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What's New


The May DBS Webinar is now available for members. You can find it, and others, on the Member Page.

President's Message

It is a privilege to address you as your new president and my distinct honor to take the reins from our friend, colleague and pastpresident Emad Eskandar, MD, FAANS, in leading this robust and vibrant Society for the next two years. Dr. Eskandar’s leadership and that of the previous Board of Directors and Executive Council, including our most recent past-president and biennial meeting chairperson, Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS, is responsible for handing the new leadership a Society in outstanding shape. We are able and ready to continue our mission and leading role in advocating for the issues pertinent to the surgeons, affiliated physicians, scientists and, most importantly, the patients that we treat with stereotactic and/or functional neurosurgical procedures. We assume leadership with a deep sense of the responsibility we carry in our roles and will work hard to fulfill it over the next several years.

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Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD, FAANS
President, ASSFN

ASSFN Newsletter

The ASSFN Fall Newsletter is now available. Click here to download

Biennial Meeting Evaluations

Click here to complete the evaluations and claim your CME credit for the 2018 ASSFN Biennial Meeting in Denver.

Honor Your Mentor

You trained with the best, you succeeded and your patients have benefited. Now you can show your gratitude through the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) by honoring a mentor who helped you achieve success in your field. By honoring a mentor, you are helping recognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each Honor Your Mentor fund has a specific purpose. Your gift will fund a research or educational endeavor in their name. This is your opportunity to acknowledge those who have established the specialty by aiding those who will follow.

To learn more about the honored mentors and the research they dedicate themselves to, please visit the Honor Your Mentor page for Roy Bakay and donate today. Don't see your mentor on the list? To establish a new fund, please contact Joanne Bonaminio at 847.378.0541 or via email at jmb@nref.org.

President's Address

The American Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), serves as an affiliate joint section of the AANS and CNS and remains deeply involved in a variety of educational, organizational and advocacy activities, on behalf of North American functional neurosurgeons and our patients. It gives me enormous pride and pleasure to be the current president of the ASSFN.

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ASSFN Mission Statement

The mission of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery is to foster the use of image guided and physiologically guided surgeries that alter the function of the nervous system, for treatment of neurological disorders. The Society will improve patient care, educate neurosurgeons, other physicians, allied medical specialists, and the general public, support basic and clinical research, and provide a forum at national and international meetings to fulfill these goals. Through its meetings, the Society will also establish minimum standards for the performance of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Read more

ASSFN Resident/Fellow Hour

Monday, April 15th, 2019, San Diego, CA

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Epilepsy Surgery Practical Workshop

May 30-June 2, 2019

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ASSFN Position Statement on MRgFUS

ASSFN Position Statement on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound for the Management of Essential Tremor

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DBS Webinar Series

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ASSFN Journal