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
- 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 https://eSurv.org?s=LHKLKI_88c3bc5e
- 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 preliminary date for the Fall ANSPA CME Meeting, to be held in conjunction with the CNS meeting, is Saturday, September 26, 2015 in New Orleans. There will be more information about this meeting and details in the future.
ANSPA: There are 2 Director at Large (DAL) seats up for election this year. A call for nominations is forthcoming. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved in organized neurosurgery and to help shape the future of this association. Please consider either nominating yourself or a fellow member for either of these DAL positions upon receipt of the call for nominations. More information and the details and dates of the election will be presented on future correspondence from the secretary.