The American Neurological Association hosts a wide range of educational programs. These programs seek to enhance the development and success of those pursuing a career in academic neurology at all levels. There are educational offerings to benefit those at the beginning stages of their career as well as those looking for best practices in Chair level positions. These programs seek to enhance attendee's success in the field of academic neurology and to contribute to the overall education of neurologists and neuroscientists.

The ANA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Below are descriptions for a few of our most sought-after programs:

ANA Investigates: A podcast series

Each month, during 15-20 minute episodes, we’ll delve into topics such as implicit bias in the workplace & patient care, designing and implementing a global teleneurology program, unbiased metagenomic next generation sequencing for diagnosis of CNS infection / inflammatory conditions, neurovirology, functional neuroimaging of functional movement disorders, and more! You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, or listen right here on MyANA.

ANA Highlights: Bite size learnings on OnDEC

Micro- or Bite Size Learning is the new craze in online education. The ANA Education Innovation Committee is excited to announce the launch of an ANA Bite Size Learning program in 2020. ANA members are offered the opportunity to claim AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for eligible modules.  

ANA Webinars: Live events throughout the year

The Education Innovation Committee organizes live webinars periodically throughout the year. Each webinar is recorded and available to ANA members on OnDEC.

ANA Annual Meeting

For more than 146 years, the ANA has hosted an annual conference bringing together the best minds in neurological research. 

Research Careers Reimagined Course

The Research Careers Reimagined Course Planning Committee, chaired by Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE, FANA, Professor of Neurology, Population Health and Ophthalmology, New York University, is offering a Research Careers Reimagined Course (RCR), which is taking the place of the prior Translational and Clinical Research Course (TCRC). Dr. Balcer notes that:

“The RCR Course 2022 is an update to what has already been an outstanding and historically meaningful ANA program. As course directors for the RCR, we, along with ANA leadership, recognize that promoting flexibility and creativity with regard to sources of funding for investigation and academic pursuits in neurology will not only advance our field but will represent an acknowledgment of the diverse talents and interests of our next generation of leaders. We are honored and grateful for the opportunity to offer this unique program.”

This course is available for Instructors, Assistant Professors, Trainees, Residents, and Postdoc Fellows only.

ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium

The ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium is designed to provide the K08, K12, K23 and K99 recipients with the essential tools to enhance their ability to write successful grant proposals and to obtain grant funding from NIH and other institutions. The Symposium is led by senior neurologists and neuroscientists who have proven success in scientific grant writing. Senior staff from the NINDS will provide advice concerning the mechanisms involved in grant submission and evaluation. This symposium is typically held prior to the ANA Annaul meeting.