In an announcement to American Academy of Neurology members and annual meeting registrants, AAN President James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN, has made the necessary decision to cancel the AAN's Annual Meeting originally scheduled for April 25–May 1, 2020, in Toronto, in light of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The WFN and it's President Professor Carroll offers it's understanding and support to the AAN for this unprecedented but unavoidable decision at this time.

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, and ultimately our neurology patients is paramount, and serves as the reason for our decision to cancel the AAN Annual Meeting for the first time in our 72-year history. Put simply, canceling the AAN Annual Meeting is the right thing to do during this historic time.
James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN, AAN President

We have been in constant contact with our Board of Directors, and members of our committees who have worked tirelessly to organize the more than 3,000 scientific sessions, hundreds of education courses, and experiential learning areas for the 15,000 professionals we had originally expected to attend. I want to thank all of them for their incredible work and leadership during this difficult time.
James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN, AAN President



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