Social Events



Global Reception

Friday, 3–4:30 pm (Immediately Following the Global Symposium)
Los Angeles Convention Center

Join neurosurgical leaders, AANS leadership and special dignitaries from around the world for the 2023 AANS Global Reception, held in conjunction with the 2023 AANS Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles. Relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues while delighting in cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 3-4:30 pm on Friday, April 21, immediately following the Global Symposia. While this is a complimentary event and open to anyone wishing to attend, registration is required and must be completed during registration for the annual meeting.

Opening Reception

Friday, 7–9 pm (Immediately following the Opening Session)
AANS Exhibit Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center

Mingle with your friends, colleagues and exhibitors for an evening of cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. Take advantage of this opportunity in the AANS Exhibit Hall and receive an up-close look at the latest technology in neurosurgery, while building your professional and social networks.

AANS/CNS Section on Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) Breakfast

Saturday, 7–8:15 am
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Join your fellow colleagues for the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) Breakfast in Los Angeles. This year, WINS welcomes the 2023 Louis Eisenhardt Lecturer, Anima Anandkumar, as its guest. Ms. Anandkumar is the director of machine learning research, NVIDA, and Bren Professor, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Cal Tech. She offers a rare combination of leading-edge academic research with equally deep experience in business and practical applications. All are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $125 for physicians and $65 for physician team members

APP Luncheon

Saturday, 12:30–2:30 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center

Connect with APP colleagues and AANS leadership over round table discussions on professionalism, demonstrating your worth, on-board APPs and compensation models.

Tickets are $65 per person

Women in Neurosurgery Celebration

Hosted by the NREF
Saturday, 7–9 pm
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Join the NREF for an evening of celebration, honoring the history and achievements of Women in Neurosurgery. Net proceeds will support the NREF’s research and education mission to train, inspire and encourage female neurosurgeons to realize their goals and advance the profession.

Tickets are $150 per person

Young Neurosurgeons Luncheon

Sunday, 12:30–2 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center

Tickets are $25 per person

Alumni Receptions

MGH Alumni Reception Friday, 8:30-9:30 PM
Penn State Health Alumni Reception Saturday, 5-7 PM
University of Wisconsin Alumni Reception Saturday, 5-7 PM
Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Receptions Saturday, 6-8 PM
SUNY Upstate Neurosurgery Alumni Event Saturday, 6-8 PM
University of Colorado Alumni Reception Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM