AINA Neurology Trainee Award for the
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

The application for the 2020 Neurology Trainee Awards is now closed.

About the Award:
Awards are available to any in-training neurologist of Indian origin who is also a first or senior author on an abstract accepted to the American Academy of Neurology meeting in the current year.  Applicants must be physically present at the AINA Annual meeting during the AAN Annual Meeting to receive the award.There are three award winners based upon a review team. The top three abstracts receive $500, $250, and $100, respectively, and a recognition plaque at the AINA Annual Meeting.

Awards will be given to:   
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with $500, $250, and $100 prizes and a recognition certificate will be presented at the AINA Annual Meeting.


  • Residents or Fellows of Indian origin currently enrolled in a training program in North America.
  • Should be registered for the AINA Annual Meeting and be present to receive the award.
  • Should be the 1st or senior author of an abstract presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

2020 AINA Neurology Trainee Award Winners - CONGRATULATIONS!

1st Place:

Shashank Agarwal, MD
PGY-4 Neurology Resident, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine

Abstract Title:
Association Between Functional Outcomes of Stroke Patients Receiving Mechanical Thrombectomy and CT Perfusion Imaging Acquisition

2nd Place:

Kanika Sharma, MD
PGY-4 Neurology Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Abstract Title:
Forecasting Multiple Sclerosis Hospitalization and Healthcare Burden in the United States from 2017 to 2040

3rd Place:

Aravind Ganesh, MD
Fellow, University of Calgary’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Abstract Title:
Physician Approaches to Anti-thrombotic Management of Patients with Acutely Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis Awaiting Endarterectomy or Stenting: A Mixed Methods Study

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