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The purpose of the San Francisco Neurological Society is to increase, improve and disseminate knowledge of the nervous system and to improve the practice of neurology and neurological surgery within the area of the Society's influence in the Western United States.

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REGISTER NOW - International Meeting of Meningiomas and the Cerebral Venous System

August 10-12, 2014
International Meeting of Meningiomas and the Cerebral Venous System
The Silverado, Napa, CA

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SAVE THE DATE - Full Day Parkinson's Meeting

November 8, 2014

Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, CA
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SAVE THE DATE - 2015 SFNS Annual Meeting

March 20-22, 2015
Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA
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THANK YOU!! 2014 Annual Meeting was a Great Success!

Thank you for joining us this past March in Sonoma, CA for the 2014 SFNS 66th Annual Meeting.

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Letter from the President 2014-2015

Dear Colleagues,

It is a terrific honor to have been chosen as the president of the San Francisco Neurological Society for 2014-2015. Since 1947, this prestigious regional association of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, and neuroscientists has been promoting state-of-the-art education, collegial relationships, social gatherings and the advancement of clinical and scientific excellence.

I would like to thank outgoing President Steve Holtz, M.D., Executive Director, Amanda Pacia and our chairman of the CME Committee, Eric Collins, M.D. for an outstanding year of excellent programs and, most recently, a very successful 66th Annual Meeting in Sonoma.

We have a fantastic lineup of events for this coming year. Suketu Khandhar, MD, Jim Tetrud, MD, and Eric Collins, MD, have put together an amazing full-day Parkinson’s advanced therapies symposium slated for Saturday November 8, 2014 in San Francisco.

The annual special dinner Aird lecture, planned in collaboration with UCSF Neurology, will be on December 3 in San Francisco. The invited lecturer is Lisa DeAngelis, MD, a world-renowned expert in gliomas from Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.

We have selected the luxurious and scenic Monterey Plaza Hotel as the venue for our 2015 Annual Meeting with deeply discounted rates for SFNS members. Please mark your calendar for March 20-22, 2015. The resort is directly on the beautiful Monterey Bay waterfront and in close proximity to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are tons of family activities available in the area and we will be organizing some just for SFNS.

Finally, as I remarked at our last Annual Meeting, the purpose of our Society has never been more clear and important. Northern California is blessed with arguably the best care for neurological patients in the world— SFNS plays a critical role in cultivating professional relationships and networking in our community that transcends the boundaries of our respective organizations. We all share a deep fascination and passion for our chosen field in neurosciences. This year, let’s celebrate that together and take the Society to new levels!

Edward Chang, M.D.