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Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education

SNO-SCIDOT Joint Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS

Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2017 11:59pm CST

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SNO Annual Meeting - November 16 - 19, 2017

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Brain Tumor Biorepository Established

Ian's Friends Foundation, Children's Health Care of Atlanta

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International Meeting on Meningioma

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Mayo Clinic Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit 2017

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UCNS Certification and Accreditation for Neuro-Oncology

 

About UCNS

In 2001, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) developed a Commission on Subspecialty Certification comprised of five major neurology organizations: 

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • Association of University Professors of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Professors of Child Neurology

The five parent organizations had a common interest of supporting and nurturing neurologic subspecialties and proposed to establish the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). In 2003, the UCNS was incorporated as a separate nonprofit organization with the mission of accrediting neurologic subspecialty training programs and certifying competence of physicians with the goal of enhancing the quality of training for physicians and enhancing quality health care for patients.

Certification

Physicians who pass a UCNS-certification examination have demonstrated their expertise in their subspecialty area and a commitment to providing quality patient care. Certification examinations are developed by a committee of physician experts identified by the subspecialty’s sponsoring organization(s). UCNS certification is time-limited and recertification is required after 10 years.

                Neuro-oncology Certification Eligibility and Application Information

                Certified UCNS Diplomates

 

Accreditation

UCNS-accredited fellowship training programs meet the common program requirements established for all UCNS subspecialties in addition to the subspecialty specific training requirements developed by the subspecialty.  The accreditation process has peer-reviewed oversight by the Accreditation Council which is made up of experts from the subspecialty field of medicine.

Accreditation applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed in the spring and fall. Accreditation applications and payment must be received by December 1 for spring review and June 1 for fall review.

Neuro-oncology Accreditation Application

Accredited Training Programs