2012 AANS Annual Report - page 13

An Overview of the 2012 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
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A record-breaking 900-plus abstract submissions were received.
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New offerings and special events included Town Hall Discussion
with former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson and the Albert L. Rhoton
Tribute for the Establishment of the Rhoton Endowment for
Research.
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Plenary Sessions were streamed live and available to a worldwide
audience via AANS’ unique AANS
connect
community.
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All Annual Scientific Meeting content was distributed through a
new and expanded AANS Mobile Membership Application, allowing
cross-platform accessibility to content for the first time.
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Through AANS
connect
, both on- and off-site attendees were able
to engage with presenters, discussants, and each other by posting
questions and comments in online discussion forums.
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17 general scientific sessions and three plenary sessions were held.
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177 oral abstract presentations were given.
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Nearly 700 electronic poster presentations were displayed.
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750 exhibit booths featured 217 companies.
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71 educational breakfast seminars and 40 practical clinics
were held.
Acknowledging Pioneers Who Are Redefining Neurosurgery
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Cushing Medalist: Donald O. Quest, MD, FAANS
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Distinguished Service Award: James R. Bean, MD, FAANS
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Humanitarian Award: A. Leland Albright, MD
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AANS International Lifetime Recognition Awardee:
Leonidas Quintana, MD
Unique Lectures Highlight Specialty-transforming Topics
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Cushing Orator: J. Craig Venter, PhD
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The Rhoton Family Lecturer: Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS
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The Hunt-Wilson Lecturer: Philip A. Starr, MD, PhD, FAANS
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The Ronald L. Bittner Lecturer: Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS, FACS
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The Richard C. Schneider Lecturer: Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS
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The Theodore Kurze Lecturer: Brian Greene, PhD
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The Louise Eisenhardt Lecturer: Cynthia Breazeal, DcS
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The Van Wagenen Lecturer: Karin Muraszko, MD, FAANS
2012 AANS ANNUAL REPORT
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