The Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana

June 21-25th, 2003

The 38th Annual Meeting, jointly sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, will be held June 21-25th, 2003 at the Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana. This beautiful resort in a pristine locale promises to be an exceptional venue for our annual meeting. Dr. Lee Krauth will serve as Local Arrangements Chair. Montana, often called the “Last Best Place,” is home to the Big Sky Resort. Near Bozeman, in southwest Montana, Big Sky is one of the finest mountain resorts in the Rockies. With Yellowstone Park and abundant wildlife nearby, it’s no wonder guests marvel at the spectacular beauty, the uncrowded mountains and the wonderful people. Please make plans now to join us in this spectacular setting with great tennis and golf facilities.

Registration information will be sent early in 2003, with the RMNS Spring Newsletter. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our local arrangements chairman, Dr. Krauth. [Phone: 303.788.4000, Fax: 303.788.4801]. Online registration will be offered again this year and will be available through the website in early 2003.

Dr. Howard Morgan and Dr. Jonathan White will be this year’s Scientific Program Co-chairs. Although we must wait to announce our honored guests, we’re sure you will be very pleased. For the second time, the Academy Cup will be presented to the best paper from a practicing (active or associate member) neurosurgeon. The award was initiated at the 2002 annual meeting in honor of the illustrious teaching career of Dr. Morgan, and will be an annual event. The First Annual Academy Cup for best presentation by an RMNS member went, as is only proper, to Dr. Morgan!

The Resident Award competition again offers a $400 cash award, plus travel expenses, hotel, and registration fees to the best resident paper in the neurosciences. Please label “Resident Award” on the abstract form when submitting. Abstract forms are enclosed with this mailing. Alternatively, abstract submission on-line will be available after the first of the year through the Neurosurgery://On-Call (www.neurosurgery.org). Presentations should last approximately twenty minutes.

Please note the deadline and send completed forms to Dr. Morgan at:

Howard Morgan, M.D.
U.T. Southwestern, RM CS5104C
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75390-8855

Abstract forms should be submitted no later than February 15, 2003 to Dr. Morgan.