The American Neurological Association (ANA) is the premier 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.
Membership in the ANA provides access to programs tailored specifically to the academic neuroscience professional, high impact publications covering clinical and basic neuroscience, regional programming to accelerate career advancement, outstanding education and science, and members from around the world. ANA offers several categories of membership to fit your career level and your budget.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
How to Join
To join the ANA select the JOIN ANA button above. This will allow you to create a profile. You will be asked to complete an application, upload your CV, include payment information, and provide name of institution and chair of your department. Once you have completed these steps be sure to select to "submit". If you have questions please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on awards, programs and other opportunities view the ANA membership brochure.
Upon promotion to associate professor, full professor or Chair of an ACGME-accredited or Canadian equivalent Neurology Department, one is eligible to become a Fellow of the American Neurological Association. A neuroscientist devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology with an appointment as an associate professor, full professor or Chair in a basic or clinical department at an institution with an ACGME-approved or Canadian equivalent Neurology Department in the United States or Canada is eligible to be a Fellow of the Association.
An individual appointed to their first faculty position in an ACGME-accredited or Canadian equivalent Neurology Department in the United States or Canada is eligible to be a Member of the Association. A neuroscientist devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology and in their first faculty position in any basic or clinical department at an institution with an ACGME-approved or Canadian equivalent Neurology Department in the United States or Canada is eligible to be a Member of the Association.
Open to MD, PhD, MD/PhD degree holders in an organized training program at an ACGME-accredited neurology or neuroscience-related department. Proof of enrollment in an organized training program or lab supervisor confirmation required each year.
Open to MD, PhD, MD/PhD or undergraduate students. Proof of student status required each year.
Senior Fellows are those Fellows who have attained the age of 65, are no longer active in the field of neurology, and who have requested a change in membership status.
Corresponding Fellows ($325/year; $205/year for developing countries)
Corresponding Fellows are those who reside outside the United States or Canada and who have received their first promotion at a recognized institution and have published at least 10 scientific papers in national or international journals. Those who reside in a country designated by the World Bank as low and lower-middle income pay discounted dues.
Corresponding Members ($160/year)
Corresponding Members are those who reside outside the United States or Canada and who have attained a full-time faculty position at a recognized institution.
Government and Nonprofit Special Advisory Members ($400/year for nonprofit; no fee for government)
Government and nonprofit Special Advisory Membership pertains to the holder of the relevant governmental or nonprofit advocacy group position through the duration of the ANA appointment, and not to the specific individual. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, the ANA may request that an employee or employees of the governmental or nonprofit advocacy group be appointed by the Director of the relevant governmental or nonprofit advocacy group office to serve on one or more ANA committees in the capacity of Special Advisory Member of the ANA. The appropriate position and term of appointment for each Special Advisory Member will be agreed upon by the Executive Committee of the ANA and the Director of the relevant governmental or nonprofit office before the specific appointment is made.
Industry Liaisons ($400/year)
Industry Liaisons are those professionals with significant interest in neuroscience and the ability to assist in the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders. Industry Liaisons must be an MD, PhD, or DO who is neuroscience oriented (neurologists preferred) and is actively working at a recognized company. The Industry Liaison membership will be in effect for as long as the professional is employed at the company for which they applied or moves to another recognized company.
Honorary Fellows (No membership fee)
Honorary Fellows are those individuals who by reason of professional and scientific qualifications, are deemed worthy of such election to membership of the Association.