AANS Opening Reception at USS Midway Museum

Sunday, April 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: USS Midway Museum; Offsite

Ticket Required: $250
One ticket is included with medical attendee, spouse and guest registrations.

Our Opening Reception on board the USS Midway is an adventure you do not want to miss! Come aboard this historical aircraft carrier for an evening of great food, exhibits and attractions. Docents will be on hand to answer questions about the ship, missions undertaken by the Midway and the extensive collection of aircraft on exhibit. Enjoy a live musical performance by AANS neurosurgeons, Dr. Jon Robertson and Dr. Jeffrey Sorenson's band, Memphis Blues Remedy.

Experience a chance to live the life of an aviator aboard the USS Midway. Launch off the flight deck, engage the enemy and then return safely. Midway features flight simulators for most ages. The evening will end with spectacular firework display at 8:45 p.m. All visitors are subject to a bag check prior to boarding the Midway. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to outside food/beverage, glass containers of any kind and weapons of any kind. For your safety, please do not wear heels.

Shuttle service provided from the convention center until 7:15 p.m. and from 6:30-9:30 p.m. from the following official AANS Hotels:

Andaz San Diego
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Grand Hyatt San Diego
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Omni San Diego Hotel
Pendry San Diego
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
THE US GRANT, a luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Avocado Mash Crostini - lemon, salt, tomato relish (vegan)
Spanish Settler Empanada - pork picadillo, chipotle cream

Cali Burrito Minis - carne asada, cheese, sour cream, French fries, salsa fresca
Pacific Poke Ahi - pear, mango, spicy aioli, wasabi tobikko, wonton chip

Dinner Stations
Just Over the Border Town
Black Turkey Mole on Corn Pudding -cojita cheese, salsa fresca, micro cilantro (GF)
Fresh Tortilla Chips tomatillo salsa, roasted tomato salsa (vegan, GF)
Pico de Gallo Toss oranges, jicama, cilantro, cucumber, red pepper, onion, zesty lemon dressing (vegan, GF)

OB's Farmers Market
Build a Bowl
wild rice toss or mixed quinoa
served with:falafel or herb grilled chicken
toppings of:roasted sweet potatoes, blistered tomatoes, roasted local vegetables, house made hummus, cumin spiced black beans, diced scallions, fresh salsa, feta cheese, micro greens, sriracha (GF, vegan options)
Coronado Naval Base Rations
Short Rib Slider smoked Gouda
Homemade Mac and Cheese sage crumble topping

Station Four - Kearny Mesa Brings the Orient Dim-Sum
chilled vegetable spring roll, spicy peanut sauce
maple soy salmon lollipop
veggie pot-sticker
Chef's choice sushiwasabi, ginger, soy sauce served on banana leaf with chopsticks (vegan and GF options)

North Park Craft Beer Buddies
Kielbasa Sausage Bites (GF)
Hot Pretzel Puffs
Mustard Bar - whole grain, Dijon, sweet honey (vegan)
House Made Vinegar Caraway Slaw (vegan, GF)

Hosted cocktail bar, beer, wine and soft drinks