Volunteer Opportunities Available: 2013 Education and Scientific Program Monitors

February 7, 2013


Monitors are needed for all Annual Meeting education program offerings and scientific platform sessions to assist directors, faculty, session co–chairs, and staff as required. The AAN will waive all monitors’ Annual Meeting registration and education program fees as well as grant CME credit for the monitoring program. Space is available on a first–come, first–served basis.

New this year: Monitoring opportunities are limited to AAN members, or attendees from underserved countries.

For more information, contact Nate Kosher at nkosher@aan.com or (612)–928–6088.

Neuroscience Workshop: Get Your Registration Fee to the Annual Meeting Waived!

Linda Selwa, MD, FAAN, will be leading a group of neurologists in an exciting, relevant, and engaging Neuroscience Workshop on the afternoon of March 18, 2013, in San Diego, at a couple of local high schools. “We do this because we love the chance to interact with the young people in whatever city we are in, and because we believe many neuroscience concepts are relevant to overall high school education.”
Past workshops have been conducted on rotating 45– to 60–minute sessions with time spent in each or any of the following activities (often 5 to 10 students per module at a time):

  1. Comparative brain zoology with a brief discussion of brain anatomy followed by small–group review of 10 animal brain pictures and discussion on obvious differences in cortical anatomy that help us understand species specialization
  2. Learning and memory station where students take verbal memory tests, develop hypotheses, and score and graph the individual tests, ultimately learning about recency and primacy effects.
  3. Neuroimaging an interactive lecture where students can see a slideshow of diagnostic techniques and have discussions about pathophysiology of illnesses.
  4. Sleep station where we will discuss features of normal sleep and student experiences, as well as the importance of sleep in learning, immune function, mood and weight control.
  5. Station on neurotoxins including brain effects of drug exposures and a hands on Fatal Vision goggles demonstration.
  6. Station on head trauma discussing the effects of concussion, sports related injuries.
  7. Station on the neurologic examination demonstrating what we can learn about brain function from the simple examination techniques.
  8. Brain Quiz to discuss and debate interesting facts about the brain.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please email Mary Cress or call (612) 928–6004.