NINDS at AAN 2023 Annual Meeting

April 22, 2023 | 7:00 - April 27, 2023 | 5:30

Join NINDS at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting!

NINDS is excited to have booth #781 at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Boston April 22-27. If you’re attending the meeting, read below to learn how to connect with us in Boston and browse the resources to learn more about our Institute and the training, funding, and educational resources available. This year, during NIH Day on Monday, April 24, we’ll be hosting Coffee Chats with several NINDS staff. NINDS will also be hosting a virtual booth for registered attendees. 

We also know that many in our community will not be attending the meeting. This event page mirrors the content and opportunities shared at the on-site exhibit for anyone interested in learning about our programs, initiatives, funding announcements, career opportunities, and other resources relevant to attendees of the annual AAN meeting.

See NINDS Program Director availability for meetings at booth #781.

Agenda: NIH Day at AAN

NINDS staff will be participating in “NIH Day” at AAN on April 24, from 1:00 - 5:00pm ET in the Research Hub. Check out the table below for a schedule of the day and click the links to learn more.

Agenda: NIH Day at AAN
Title Speaker/Point of Contact Time (ET)
Overview of NINDS, Q&A with NINDS Director
Followed by open discussion with NINDS leadership
Walter Koroshetz, M.D. 1:00 - 1:45pm
Health Disparities and Diversity Programming: Updates and Opportunities
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff, led by Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D,
Richard Benson, M.D., Ph.D.
Cheryse Sankar, Ph.D.
1:45 - 2:30pm
Supporting Trainee Research and Development
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff, led by Adam Hartman, M.D.
Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D.
Tish Weigand
2:30 - 3:15pm
Clinical Research: Updates and Opportunities
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff
Clinton Wright, M.D.
Avi Nath, M.D.
3:15 - 4:00pm
Special Programs in Neurodegeneration
Followed by open discussion with NINDS and NIA staff
Lina Garcia, M.D.
Eliezer Masliah, M.D.
4:00 - 5:00pm

NINDS Staff Presentations at AAN

Other NINDS staff presentations at AAN include:

Saturday, April 22

12:00-3:30 p.m.: Futures in Neurologic Research Boot Camp | NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz, M.D. will present "NIH Perspective" from 1:35-1:55 p.m. and Clinton Wright, M.D. will act as table facilitator| Location: Room 210C

Monday, April 24

12:30-12:45 p.m.: Hope Talks: Get Inspired | Richard Benson, M.D., Ph.D. | Location: H13

Tuesday, April 25

7:00-8:30 a.m.: Research Program Breakfast | Clinton Wright, M.D. 

1:10-1:50 p.m.: An NINDS-centric view of Ks, Career Development and Launching a Successful Clinician-scientist Career | Tish Weigand, Ph.D.

NIH Coffee Hour at AAN

Join NINDS and National Institute on Aging (NIA) staff for informal discussions about NIH-supported research, initiatives, and programs. The Coffee Hour will be held on Monday, April 24th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. in H119.

The Coffee Connects will feature:

Featured Content for AAN Attendees

Explore featured content, programs, and initiatives curated for attendees at AAN 2023:

Research Programs and Initiatives

  • Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative: The Office of the BRAIN Director manages the NIH contribution to The BRAIN Initiative®, including strategic planning, research programs, funding opportunities, resources, and more.
  • The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: This collaborative framework includes the NIH Office of the Director and 12 NIH Institutes and Centers that support research on the nervous system.
  • Neural Engineering at NINDS(pdf, 248 KB): NINDS supports Neural Engineering research through programs in the Divisions of Neuroscience, Translational Research, and Clinical Research. The combined portfolio spans early concept generation, technology development/optimization, translational studies and clinical trials.
  • Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Program for Parkinson's Disease (AMP®PD): AMP®PD is a public-private partnership between government, industry, and nonprofit organizations focusing on identifying and validating biomarkers for predicting Parkinson’s disease, tracking disease progression, and validating therapeutic targets.
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias:  NINDS collaborates with NIA, the lead NIH Institute for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research, to establish research priorities and fund biomedical research in AD as well as several Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRDs).
  • ONETOX - Neural Exposome and Toxicology Programs: The overall goal of ONETOX is to enhance basic, translational, and clinical NIH research on the effect of the neural exposome on nervous system diseases and disorders by fostering more collaborative research within the neuroscience research community.

Training, Career Opportunities and Research Resources

NINDS Offices and Divisions Information

  • Office of Research Quality: The NINDS Office of Research Quality promotes experimental and analytical rigor, measures to reduce bias, transparent reporting, and high-quality scientific research.
  • NINDS Division of Translational Research (DTR): DTR accelerates basic research findings towards patient use for neurological disorders and stroke by providing funding, expertise, and resources to the research community.
  • NINDS Division of Clinical Research (DCR): DCR provides oversight for clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of innovative treatments of neurological disorders and stroke, epidemiological studies of natural history, biomarker studies, and studies designed to elucidate the causes of neurological disorders.
  • Office of Global Health and Health Disparities (OGHHD): OGHHD leads the coordination and development of programs and initiatives that foster global research and research on health disparities in neurological disorders and stroke.  
  • NINDS Intramural Research: Investigators in the NINDS Intramural Research program, launched in the 1950's, conduct research in the basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences at the NINDS Bethesda, Maryland laboratories.