Advanced Practice Providers Guide

The AAN recognizes the significant contributions advanced practice providers (APPs) make to the practice of neurology. We are continually striving to serve your needs, to help you grow your knowledge, advance professionally, and connect with your colleagues. Join us at the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting in Boston to do just that.


The meeting's lineup of programs, courses, and events will prove invaluable to your neurology career. With the wide range of experience and expertise among neurology APPs, any Annual Meeting program or course could be appropriate; however, this page is intended to highlight Annual Meeting events and programs that are specific only to APPs.


Monday, April 24

  • APP Networking Reception
    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers with your neurology colleagues at this special evening reception. Connect with a mentor or mentee, or ask questions of APP Work Group members. 

Wednesday, April 26

  • APP Bring Your Own Lunch Networking 
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Bring your lunch and use this opportunity to learn more about your fellow APPs in neurology! 
APP-specific Courses

Because of the the wide range of interests and experience levels among APPs who attend the Annual Meeting, this section lists only APP-specific courses. For a full listing of Annual Meeting courses in all areas of interests, please refer to the Annual Meeting Program.

Wednesday, April 26

  • C165: Clinical Neurology for Advanced Practice Providers I
    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    The role of advanced practice providers in the care of neurologic patients is increasingly critical. Through building a foundation of neuroimaging knowledge and reviewing the clinical features and diagnostic work-up of stroke patients, APPs will be able to directly apply this knowledge to their neurologic practice. Clinical cases will be discussed.

  • C165: Clinical Neurology for Advanced Practice Providers II
    3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The role of advanced practice providers in the care of neurologic patients is increasingly critical. Identifying the red flags of headaches presenting as neurologic emergencies will result in appropriate and timely treatment. Clinical cases will be reviewed in each topic. Through a review of the clinical features and evaluation of multiple sclerosis, APPs will be able to directly apply this knowledge to their neurologic practice. 
Expanded Experiential Learning Areas

Get ready to experience interactive, and totally flexible, new ways of exploring, engaging, and learning, throughout each day of the Annual Meeting. Experiential Learning Areas will offer a variety of real-world experiences designed to engage you intellectually, emotionally, and socially while serving up fresh ideas to help you personally and professionally.

As a member of the care team, it's critical for you to be practicing at the top of your license, with full appreciation of the contribution APPs make to neurology practices. We have planned several presentations in Maximize Your Value: Improve Your Neurology Practice and Navigating Your Career, to educate all of our members about APPs in practice.

Monday, April 24 

  • Successful APP: Physician Team Models Panel
    Navigating Your Career
    2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

    Paula Hardeman, PA-C; Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, FAAN; Cheryl Wall, APRN; Miriam L. Freimer, MD; Emma M. Fields, APRN; and Ryan Hakimi, DO

  • Coding And Reimbursement For APPs
    Maximize Your Value: Improve Your Neurology Practice
    3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD  

  • Utilization of APPs in Neurology Practice Panel
    Navigating Your Career
    3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Dennis S. O'Brien, PA-C; Calli L. Cook, APRN; Kathy England, APRN; Lucretia Long, APRN; and Kim Hall Oas, MSN, RN 

Wednesday, April 26

  • Adding a New Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to Your Practice: Our Method of Getting Started
    Education and Publications Station: Knowledge is Power
    1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Charles Zollinger, MD

Thursday, April 27

  • Ask the Expert: APPs
    Maximize Your Value: Improve Your Neurology Practice
    1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Joseph V. Fritz, PhD

Money Saving Opportunities

The Annual Meeting offers a number of opportunities for APPs to save with big discounts.


Discounted Airline Tickets
ATC Travel Management is the official travel agency for the Annual Meeting. For airline tickets to the Annual Meeting discounted 2-10 percent, contact ATC Travel Management at:

ATC Travel Management
Phone: (800) 458-9383
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday
(Closed weekends and holidays)

A $33 service fee will be assessed per ticket for reservations made via phone.

Discounted Hotel Rates
The AAN has set aside a limited number of discounted rooms for students at the Midtown Hotel. APPs may also take advantage of the rate (listed as “Student Housing”). Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The housing deadline passed on March 8, 2017.

Direct Through Airlines
You may also contact your preferred airline directly. You must reference the AAN Annual Meeting and provide the appropriate airline discount codes listed below.

Delta Airlines
Discount Code: NMMBY
Phone: (800) 328-1111 

United Airlines
Discount Code: ZVM8 820754
Phone: (800) 521-4041

Discounts are subject to availability; book well in advance. Normal mileage and status upgrades apply for all airline programs. A service fee will be charged for reservations made via phone.

Travel Website

Housing Questions and Reservations
Phone US/Canada: (800) 676-4226 
Phone International: (415) 979-2286
Hours: 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. PT, Monday-Friday

Need help? Submit your questions online.


2017 Annual Meeting Fees 

The early registration deadline passed on March 30, 2017. 

  • Early Registration (Before March 30, 2017)
    Non-neurologist member: $420
  • Late Registration (After March 30, 2017)

Non-neurologist member: $570

  • Early Gold Registration (Before March 30, 2017)
    Non-neurologist member: $619
  • Late Gold Registration (After March 30, 2017)
    Non-neurologist member: $769

Phone: US/Canada (800) 676-4226
Phone: International (415) 979-2286
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. PT

Need help? Submit your questions online.

*Skills Workshops, Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation Course, Improving your Leadership Skills: A Practical Approach, Women in Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness for Clerkship and Program Directors Academy, Early Career Research Training Symposium, The Most Important Tool in Your Black Bag: Gallup StrengthsFinder™ Assessment Courses, and Mentoring…Growing the Next Generation of Neurologist are not included in the Annual Meeting registration price. These courses require pre-registration, may have a separate registration fee, and are subject to closure due to reaching maximum capacity.

Discounts on Annual Meeting On Demand
Annual Meeting On Demand is a CME accredited comprehensive digital library with more than 500 hours** of presentations from the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting programs including syllabi from more than 450 presentations.

**Total hours of presentations available subject to speaker permissions.

Syllabi On Demand
All attendees will receive complimentary online access to all Annual Meeting Syllabi for one year. Upgrade to a permanent USB archive for only $29. Order online or by phone at (800) 501-2303.



Q: Why should I go to the Annual Meeting?

A: The AAN recognizes the growing importance of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in improving the quality of patient care, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of a practice, and reducing neurologist burnout. We have heard from APPs about what is important to them and what they need from us to excel in their careers-and the Annual Meeting delivers on these needs with top education and training, unparalleled networking, and more. With more than 13,000 neurology professionals and affiliate members in attendance, the AAN Annual Meeting is the largest international meeting of neurologists and attracts the best and brightest experts in the field.

Q: How do I register?

A: You can register online before March 30, 2017; after that date, Annual Meeting registration fees will increase.

To register Contact CMR: 
US/Canada (800) 676-4226
International (415) 979‑2286

Q: How can I find out about events and programs that will be offered at the Annual Meeting?

A: The Early Look provides a description of all events and education programs offered at the Annual Meeting. You can obtain a copy by contacting Member Services at (800) 879-1960 or you can view a copy online.

Q: What if I can't find an answer in the meeting program?

A: Before the meeting, you can call Member Services at (800) 879-1960. On-site, questions can be answered in the Annual Meeting Information Booth or Meeting Administration Office in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Q: How do I find rooms and events?

A: The Room Locator (in your on-site materials) lists all events, their location, and includes maps. You can also find rooms and events using the Annual Meeting App.

Q: How do I find the time of an abstract presentation?

A: The Science Program, available in February 2017, will detail all abstracts, including the time and location of their presentation. You can obtain a copy by contacting Member Services at (800) 879-1960.    

Q: Where can I go to network with my peers?

A: The Experiential Learning Areas, available all week, will feature novel ways to connect and thrive. In addition, check out the APP Networking Reception on Monday, April 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or the APP Bring Your Own Lunch Networking on Wednesday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Q: I am attending the Annual Meeting for the first time. What recommendations do you have for me?

A: We recommend several excellent opportunities for first-time attendees, including the Annual Meeting Orientation Session. You can also stay in the know by downloading the Annual Meeting mobile app. 


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