Numerous national and international organizations contribute to the development, progress, and improvement of the Joint Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care on an organized level. Learn more about these organizations below.


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AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

The content of the activities sponsored by AANS is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system, including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, and peripheral nerves. The scope of activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession in the following subspecialties: Spine, Tumor, Brain, Cerebrovascular, Trauma, Pediatrics, General Neurosurgery, Functional, and Stereotactic.

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CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons)

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of education and scientific exchange.

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CSNS NTENS (Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Neurotrauma and Emergency Neurosurgery) Committee

The CSNS Neurotrauma and Emergency Neurosurgery Committee researches and presents reports, surveys, and white papers as assigned by the CSNS Executive Committee, including issues related to regional trauma care coverage, reimbursement, trauma workforce, dissemination and utilization of advances in treatment, and training program competencies in emergency neurosurgery.

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National Neurotrauma Society

The National Neurotrauma Society is committed to the promotion of neurotrauma research by enhancing communications, providing a forum, and increasing support on the national and international level.

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Brain Trauma Foundation 

Since its founding in 1986, the Brain Trauma Foundation has worked toward its vision of improving the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries, through the development of best-in-class, evidence-based guidelines, groundbreaking research partnerships, and educational outreach.

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Neurocritical Care Society

With more than 2,500 members worldwide, NCS is a multidisciplinary, international organization whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses.

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(SFN) Society for Neuroscience 

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and the nervous system.

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American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

The mission of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is to develop and implement meaningful programs for trauma care in local, regional, national, and international arenas. These programs must include education, professional development, standards of care, and assessment of outcomes.

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Society of Neurological Surgeons

The Society of Neurological Surgeons (the “Senior Society”) is the American society of leaders in neurosurgical residency education, and is the oldest neurosurgical society in the world.

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WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies) Neurotraumatology Committee

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) aspires to promote global improvement in neurosurgical care. The mission of the WFNS is to work together with its member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training, and research to benefit patients.

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Think first: National Injury Prevention Foundation

ThinkFirst’s Mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy. 

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