10 Top Reasons to Attend #AANS2021 in Orlando

Join us in Orlando for the first neurosurgical annual meeting in over a year. Catch up with your colleagues to discuss the importance of the field’s future. Stand as a united community dedicated to moving neurosurgery forward.


#AANS2021 is live and in-person in Orlando. This is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with your colleagues, interact with speakers and spend time with friends. Visit the online program to start planning now.


The 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting features a variety of celebrated, interesting and insightful speakers. Take a look at the comprehensive and interactive list of speakers. Make plans to attend these enlightening sessions!


2021 new session formats

Ancillary Updates
Didactic lectures providing updated in care, guidelines or research in ancillary fields.

Clinical Quandaries
Case-based discussion addressing complex cases, complication cases and lessons learned.

Published Essentials
A summary of five published, must-read JNS articles.

Technique Sessions
Provides demonstrated instruction on completing procedures safely and effectively using recorded surgery with commentary.

Fishbowl
A group discussion format with room for audience participation.

HARV Talks
10-minute presentations on cutting edge or controversial topics.

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Join these patient-focused sessions.

Follow the Patient
An interactive case-discussion following a patient from the ER through the full continuum of care.

Patient Perspective
Patients share their experience with a neurosurgical procedure.

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While reconnecting with your peers at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, witness exciting, new innovations from respected exhibitors. Product theaters, Surgical Suites and Lunch and Learn opportunities add to the over 200 exhibitors excited to share the latest in neurosurgical technology in the AANS Exhibit Hall.


Don’t miss the Best of Boston, featuring 2020 highlights including keynote speakers and top abstracts from 2020. Join us in the Plenary Session on Sunday, 1:30-5 pm.


Sunday at the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is something you do not want to miss. After a morning full of of practical clinics, APP advancements in neurotrauma and the International Symposium, the excitement continues …

New this Year:

  • Exhibit Hall Open 1-4:30 pm
  • Best of Boston Plenary Session: 1:30-5 pm
  • Opening Session, taking place at the Convention Center: 5-6:30 pm
  • Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall: 6:30-8:30 pm

This year, with more scientific content is happening over the weekend at the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Take less time away from your practice and enjoy catching up with colleagues and keeping up on new scientific innovations on Saturday and Sunday. Access the Schedule at a Glance to assist in your planning.


While an abundance of theme parks may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Orlando, you may be surprised to learn that this city offers a wide variety of entertainment options. Visit museums and performance-based venues, then explore lush, green parks, wetlands and wilderness areas to discover the unique flora and fauna of natural Florida. Satisfy your adventurous side and discover Florida by foot, bike, kayak, canoe, airboat or horseback.

The official Visit Orlando website provides hundreds of thrilling opportunities and attractions for you and your family in conjunction with your trip to the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.