Social Events

The Opening Reception will be on Sunday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m., at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE.

Microsoft Square is an exciting, one acre, open-air plaza centrally located in the heart of L.A. LIVE and is locally coined as the "Times Square of the West." It is a premier destination for live entertainment in the downtown Los Angeles area, often used as a red carpet site for special events. Join your colleagues for a chance to enjoy this vibrant entertainment venue for the evening and experience some wonderful California cuisine by the legendary Wolfgang Puck. A ticket is required for this event. One ticket to the Opening Reception is included per attendee, spouse and guest registrations. Additional tickets are available for purchase.

Microsoft Square

The AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery Annual Dinner will be held on Monday, April 24, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Cicada Restaurant and Club.

Featuring Michel Zerah, PhD, head of the department of pediatric neurosurgery at the Hopital des Enfants Malades (Necker Hospital) in Paris, France, well known author and lecturer. Dr. Zerah will be discussing how neurosurgery and neurosurgeons have always occupied a special position in society. This presentation will review the evolution of this image through movies and television series from Dr. Viktor Frankenstein to Dr. Derek Shepherd.

Nestled among French marble reaching to the 30-foot ceiling, elaborate English oak trim and a custom-designed bar and lounge, diners will be immersed in the 1920s Art Deco atmosphere of the Cicada Restaurant and Club located in The Oviatt Building. The Oviatt Building is rich with Hollywood history and continues to serve as a local entertainment hot-spot playing host to various lavish events.

All attendees/guests must reserve a ticket in advance. Tickets are $150 per person.

Cicada Restaurant and Club

On Monday, April 24, from 8-9:30 p.m., the AANS International Reception will be held at the GRAMMY Museum and Target Terrace.

Join leaders from the AANS, international neurosurgical organizations and special dignitaries during the 2017 AANS International Reception at the GRAMMY Museum and Target Terrace for an evening of conversation, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Located on the fifth floor of the GRAMMY Museum, the Target Terrace is a modern, outdoor mezzanine with phenomenal views of downtown Los Angeles and the world famous Hollywood sign. The GRAMMY Museum features a rich collection of historical music artifacts from Grammy-Award-winning musicians including costumes and instruments, hand-written lyrics, records, and audio/video recordings. While there is no cost to International Attendees, there is a modest cost of $25 for U.S. and Canadian physicians. A ticket is required for this event: Reserve yours today.

Grammy Museum