Thousands of neurosurgeons from around the globe will convene in Boston, Massachusetts, from August 23 to 28, 2009. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the city of Boston have been selected by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies to host the XIV International Congress in 2009.
The AANS and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau already have initiated coordination of this remarkable meeting that will attract more than 5,400 attendees. Bookings of 2,500 hotel rooms in 10 hotels will account for a large portion of the $8-10 million in total revenue the meeting is expected to generate for the city of Boston.
“The AANS and city of Boston are amply prepared to welcome neurosurgeons from around the world to this spectacular event,” said AANS Executive Director Thomas A. Marshall. “In 1932, neurosurgeons gathered in Boston to formally establish the Harvey Cushing Society, a society known today as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Not only is Boston rich in neurosurgical history, but it is a dynamic host city for this world-renowned meeting.”
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