About the American Neurological Association

As the global burden of neurological disorders continues to grow, a diverse community of physician-scientists are pushing the limits of neuroscience research to combat disease and bring novel treatments to people worldwide. The ANA is the professional ally of physicians and researchers who strive to make a difference through careers that combine neurological discovery, education, and clinical care.

From advances in stroke and dementia to movement disorders and epilepsy, members of the American Neurological Association are at the forefront of research and practice devoted to understanding neurological health and treating diseases of the nervous system. As the premier professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists since 1875, the ANA continues to set the standard for research and practice through its popular Annual Meeting, the highly ranked journals Annals of Neurology and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (ACTN), and through advocacy for national policies that serve the best interest of researchers, practitioners, and patients.


MISSION

Advancing science, education, and careers to improve neurologic health for all.


VISION

A world without neurological disease.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The ANA is a community of academic neuroscientists and neurologists dedicated to promoting brain health. Our work is guided by the following principles: 

  • Integrity in our professional work and communications
  • Excellence across all programs and publications
  • Community growth and cohesion
  • Expanding diversity and ensuring inclusion
  • Promoting innovation and discovery  

ANA BYLAWS

View the latest American Neurological Association Bylaws (Amended October 2022).

ANA Bylaws