About Us

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; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.

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Our Goals

1. To disseminate knowledge about the nervous system and its diseases by:

  • Presenting new scientific basic and clinical information at an annual meeting
  • Publishing a scientific journal
  • Formulating and promoting high standards of neurologic practice

2. To promote research into the causes and treatment of diseases of the nervous system by: 

  • Attracting promising physicians into academic neurology and supporting their development
  • Advocating financial support from government, industry and individuals for research on the nervous system and its disorders

3. To formulate and promote policies and actions which will support the goals of academic neurology by: 

  • Providing a unified voice for academic neurology
  • Setting guidelines and assuring excellence in programs that train and educate physicians in neurology
  • Raising the standard of neurologic training of all physicians