AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Media Advisory
Library: MED
Keywords: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
Description: The world's largest Annual Scientific Meeting for neurosurgeons, neurological residents in training, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, nurse/physician assistants, and other allied health professionals will feature the latest scientific and technological advances in neurological surgery.



MEDIA ADVISORY

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS
71st ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

WHAT: The world's largest Annual Scientific Meeting for neurosurgeons, neurological residents in training, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, nurse/physician assistants, and other allied health professionals. The meeting, drawing over 5,000 attendees (2,500 medical professionals), will feature the latest scientific and technological advances in neurological surgery. Highlights include:

* 42 practical clinics
* 10 scientific sessions
* 121 oral abstract presentations
* Over 500 poster presentations
* 650 exhibits (representing over 180 companies)
* 75 educational breakfast seminars

An online press kit, available in advance of the meeting, will feature neurosurgical topics of interest including:

* Magnesium Efficacy in a Rat Spinal Cord Injury Model
* Recurrent Sports-Related Concussion Linked to Clinical Depression
* Increasing the Level of Neuroprotection in Neurointensive Care: Five Years Experience with Bedside CT Scanning of the Head
* Evaluation of the CyberKnife Radiation Delivery System for Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spinal Lesions: A Series of 50 patients
* Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
* Continuous Intraputaminal Infusion of GDNF for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2003, through Thursday, May 1, 2003

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center--San Diego, California

111 W. Harbor Drive
PRESS
ROOM: Room 17A (Mezzanine Level), San Diego Convention Center

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, April 30.

CONTACT: For press credentials, contact Heather Monroe, AANS Director of Communications ph: (847) 378-0517, or call the Annual Meeting Press Room beginning Monday, April 28, at (619) 525-6380 (6383).

To view the AANS preliminary program, visit http://www.neurosurgery.org/aans/meetings/2003/
Beginning Monday, April 28, the meeting press kit can be found on the AANS Web site at: http://www.neurosurgery.org/aans/media/.