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fun run 2021

fun run 2021

fun run 2021

Join us virtually at the 72nd annual meeting!! All early bird registrants will receive a complimentary wine and cheese tasting kit for our Friday night virtual President's reception! The event will have an exciting keynote and include many of our SFNS traditions such as the annual fun run! Continue reading to learn more!

Due to COVID-19 The 2020 Annual Meeting will be taking place virtually.

Annual Meeting Description - The program theme is “Technology and Neuroscience.” This meeting will review current technologies as well as emerging new developments highlighting their applications to neurology, neurosurgery and related neuroscience research.

Professional Practice Gap - The professional practice gap is between the current management of acute and chronic neurological diseases and the opportunities for more favorable outcomes utilizing technology and novel treatment options.

Educational Need - The educational need is to expand the use of state-of-the-art technologies in a multidisciplinary approach using all available resources including available and emerging technologies.

Event Details and Registration:

Membership Fee Types:
Active Member $100
Associate Member $50
Retired Member $50

$375 SFNS Members
$230 SFNS Associate Members
$475 Non members
$230 Nurses
$335 Retired Members
$500 Industry
FREE Students, Residents and Fellows

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds may be issued with 72 hours advance notice, minus a $25 handling fee.

President's Reception and Virtual Wine Tasting: Friday, March 19, 2021

presidents reception

Friday, March 19 | 4:45 pm

Dr. Mark Sedrak, will be hosting a virtual reception and wine tasting on Friday afternoon.

What is a Virtual Wine Tasting and how will it work?

Simply RSVP by checking the box on your registration form! Everyone is invited.

SFNS will ship a wine tasting kit to you at no additional charge. The kit will include wine that will be discussed at the virtual wine tasting!

NOTE: Registration for the wine reception ends Monday, February 22, to ensure that we can ship the wine kit to you in time!

Keynote Speaker - Professor Stephen K. Robinson: Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 5:00 to 5:45 pm

Humans in Space
Professor Stephen K. Robinson

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Former Astronaut and Head HOME(Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration)
Space Technology Research Institute
University California, Davis

SFNS Fun Run 2021

This year the Annual Fun Run will be taking place ADJACENT to the SFNS Annual Meeting!  

Every year at the Annual Meeting we wake up early and go for a scenic run/walk near the hotel. Although we are not together this year we wanted to keep the tradition alive.

How to participate:

1. During THE WEEK PRIOR to the SFNS Annual Meeting go for a run or walk.

2. Fill in this form! Let us know WHERE you ran/walked.  Tell us how FAR you ran/walked. 


3. Post a photo from your run! It can be a selfie, a vista, a screenshot of the map/route or a photo of your running companions!(Post the photo directly into the form) 

2021 Nursing Symposium: Sunday, March 21, 2021

2.5 CME Credits | 9:00 - 11:30 am

Nursing Symposium Preliminary Agenda

Platform Opens and Virtual Exhibit Hall (8:00 - 9:00 am)

Infectious Causes of Stroke
Jennifer Cave-Brown, RN, NP, ACNP, CNRN
Stroke Program Coordinator
John Muir Health

Brachial Plexus Mucormycosis Secondary Perineurial Spread
Charlotte Huie, NP
University of California, San Francisco


Accreditation Statement:

This San Francisco Neurological Society is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Neurological Society takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement:

The San Francisco Neurological Society designates this educational activity for an estimated 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Who Should Attend:

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, residents, nurses, and other physicians interested in research and clinical advances in the neurosciences.

On-line Meeting Tips

  • Get comfortable!
  • Use a desktop/laptop computer; do not use a phone or tablet to attend this meeting.
  • Have wired headphones/earbuds available for best sound quality.
  • All participants will be muted by default. Staff will unmute you if called upon for discussion.
  • If you have questions submit them via the CHAT function

Visual Aid

  • If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level.
  • Limit visual distractions and make sure your background is not disruptive. Create a point of focus - YOU.

Sound Advice

  • Use wired headphones/earbuds for best sound - computer audio may result in feedback.
  • Be mindful of background noise (pets, family members, phones, street noise and even shuffling papers can be disruptive).
  • Use the volume function on your computer to adjust your sound.