2013 AANS Annual Report - page 18

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2013
AANS ANNUAL REPORT
The 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Review
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More than 1,000 abstract submissions were received — eclipsing 2012’s record-breaking total.
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The inaugural mid-level plenary session was attended by nearly 200 registrants.
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The all-new Opening Ceremonies featured a guest lecture from Walter Isaacson, two new awards, additional
guest speakers and a special musical tribute.
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Nine all-new Neurosurgical Face-offs were held during the course of the meeting.
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Eighty-three educational breakfast seminars were held.
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The number of 3D sessions was expanded to two, and two dinner symposia were offered as well.
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Plenary and select general sessions were again streamed live around the world by using AANS’ unique
AANSconnect
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portal to broadcast the content to the neurosurgical community.
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Two international symposia took place — the Global Symposium on Safety and Excellence with the European
Association of Neurosurgical Societies; and the U.S.-Mexican Neurosurgical Summit.
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A total of 17 general scientific sessions and three plenary sessions were held.
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Nearly 160 oral abstract presentations were given.
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Some 647 electronic poster presentations were displayed.
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The exhibit hall allowed 215 companies from around the globe to interact with attendees.
Recognizing Luminaries Who Have Advanced the Specialty
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Cushing Medalist — Jon H. Robertson, MD, FAANS
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Distinguished Service Award — Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, FAANS
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Humanitarian Award — Mark Bernstein, MD, FAANS
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AANS International Lifetime Recognition Awardee — Johannes Schramm, MD
Lecturers Underscore Importance of Safety While Embracing Field’s Diversity
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Cushing Orator — Chelsey B. Sullenberger III
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The Rhoton Family Lecturer — Donald Berwick, MD, MPP
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The Hunt-Wilson Lecturer — Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS
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The Ronald L. Bittner Lecturer — Ennio Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS
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The Richard C. Schenider Lecturer — Charles L. Branch Jr., MD, FAANS
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The Theodore Kurze Lecturer — Johannes Schramm, MD
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The Louise Eisenhardt Lecturer — Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
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The Van Wagenen Lecturer — Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS
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