Newswise — In an effort to deliver an in-person meeting to its members, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is moving its meeting to Orlando, Fla., August 21-25, 2021.

“The change in location and date of the meeting was not undertaken lightly,” said AANS President John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS. “The change will help assure our ability to safely hold an in-person meeting that will provide scientific, educational and social interaction.”

“Location and dates are not the only change attendees will experience during the meeting,” according to Dr. Wilson, “The AANS has been working the past year to create a transformative meeting experience with a focus on new, interactive opportunities. This will be a family-friendly meeting, as Orlando is a top family vacation destination.”

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Media Representatives: The 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website’s press section will include releases on highlighted scientific research, AANS officers, award winners and other relevant information about the 2021 program. Releases will be posted on the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website. If you have interest in a topic related to neurosurgery or would like to interview a neurosurgeon — either onsite or via telephone — during or after the event, please contact Alice Kelsey, AANS associate executive director, via email at [email protected].

About the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: 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. The scientific presentations accepted for the 2021 event will represent cutting-edge examples of the incredible developments taking place within the field of neurosurgery. Find additional information about the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, themed Neurosurgery United: Stronger Together, and the meeting program here.

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 13,000 members worldwide. The AANS promotes the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.


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