Turley To Speak At AANS Meeting In Washington

lossy-page1-220px-Logo_of_AANS.tifI have the great honor of serving as one of the keynote speakers at the 83rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. I will be speaking today at 9:30 am at the Washington Convention Center. What is particularly cool is that my speech follows the keynote given by Peyton Manning to the group on May 3rd. As a football fanatic (albeit a Bears fan), it does not get better than this lineup. Of course, if Manning is truly excited about meeting a real law professor, I would be willing to take a few seconds to indulge him. I know that many NFL MVPs silently dream of being endomorphic, middle-aged law professors. I just hope that Manning will be able handle the excitement. As for me, I am just excited as a Bears fan . . . this is the closest anyone associated with Chicago has gotten to Manning in a long long time.

AANS was founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society and has over 8,000 members worldwide. All AANS members are board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery.

250px-Peyton_Manning_(cropped)turley_jonathanOf course, I expect that this appearance will trigger a raging rumor mill on my possible acquisition by the Broncos as a free agent. To put those rumors to end I wanted to confirm them as entirely true. This is a transparent effort for the two of us to explore our compatibility as potential teammates. I will of course insist on our transfer to the Chicago Bears . . . I didn’t spend years training by chasing ambulances and dodging subpoenas to just throw away that talent on any old team.

12 thoughts on “Turley To Speak At AANS Meeting In Washington”

  1. As a former student (many years ago), I’m delighted you still claim the middle age mantle!

  2. What’s the word, JEALOUSY?

    What’s the phrase, HERO WORSHIP?

    Those physical axioms can be daunting, huh?

    Please notify this Turley blog immediately, the next time any one of you

    signs for a Buick commercial.

    You don’t question Prof. Jonathan Turley (Res ipsa loquitur).

    You don’t question Hercules.

    Don’t question Peyton Manning.

  3. Hopefully there will be a subsequent post of the meeting w/ photos. Manning is hilarious. When he hosted Saturday Night Live he was funnier than most actors.

  4. Dog

    Peyton Manning is the long lost son of Vincent Manning the Oligarch of ‘Peyton Place’, the popular TV series from the middle of the last century. God I’m old.

  5. Sports and law injuries can be devastating to the brain and spinal cord…. I suppose.

  6. Is Manning there regarding the walloping taken by the brains of football players? Will the audience be counting the ticks, pauses, and ‘ums’? Will Manning realize that he is merely an object of study, but not for his QB statistics. We’ll know in a few months when references start popping up in medical journals including ‘a recent speech given by football great…..’ The man has taken a beating and keeps on ticking.

  7. And the neurosurgeons get continuing education credit for listening to a football player.

  8. It is only natural that Pro Football and Con Law share much in common; especially the skill set.

  9. When I see my neurosurgeon next week, I will tell him that I know of you. 🙂 I am sure he will be impressed.

  10. Well then, if you are going to speak in front of brain surgeons, you need something brain-y to talk about. Sooo, here is an Irish Poem that I just wrote for you to use! Which this is pretty darn good for this time of night. It really is a high-class sophisticated ditty, and I promise you the brain doctors will get it!

    Organic Brain Syndrome???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Oh, I wonder if I have a clot???
    I forget all the things I should not!
    I ponder in panic
    Could it be organic???
    From the legalization of pot???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    Note to JT: See, it’s a pun on “organic”. . .like organic brain syndrome which,

    Organic brain syndrome (OBS) is a general term that describes decreased mental function due to a medical disease other than a psychiatric illness. It is often used synonymously (but incorrectly) with dementia.

    and organic cannabis, which is grown without commercial fertilizers.

    Sooo, you pause just a skosh in front of the audience when you say the fourth line, and when they’re all asking themselves about OBS, then you lay the punch line on them! I promise you, they will remember your speech!

  11. “I know that many NFL MVPs silently dream of being endomorphic, middle-aged law professors. I just hope that Manning will be able handle the excitement.”
    It sounds like middle aged law professors also silently dream of being a sports athlete. I had a brother who was an attorney and judge, who used to comment that he secretly would have love to have been a football coach. I hope your day goes well and is as promising as you want it to be! 🙂

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