Letter from the President

Dear Friends:

The 141st Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association includes many new features. This is the first year the ANA will offer a unique session designed specifically for fellows and residents. During this workshop, scheduled for Sunday morning, several speakers will present topics of interest to those envisioning a future career in academic neurology. Attendees will hear from a member of our International Outreach Committee, who will focus on global neurology career opportunities, as well as a member of the ANA Board of Directors, who will speak to early career leadership opportunities.
The Scientific Program Advisory Committee has developed a new feature within this year's symposia: multiple, 'data blitz' presentations thematically linked to the symposium topic, and drawn from the strongest of an excellent and large pool of almost 500 submitted abstracts.
Attendees will also find a match for their interests among the 16 Special Interest Group sessions, held on Sunday and Monday afternoons, and in the Interactive Lunch Workshops on every meeting day. 
Finally, we anticipate a good deal of foot traffic at the poster sessions, which will be our largest ever. Attendees will have a chance to speak one-on-one with presenters, while enjoying wine and light hors d'oeuvres.  This year, you will find ANA committee members canvassing the poster hall, as they assess top posters for prizes to be awarded each evening. 
On behalf of the ANA Board and Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
Barbara G. Vickrey, M.D., M.P.H. 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
President, American Neurological Association