Newswise — WHAT: Leading neuroscientists will summarize key science being presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting (ANA2019), which takes place October 13–15, 2019, in St. Louis. The media roundtable will feature the chairs of ANA2019 plenary sessions on Alzheimer’s, the role of the microbiome in neurological disease, regenerative medicine, brain-computer interfaces, and optimizing clinical trial design.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. U.S. Central Time

WHERE: Marriott St. Louis Grand, Benton Meeting Room

                800 Washington Avenue, St Louis, 63101

OR Dial in: +1 (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 523-658-805# Please mute your phone unless asking a question during the Q&A


  • David M. Holtzman, MD, ANA President; Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ANA2019 Symposium Chair: “Presidential Symposium: Dominantly Inherited and Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Genetics, Biomarkers, Timecourse, and Treatments”
  • Conrad (Chris) Weihl, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ANA2019 Plenary Chair, “Optimizing Clinical Trial Design”
  • Steven Small, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, University of California, Irvine; Dean, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. ANA2019 Pre-Meeting Symposium Chair, “Brain-Computer Interfaces in Neurological Disease”
  • Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. ANA2019 Plenary Chair, “Advances in Regenerative Medicine: Cellular Memory Systems in Brain Repair”
  • Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. ANA2019 Plenary Chair, “Emerging Role of Microbiome in Neurological Disease”
  • Robert Friedland, MD, Mason C. and Mary D. Rudd Endowed Chair In Neurology, University of Louisville. ANA2019 Plenary Co-Chair, “Emerging Role of Microbiome in Neurological Disease”
  • Argye Hillis, MD, Professor of Neurology and Director, Cerebrovascular Division of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University. ANA2019 Plenary Co-Chair, “Language Disorders Across the Lifespan”

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Note: Meeting abstracts are now available (embargo has been lifted). Contact [email protected] to receive the abstracts, or view them online in the Annals of Neurology.

About ANA2019

The 144th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA) will be held October 13–15, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, with a Pre-Meeting Symposium on October 12 on Brain-Computer Interfaces in Neurological Disease. More than 900 of the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, as well as students, trainees, and international professionals, will convene to share three days of research at the forefront of neurology and neuroscience. A “Highlights of the Meeting” roundtable will be held for media on October 15. A detailed Program is online. Follow the meeting live using #ANA2019 on Twitter @TheNewANA1, on Facebook @AmericanNeurologicalAssociation, or on Instagram @ananeurology.