The ABNS will perform an unlimited launch our new clinical data system named POST (Practice and Outcomes of Surgical Therapies) on January 30, 2018, replacing the current NeuroLog system.  POST will offer an integrated IT platform that will allow candidates to collect their case data for ABNS review and concurrently prepare the case presentations for the oral exam in a single system, in contrast to the current multi-step approach.

In POST, candidates will be required to submit between 1 and 6 pre-operative images for cases in which imaging is a standard part of the clinical decision-making process. The evaluation of imaging data has been validated as a critically important element in understanding practice experience, and this information has become a key component of our new oral exam format, initiated in Spring, 2017. POST will also contain many other important features, including numerous discrete data fields, most of these being pull-down menus, which will allow for more fair and accurate analyses of submitted clinical data.

In the weeks leading to the launch, we will offer multiple training opportunities and online support. Our data partner, Acesis, will be significantly involved in the onboarding process and will be available to answer any of your questions that might arise.

As a reminder, the following chart describes case submission options for ABNS candidates who completed their training from 2013-2017:

Residency Completion Year Data Submission System
2013 graduates Must complete case submissions in Neurolog by 12/31/17 (i.e.: POST is not applicable to this specific group)
2014 graduates

2015 graduates

2016 graduates
Candidates who have already begun their logging their cases in NeuroLog will have the choice to submit their completed case log including all required three-month follow-up in NeuroLog by 12/31/17 or to enter/re-enter their cases in POST.

Candidates who have not yet begun logging their cases or who will not have the required data with three-month follow-up by 12/31/17 will be required to use POST when it is formally activated in January 2018
2017 graduates Must complete case submissions in POST

Please Note: No NeuroLog submissions will be accepted for any candidate after 12/31/17. No new NeuroLog accounts will be setup from this point forward with the exception of 2013 graduates.

Please check our website for updates and scheduled webinars to demonstrate the new case submission system. If you are interested in participating in the beta test or the limited rollout of POST in December 2017, please contact Erica Kohalmi at ekohalmi@abns.org. These candidates will be provided with additional support training and have an impact on the final design of the system.