International Attendee

Welcome to the AAN Annual Meeting—the world's largest gathering of neurologists. The AAN offers a variety of resources to help you navigate your week.


Letter of Announcement
Request a Letter of Announcement for the 2015 Annual Meeting.
Non-US visitors must have valid travel documents/passports to enter Washington, DC, to provide proof of their citizenship. Document requirements vary depending on your country of origin, citizenship, the reason for your visit, and the length of your stay. These requirements may include a passport or birth certificate, photo ID, and/or a visa.

AAN Official Travel Agency:
The official travel agency for the Annual Meeting is Association Travel Pros. For 2% - 10% discounted airline tickets to the Annual Meeting:

Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CST (closed weekends and holiday

*A $25 service fee will be assessed per ticket for reservations made via phone, and a $10 service fee will apply to online bookings.

Direct through Airlines:
You may contact your preferred airline directly to book travel to the AAN Annual Meeting. You must reference the AAN Annual Meeting and provide the appropriate airline discount codes listed below.

Airline: Delta
Discount Code: NMK82
Phone Number: (800) 328-1111
Website: and select More Search Options.

Airline: United
Discount Code: ZTDX158803
Phone Number: (800) 521-4041
Website: and insert in Offer Code box.

About Washington, DC
Looking for Interesting and Unique Things to Do While in the DC Area?

While most people are aware of options like the Washington Memorial, the White House, and the Smithsonian Museums, Washington, DC is home to multiple unique places to visit. 

National Park Service Memorials
While strolling along the famous National Mall, be sure and visit some of these beautiful new memorials, conveniently situated near the famous Lincoln Memorial: 

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens 
Discover the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Situated on 25 acres overlooking Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC, the beautiful estate boasts a world-renowned collection of Russian and French decorative arts, as well as extensive gardens and special exhibitions. 

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site  
Visit Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass who was born into slavery and escaped to spend the rest of his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. This National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, works to preserve the legacy of Douglass’s tireless struggle and inspire people today.

Freer and Sackler Galleries: The Smithsonian¹s Museums of Asian Art 
This first-class museum features world-renowned collections, exhibitions, and public programs that offer inspiring encounter with Asian art and culture for diverse audiences. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts 
Founded in 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing
women’s creative contributions. 

Octagon Museum 
Built between 1798 and 1801 by John Tayloe III at the suggestion of George Washington, the house was offered to President Madison and his family in 1814 as temporary quarters after the White House was burned in the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent was signed here in February 1815, thus ending the war between Great Britain and the US. Since 1898 the Octagon has served as the national headquarters for the American Institute of Architects.  

Smithsonian National Postal Museum  
Housed in the historic 1914 City Post Office Building next door to Union Station, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum occupies 100,000 square feet of the building with 35,000 square feet devoted to exhibition space. The museum also houses a 6,000-square-foot research library, a stamp store, and a museum shop. 

Take a stroll along the quaint cobblestone streets of this bustling historic neighborhood. Founded in 1751—predating Washington,DC—the area is a paradise for history and historic architecture lovers, shoppers, and foodies alike. 

Networking Opportunities

The International Experience

Saturday, April 18 through Friday, April 24
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

We invite all of our international attendees to join us at the International Experience. This is a unique place to network, participate in informal sessions, and learn more about the AAN as well as other organizations worldwide.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 19: Asia Day

  • Asia Pacific Association of Young Neurologist, Opportunities for a Brighter Future
    Tissa Wijeratne, MD, FRACP, FAHA, FAAN, and Surat Tanprawate, MD
  • Indonesia Stroke Registry
    Fenny Yudiarto, MD, PhD
  • Improving Epilepsy Care and Treatment in India
    Mamta Bhushan Singh, MBBS, MD, DM 
  • Harmonization of World's Effort in Neurogenomics
    Shoji Tsuji, MD, PhD

Monday, April 20: Africa Day

  • Current and Future Neurology Training in Zambia
    Omar Siddiqi, MD
  • Building Capacity for Neurology in Africa
    David Renner, MD
  • Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy, the Hole of Hipposcampi
    Oscar Del Brutto, MD, FAAN

Tuesday, April 21: Global Neurology Day

  • Establishment of Global Neurology Program: Partnership between BIDMC in Boston and the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
    Igor Koralnik, MD
  • How to get your Manuscript Published
    Mark Hallett, MD, FAAN

Wednesday, April 22: Latin America, Caribbean Day

  • Advancing Epilepsy Care in Caribbean
    Amza Ali, MD, FRCP, FAAN

Thursday, April 23: Europe Day

  • Harmonization of European Neurology Education
    Walter Struhal, MD
  • Genetic factors in MS: the Experienceof the IMSGC Consortium
    Filippo Martinelli Boneschi, MD, MS, PhD

Meeting Resources

First-time Attendee

The AAN offers the resources for first-time attendees to the Annual Meeting that will ensure you get the most out of your Annual Meeting experience.

View the First-time Attendee page for more information.

General Information

Obtaining Your CME and Evaluations 
To receive CME for education programs or scientific sessions, evaluations must be completed online or via the Annual Meeting mobile app. Wireless internet hotspots will be available at the convention center. Details will be provided prior to the meeting.

Education Program Syllabi
Full text syllabi and program slides will be available electronically only – online or via the Annual Meeting mobile app. All registered attendees will receive an email notification once syllabi are available.  

Child Care Information
A variety of child care options are available in Washington, DC. Check with the concierge at your hotel on or before your arrival to make your arrangements.

Metro Pass
Any AAN contracted hotel outside of one-mile radius of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will receive a complimentary metro pass in lieu of free shuttle service. Guests at these hotels will receive a metro pass, map, and further instructions upon hotel check-in. Shuttle services will still be made available for special events.

Luggage Check
No luggage check is available at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Check with your concierge at your hotel to make your arrangements.

Internet Kiosks
The Internet Center provides attendees with computer workstations and Internet access. Check email, search the AAN website, or complete online evaluations to obtain CME Credit.

Wireless Connection
Wireless Internet hotspots will be available at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Business Center
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has a business center that offers administrative and office services, including copy machines, faxes, and shipping services. The business center is located on the lobby level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

First Aid Station
A First Aid station is located on the lobby level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The station is staffed by licensed medical professionals and fully equipped with supplies, including automatic external defibrillators (AED). The station is operational throughout the duration of the Annual Meeting.

Prayer Room
A prayer room will be available in the Convention Center for attendees looking for a quiet space for thought, reflection, and prayer.

Mother’s Room
A private room will be available in the Convention Center for nursing mothers and others with sensitive personal health needs. Please note that this room will not be staffed.


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