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2018 Annual Meeting

Dear Southern Neurosurgical Society Members,

Hurricane Maria has decimated Puerto Rico. It has always been the full intention of the Southern Neurosurgical Society Executive Committee to hold the meeting, as planned, at the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We have felt strongly about supporting the people of Puerto Rico during their time of crisis and were also in the process of arranging service tours in the afternoon during the meeting. Unfortunately, the Ritz-Carlton has recently advised us that they will not be able to accommodate the Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting due to significant infrastructure problems.

On short notice, we were able to secure a location at the JW Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida for the same course dates. The JW Marriott is a newly renovated, 5-star luxury resort located on 3 miles of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. They have matched the room pricing of the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Resort and do offer 10 restaurants, 2 private 18-hole golf courses, and 3 separate swimming pools. More information on the resort can be found at www.jwmarco.com.

We understand the inconvenience this may pose to those who have already made travel plans and hope that you can still join us for the 69th Annual Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting February 28 to March 3, 2018. The Southern Neurosurgical Society Executive Committee apologizes for this inconvenience, but we were left no choice. Please keep the people of Puerto Rico in your prayers.

We always advise that you book your hotel rooms early, particularly if you plan an extended stay. We will be visiting Marco Island in peak season, therefore rooms and individual tours and activities may sell
out well in advance of our meeting. Don't wait; make your plans today. See you in February!


Eric W. Nottmeier, MD
President, Southern Neurosurgical Society


The 69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society will take place February 28 – March 3, 2018 at JW Marriott in Marco Island, Florida.


  • 3 days of in-depth CME sessions
  • Special lectures from acclaimed neurosurgeons from around the country
  • Oral abstract and case presentations highlighting current and emerging technology
  • Distinguished Practitioner and Best Paper Awards
  • Welcome Reception, Family Night, Golf Tournament, and Closing Banquet to connect with your colleagues and their guests
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Key Dates:

  • November 20, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time)
    Abstract submission deadline.
  • December 20, 2017
    E-mail notification sent of acceptance or rejection for all abstracts.
  • January 8, 2018
    Presenters must confirm plans to attend course (and register), or identify an alternative presenting author.


For Questions:

SNS Meeting Planning Office
c/o BroadWater
301 South County Farm Rd.
Suite L
Wheaton, IL 60187
Tel: (630) 681-1040
Fax: (630) 682-5811
Email: cgill@broad-water.com