Important Dates

2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in New Orleans, April 28-May 2, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Plan to attend for the latest in neurosurgical science and hands-on training in clinical care. AANS President, Alex Valadka, MD, FAANS, has chosen the theme, Neurosurgery: The Privilege of Service, which attendees will see played out through the speakers, awards and special events organized around the meeting.


Register Now

Register today to reserve your spot and start finalizing your plans to join us in historic New Orleans in 2018. For registration options and payment methods visit the Registration page.


Reserve Your Housing Today

Reserve your housing today for the 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. Reservations through the AANS’ Online Housing Bureau offer the lowest negotiated rates, convenient locations and shuttle service to and from the convention center.


The AANS Welcomes Its International Partners

The 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting features a collaboration with the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS). Members of EANS and CAANS who choose to attend the meeting will be able to register at the AANS member rate.


Submit Your Scientific Abstracts

The Abstract Center for the 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is open through Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Submitted abstracts are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and the relevancy to the field of neurosurgery. Accepted abstracts are assigned to be presented as either an Oral Presentation or E-poster.


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