2013 AAN Annual Meeting
The American Academy of Neurology's 65th AAN Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16–23, 2013 was a great success. Thank you to all who participated!
Grow professionally and connect with your colleagues at next year's largest gathering of neurologists and neuroscience professionals from April 26-May 3, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Details coming this summer.
2013 AAN Annual Meeting News
- 2014 Education Course Proposals
Have a great idea for a program at the 2014 Annual Meeting? Submit your course proposal by May 3, 2013 for consideration. Please contact email@example.com if you have additional questions or concerns.
- 2013 Annual Meeting Abstract Citation
The abstracts from the AAN Annual Meeting in San Diego were published online only this year, and can now be viewed.
- 2013 Plenary Session Webcast Now Available
The 2013 plenary session presentations are now available through the Annual Meeting On Demand website.
- AANextra Wednesday Edition
- AANextra Tuesday Edition
- AANextra Monday Edition
- 2013 Neurobowl Answers
Read through the questions and answers from the 2013 Neurobowl.
- 2013 AAN Annual Meeting Abstracts Now Available for Viewing Through iPosters
The 2013 AAN Annual Meeting abstracts are now available through iPosters. iPosters provides users the opportunity to view abstracts that have been uploaded by their authors in an interactive, fully searchable database with the ability to magnify the abstract content for detailed viewing, contact the author directly with comments and/or questions, bookmark abstracts for easy access on return visits, and much more.
- 2013 Annual Meeting Education Program Syllabi is Now Available!
Please visit www.call4.com/h2v/aan to download and save a copy of your registered program syllabi and slides. As a reminder, there will be no in-room handouts. Please view the download instructions for access.
- View the Annual Meeting App Icon Glossary and Learn How To Access the App's Robust Features
Use the handy icon glossary to make the most of the app's features and functions.
- 2013 AAN Annual Meeting Disclosure Information
View disclosure information from Annual Meeting participants.
- Give a Gift, Get a Gift at the American Brain Foundation Booth!
Make a donation to the American Brain Foundation and receive a thank you.
- Network, Share with New Annual Meeting LinkedIn Groups
Registered 2013 Annual Meeting attendees can now network and share their experiences through one of four new LinkedIn groups.
- 2013 Annual Meeting Abstracts Now Available
The scientific abstracts that will be presented at the 2013 AAN Annual Meeting are now available for viewing.
- Download the AAN Annual Meeting App
The 2013 AAN Annual Meeting mobile app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® devices is now available for download at the App Store or Google Play.
- Download the Annual Meeting Registration and Advance Program (.pdf)
- Get Connected: Annual Meeting First-timers, Experienced Attendees
The AAN's Neurology Career Center is creating a networking opportunity through its Mentor Connect program. Sign up by March 8.
- New Philanthropy 101 Course at Annual Meeting
The free course, offered on Monday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., is open to all registrants.
- Search Scientific Abstracts Online
Search the more than 2,300 scientific abstracts that will be presented at the 65th Annual Meeting.
- Welcome Message from Stanley Fahn, MD, FAAN, Chair, Meeting Management Committee
- New FREE NeuroSAE®: Annual Meeting Edition Now Available—AAN Member Exclusive
- Save Money at the Annual Meeting by Volunteering
- Travel Tips for San Diego
- What's Included With Your Registration?
- Brain Food Featured at the AAN Annual Meeting
About the AAN Annual Meeting
The AAN Annual Meeting is the world's most important annual event for neurologists and neuroscience professionals.
This March, more than 10,000 of your colleagues from across the globe converged on San Diego to witness cutting-edge scientific presentations and comprehensive educational programs.
The AAN Annual Meeting is the largest international meeting of neurologists and neuroscience professionals with more than 12,000 attendees at last year's meeting in New Orleans, including:
- 2012 US attendees: 5,678
- 2012 international attendees: 3,588
- View the 2012 Attendee Profile (.pdf)
Learn more about San Diego:
The climate in San Diego in March is generally warm and pleasant, temperatures usually range from 66 degrees to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
The AAN promotes business casual attire for the duration of the Annual Meeting. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to Annual Meeting activities since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.
Upcoming Annual Meeting Dates and Locations
AAN 66th Annual Meeting
April 26–May 3, 2014
AAN 67th Annual Meeting
April 18–April 25, 2015
AAN 68th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 16–April 23, 2016
New features and programs included:
2013 Annual Meeting Education Program Syllabi is Now Available!
Fewer Program Names and Types to Make Registration Easier
- "Seminars" now refer to any two-hour program, including previously named Therapy Programs, Kickoff Programs, and Seminars
- "Extended Seminars" now refer to any three-hour program, including previously named Case Studies and Extended Seminars
- Skills-based programming is now differentiated as follows: eight-hour programs are "Skills Workshops" and four-hour programs are "Skills Pavilions"
- Naming conventions will remain for specialty courses such as Morning Reports and Neuro Flash
Additional Extended Seminar and Skills Pavilion
Due to demand, we added an additional Thursday evening Extended Seminars (formerly Case Study Programs) and an additional Skills Pavilion.
Subspecialty Programming in One Day
All of this year's six Subspecialty in Focus tracks were consolidated to a single day, without sacrificing quality—but now with the added benefit of offering attendees even more flexibility in their schedules!
Social Media and the Annual Meeting App
Connect with colleagues before, during, and after the meeting using the AAN Annual Meeting Mobile App and social media.
Access Annual Meeting news and information straight from the AAN:
Access resources to help you make the most of your annual meeting experience.
- Download the AAN Annual Meeting App
- Download the Scientific Abstract Listing (.pdf)
- Annual Meeting Registration and Advance Program (.pdf)
- View the Hotel Map and Amenity List (.pdf)
- Download Annual Meeting Registration Worksheet (.pdf)
- Download Annual Meeting Registration Form (.pdf)
First Time Attendee Tips
AAN's Annual Meeting can be a bit overwhelming for a first time attendee. Who better to give advice on navigating the Annual Meeting than previous first timers?
We asked your fellow meeting attendees to share experiences and tips from their first time attending the Annual Meeting. Hear what they had to say.
Annual Meeting Policies
Photography and Recording of Programs
The AAN strictly prohibits all unauthorized photography (flash, digital, or otherwise), audio and/or videotaping during the Annual Meeting. Equipment will be confiscated. Photography is allowed only in the Poster Sessions.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AAN/AANI meetings and other related activities constitutes attendee's authorization to AAN's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions, and audio recordings of the events and activities throughout the world and royalty free.
The AAN requests that attendees turn cellular phones and pagers to vibrate mode upon entering all Annual Meeting programs.
The official language of the Annual Meeting is English. No simultaneous translation is available.
The San Diego Convention Center is a nonsmoking facility. For the health and comfort of everyone, smoking is prohibited at Annual Meeting functions, which include all education and scientific activities and social functions.
Only authorized media may use the Press Room at the Annual Meeting. Journalists must check in at the Press Room and provide proper credentials. For more information, contact Rachel Seroka at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 928–6129.
Changes in Education Programs
Select education programs carefully. An administrative fee of $20 ($30 after February 20, 2013) will be charged for program cancellations without a replacement program.
Canceled or Closed Programs
Education programs may be canceled or closed due to capacity or insufficient enrollment. In the event of cancellation, registration for the cancelled course will be fully refunded. The AAN is not responsible for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by participants in the event of program or registration cancellation.
Cancellations/Refunds of Registration
- Until February 20, 2013: Refund less $50 administrative fee
- February 21–March 8, 2013: Refund less $100 administrative fee
- After March 8, 2013: No refund
- All cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com or faxed to (415) 293–4071
- No-shows will not receive a refund
- Name substitutions are not permitted
- No refunds will be processed for amounts of $20 or less
The American Brain Foundation gave away one pair of premium level tickets to the winner's choice of one upcoming concert, theater, or regular season sporting event* and one Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego hotel package through a random drawing open to 2013 Annual Meeting registrants who are members of the American Academy of Neurology Section that earns the most points in the weeklong Sports Health Challenge in San Diego!
Run/Walk for Brain Research Section Challenge
The Sports Neurology Section offered a friendly section challenge along the beautiful San Diego Bay waterfront. The AAN Sports Neurology Section initiated a section challenge in conjunction with the Run/Walk for Brain Research on Tuesday, March 19th in San Diego. For up to date information on section challenge registrants, go to http://www.aan.com/go/about/sections.
USTA Cardio Tennis
The AAN Sports Neurology Section in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association provided free morning Cardio Tennis events on Monday, March 18th, Wednesday, March 20 - Friday, March 22, 2013 in San Diego during the AAN's annual meeting. The event took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, just a half a mile north of the convention center. This event was intended to help promote the health benefits of tennis, while bringing overall awareness to the sport. By exposing AAN members and their families to a fun morning of tennis, the Sports Neurology Section began the process of increasing awareness of how exercise can benefit neurologic health. Cardio Tennis is a safe and healthy workout designed for players of all ability and fitness levels. Contact Lynee Koester at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Yoga sessions, open to all experience levels, were offered on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday mornings at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel in Point Loma and Vista meeting rooms. Contact Missy Render at email@example.com with questions.
American Brain Foundation Wii Sports Tournament Schedule
(1 point for each Wii sport played*)
Wii Tennis: Sunday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wii Bowling: Monday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wii Basketball: Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wii Baseball: Wednesday, March 20, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wii Golf: Thursday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wii Skiing: Friday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Brain Food Featured at the AAN Annual Meeting
During the 2013 Annual Meeting, attendees were provided with foods that affect how the brain works and what keeps the mind functioning well. Breakfasts and lunches consisted of food that provided energy throughout the day. San Diego Convention Center chefs created light, brain healthy, quick meals throughout each day.
The AAN was proud to present this innovative program at the 65th AAN Annual Meeting.