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  • American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Biennial Meeting

    Event Date

    Jun 20 2020 to Jun 23 2020

    About The Event


    After careful consideration and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the health and safety of our members, presenters, and corporate partners, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Biennial Meeting, scheduled for June 20-23 in Boston.

    As the concerns about the COVID-19 virus continue, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this meeting, but we know it’s the right decision based on the current information and the safety of our attendees.

    If you have already registered for the meeting, your registration payment will be refunded within 30 business days.  If you have made a hotel reservation at the Westin Boston Waterfront through the official ASSFN housing site, it will be cancelled automatically and you will receive a cancellation email.  If you do not receive an email, you should contact the hotel directly at (617) 532-4600 to confirm the cancellation. 

    We are actively evaluating virtual options for elements of the meeting, such as providing an opportunity to present accepted papers, and will be in touch regarding those details as well as potential reschedule dates.

    We hope you are able to stay safe during these unprecedented times, and we look forward to the opportunity to connect with you again very soon.


    Robert Gross
    ASSFN President
    Emad N. Eskander
    Meeting Chairman
    Sameer A. Sheth
    Scientific Program


    The ASSFN 2020 Biennial Meeting is dedicated to the rapidly growing specialty of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. The meeting emphasizes cutting-edge clinical applications and recent discoveries in the basic neurosciences and the impact they will have on future advances in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

    The meeting will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Meeting Highlights:

    Attend Daily Plenary Sessions exploring thought-provoking topics with speakers working on the leading edge of technology. This year’s Plenary Session topics are: Neuroscience Frontiers; Neuromodulation; Epilepsy; Pain/Addiction; Movement Disorders; and Future Opportunities.

    Tailor your meeting experience to meet your specific needs with Parallel Sessions. This year’s Parallel Session topics are: Insular, Peri-Sylvian, & Extra-Temporal Epilepsy; Pain; Epilepsy Case Discussions; Psychiatric Neurosurgery; Pediatric Epilepsy; Movement Disorders; and Radiosurgery.

    In addition to data-driven science, the ASSFN 2020 Biennial Meeting will also include plenty of entertainment. Enjoy cocktails and connect with peers at the Opening Reception or in the Exhibit Hall, and enjoy all that the beautiful city of Boston has to offer.

    New this Year:

    We are pleased to partner with the American Epilepsy Society (AES) for the 2020 meeting. To this end, the Scientific Program Committee, under the leadership of Sameer Sheth, have partnered with AES on program the development of epilepsy sessions that will be of great interest to the entire membership, but with additional featured content specifically focused on epilepsy surgery. Also included in the program are cutting-edge advances in our field across the disciplines of engineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and many more. We invite all of our AES colleagues to attend the meeting!

    This year, we are thrilled to welcome Honored Guest Dennis Spencer, the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery; Chief, Epilepsy Surgery; Director, Epilepsy Fellowship; Director, Pituitary Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. The Honored Guest Luncheon, “Evolution of Intracranial Studies for Epilepsy,” will be held Monday, June 22 from 11:40 am–1:00 pm.

    Industry Support

    We truly appreciate the continued partnership, and would like to offer you two options for your support of the meeting. We will completely refund any exhibit, sponsorship, advertising, and educational grant support already paid for the 2020 ASSFN Meeting. Alternatively, if you wish, we can hold your money to be applied towards a future ASSFN activity of your choosing. Please reach out to Sydney Manola, Associate Director Corporate Development at  to confirm your preference.

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Phone: 847-240-2500
    Toll-free: 877-517-1CNS
    Fax: 847-240-0804

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