Abstract Center

Abstract Center

2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

The educational program for the 2020 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting includes the presentation of scientific data in general and subspecialty section sessions as Oral Presentations, Rapid-fire Oral Presentations and E-posters.

Abstracts are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and the relevancy to the field of neurosurgery. Although scientific data is important, the quality of the abstract is the primary determinant for acceptance by the AANS Scientific Program Committee.

Registration/Attendance Requirement

The presenting author of an Oral Presentation, Rapid-fire Oral Presentation or an E-poster must register to attend the 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting by Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Late-breaking Abstract Center

The Late-breaking Abstract Center is closed as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at 5 pm CT.

Abstract Center

The Abstract Center closed as of 5 pm CT on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Presentation Formats

  1. Oral Presentations
    The highest-ranked abstracts are selected for an Oral Presentation in either one of three Plenary Sessions, seven Scientific Sessions, 10 Section Sessions, the Advanced Practice Providers Plenary Session or the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum. These sessions take place Sunday through Wednesday.
    When uploading slide presentations the format should be 16:9.
  2. Rapid-fire Oral Presentations
    The Rapid-fire Oral Presentations are limited to three minutes and 10 slides. The sessions are set up by submission category and take place on Wednesday. When uploading slide presentations the format should be 16:9.
  3. E-posters
    E-posters are visible through the entirety of the meeting on the AANS 360 app and are available through the app for one year after the meeting’s conclusion. There are no physical E-poster presentation times or locations scheduled during the meeting. The presenting authors will have the opportunity to upload a supplemental PDF presentation in either poster or slide format (10 slides total) to accompany their original abstract submission.

Changing the Presenting Author for an Abstract

If the presenting author is not able to attend the meeting, a Change of Presenting Author Form must be completed and submitted. Complete the form and forward it to rjm@aans.org. No change will be made without receipt of the completed form.

After the change, all correspondence will then be addressed and sent to the new presenting author. The deadline for changing a presenting author is Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

Accessing an Abstract after the AANS Abstract and Late-breaking Abstract Center Close

Abstracts will not be shown in Abstract Corner once the submission deadline date has passed. To print a copy of any abstract submitted, log in to MyAANS, click the “My Meetings” icon, choose “Meeting Certificates” from the drop down box, click “Abstract Submission History,” then click on the desired abstract to open a PDF file of the abstract.

Important Dates

January 2020

  • Early January
    Abstract Center notification emails are sent to each submission’s presenting author.
  • Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
    The Late-breaking Abstract Center opens.
  • Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
    Abstract invitation acceptance deadline.
    • Abstract invitations not accepted by this date are withdrawn. Late acceptances will not be taken – no exceptions.

February 2020

  • Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
    The Late-breaking Abstract Center closes at 5 pm CT.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
    Presenting Author Change Form and registration deadline for accepted regular submission abstracts.
    • The presenting author must be registered for the 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, if they are not the abstract will be declined and withdrawn. Late registrations will not be taken – no exceptions.
  • Late February 2020
    Late-breaking Abstract Center notification emails are sent to each submission’s presenting author.

March 2020

  • Monday, March 2, 2020
    The E-poster management site opens to upload PDF presentations.
    • The presenting author must be registered for the 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to access the upload site.
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    Presenting Author Change Form and registration deadline for accepted Late-breaking Abstracts.
    • The presenting author must be registered for the 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, if they are not the abstract will be declined and withdrawn. Late registrations will not be taken – no exceptions.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5 pm CT
    Deadline for E-poster PDF upload.
    • Late submissions will not be accepted – no exceptions.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    The Oral and Rapid-fire Oral Presentation management site opens to upload PDF slides.
    • The presenting author must be registered for 2020 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to access the upload site.