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Dear Neurosurgery trainee,

The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation (NOF) is pleased to announce its support of the Asian Autralasian Advanced Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery (AAACPN) 2019 through the Benigno S. Aldana Jr., Educational Award.

As part of our mission to advance neurosurgical care in underserved communities, NOF has long promoted the attendance of the AAACPN by providing deserving neurosurgery trainees with this scholarship award. The funds awarded cover the registration cost of the AAACPN and is available to trainees from low-middle income countries (World Bank Definition). To date, we have offered over $20,000 to over 34 Asian neurosurgical trainees in 8 countries.

I highly encourage you to submit an application form to avail of this opportunity. Application forms may be downloaded from a link at the AAACPN website or at our website, www.neurosurgeryoutreach.org. You can also direct inquiries to edu@neurousurgeryoutreach.org.

The AAACPN course has been an excellent course to gain comprehensive knowledge of pediatric neurosurgery from international experts. It has a rotating three-year curriculum that covers all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery.

We hope that you will make the effort to apply for the NOF award and attend the AAACPN. In addition to the connections you will make with future colleagues, the knowledge you gain will help treat the children in your communities with neurosurgical disease.

Philipp Aldana, MD, FAANS, FAAP

The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation (NOF) Education Awards

The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation's educational fund was established to benefit a neurosurgical trainee, who practices in an underserved community, to assist in their successful completion of their training and to help defray the cost of their neurosurgical education.

The fund allows NOF to present financial awards annually to deserving residents and trainees.

The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Benigno S. Aldana, Jr., who was a consummate teacher and dedicated to the education of his residents.

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NOF Education Awards Application Guideline

  • NOF Education Awards Application Guideline
  • NOF Scholarship will cover “AASPN Member & Non-Member from Under Developing Countries”.
  • Choose your payment methods as “Wire Transfer” if you apply for the awards; the payment shall be made after receiving the result on October.
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Application form and related documents should be directly sent to the NOF (edu@neurosurgeryoutreach.org).
  • An announcement of the selected applicants will be made on week of October 7, 2019.