tumor abstract All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Lunsford Leksell Radiosurgery Award $1,000 award given to the best stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) abstract All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Brian D. Silber Award $500 award given to the best abstract related to vertebral column or spinal cord tumors All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) Award $1,000 award given to the highest-scoring abstract by a resident or practicing neurosurgeon working with minority, underserved, and/or rural populations with brain tumors or doing innovative early phase clinical trials All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) Award $1,000 award given to the highest-scoring translational abstract on adult or pediatric brain tumors by a resident or neurosurgeon All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Stryker Tumor Award $1,000 award given to the highest-scoring abstract on tumors by a medical student, resident, or neurosurgeon All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Zeiss Brain Tumor Research Award $1,000 award given to the highest-scoring abstract on intraoperative imaging (e.g., confocal imaging in fluorescence guided surgery) or intraoperative radiation therapy of brain tumors utilizing Zeiss technology All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category
    Mizuho Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery Award $1,000 award given to the highest-scoring abstract focused on minimally invasive techniques for brain tumor surgery by a resident or neurosurgeon All abstracts submitted in the Tumor category

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