About the ANA

At a time when support for basic and translational science needs a strong voice and the burden of neurological disease is growing, the ANA is the champion of neurological research and the ally of all physicians and scientists who strive to make a difference through careers that combine discovery, education, and clinical care.

From advances in stroke and dementia to movement disorders and epilepsy, the American Neurological Association has been at the forefront of research and practice since 1875 as the premier professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to understanding and treating diseases of the nervous system.

For over 140 years, the ANA has counted the world’s leading academic neurologists among its members. In 2015, the association expanded its membership to include students and trainees in order to prepare the next generation of clinician-researchers for success.  

The ANA's monthly Annals of Neurology is among the world’s most prestigious medical journals, and the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology is an online-only, open-access journal providing rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research. The acclaimed ANA Annual Meeting draws faculty and trainees from the top academic departments across the U.S. and abroad to share groundbreaking research, network, and benefit from career development programming. 

The ANA offers CME-granting online education through its On-Demand Education Center (OnDEC), its MentorLink platform, and an online Memory Bank archive documenting the evolution of the society and the practice of neurology. 

Our Mission

The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.

ANA Bylaws

American Neurological Association Bylaws

(Amended October 2019)


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