Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

June 15-19, 2002

The 37th Annual Meeting, jointly sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, will be held June 15-19, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Dr. Charles Fullenwider serves as Local Arrangements Chairman. Registration information is enclosed with this newsletter. Please make early plans to attend this meeting with a spectacular setting and superb tennis and golf facilities.

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya is a unique luxury resort and spa located on the tribal lands of the Native American Pueblo of Santa Ana, a desert playground surrounded by spectacular Sandia Mountain views, championship golf and the majestic Rio Grande river. It is located approximately mid-way between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The resort features a 16,000 square-foot spa and two superb golf courses, including the new “Two Warriors” course. In addition to three swimming pools and plenty of “Camp Hyatt” activities for the kids, the rooms and suites boast open-air private porches and patios with panoramic views. Cultural demonstrations by the Native Americans of the Santa Ana Pueblo are ongoing, and include such things as Native American baking and native flute music. This new resort in a pristine locale promises to be an exceptional venue for our annual meeting.

This year’s outstanding social program is included in this newsletter. After carefully considering last year’s membership survey, we’ll be allowing the customary formality of the annual banquet to be toned down a bit. Resort casual attire will be considered appropriate at the annual banquet. Definitely leave the tux and tails at home. We will be continuing the tradition of the “Coketail Party” for our younger children and a teen reception for the older members of the family. Our Western Barbecue includes a haywagon ride to a riverside cottonwood grove where the sounds of country swing will mingle with the fragrances of the desert southwest in springtime. Don’t forget to register for these events on the enclosed registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fullenwider (918-682-8087).

Dr. Curtis Dickman is this year’s scientific program chairman and has an excellent program planned. Drs. Duke Samson and Ed Benzel are our honored guests. Check out the scientific meeting schedule in this mailing, and don’t forget to bring your copy to the meeting as we will have limited extra copies available. In response to our member survey, Firing Line cases will be encouraged. Please consider bringing special or difficult intracranial or spinal cases for discussion with Drs. Samson and Benzel. Our president-elect will moderate two special sessions where the honored guests will be commenting on your cases.

Annual Meeting Accommodations

This year single and double occupancy rooms will be available for $200. There will also be limited availability of “children’s” rooms at $100, which will connect directly with their parent’s room. A few larger 1 and 2 bedroom suites will be available at $450 and $550. Special conference rates will be guaranteed only through May 22, 2002 and will be based on availability only after that date. These block prices are good for two days before and after the meeting, June 13-21. If you make reservations on the internet at the Hyatt website, use the RMNS Group# ROCK to get these rates. If you contact the hotel directly, make sure you mention RMNS.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 87004
Telephone: 505-867-1234 Fax: 505-771-6180