The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery around the world in order to promote the highest quality of patient care in all countries. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.

The AANS Collaboration With AASNS and EANS

The 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting features a collaboration with the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).

This collaboration highlights some of the most renowned neurosurgeons of Asia, Australasia and Europe as presenters in the scientific program.

Members of AASNS and EANS member societies who choose to attend the meeting may register at the AANS member rate.

International Symposium

Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Fee: Included in meeting registration.

Join leaders from the AANS and various international neurosurgical organizations speaking in this year's International Symposium. In addition to connecting with colleagues from around the world, attendees may also meet the 2017 International Lifetime Recognition Award recipient. This prestigious award honors a neurosurgeon for a lifetime of invaluable contributions to neurosurgery, as well as his or her impact on international neurosurgery. Click here for more information.

International Reception

Monday, April 24, 8-9:30 p.m., at the GRAMMY Museum and Target Terrace

Meet with AANS leadership, international neurosurgical organizations and special dignitaries during the 2017 AANS International Reception. The International Reception brings together AANS leaders, representatives from international neurosurgical organizations worldwide and international society officers for an evening of conversation among colleagues. All registered attendees are welcomed to attend and enjoy. While there is no cost to International Attendees, there is a modest cost of $25 for U.S. and Canadian physicians. A ticket is required for this event. Reserve yours today.

Invitation and Visa Information
Visitors/Non-immigrants — Traveling to Los Angeles
For the most up-to-date information and step-by-step guide, 
Click Here . Many citizens from other countries are required to obtain a visa to enter the United States. Visas are granted by the U.S. Department of State and may require a visit to your local U.S. Embassy. Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. It is recommended that you apply early for your visa (at least six to nine months prior to the meeting).
International Travel Information
International travelers to the United States from countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for entry online as part of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The program does not apply to travelers entering by land from Canada or Mexico. The authorization is valid for two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. Note: Authorization does not guarantee entry into the U.S.; that decision rests with the immigration official at the port of entry. Click Here to apply for entry.
Letter of Invitation
Individuals who require an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting must first register for the meeting and request a visa letter of invitation. The letter will require you to provide your full name, address and email to process the electronic official letter of invitation. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Please note that the AANS cannot guarantee that you or your colleagues will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the U.S. Department of State. The AANS cannot change the decision of the local U.S. embassy or consulate, should your application be denied.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer's identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States from within the Western Hemisphere. For more information, please Click Here.

General Information

AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Dates
April 22-26, 2017

Meeting Location
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The official language of the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is English. All abstracts and presentations will be in English. No simultaneous translation will be available.
Currency exchanges are available in Los Angeles. Most banks, as well as travel centers, exchange currency. It is best to have U.S. currency or traveler's checks. ATMs are readily available throughout Los Angeles.
Credit Cards/Travelers Checks
Most businesses accept major credit cards and U.S. dollar traveler's checks. There are a limited number of places that only accept cash. Have the proper identification with you before cashing traveler's checks.
Some venues around Los Angeles may take strict securities measures and may require identification to gain admittance. It is recommended that you carry your passport on you during the 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to avoid any inconvenience.
AANS Exhibit Hall
This year, more than 200 companies will showcase their products and services, several of them newly released, many tried and true and all valuable to the life of a neurosurgical practice. Complimentary beverage breaks and three lunches for medical attendees will be available.