Social Events



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

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

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 - 410

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


Global Reception

Friday, 3–4:30 pm (Immediately Following the Global Symposium)
Los Angeles Convention Center - Petree Hall: Outdoor Space

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, medical 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 - Hall GHJ

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.


Women in Neurosurgery Celebration

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

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 - 403A

Tickets are $25 per person


Alumni Receptions

MGH Alumni Reception
Saturday, 6pm - 8pm

Diamond 9

NYU Langone Neurosurgery Alumni Reception
Saturday, 6pm - 8pm

The Ritz Carlton Rooftop

Penn State Neurosurgery Alumni Reception
Saturday, 5-7 PM

Diamond Ballroom 8

University of Wisconsin Alumni Reception
Saturday, 5-7 PM

Atrium I

University of Utah Neurosurgery Alumni Reception
Saturday, 5-7:30 PM

Platinum Ballroom A

Semmes Murphey/University of Tennessee Reception
Saturday, 5-7 PM

Platinum Ballroom I

WVU Department of Neurosurgery Reception
Saturday, 6-7PM

Platinum Ballroom J

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Receptions
Saturday, 6-8 PM

Atrium III

SUNY Upstate Neurosurgery Alumni Event
Saturday, 6-8 PM

Georgia II

University of Colorado Alumni Reception
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM

Atrium II

WMC/NYMC Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 22 5-7 pm

Diamond Ballroom 2

Columbia Neurosurgery Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 22 6-7:30 pm

Plaza III

Frazier Club Reception
Sunday, 5pm - 6pm

Georgia II

MD Anderson Neurosurgery Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 22 6 - 8 pm

Platinum Ballroom C