Pre-meeting Symposia

The Benzel Symposium


The AANS honored two luminaries in the field of neurosurgery prior to the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. These new offerings provide high quality subspecialty-specific education, while bringing together the top names in neurosurgery to teach and collaborate with attendees.

The Benzel Symposium honored the career and accomplishments of Edward C. Benzel, MD, FAANS. This symposium featured lectures and discussions from internationally renowned neurosurgeons and orthopaedists specializing in spine surgery. The content of this once-in-a-lifetime event was informative, lively and interactive. Followed by a cocktail reception, gala dinner and roast, the Benzel Symposium was one of the premier events of the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

The AANS wishes to thank the following companies for their support of the Benzel Symposium:

Gold Support Level
Medtronic
Silver Support Level
NuVasive, Inc.
Bronze Support Level
DePuy Synthes

The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium


The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium honored the career and legacy of Evandro de Oliveira, MD, PhD, IFAANS. A faculty of international masters participated in lectures, debates and panel addressing themes of Dr. de Oliveira’s prolific career. The following gala dinner honored Dr. de Oliveira’s legacy and numerous international contributions to neurosurgery.

The AANS wishes to thank the following companies for their support of the Evandro de Oliveira Symposium:

Gold Support Level
Medtronic
Bronze Support Level
TAKAYAMA/MUTOH America