Registration for Breakfast Seminars, Practical Clinics During 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Now Open to All Attendees
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Source Newsroom: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Newswise — ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (February 4, 2013) — Registration for Breakfast Seminars, Practical Clinics, Dinner Symposia and other scientific sessions is now open to all practitioners registering for the 81st American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place April 27-May 1, 2013, at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The theme of the 2013 event is “Changing Our Culture to Advance Patient Safety,” and many of the programs, presentations and other events taking place around the meeting will tie directly into how neurosurgery is leading the way to improving patient safety.
“This year’s AANS Annual Scientific Meeting has introduced many new programs and events,” said AANS President Mitchel S. Berger, MD, FAANS, FACS. “In addition to new Practical Clinics and Breakfast Seminars, more programs and speakers will take center stage during our new Opening Ceremonies program on April 28. We’ve also added new items such as our Neurosurgical Faceoffs during the meeting, allowing neurosurgeons to interact and discuss some of the most interesting and front-and-center issues taking place today. And with a record-number 1,003 scientific abstracts submitted, the research, science and analysis of the neurosurgical specialty will be on full display. The 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is focused on the safety and care of our patients, and our programs and content will explore all avenues on this important topic as neurosurgery leads the way in improving our processes and benefiting the patients who entrust us with their care.”
New Breakfast Seminar, Practical Clinic and Dinner Symposia Offerings Give Attendees Wide Variety of Educational Choices
The 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting provides a tremendous variety of hands-on and interactive discussion in its educational offerings, including new programs in some of the most advanced areas of neurosurgery. Among the 35 Practical Clinic sessions taking place April 27-28, 2013, the following four new offerings have been added:
• Introduction to Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Residents
• Nuts and Bolts of Posterior Fossa Surgery: How I Do It
• Concussion and Sports Injury: State-of-the-Art
• Spinal Image Guidance and Advanced Intraoperative Imaging Techniques
To see a full listing of all the clinics taking place, as well as times for specific programs, please visit http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Practical%20Clinics.aspx.
This year, 68 Breakfast Seminars — 16 of which are new offerings — will be held from April 29-May 1, 2013, at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Sessions will be held from 7-9 a.m. each morning prior to the start of the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Plenary Sessions. These seminars provide an in-depth look on topics of critical importance to neurosurgeons, including changes to the health-care system, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain and spinal tumors, and much more. Some of the new offerings at this year’s meeting include:
• Accountable Care Organizations And The Affordability of Patient Care Act
• Improving The Culture of Safety And Complication Avoidance in Vascular Neurosurgery
• Bypass Graft Indications And Techniques
• Return to Play After Sports Injury I — Concussion
• Stem Cell Therapeutics in Neurosurgery
A full listing of all of the seminars can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Breakfast%20Seminars.aspx.
More information about the 81st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, which will include presentations by Cushing Orator Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River following a bird strike and saved the lives of all 155 passengers onboard the aircraft; and former CNN Chairman/CEO Walter Isaacson, author of the bestselling biography “Steve Jobs,” is available at the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website, which can be accessed at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Home.aspx.
Attended by neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, physician assistants, allied health professionals and other medical professionals, the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest gathering of neurosurgeons in the nation, with an emphasis on the field’s latest research and technological advances. To sign up for the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting, as well as receive $100 off of your registration fee, simply visit http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Registration.aspx.
Media Representatives: If you would like to cover the meeting, have interest in a topic related to neurosurgery or would like to interview a neurosurgeon — either on-site or via telephone — please contact John Iwanski, AANS Director of Member and Public Outreach, at (847) 378-0517 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. News and updates on the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting also can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Media.aspx.
Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 8,300 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves. For more information, visit www.AANS.org.