Annual Meeting

2019 AANEM Annual Meeting 

Austin, Texas
October 16-19, 2019


Not an AANEM member yet?

AANEM members receive a substantial discount on the registration fee for the annual meeting. Learn more about the benefits of membership. 

What sessions are included with your registration?

Check out this year's session overview for a snapshot of the wide selection of sessions available to attendees.

What is the theme for the 2019 Meeting Plenaries?
This year's plenary sessions will focus on "The Present and Future Role of Technology in the Lives of Patients with NM Diseases."

Use of Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for Control of Neuroprosthetic Devices
Paul S. Cederna, MD, FACS

Key Considerations for Upper Extremity Exoskeleton Technology Development for Individuals With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Importance of User-Centered Design
Madeline Corrigan, PhD

Emerging Technologies in NM Ultrasound
Lisa D. Hobson-Webb, MD

Future of Rehabilitation Robotics Research and Practice
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

Brain-Computer Applications for Individuals With NM Diseases
Dennis J. McFarland, PhD

The Use of Telemedicine to Enhance Care in ALS and Other NM Disorders
Zachary Simmons, MD

Meeting Location

JW Marriott 
Austin, Texas


The hotel room block is now open! 
Check pricing/availability, and book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations.
While our event is October 16-19, 2019, rooms are available October 14-20. Those planning to attend the full meeting are encouraged to arrive Tuesday, October 15, as Wednesday morning sessions will begin promptly at 8:00 am on October 16.

About the JW Marriott Hotel
The JW Marriott is located in the heart of downtown and features the largest guest rooms in Austin, Texas. Also includes 7 bars, 3 restaurants, Starbucks, the posh Spa by JW, the brand new Edge Pool Bar & Cabanas. The JW Marriott Austin is a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner and only a 15-minute drive from Austin International Airport.

Rental Car Information

Hertz is offering discounted rates for AANEM meeting attendees. Book your Hertz rental car now!
The convention number is CV022Q9322.

Things to do in Austin, Texas
From various entertainment districts in the downtown area to acclaimed museums, renowned restaurants and spectacular natural beauty, Austin has a vibe that few cities can match.  A sampling of what Austin has to offer is provided below. For more details, go to

Travel + Leisure named Austin as one of "America's Best Cities for Foodies." Check out the Austin food truck scene, or the many restaurants serving everything from Tex-Mex to barbeque to sushi to fusion cuisine. 

With more than 300 sunny days each year, Austin is a great place to get outdoors. Kayak or paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake, or walk, run, or bike the trail around it. Visit the Boardwalk, Wooldridge Square, and the Zilker Botanical Gardens. Want to see some bats? Head to the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge where more than 1.5 million bats fly out from beneath the bridge each night at dusk.  

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World and its entertainment districts are home to more than 250 live music venues. Don't forget to visit the Texas Music Museum as well as the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Auditorium Shores. 

See why Austin was named #1 on the list of "The 10 Best Golf Cities in America." Need ideas on where to play golf in Austin? Check out this slideshow

Visit the Blanton Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center, the Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, and the Mexic-Arte Museum. 

Looking for locally made treasures? Head to South Congress. Into the latest trends? Stop by the 2nd Street District boutiques or head north to Domain NORTHSIDE. 

Vist the Austin History Center, the O. Henry house & museum; the Texas State Capitol building; the governor's mansion; the Bullock Texas State History Museum; the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center; the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum, and much, much more!






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