Meeting Program

The 2013 48th Annual Meeting of the RMNS, jointly sponsored by the AANS, will be held June 15-19, 2013 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Direct flights are available from Salt Lake City on SkyWest airlines or from Los Angeles on Horizon Airlines. There is a free shuttle from the airport to the Sun Valley Resort. Room rates are very reasonable with many room types available including condominium and lodge apartments for bigger families. In addition to the scientific program being prepared, our group activities will include wagon rides, western barbecue, skeet shooting in an “Annie Oakley” type competition and carnival, miniature golf, and face painting for the younger crowd.

For our avid golfers who cannot get enough, there are three wonderful courses: Tail Creek, White Cloud and Elk Horn.  Our closing banquet will include a wonderful dinner and dancing while the younger folks will have a party that includes movies and activities in the private bowling alley in the basement of the resort.

Other activities available on an individual basis include fly-fishing, horseback riding, ice-skating, paddle boating, mountain biking, bowling, movie at Opera house, concerts at Sun Valley Music Pavillion, hiking, biking, choice of three swimming pools, salon and day spa, dance lessons, pilates classes, and river trips.

We are pleased to announce that our president, Dr. Stewart Levy has invited two our honored guest speakers: Frederick F. Lang, Jr, MD, FACS, FAANS, Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurosurgery, and Jamie Ullman, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Neurosurgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York State Trauma Advisory Committee, and President of Women in Neurosurgery.

Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. His extensive research and experience in brain tumors will highlight outstanding presentations and discussion.

Abstracts for the annual scientific program can be submitted online at The deadline for submission is March 15, 2013. 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, pre-sented 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 plans to attend the 2013 annual meeting. We hope to see you in Sun Valley!