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Opening Ceremonies: The Privilege of Service

Takes place Sunday, April 29, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Headline speakers include Lt. General L. Honore, a 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness who became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans, and Arnie Fielkow, who helped rebuild New Orleans following 2005’s Hurricane Katrina by introducing legislation to improve education, economic development, public safety and youth recreation.  

Plenary Session I - Monday, April 30

Angela Duckworth, PhD, Louis Eisenhardt Lecture

Daniel Ariely, PhD, Hunt-Wilson Lecture


Plenary Session II – Tuesday, May 1

Daniel H. Pink, JD, Rhoton Family Lecture

General Stan McChrystal, Cushing Orator


Plenary Session III – Wednesday, May 2

Merwyn Bagan, MD, MPH, FAANS (L), Richard C. Schneider Lecture*, Panelist

Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD, FAANS, Richard C. Schneider Lecture*, Panelist

* Moderator: Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS

Gary Green, MD, Theodore Kurze Lecture

L. Dade Lunsford, MD, FAANS, Van Wagenen Lecture


Join us in for this unique educational opportunity and embrace this year’s theme, Neurosurgery: The Privilege of Service. Click here for additional details or to register.