• The CNS Xperience Lounge – Your Hub for Connection

    Author: Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MBA, MS

    For the past two years, the CNS Xperience Lounge has grown to be one of the most popular destinations at the CNS Annual Meeting, allowing attendees to reconnect with colleagues and network with other experts in the field. Recognizing its value, the Annual Meeting Committee has continued to expand and enhance this resource. We are excited to welcome you to the Xperience Lounge again in San Francisco!

    Located in the Exhibit Hall, the CNS Xperience Lounge lets you get up close and personal with this year’s awardees, connect with your colleagues and mentors, and learn more about new technologies featured throughout the meeting.

    Meet and greet sessions will be held throughout GSS intermissions and provide opportunities to meet Honored Guest, Raymond Sawaya and select keynote speakers like Aaron Caroll, Brett Stephens, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. The lounge will also host five book signings with our keynote speakers.

    In keeping with CNS tradition of identifying bleeding edge technologies, the Innovator of the Year award finalists will each give a brief presentation on Monday afternoon to talk about their new submissions that are changing neurosurgical practice and care. (Note: For more information on the Innovator of the Year award or to submit your neurosurgical innovation for consideration, visit cns.org. Applications are due July 31.)

    Authors of the year’s Top Papers in Neurosurgery will also host sessions throughout the meeting and allow you to ask questions about their work. You can also browse digital posters or check in with the editorial staff of Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery to learn more about developments in CNS publications.

    The Xperience Lounge is home to the Presentation Theater, featuring Live Surgery presentations and educational update sessions from CNS’ top corporate partners.

    Be sure to set aside some time to join us at the heart of the CNS Xperience Lounge, for a comfortable, casual networking space to help you connect with colleagues and friends. Grab a latte or a beer and catch up with friends from training, snag some dedicated time with your mentor, or make one-on-one appointments with industry partners whose technologies you need to see. The Xperience Lounge helps make the most of your time at the Annual Meeting.

    XPERIENCE LOUNGE HIGHLIGHTS

    MEET & GREET SESSIONS

    Raymond Sawaya, MD
    Honored Guest

    Monday, October 21

    NVIDIA: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR NEUROSURGEONS - A HANDS-ON DEMO
    Don’t miss a one-hour demonstration of AI potential and take a test drive of the Nvidia Deep Learning Institute Tuesday morning.

    VOICES OF NEUROSURGERY STORY SLAM
    Tuesday, 1:45–2:15 pm

    FIRESIDE CHAT: PHYSICIAN WELLNESS AND BURNOUT
    Tuesday, 2:30–2:45 pm

     

    BOOK SIGNINGS

    Shankar Vedantam
    Monday, October 21

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Monday, October 21

    Carl Zimmer
    Tuesday, October 22

    Brett Stephens
    Tuesday, October 22

    Rebecca Skloot
    Wednesday, October 23

     

    LIVE SURGERY
    Daily from 10–10:30 am and Monday from 2:00–2:30 pm

    INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR PRESENTATIONS 
    Monday, October 21, 2018, from 2:00–2:30 pm

    EDUCATIONAL UPDATE SESSIONS
    Tuesday, October 22 from 1:45–2:45 pm

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