Greetings ANSPA Members! I hope that 2015 has been an eventful and successful year for you so far. Please see below for several updates that I hope will be of interest to you. Thank you again for your continued support of the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants.


Joshua J. Beardsley, PA-C
ANSPA, President

  • Neurosurgery PA Survey:
    We have finalized the ANSPA Member Survey and it is now available. It is important that we have as many responses to the survey as possible. The more responses we have, the more valid and representative the data will be. Please forward this survey link to any of your colleagues working in the field of neurosurgery. You do not have to be a member on ANSPA to take the survey. This is a great opportunity for you to encourage your peers and colleagues to join ANSPA, as this will prove to be valuable information for our members. The survey can be found at:

  • Bylaws and Amendments:
    ANSPA is in the process of updating and modifying our by-laws and amendments to better reflect the needs of our growing and changing association. The current healthcare climate, technological advances and progressive changes in our profession require that ANSPA modify the rules governing us as an organization. Once the proposed changes have been completed and reviewed by the ANSPA Board of Directors, we will send out a notice of the proposed changes. Our current Constitution and Bylaws can be found here (viewable to members only).

  • Annual ANSPA Meetings:
    Spring Meeting: This year's Spring meeting in conjunction with the AANS in Washington, DC on May 2-3, 2015 was a huge success! We had a record number of attendees at this meeting. ANSPA would like to thank the AANS, our sponsors, and especially the speakers who donated their time and effort making this meeting one of the best we've sponsored.

    Fall Meeting: The Fall ANSPA CME Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in New Orleans, in conjunction with the CNS Annual Meeting. There is more information about this meeting and registration for attendees and exhibitors under Upcoming ANSPA Events. ANSPA Meeting registrants may qualify for a discount at the CNS Annual Meeting. Contact for details.

  • Elections:
    ANSPA: Congratulations to the newest member of the ANSPA Board of Directors, Justin T. Brooks, PA-C!  Congratulations as well to Mike F. Nido, PA-C for his re-election to the Board of Directors.

Non-CNS members save $200 on the CNS Meeting!

Registrants for the ANSPA Fall 2015 CME meeting will be provided a promo code which can be applied when registering for the CNS Annual Meeting which allows them to receive the CNS Affiliate Member rate! This promo code is valid for non-CNS members only; if you are currently a member of CNS, you already qualify for the Affiliate Member Rate. This is essentially a $200 discount for non-CNS members to attend the CNS Annual Meeting if they are also attending the ANSPA meeting! Register for the ANSPA Fall 2015 CME meeting now!

Upcoming ANSPA Events

26 Sep 2015 7:00 AM • New Orleans, LA
26 Sep 2015 7:00 AM • New Orleans, LA

Additional Event List

Exclusive to members only!  Please click here to view a list of additional upcoming events, activities, and educational offerings relevant to the neurosurgical PA.  This list will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Recent forum updates

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