Should We Have Ended the Doctor Draft?

Monday, April 15 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The end of the Doctor Draft in 1972 put enormous stress on military medical departments for three decades. This discussion addresses how military departments responded and recovered.

The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a presentation by the Setti S. Rengachary, MD, Memorial Lecturer, Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, MD (USN-Ret.).

Join us for the 2019 annual AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery Dinner. This event will take place at The Prado at Balboa Park, a National Historic Landmark originally built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, celebrating the city of San Diego as well as the 1914 opening of the Panama Canal. Everyone is invited to attend this event for the opportunity to catch up with long-time colleagues, network and socialize with new connections.

Ticketed Event; Non-CME Event.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online or during registration.

Vice Adm. Harold Koenig, MD (USN-Ret)

After a 32-year career in Navy medicine, Dr. Koenig retired as Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 1998 with the rank of Vice Admiral.

Prior assignments include Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and other headquarter positions. He was commanding officer of the Navy’s Health Sciences, Education and Training Command and the Navy Hospital, San Diego. Previously, he was a practicing physician in three separate navy hospitals.

The Prado at Balboa Park

The Prado at Balboa Park, located in the House of Hospitality, is in the heart of San Diego’s world famous Balboa Park. The House of Hospitality recently reopened after complete reconstruction and modernization. Every effort was made to historically renovate the House of Hospitality in keeping with its original Spanish, Moorish and Mexican architectural design. Named “One of America’s Best Restaurants” by Gourmet magazine, the Prado at Balboa Park is uniquely San Diego.

The AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery

The AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery consists of AANS members dedicated to documenting, discussing and preserving the history of neurological surgery. The section was founded by William C. Hanigan, MD, PhD, FAANS(L); James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, FAANS; Edward R. Laws Jr., MD, FAANS(L); Christopher B. Shields, MD, FAANS(L); Samuel H. Greenblatt, MD, FAANS(L); and Peter W. Carmel, MD, FAANS(L).

Members of the AANS who have a major interest in the history of medicine may apply for section membership.