ASPN Mission Statement:

The Mission of the ASPN is to improve the lives of children and adults affected by pediatric neurosurgical conditions, through excellence in clinical care, scientific discovery, education and advocacy. The written Conflict of Interest policy exists to ensure that the ASPN pursues its mission without undue influence from industry, or other organizations or individuals. As a society of pediatric neurosurgeons, the ASPN fully supports and abides by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Governance Conflict of Interest Policy. 


  • Identifying individuals who meet its criteria for being Pediatric Neurosurgeons and show a continuing dedication to the practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
  • Providing leadership on the identification and dissemination of the knowledge and the science of Pediatric Neurosurgery, including, but not limited to, conducting regular scientific meetings.
  • Providing leadership in the education of all medical professionals, to include monitoring and ascertaining the appropriate neurosurgical care of patients with pediatric neurosurgical disease (the Society recognizes that in some cases these disease processes start in childhood and extend throughout life).
  • Providing guidance for the non-medical public, including pediatric neurosurgical patients and their families.
  • Advocating for children on issues of importance to their neurological health.

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