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The Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants exists to provide educational opportunities, formal representation, and a unified voice for all neurosurgical physician assistants.

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letter from the President

Grace Bryan, PA-C 

ANSPA President


Dear ANSPA Members and Friends of Neurosurgery,

 We are excited to be hosting our 2018   Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA) Fall 2018 CME   Meeting that is co-located with the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons (CNS) Annual Conference. This course   is specifically designed by ANSPA for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners that are practicing in, or interested in, Neurosurgery, with 8 CME credits on Sunday, October 7 alone.

ANSPA members receive a discounted registration rate for the combined 2018 CNS and ANSPA meetings, as well as a year of CNS Affiliate membership in calendar year 2019. Your meeting registration fee will include:

  • 2018 ANSPA Fall CME Meeting on Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • CNS Opening Reception on Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Industry Exhibits on Sunday through Wednesday​, October 7 – 10, 2018
  • CNS General Scientific Sessions, Sunday through Wednesday, October 7 – 10, 2018
  • CNS Scientific Program to include Section Sessions and Oral Presentations, Sunrise Science and Late-breaking Abstract Sessions, Guidelines Sessions, Case-based Sessions, Posters and Digital Posters on Sunday through Wednesday, October 7 – 10, 2018
  • CNS Xperience Lounge
  • Live Surgeries

Check the full agenda out at www.cns.org, and you can join ANSPA now at www.anspa.org. You can contact ANSPA at anspa@focus-ed.net with any questions.  We hope to see you at the Fall Meeting!


 Grace Bryan, PA-C
 President ANSPA 2016-2019 

2018 Digital Neuro Symposium: Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Digital Technologies, and Device Development in Neurosurgery 

December 7th and 8th

This is a Team Based Approach to Simulation and Navigation in Neurosurgery with talks on AI, simulation and navigation, digital neurosurgery, neuromodulation, robotics, medical device development, and entrepreneurship. Day one will focus on immersive session for physician assistants who specialize in the neurosurgical patient navigation coordination and consultation from scan ordering, planning to assisting. We will be conducting mock OR’s for hands on training following the didactic session using Brainlab, Surgical Theater, Medtronic, Storz, Zeiss, Synaptive and Rosa Robot. This event is open to anyone, from neurosurgeons to advanced practice providers, residents, fellows, medical students and even engineers! 

REGISTER:  https://mssm.cloud-cme.com/2018Neurosurgery

Skull Base Primer Course

February 14, 2019 

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

This course is being held in association with the North American Skull Base Society annual meeting in Orlando. The APP specific course is intended to be a full review of skull base anatomy/pathology, surgical techniques, and APP role in the care of these patients.

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