Rooted in over 140 years of excellence in academic neurology, the ANA supports the professionals dedicated to solving the most pressing neurological challenges of our time.

“By bringing together all of the researchers from the most prestigious universities around the country, the ANA provides a forum for extended collaboration and the exchange of ideas, and a place where academic neurologists can find likeminded colleagues who are engaged in the same research and the same battles to discover new therapies for neurological disease.” - Clifton L. Gooch, MD, Board Member, American Neurological Association, Professor and Chair, Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, University of South Florida

Since 1875, the ANA has comprised the nation’s top researchers, educators, and clinicians. From the renowned Annual Meeting where clinician-researchers across subspecialties convene over research at the vanguard of the field to the ANA’s widely-respected journals, the ANA ensures that you and your department have the tools to remain at the leading edge of academic neurology.

With a membership to the ANA, you will benefit from:

  • The Annual Meeting. The ANA Annual Meeting, held in the fall, is the premier conference for late-breaking research and networking in academic neurology. The meeting convenes thousands of the nation's top academic neurologists and neuroscientists to share research on a broad spectrum of specialties and diseases. From carefully created scientific symposia, well-attended interactive lunch workshops, poster sessions, and career development programs specific to your professional level, the Annual Meeting offers a wealth of opportunities to advance your career. ANA members receive discounts on registration and abstract submissions, as well as the opportunity to receive a travel award. Please note that assistant professors and instructors who are ANA members are the only faculty members eligible for a travel award.
  • Board and committee opportunities. The ANA’s Board of Directors sets the course for the nation’s most prestigious society of academic neurologists, and committees offer opportunities to lead the field in areas ranging from public policy to planning the Annual Meeting program.

  • OnDEC, the ANA’s On Demand Education Center, allows you to earn AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ anywhere, from any device by giving you access to recordings from the ANA Annual Meeting, the biennial Translational and Clinical Research course, and other ANA educational offerings. Discounts are available for members and by bundling this feature with Annual Meeting registration; ANA members receive the biennial Translational and Clinical Research course for free.

  • Awards to recognize the outstanding educators and researchers among us. ANA awards include the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award, the Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award, The Grass Foundation - ANA Award in Neuroscience, the Raymond D. Adams Lectureship, and the Soriano Lectureship.

  • Highly ranked professional journals. The ANA’s scientific journals, Annals of Neurology and the online Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (ACTN) both consistently receive high-ranking impact factors. All members receive complimentary access to these journals, as well as discounted rates for submitting research to ACTN. In addition, ANA and Wiley continue to publish InterACTN— online patient cases to sharpen your clinical skills through expert feedback. ANA fellow members will be guaranteed an external review of one manuscript per year submitted to Annals of Neurology!

  • MentorLink, the ANA’s online mentoring platform available only to members. MentorLink connects neurology trainees and ANA faculty with similar career interests to share ideas, professional advice and the insights needed to excel in academic neurology. 

  • The ANA Career Center makes it simple to find open positions in academic neurology at prominent institutions across the country. With dozens of job postings ranging from entry level to department chair, the ANA Career Center will help you advance in the field.

  • The Translational and Clinical Research Course, held at the Annual Meeting, offers selected research fellows, residents, and junior faculty strategies for developing effective research grant proposals and advancing in academic neurology.

  • The members-only monthly newsletter, as well as regular e-blasts, provide you with news across subspecialties and key ANA info and deadlines. The ANA’s TwitterFacebook, and Instagram pages feature the most interesting stories of the day.

  • The ANA Memory Bank, launched in 2017, is the online archive of the ANA and houses thousands of historical documents and images related to the dynamic history of academic neurology and neuroscience. Available free to members, the Memory Bank offers a window into the individuals and moments that shaped the history of the ANA and influenced science, ranging from minutes of early ANA meetings to images of renowned neurologists at work.

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