Social Events & Networking Opportunities

This year's meeting provides numerous opportunities to collaborate and network with colleagues and peers.


Opening Reception

Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm

AANS Exhibit Hall


Celebrate The Culture of Neurosurgery with an enjoyable evening of music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with colleagues at the #AANS2022 Opening Reception. Taking place in the Exhibit Hall, this is a chance to reconnect in-person with colleagues, as well as an opportunity to see the latest technology up-close. Accompanied by live music from the Neurosurgery Jazz Quintet, this promises to be an exciting evening for all.


International Reception

Saturday, 7-8:30 pm

National Constitution Center


Enjoy an evening at the National Constitution Center. 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.


Everyone is welcome to attend.


This is a ticketed event.


Complimentary for International Medical Attendees

$65 for U.S. or Canadian Medical Attendees

$65 for Exhibitors


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

Saturday, 7-8 am

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


Make plans to attend the WINS Breakfast featuring our guest Dr. Esther Duflo, 2022 Louis Eisenhardt Lecturer. Dr. Duflo was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for efforts toward alleviating global poverty.


Everyone is invited to attend this enlightening opportunity


This is a ticketed event.


$125 Physicians | $65 Physician Team Members


Advanced Practitioners (APP) Luncheon

Saturday, 1-2:30 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center


$65 for all attendees


The Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) Luncheon

Sunday, 12:45-2:15 pm

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


Immediately following the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum, join your colleagues for networking and discussion. The YNC luncheon features AANS Past President Christopher Shaffrey, MD, FAANS.


$25 for all attendees


The AANS Section on the History and Culture of Neurosurgery Annual Reception

Sunday, 5:30-7 pm

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


This evening features a special presentation by Peter L. Galison, 2022 Setti S. Rengachary Lecturer, renowned author, physicist and filmmaker. Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard and recipient of a MacArthur award in 1998. His work explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics: experimentation, instrumentation and theory.


For our session, he will speak about the history of imagery and objectivity in science and medicine, The Objective Image: from Bodies to Black Holes.


Enjoy this wonderful opportunity reconnect with colleagues.


This is a ticketed event.


$100 History Section Members | $200 History Section Non-Members


Alumni Receptions (invite only)

Rush Neurosurgery Alumni Reception - Friday, 8:30-10:00 pm

WVU Neurosurgery Alumni, Faculty, APPs & Students Reception - Saturday, 4:30-6:30 pm

Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery Alumni Reception - Saturday, 5:00-6:30 pm

Semmes Murphey / University of Tennessee Reception - Saturday, 5:00-6:30 pm

Stanford Neurosurgery Reception - Saturday, 5:00-7:00 pm

University of Utah Neurosurgery Alumni Reception - Saturday, 5:00-7:00 pm

UW Neurosurgery Alumni Reception - Saturday, 5:00-7:00 pm

Penn State College of Medicine Reception – Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00pm

AHN Neurosurgery Alumni Reunion - Saturday, 5:30-8:00 pm

Columbia University Department Alumni Cocktail Party - Saturday, 6:00-7:30 pm

CU Glenn Kindt Memorial Reception - Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Reception - Saturday, 6:00-7:00 pm

MGH Neurosurgery Alumni Reception - Saturday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Temple Health Reception - Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm

University of Cincinnati and Ohio State Neurosurgical Society - Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm

University of Miami Jackson Health Reception - Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm

Duke Alumni Reception - Saturday, 7:00-9:00pm