Beginning Saturday, April 21, Neurology Advisor will bring you live coverage of the 2018 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from Los Angeles, California.

As the greater neurology community gathers to celebrate 70 years of the Academy, we will work to bring you daily updates on the latest topics being presented during the 7-day event, including accounts of special lectures, poster presentations, and late-breaking data from top clinical trials.

This year’s meeting will feature 7 plenary sessions, including the Presidential Lecture by National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, as well as a special presentation by Bennet Omalu, MBBS, MPH, MBA, and Steven DeKosky, MD, FAAN, FACP, who will discuss how their discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy changed professional sports and how the world perceives traumatic brain injury.

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The meeting will also feature a joint session hosted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in which panelists will examine disparities in stroke care especially pertaining to minority and rural communities.

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Another interesting session will be the Controversies in Neurology plenary, which for the first time, will focus on 2 AAN member-chosen topics for discussion: “Would you let your child play contact sports?” and “Should the neurologist be primarily responsible for taking care of patients with functional disorders?”

Follow our daily coverage of AAN 2018 here, and be sure to follow @NeuroAdvisor on Twitter for news, photos, and more.