Speaker Resource Hub

Speaking at the 2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting? Access need-to-know information, templates and dates here.

As a faculty member, you will benefit from sharing your expertise and research with neurosurgeons, residents, advanced practitioners and other medical professionals. The interaction that takes place is one of the most valuable aspects of the meeting. Connecting with others and sharing your insight will help grow the field of neurosurgery and improve patient care.

Speaker Information

As a speaker, your responsibilities are to:

  • Complete the mandatory tasks by February 20, 2023. Use the link in your invitation to log in and complete all tasks.
  • Register for the in-person meeting by February 20, 2023. All faculty members and presenters are required to register and attend the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in person.
  • Submit your final presentation, which can be uploaded after March 1, 2023, to Orchestrate, the AANS presentation management system
  • Review your presentation in the Speaker Ready Room at least two hours prior to your presentation.
  • Arrive at the Session Room 30 minutes prior to the start of the session to acquaint yourself with the room and audiovisual (AV) setup and to consult with the AV team and moderators in the room.
  • Book housing for the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting here. Booking through the AANS Housing Service ensures access to reduced room rates and supports the AANS.

Speaker Toolkit

ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence requires anyone in a position to control the content of this or any CME activity disclose all of his or her financial relationships with any ineligible entity. The ACCME defines an “ineligible entity" as companies that are ineligible to be accredited in the ACCME System. Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Failure or refusal to disclose will result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate in this or any AANS CME activity. Similarly, should the AANS be unable to satisfactorily mitigate an identified conflict of interest, this may result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate in this or any AANS CME activity.

All presentations must be fair and balanced. All clinical content presented must support safe and effective patient care.

All recommendations for patient care in accredited continuing education must be based on current science, evidence and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options.

All scientific research referred to, reported or used in accredited education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

All presentations must be free of marketing or sales of products or services. Faculty must not promote or sell products or services that serve their professional or financial interests during accredited education.

The AANS reserves the right to review and modify presentation slides and topics prior to the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to ensure presentations adhere to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence.

  1. Named Lecture
    Didactic lecture from a luminary in the field of neurosurgery.

  2. On-Call Toolkit
    Discussion on five procedures that the on-call neurosurgeon needs to understand to be prepared to successfully provide call coverage.

  3. Follow the Patient Diagnostic Challenge
    Interactive case discussion following a patient from entering the ER through the full continuum of care. Polling will be used to address clinical decision-making.

  4. Ancillary Updates
    Didactic lecture providing updates in care, guidelines or research in ancillary fields (i.e., oncology, radiology, pediatrics, etc.) and their application to neurosurgical care.

  5. Clinical Quandaries
    Case-based discussion addressing complex cases or complication cases and lessons learned, incorporating interactive polling and audience submitted questions.

  6. Oral Abstract Presentations
    The highest-ranked abstracts are selected for presentation during the Young Neurosurgeon Research Forum, Plenary, Scientific or Section Sessions. These sessions take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the meeting. When uploading slide presentations, the aspect ratio should be 16:9.

  7. Rapid Fire Abstract Presentations
    Abstracts can be selected for the Rapid-Fire Research Forum scheduled for Monday, April 24. Rapid Fire Abstract presentations are five minute oral abstract presentations.

  8. Abstract Session Presentations
    Medical student and resident presenting authors can also be invited to deliver an oral abstract presentation in the Abstract Session scheduled for Monday, April 24. After the presentation, speakers will have the opportunity to receive custom feedback on their presentation delivery and style.

  9. E-Poster Presentations
    E-Posters are a digital presentation of an abstract and can be viewed throughout the entirety of the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting on the meeting app and at app kiosks in the designated E-Poster area in the NeuroHub. Presenting authors must upload a one-slide PowerPoint presentation and then record a three-minute audio file within the Conference Harvester explaining their research.
    In addition, update the language under Speaker Information to state:

    • Review your presentation in the Speaker Ready Room at least three hours prior to your presentation.

  10. Published Essentials
    In this session, speakers will present a summary of papers recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Each summary will include a clinical take away which attendees can apply to practice tomorrow. Speakers should select articles that have significant implications in the field or have immediate implication for practice.

  11. Technique Sessions
    Provides instruction and demonstration of how to complete a procedure safely and effectively using recorded surgery with commentary.

  12. Panel Discussion
    A conversation of three or more presenters addressing a complex topic. Panels address controversial issues, team-based training topics or different perspectives on a particular topic. Audience participation is encouraged through question and answer.

  1. Ground-Breaking Technology
    Up to three speakers highlighting cutting-edge techniques and science.

  2. Leadership Lecture
    Lecture given by a preeminent thought leader on a topic of his/her choice.

  3. What's on the Horizon
    New science, clinical studies or aspects which will translate and change the neurosurgical community in the next five years.

  4. Open-Panel Discussion
    Interactive panel discussion incorporating the audience through a direct question and answer format.

  5. Existential Crises in Your Community
    Dig deep to see what is really happening and of interest in your community. This can be addressed through an open panel, literature review or debate and provide constructive takeaways for the audience.

  6. Debate Between Experts
    Topic of clinic equipoise or substantial controversy, including the audience in the debate to expand upon topics or arguments.

Invite your network to hear you share your expertise at #AANS2023. Create your own post or promote your session quickly on social media by copying and pasting the below templates to your social networks. Customize the message to correspond with your session and add one of the social media graphics below.

I am honored to speak at #AANS2023 with @AANSNeuro in Los Angeles April 21-24. Check out my session, "[Insert Title]" on [Day]. View the complete schedule here: http://ow.ly/nUSi50N01J3 #Neurosurgery

I'll be presenting "[Insert Title]" at #AANS2023, the premier #neurosurgical event. Learn more about it and this year's theme #Neurosurgeons as Advocates here: http://ow.ly/P56G50N01A2

On [Date], I'll be presenting "[Insert Title]" at @AANSNeuro #AANS2023. Join me to learn and network with leading #neurosurgery #experts. http://ow.ly/P56G50N01A2

I'm proud to be an #AANS2023 faculty member. See you at my session on [Insert Topic] on [Date]. http://ow.ly/P56G50N01A2 #Neurosurgery

I'm speaking at #AANS2023 April 21-24, in Los Angeles. Join me by registering today! http://ow.ly/P56G50N01A2 #Neurosurgery

I'll be presenting at #AANS2023, the premier education and networking event for neurosurgery with @AANSNeuro, from April 21-24, in Los Angeles. Check out the agenda and learn more at http://ow.ly/P56G50N01A2


Add the below graphic banner to your email signature on all outgoing emails to promote your involvement with the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. Link the image to https://www.aans.org/meetings.

Invite your collogues to join your session by customizing the below email sample.

Dear [NAME],

I hope you will join me at The 2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21- 24. It is the premier neurosurgical event of the year, connecting the elites in the neurosurgical community for four days of education and knowledge sharing. There, I will be presenting on [SESSION] on [DATE].

Between the CME educational content, networking opportunities and neurosurgical conversations, I would strongly recommend attending the conference this year. You can learn more about it and register here: https://www.aans.org/meetings.



The Speaker Ready Room is designed to be your resource and provide presentation assistance. The room is equipped with computer stations and AV staff to assist with presentation uploads and other technical assistance as it relates to your presentation.

Speaker Ready Room: 404B

All times are listed in the Pacific time zone.

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 7 am-4:30 pm

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 6:30 am-12:00 pm


An audience response system is available in select sessions. Information on programming and poll submission will be provided to appropriate faculty in March 2023 from the AANS Education Team.


Contact the AANS Education Team at education@aans.org with additional questions.