Annual Meeting

141st Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association

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This year the ANA will celebrate our 141st Annual Meeting. The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Located along the famed Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront offers attendees a wonderful location to participate in the scientific programming and to explore the vibrant city of Baltimore, Maryland. The ANA’s 141st Annual Meeting will features five major symposia which highlight groundbreaking conceptual and therapeutic advances in a variety of neurologic disease states, as well as interactive educational sessions designed to both support career development and provide educational opportunites in sub-specialties. 

Our chair

Laura Ranum, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida

Dr. Ranum’s group uses human genetics to define the molecular causes of neurological disorders (such as ataxia) and mouse models to understand how these mutations cause neurons in the brain to die. Her laboratory identified the myotonic dystrophy type 2 and spinocerebellar ataxia type 8 (SCA8) expansion mutations and developed mouse models of these diseases. In 2006, her group demonstrated the SCA8 expansion produces RNAs in both directions and in 2011 discovered “repeat associated non-AUG (RAN) translation”, a novel form of translation in which expansion mutations express proteins in all three reading frames without the canonical start codon. Additionally her group showed that RAN proteins accumulate in SCA8 and DM1 patient tissues.  Since that time, her group and other groups have shown RAN proteins also accumulate in C9orf72ALS/FTD and FXTAS. Dr. Ranum’s group is now focused on understanding the mechanisms of RAN translation and the impact of RAN proteins in neurological disease. 

Location and Date

2016 Annual Meeting
ANA’s 141st Annual Meeting
October 16-18, 2016
Baltimore, MD 

Baltimore Waterfront Marriott
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 385-3000



Works in Progress Abstracts are currently being accepted until July 15, 2016

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Annals of Neurology, the official journal of the ANA. 

Travel awards

Travel Awards

In 2014 and 2015 respectively the ANA awarded more than $40,000 in travel awards to medical students, residents and graduate fellows to present research at the ANA annual meeting. In order to be eligible for a travel award an abstract must be submitted, the abstract must be accepted, the presenter must be the student and the student must be present at the meeting. 



2016 Support Prospectus

The American Neurological Association wishes to thank the following 2014 and 2015 Annual Meeting Supporters:

2015 and 2014 Supporters:
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cleveland Clinic
Eli Lilly

Hyperion Medical

Mayo Clinic
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sanofi Aventis
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Therapath Neuropathology 
Tian Medical, LLC

Future Annual Meetings

Future Annual Meetings

142nd Annual Meeting

October 15 - 17, 2017
San Diego, California

143rd Annual Meeting

October 21 - 23, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Recent Annual Meetings

2014 Annual Meeting

ANA's 139th Annual Meeting
View the 2014 FINAL PROGRAM