HONOLULU – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will recognize the outstanding achievements of researchers in neurology during the AAN's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu, April 9 through 16, 2011, the world's largest gathering of neurologists with more than 2,500 presentations on the latest advances in neurologic research.
From enterprising high school students to world-renowned researchers, the AAN Awards program will bestow 16 awards for some of the top accomplishments in the field. The awards will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Neurology Foundation Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
This year's recipients include:
AAN Alliance Awards:
Bruce S. Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology
Child Neurology Neuroscience Research Prize
Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award
John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research
Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Research
Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology
Medical Student Essay Awards:
Movement Disorders Research Award
Neuroscience Research Prize
Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize
Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's and Related Diseases
American Academy of Neurology President's Award
Sleep Science Award
Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators
Harold Wolff-John Graham: An Award for Headache/Facial Pain Research
Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award
Mitchell B. Max Award for Neuropathic Pain
Lawrence C. McHenry Award: An Award for the History of Neurology
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the AAN takes place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,500 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and multiple sclerosis. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit http://www.aan.com.