Press and Media

Welcome to the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Press and Media information page. More than 3,200 neurosurgeons and other neuroscience professionals are expected to attend the 87th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, April 13-17, 2019. In addition to press guidelines, this page will offer the latest news, press releases and other related information around all AANS' activities taking place during organized neurosurgery's premier North American meeting. Follow the link below to find out more, and be sure to check back regularly for new information.

Media Registration


All media personnel attending the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting must contact the AANS Director of Marketing and Communications prior to arrival at the event. All media personnel are required to register in advance, before arriving at the meeting.

To qualify for registration, media personnel must be on the editorial staff of the publication represented, or, if a freelancer, have documentation from the publication for which they are on assignment. Media personnel will be required to provide a letter of assignment on company letterhead from the editor of a recognized news organization certifying that they are covering the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting for the organization. Press badges will be available only to those journalists who can show evidence that their attendance will result in media coverage of the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Sales and marketing personnel do not qualify for this registration category.

Credential Pickup Onsite

Once on site, all media personnel can take their letter of assignment and signed AANS press registration form to the AANS registration area. A list of recognized media will be there to speed registration. To qualify for press registration, one must be on the editorial staff of the publication represented.

Note: A pre-authorized registration is the only guaranteed way to access the meeting.

Working Press

Working press personnel are considered to be editorial staff of medical/healthcare publications, newspapers/magazines or medical/healthcare broadcast and Web-based media, focused on the scientific presentations and related events taking place during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Only individuals who meet these criteria will be considered working press.

Commercial Press

Commercial press personnel are considered to be editorial staff that represent for-profit publications circulated among the medical device industry and the business community, and for whom the primary focus of coverage is not related to the scientific program (research) presented at the meeting. Attendance at the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is to network and highlight the activities of device or pharmaceutical companies. Those individuals will be required to register for the event as a member of the commercial press. For more information on this, please visit the registration area.

No outside materials for distribution and no sharing of lists will be allowed. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Outreach Services

The AANS Marketing and Communications Department staff can assist journalists by providing background information on neurosurgical health issues and in setting up interviews with meeting speakers or AANS officers and spokespersons. If you have a particular topic or issue that requires more information, please contact the Director of Marketing and Communications for assistance.