• New members wanted

    The ASSFN is actively looking for new members. At a time when interest in stereotactic techniques has never been higher, we feel that many more neurosurgeons could benefit from active membership in the ASSFN. All ASSFN members are automatically members of the Joint Section for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, as long as the individual is also a member of the CNS or the AANS.

    Thanks to the incorporation of frame-based and frameless image guidance into routine training and practice, many more of our colleagues perform some sort of stereotactic surgery (whether they realize it or not) than might have been the case only a decade ago. This would include stereotactic radiosurgery, performed in many centers using gamma knife or Linac technology. Most of these procedures are most likely done today by neurosurgeons without specialized training. As nonablative surgery for movement disorders and other conditions becomes more commonplace, functional neurosurgery is becoming less of an esoteric art. To join the ASSFN, download the membership application from this website and follow the instructions provided on it.

    The benefits of active membership include:

    • Membership in the AANS/CNS Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

    • Membership in the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

    • Reduced fees for the biennial ASSFN meetings

    • Online Subscription to the journal Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery including back volumes

    The benefits of all other membership categories include:

    • Membership in the AANS/CNS Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

    • Reduced fees for the biennial ASSFN meetings

    • Eligibility to subscribe to the print version of the journal Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the reduced rate of $172.

    The society journal, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

    As in prior years, active members will automatically receive an online subscription of the journal, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, as part of their membership dues. Members in all other categories who wish to receive Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery are eligible for a reduced print subscription rate of $172. To obtain this, Residents/fellow, Seniors and Associate ASSFN members should contact the AANS directly:

    Kristin Zerfas
    555 Meadowbrook Drive
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    Telephone: 847-378-0543


  • Application

    AANS offers an online application for ASSFN membership through www.myaans.org. Please click here to apply online for membership.

    If you are having any difficulties with the online application, or would prefer a hard copy of the membership application you may contact the ASSFN Administrator, Melody Dian, mdian@centurytel.net or download the application and fax the completed form to Melody Dian at 866-362-1101.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to Login

    Login is only available to paid ASSFN members. If you are a paid member, use the Reset Password functionality on the Member Login Page to retrieve your password and log into the site.

    How to Set or Reset your password

    If this is your first time logging in or you can't remember your password you can reset it as follows:

    Go to the Member Page and enter the email address entered for your ASSFN membership under "Reset Password", then click the "E-mail me the link" button.  If the email address you entered is on file, you will receive an email at that address with a one-time login URL.  After clicking on the URL you should set your password from the Settings Page .

    View Message Forums

    Message Forums are only available to paid ASSFN members and are listed on the Message Forums Page, accessible after logging in.   To get information on becoming a member please visit the Membership Application Page

    How to change your address / phone

    Member addresses come from the ASSFN membership directory.  Please contact AANS or visit their web site at http://www.myaans.org to change your contact information.

    Changing your Bio or Web Site Listing

    After logging into the web site, you can visit the Settings Page after logging in to change your personal information.

    Sharing Research, Jobs, Fellowships, etc.

    If you would like to share information or opportunities with other members, you can do this one of two ways:

       a. Post it in the appropriate Message Forums after logging in. .

       b. Contact a member of the web site committee listed in the Web Site Committee Page about displaying your information on the web site.