NINDS at AAN 2024 Annual Meeting

April 13, 2024 - April 18, 2024 | 12:00

Join NINDS at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting!

NINDS is excited to have booth #1016 at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Denver April 13-18, 2024. If you’re attending the meeting, read below to learn how to connect with us in Denver and browse the resources to learn more about our Institute and the training, funding, and educational resources available. This year, during NIH Day on Tuesday, April 16, we’ll be hosting Coffee Connects with several NINDS staff.

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.

Schedule 1-on-1, in-person meetings with NINDS Program Directors during the meeting.

Agenda: NIH Day at AAN

NINDS staff will be participating in “NIH Day” at AAN on Tuesday, April 16, from 1:00-4:00pm MT in Exhibit Hall B-E. 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 (MT)
Overview of NINDS, Q&A with NINDS Director
Followed by open discussion with NINDS leadership
Walter Koroshetz, M.D. 1:00 - 1:45pm
Clinical Research: Updates and Opportunities
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff
Clinton Wright, M.D.,
Avi Nath, M.D., and Ariane Soldatos, M.D., M.P.H.
Supporting Trainee Research and Development
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff, led by Adam Hartman, M.D.
Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D. and Walter Koroshetz, M.D. 2:30 - 3:15pm
Health Disparities and Diversity Programming: Updates and Opportunities
Followed by open discussion with NINDS staff
Richard Benson, M.D., Ph.D.,
Naomi Booker, M.P.H., and Sudha Srivinivasan, Ph.D.
3:15 - 4:00pm

NINDS Staff Presentations at AAN

Other NINDS staff presentations at AAN include:

Saturday, April 13

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM MDT:  FUTURES IN NEUROLOGIC RESEARCH BOOT CAMP | Location: Four Seasons 1

  • 01:30 PM - 01:50 PM MDT: NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz, M.D. will present "NIH Perspective" and Clinton Wright, M.D. will act as table facilitator
  • 02:25 PM - 02:45 PM MDT: Rigor in Experimental Design | Devon Crawford, PhD

Sunday, April 14

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM MDT: PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY SESSION: "Functional Neurological Disorder: La Lésion Dynamique" | Dr. Mark Hallet | Location: Bellco Theatre

Monday, April 15

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM MDT: RESEARCH CAREER SYMPOSIUM: "Demystifying Career Development Awards" | Adam L. Hartman, MD, FAAN| Location: Four Seasons 2/3

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 Tuesday, April 16th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Exhibit Hall B-E.

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 among the NIH Office of the Director and 12 NIH Institutes and Centers that supports research on the nervous system, development of new research tools and therapeutics, training opportunities, and resources to assist neuroscientists and clinicians. 
  • Neural Engineering at NINDS: 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.
  • Helping to End Addition Long-term (HEAL)® Initiative: This NIH-wide effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis is funding neurology research to advance our understanding, management, and treatment of pain.  
  • 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. 

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