AANS Opens Registration to All Participants for North America’s Largest Neurosurgical Meeting
82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting explores the role and influence of neurosurgery in the constantly changing world of health care.
Source Newsroom: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Newswise — ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (August 15, 2013) — The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has opened registration to all practitioners for the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place April 5-9, 2014, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. “Expanding Neurosurgery” is the theme of the 2014 event, and a wide variety of programs, events and scientific presentations will explore how the field of neurosurgery is constantly changing and impacting an ever-wider area within the perpetually evolving field of health care.
“The 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting will truly showcase the tremendous variety and reach that exists in the field of organized neurosurgery,” said AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Chair P. David Adelson, MD, FAANS. “This year's meeting in San Francisco affords us the opportunity to not only highlight the latest research findings and neurosurgical advances, but also come together to discuss how the various areas of our specialty can continue to work in collaboration to improve outcomes and better patient health. At last year's meeting, we had more than 1,000 scientific abstracts submitted, and we look forward to receiving as many, if not more, submissions for this year's program. The AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest gathering of neurosurgeons in North America, and we are excited about the presentations and findings that will be shared and discussed by those within the specialty during this year's event.”
In 2013, a record-breaking 1,003 scientific abstracts were submitted for the 81st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, and abstracts for the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting are still being accepted until Nov. 4, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. CST. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit the Abstract Center online at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2014/Main/Abstract%20Center.aspx.
New Practical Clinics, Breakfast Seminars and a Unique Art Exhibition Added to This Year’s Program
The 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting will include a variety of new offerings and programs, including four new practical clinics and four new breakfast seminars. The 2014 meeting also will return exciting programming such as last year’s highly successful Neurosurgical Faceoff sessions, where two neurosurgeons explore the pros and cons of a particular procedure or subject, and then debate the topic along with questions and answers from the audience.
The Mid-level Plenary Session and related programming again will take place on Sunday, April 6, 2014. In addition, the well-received AANS Opening Ceremonies program will also take place on April 6, followed by the AANS Opening Reception, which will occur at San Francisco’s own unique Exploratorium. More information about these events and other programs can be found at the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website, which can be accessed at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2014/Main/Home.aspx.
The AANS also is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, the organization will present "Pictures at the Exhibition" — a unique art gallery exhibition of various works submitted to help raise funds for the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF). This exhibition, which will be held from April 7-9, 2014, in The Moscone Center Exhibit Hall, is open to all registered attendees of the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, including neurosurgeons, allied health professionals and exhibitors, as well as registered guest attendees. More information on the exhibit can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2014/Main/Meeting%20Highlights.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 North America, with an emphasis on the field’s latest research and technological advances. To sign up for the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, as well as receive $100 off your registration fee, simply visit http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2014/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 onsite or via telephone — please contact John Iwanski, AANS Director of Integrated Marketing and Website Communications, at 847.378.0517 or email him at email@example.com. Media-related updates on the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting also can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2014/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 8,400 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 Fellows 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.