History of TANS
In April 1973, a joint meeting of the Socio-Economic Committee of the AANS and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons was held in Los Angeles, California. One of the items that came out of that meeting was a unanimous recommendation that every state with sufficient number of neurosurgeons organize a state neurosurgical society. As a result, a meeting was called for all Texas neurosurgeons to attend a meeting on May 5, 1973, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The result of that meeting was the creation of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.
For the last 30-plus years, TANS and its volunteer members have been working tirelessly to advance the practice of neurosurgery throughout the state.
Member education, grassroot lobbying and patient advocacy are just a few of the cornerstones of the association.
The purposes of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons is to:
- To promote and advance neurological surgery within the State of Texas.
- The advancement of and the pursuit of excellence in neurological surgery and related sciences through continuing education.
- To uphold the principles, policies and practices for the attainment of the best in neurosurgical patient care.
- To provide a communication interface with other groups, and represent neurosurgical opinion to preserve and achieve the principles and purposes of the Association.