General Information

Annual Meeting Overview

Join us in St. Louis, home of the iconic Gateway Arch, barbecue restaurants and the best blues music around, for the 2019 American Neurological Association Annual Meeting (ANA2019) from October 13-15, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri. 

In its 144th year, the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting will welcome more than 800 academic neurologists and neuroscientists from around the world to share exciting research updates and best practices. Scientific symposia will showcase both cutting-edge basic science and new translational applications to care. Special Interest Group sessions and Interactive Lunch Workshops will spotlight advances across the full spectrum of neurologic subspecialties. And professional development sessions will include tips to advance your career goals, whether you are a neurology student or department chair.

Meeting highlights include: 

  • Saturday evening Pre-meeting Symposium: Application of Brain-Computer Interfaces Brain-Computer Interfaces toward the creation of prosthetics to serve speech, sensory processing, and motor control. (October 12)
  • Presidential Symposium on important new insights into inherited and late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Plenary Session highlighting the importance of the gut microbiome in neurological diseases including Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke
  • Additional sessions will spotlight:
    • Advances in regenerative medicine with a focus on synaptic plasticity and neural repair after brain injury.
    • Language development and dysfunction as a component of a broad swath of neurological disorders
    • Strategies for optimizing clinical trials
  • Women of the ANA luncheon
  • President’s Reception at the St. Louis Arch
  • And much, much more!

Meeting Location

Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
Main phone: (314) 621 - 9600

Who Should Attend

The ANA Annual Meeting has something to offer for everyone: medical students, residents, academic neurologists in their first faculty position, mid-level professionals and department chairs. ANA2019 is the ideal conference for any clinician-scientist looking to learn about cutting-edge research in the field and exchange ideas with thought leaders in academic neurology.

Neurology students and residents can benefit from the insight of senior investigators, while experienced academic neurologists can meet up-and-coming talent in the field. The Annual Meeting also features career development sessions that offer strategies for achieving professional success, whether you are a student deciding which subspecialty to pursue or a department chair seeking best practices in administration. 

Dress Code

The recommended attire is professional business.

Social Media Ambassadors

ANA2019 Social Media Ambassadors. Top row, left to right: Brian Blankenship, University of Missouri; Albert "Gus" Davis, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis; Rafael Galindo, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis; Rachel Hendrix, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis; Eric Landsness, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis. Bottom row, left to right: Tirth Patel, Washington University in St. Louis; Stephanie Schultz, Washington University in St. Louis; Elizabeth Silbermann, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University; Monica Xiong, Washington University in St. Louis; and Yiyi Zhang, Saint Louis University

Our team of 10 Social Media Ambassadors will be leading the social media conversation at ANA2019! They will be taking photos, conducting short video interviews, and posting highlights from the sessions throughout the meeting that will be shared on the ANA's Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Keep an eye out for them in person, and interact with them and others online using #ANA2019!

Special Accommodations

If you have physical limitations which may require special accommodations in order to fully participate in the program, please contact a member of the ANA Meetings staff at