The Culture of Neurosurgery

April 29-May 2, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Convention Center

4-Day Weekend Conference

To minimize time away from practice, the 2022 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting runs Friday-Monday.

New FREE Community Sessions

More than a dozen concurrent sessions examining new literature, controversies and technology provide focused time to connect, collaborate and generate new ideas.

Inspiring Cultural Speakers

Authorities in the worlds of music, journalism, art and science share their cultural experiences, philosophies and lessons learned.

Featured Speakers

Opening Session

Jerome Bettis

NFL Hall of Fame Running Back

Opening Session

Michael C. Bush

CEO, Great Place to Work

Eisenhardt Lecture

Esther Duflo

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
2019 Nobel Prize in Economics Recipient

Cushing Lecture

Yo-Yo Ma

Grammy Award-Winning Cellist; Founder and Artistic Director for the Silk Road Project

Hunt-Wilson Lecture

Peggy Noonan

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist for the Wall Street Journal

Kurze Lecture

Lisa Wainwright

Former Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Philadelphia: A Center of Culture and History

While the meeting focuses on the Culture of Neurosurgery, Philadelphia is a city rich in American history and culture.

See where the Declaration of Independence was signed and explore the home of the country's first hospital, botanical garden, lending library and more - start planning to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

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Important Dates

  • 2022 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: April 29-May 2, 2022
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline March 28
  • Advanced Registration Deadline April 5 at 5 pm CT


The AANS welcomes the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) and European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) as collaborating societies at the 2022 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

International Reception

Saturday, April 30
National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. Join international neurosurgical leaders, AANS leadership and special dignitaries for this special event. Relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues from around the world.

Complimentary for International Medical Attendees

$65 for U.S. or Canadian Medical Attendees

$65 for Exhibitors

Plan to Exhibit in Philadelphia

Make plans now to exhibit in Philadelphia to showcase products and services to neurosurgeons and other health care professionals. Watch for new and innovative ways to tie your products to the science presented at the meeting.

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