Abstract Center
The educational program for the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting will include the presentation of scientific data in general and subspecialty section sessions as oral presentations, rapid fire oral presentations and electronic posters. Abstracts submitted for the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and the relevancy to the field of neurosurgery. Although scientific data is important, the quality of the abstract is the primary determinant for acceptance by the AANS Scientific Program Committee. Accepted abstracts are assigned to be presented as either an oral presentation, rapid fire presentations or electronic poster.
  

Registration/Attendance Requirement
As Presenting Author, if you accept to present either an oral presentation,  rapid fire oral presentation or an electronic poster you must register and attend the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Registration must be completed by Monday, March 27, 2017. If the Presenting Author does not register by above date all accepted abstracts by the Presenting Author will be declined. If not able to assume responsibilities of Presenting Author, a Change of Presenting Author Form must be filled out by Monday, March 27, 2017 and returned before the name change can be completed. 

Changing the Presenting Author for an Abstract
Please complete the change of presenting author form. Then, forward the completed form to rjm@aans.org. No change will be made without receipt of the completed form, including updated disclosure information.Deadline for submitting Change of Presenting Author forms: Monday, March 27, 2017.

Late-breaking Abstracts site is now closed

Submission Period: Jan 4 – Feb. 22, 2017. The submission portal closed at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Can I edit my submission?
Yes, you may make any edits until the submission deadline on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at 5 p.m. CST. This includes changing the title, adding or deleting authors or changing the abstract body. Once the review process begins, no changes are allowed to the submissions. No exceptions. Please note: Any typographical errors, spelling issues, improperly formatted titles, etc., will NOT be edited by anyone at the AANS. It is the responsibility of the submitter to review and verify all work submitted.

How will the abstract be available to meeting attendees?
Late-breaking Abstracts will be available on the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting App. They will be published exactly how they are submitted, with no exceptions. Please proofread your abstract before it is submitted to avoid errors.
 
What is the review process?
The Late-breaking Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Scientific Program Committee.

Registration/Attendance Requirement
All Presenting Authors must register and attend the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. Registration must be completed by Monday, March 27, 2017. If a Presenting Author does not register by this date, all accepted presentations both oral and electronic will be declined.

How do I change the Presenting Author for an abstract?
If a Presenting Author is unable to attend the meeting, a Change of Presenting Author Form must be completed and submitted by Monday, March 27, 2017. This form can be completed here. After the change, all correspondence will then be addressed and sent to the new Presenting Author.

Important Dates for the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Center
  • Abstract Notifications for the Late-breaking Abstract Center — Emails will be sent by end of March 2017 to each submission’s presenting author.
  • Electronic Posters Submitted to Freeman AV — Friday, March 10, 2017, at 5 p.m. CST. Late submissions will not be accepted. There are no exceptions.
  • Rapid Fire Oral Presentations submitted to Freeman AV – Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. CST
  • Deadline for Presenting Author Change Form – Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Deadline for Presenting Author to Complete Registration – Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Oral Presentations Submitted to Freeman — Monday, April 12, 2017, at 5 p.m. CST