The Fairmont Kea Lani
Maui, Hawaii
June 16-20, 2012

Meeting Program

The 2012 47th Annual Meeting of the RMNS, jointly sponsored by the AANS, will be held June 16-20, 2012 at The Fairmont Kea Lani, in Maui, Hawaii.  Dr. Stewart Levy is serving as the local arrangements chairperson, and is putting together an exciting array of activities for members, guests, and their families. In Hawaiian, Kea Lani means ‘heavenly white,’ an appropriate description for this luxury seaside resort. It features a full-service spa and salon, 24-hour fitness center, three swimming pools, a 140-foot waterslide, four restaurants, gourmet bakery and deli, a year-round children’s program, and boutique shopping. For avid golfers, the resort is located adjacent to Wailea’s championship golf courses. Also, plan to visit Maui’s Haleakala National Park,  home of the world’s largest dormant volcano. Rising 10,023 feet above sea level, it last erupted in 1790 A.D. The park also offers hiking, sightseeing, horseback riding, downhill biking and unforgettable sunsets and sunrises.

We are pleased to announce that our president, Dr. Randy Jensen, has selected our honored guests: Dr. Jeff Bruce, Professor of Neurological Surgery andChairman of Academic Affairs at Columbia University, Director of the Bartoli Brain Tumor Research Laboratory and Dr. Charles Branch is Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at Wake Forest University, past President of North American Spine Society, Chair of AANS/CNS Section on Spine and Editor in Chief of The Spine Journal.

Abstracts for the annual scientific program can be submitted online at The deadline for submission is February 15, 2012. The Resident’s Award will be presented to the outstanding paper presented by a resident, with a cash prize plus travel expenses.  Members of the society who submit an abstract are eligible for the Academy Cup, presented each year to the best presentation by an RMNS member.  Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes, including time for questions and discussion. Please mark your calendars and make early plans to attend the 2012 annual meeting. We hope to see you in Maui!