Residents and Fellows Luncheon
Sunday, April 26, 2009
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Room 6A
2009 Residents and Fellows Luncheon Program
The AAN Residents and Fellows Luncheon recognizes the 2009 Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship recipients.
The AAN will award the Resident Annual Meeting Scholarships for the fifteenth year in 2009. Approximately 100 to 125 US and Canadian neurology residents will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to defer costs of attending the meeting. Residents are nominated by their program directors and chosen to receive the award based on their commitment to neurological education or community service.
All Annual Meeting Resident and Fellow attendees along with invited program directors can attend the luncheon; however, RSVP is required. To secure a seat, RSVP to Cheryl Alementi at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2009. AAN leadership will also be present at the luncheon to speak with residents and fellows to provide direction regarding their careers, the AAN, and neurology.
The 2009 luncheon guest speaker will be Brett M. Kissela, MD, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
Brett M. Kissela, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Vice-Chair of Education and Clinical Services, and a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team. He has served as Residency Program Director at the University of Cincinnati since 2001, is currently Past-Chair of the AAN's Consortium of Neurology Program Directors, and is a member of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee. He serves on a variety of other committees related to medical education, including the Executive Committee of the Organization of Program Directors Associations, the Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee of the AAN, and the Education Research Committee of the AAN. He now also serves on the Neurology® Podcast Interview Panel. His research to date has focused on stroke epidemiology, stroke outcomes, and stroke recovery. Within a large stroke epidemiology program that primarily studies racial disparities in stroke incidence and case fatality, he has a special interest in the impact of diabetes on stroke incidence and stroke outcomes, as well as the epidemiology of stroke outcomes. With regard to stroke outcomes, he has focused on how post-stroke medical and psychiatric comorbidities, as well as the white matter disease burden, affect stroke recovery and outcomes. Finally, he participates in a variety of stroke recovery projects, seeking to enhance post-stroke recovery via innovative techniques and devices. He has authored or co-authored 72 peer-reviewed publications, four Invited Editorials, five Book Chapter or Invited Reviews, and 127 abstracts. He was the recipient of the AAN's Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize in 2005.
The Consortium of Neurology Residents and Fellows (CNRF) will conduct officer elections during the Luncheon. If you are interested in leadership opportunities within the AAN and would like to serve as the CNRF Chair-Elect, contact Cheryl Alementi at email@example.com.