Scientific Program Director

Year before meeting: July – August

* President elect contacts two honored guests.

Oct – Nov

* Fall newsletter (RMNS secretary, announces call for abstracts)

Nov – Dec

* Contact two Honored Guests (under direction of RMNS President) and have them consider titles and 3 objectives of two talks from each
* Contact RMNS program directors to encourage resident submission


* RMNS executive committee meeting Contact CNS speakers bureau (Tony Asher, for CNS representative speaker. Contact two Honored Guests (under direction of RMNS President) and obtain titles and 3 objectives of two talks from each Solicit RMNS program directors for resident submission (consider contacting all program directors in North America)

* E-blast announcement (Vanessa Garlisch,

“The ??th Annual Rocky Mountain Neurosurgery Society Meeting, jointly sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, will be held June ??-??, 20??, at ???. This beautiful setting will provide the perfect location for an exciting scientific program including our two honored guests…….. Once again, we will have a resident award competition that offers a $400 cash award, plus reimbursement to department for travel expenses, hotel, and registration fees ( up to $1000) for the best resident paper in the neurosciences. Please label “resident award” when submitting an abstract. Online abstract submission is now available at The deadline is February 15, 20??. Alternatively, complete forms can be mailed to (program director).

Prepare schedule framework for the scientific program. Include placeholders for invited guests lectures (45 minutes x 2 per guest and possible local guest 45 minutes x 1 speaker), coffee breaks, and annual business meeting (Tuesday)


* Abstract deadline February 15th

* Send out repeat eblast, making abstract deadline March 15th

* Abstracts committee (President, Vice President, and Scientific Program Chair) to score abstracts to determine 4 finalists for residents award and 4 finalists for Academy Cup.

Email CME committee preliminary program

* Send list of non-members that have submitted abstracts to RMNS Secretary so they can be added to Spring newsletter mailing list.

March – April

Solicit abstract from members and residents. Contact training programs.