Clayton Christensen Selected as Keynote Speaker for 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
Source Newsroom: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Newswise — ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (October 31, 2013) — The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is pleased to announce Clayton M. Christensen as the Cushing Orator for the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. Best known for his research of innovation in commercial enterprises, Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS), with a joint position in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups.
Additionally, Christensen is a critically acclaimed author of seven books, including his seminal work, “The Innovator's Dilemma” (1997), which articulated his theory of disruptive innovation and received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year. Christensen has focused the lens of disruptive innovation on social issues, such as education and health care. “The Innovator's Prescription” (2009) examines how to fix the American health-care system and was awarded the 2010 James A. Hamilton Award by the College of Healthcare Executives.
In his most recent publication, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (2012), Christensen combines personal life experiences with his business research and frames the narrative in a way that is relatable to those who are both inside and outside of the business world. By sharing his theories of why certain corporations or industries thrive versus those that fail, and by further connecting those reasons to everyday situations, Christensen engages his audience with practical strategies for succeeding and creating fulfillment in careers of any stage, interpersonal relationships of all types and in industries of all varieties.
“Clayton Christensen is a timely orator in this time of significant change in the delivery of health care in the United States. His insights into the business of health-care delivery will be of interest to all the attendees [of the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting],” says AANS President William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS. “Innovative ideas from his thoughtful analysis of the limitations of the current system are being used to craft potential solutions.”
For more than 50 years, the AANS has sponsored the Annual Cushing Oration, named for Harvey Cushing, MD, who is universally recognized at the Father of Neurosurgery. Taking place from April 5-9, 2014, the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting’s theme is “Expanding Neurosurgery.” As one of the world’s leading experts on business growth and development, the AANS is eager to welcome Clayton Christensen as the 2014 Cushing Orator.
Media Representatives: 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Media-related updates on the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting also can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual Meeting/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 8,500 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.