• Events

    Sunset Room

    Saturday, October 16: 5:00–9:00 pm
    Sunday, October 17: 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Monday, October 18: 12:00–9:00 pm
    Tuesday, October 19: 12:00–9:00 pm

    Looking for a place to meet a colleague, grab a beverage, and listen to some live music? Look no further than the Sunset Room, conveniently located across the street from the Austin Convention Center. We will be featuring local singers, beverages (one complimentary drink per member), and more!

    Opening Reception

    Sunday, October 17, 2021 | JW Marriott Austin
    6:30–8:30 pm

    Gather your friends and colleagues for live music featuring the Neurosurgery Jazz Quintet Plus 1, cocktails, and delicious hors-d'oeuvres at the Opening Reception. Kick off your Annual Meeting experience with this enjoyable networking opportunity.

    The Opening Reception will begin at 6:30 pm, immediately following the Opening General Scientific Session. Both will be held at the JW Marriott Austin.

    WINS Anniversary Celebration: CNS Celebrates WINS

    Sunday, October 17, 2021 | JW Marriott Austin
    8:30–10:00 pm

    Celebrate 30 years of WINS and their accomplishments with refreshments, desserts, cocktails, music, and mingling in a relaxing setting at the JW Marriott Austin. Tickets for this celebration are $50, and are available for purchase on the Annual Meeting registration site.

    Medical Student Town Hall and Reception

    Monday, October 18 | Austin Convention Center
    5:45–7:45 pm

    A panel of Neurosurgery Residency Program Directors will answer questions and discuss hot topics in a Town Hall format. Medical students will have the opportunity to learn about navigating the match and developing a successful career in neurosurgery. In the second hour, students can mingle with neurosurgery residents to learn about specific residency programs and get advice from current trainees.

    Interactive Multimedia Research Presentation Session

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    5:45–7:15 pm

    The interactive poster session aims to invigorate scientific presentation and discussion, complemented by wine and cheese. Selected posters will present "poster talks" in the poster hall, highlighting key advances in each field.

    CNS Resident Social

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | JW Marriott Austin
    7:30–9:00 pm

    Come build relationships at this relaxed and informal networking event.

    Residents, if you are within two to three years of completing your residency, this event is perfect for you! Establish a network of contacts with recruiters and practicing physicians who are looking to add to their practice.

    This event is open to recruiting companies who are exhibiting at the meeting as well. Please contact us for more information.

    Exhibit Hall

    The CNS Exhibit Hall is a hub for innovations in neurosurgical technology and technique. Network with industry-leading companies that are changing neurosurgical practice today. Get your hands on the newest medical devices and watch them in action through demonstration theater presentations, industry sponsored lunch-and-learn sessions, and in-booth demonstrations throughout the hall.

    Exhibit Hall Hours:*

    Monday, October 18: 9:30 am–4:00 pm
    Tuesday, October 19: 9:30 am–3:00 pm
    Wednesday, October 20: 9:30 am–2:00 pm


    • CNS Xperience Lounge
    • Device Innovation Showcase
    • In-booth demonstrations

    *Exhibit Hall hours subject to change

    View the 2021 Exhibitors

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