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25.04.2020 - 01.05.2020 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurology conferences in the world, where more than 15,000 global attendees convene to discuss over 20 subtopics in neurology.

Last year, Neurologybytes covered many of the sessions pertaining to migraine at AAN  including the latest research on the diagnosis, pathophysiology, diet, neuroimaging, comorbidities, and therapy of migraine. This year, discussions will continue and expand in light of more recent research. Migraine in children will be discussed in a course directed by Dr. Amy Gelfand (University of California, San Francisco, California, USA), and Dr. Susan Broner (Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, USA) will speak on migraine and women. In addition, migraine will be covered by globally renowned migraine experts in full course sessions titled: “Hot topics in headaches and related disorders: Migraine pathophysiology, brain imaging, and therapeutic advances” and “Emergency and inpatient management of migraine and other headache disorders,” as well as dedicated migraine-specific sessions including “Comprehensive migraine update I: Migraine diagnosis, pathophysiology, and comorbidities,” and “Comprehensive migraine update II: Advances in acute, preventive and cognitive behavioral therapies.”

Multiple sclerosis (MS) will also be extensively discussed by prominent research leaders and clinicians in full-length course sessions titled: “MS in the trenches: Controversy and consensus in clinical decision-making,” “Treatment of pediatric MS in the current era,” “Pregnancy and breastfeeding in MS,” “MS therapy: Symptom management,” and “MS: Disease-modifying therapy” among many more.

Other highlights of the 2020 AAN meeting will include the Health Care Opportunity Symposium, entirely digital electronic poster sessions, smaller group discussion sessions titled “Continuing the Conversation,” and career-focused program tracks. With a plethora of events including courses and experiential learning areas as well as clinical and scientific platform sessions, the 2020 AAN meeting appeals to a broad range of neurology experts.

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