Sir Bob Geldof, Musician, Corporate Speaker and Political Activist, to Speak at the 2014 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting

Renowned musician and activist to address attendees of meeting's Opening Ceremonies program.

Article ID: 614188

Released: 24-Feb-2014 8:15 PM EST

Source Newsroom: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

  • Sir Bob Geldof will discuss activism and awareness to attendees of the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, which takes place April 5-9, 2014.

Newswise — Rolling Meadows, Ill. (February 25, 2014) — The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has finalized its impressive list of Special Lecturers for its 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting, held from April 5-9, 2014, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. Among those scheduled to speak on Sunday, April 6, 2014, during the event’s Opening Ceremonies program is Sir Bob Geldof, a corporate speaker, political activist, and esteemed musician and actor.

Sir Bob Geldof is one of the world’s highest ranked and most authoritative corporate speakers, with highly provocative, uplifting and inspiring presentations. Geldof is widely recognized for his anti-poverty efforts in Africa. In 1985, he organized the Live Aid concert venue, an African famine-relief fundraiser, and also one of the largest-scale television broadcasts of all time.

Born in Dublin in 1954, Geldof first made his debut as a musician during the punk/new wave emergence in 1976-1977. After a series of hits, Geldof became one of the most well-known pop personalities of his era. After starring in Pink Floyd’s feature film The Wall, Geldof turned his focus to the famine plaguing Ethiopia in 1984. Geldoff helped form the charity song group Band Aid, and was instrumental in organizing and developing the aforementioned Live Aid concert in 1985. He has continued his activism in poverty relief, and in 2005 he organized the Live 8 benefit concerts taking place in London, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome and Berlin.

In addition to his career as a musician and activist, Geldof also established himself as a businessman through co-ownership of a TV production company, travel-agency website and partnership specializing in communications software.

More information about the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, including new offerings and programs, is available at the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website, which can be accessed at To sign up for the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, please visit

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 the nation, 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 Media-related updates on the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting can be found at

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with nearly 8,600 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


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