California association of neurological surgeons

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A Message From
CANS President

December 31, 2020

In lieu of an Annual Meeting for 2021, CANS will be holding a”virtual” CANS Special Session on Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 12:00 to 17:30 via Zoom.  This Special Session will not be for CME credit and is offered free of charge.  However, you must register to attend.

To register, please go to:

The meeting agenda and information can be found here:

I ask every CANS member to please pay their annual dues.  Do it right now as you are reading this.  We have a new online registration and payment system, with a convenient option of automatic annual renewal and invoice generation.

To renew, please go to:

Please stay safe everyone.  Please support CANS and the CMA. They are fighting for you.  All the best, and here is hoping for a better 2021!


Mark E. Linskey, MD

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January 17, 2021

12 PM to 5:30 PM

Special Session

COVID-19 California Neurosurgery Practice Impact

Virtual Meeting

Please register to obtain Zoom link

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Our work

Since 1973, CANS has advocated for neurosurgeons and our patients in all practice settings in California on a state and national level. 


We directly engage with state and national political leaders via CSNS, AANS/CNS Washington Committee, and Neurosurgery PAC.


We survey neurosurgery ER coverage data in California to ensure fair reimbursement and continue work to defend MICRA.


We send delegates to the California Medical Association. We participate in reimbursement advisory committees for both Medicare and private payors.

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