AAN Fact Sheet
Established in 1948, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is an international professional association of more than 26,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders. Watch a video about the AAN to learn more now.
The AAN is committed to advancing the art and science of neurology by:
- Ensuring the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders by providing excellence in education through diverse programs in both the clinical aspects of neurology and in basic neurosciences
- Supporting the development of a practice environment that provides ethical, high-quality care for patients with neurological disorders
- Publishing Neurology®, the world's leading weekly scientific neurology journal featuring the results of the finest in neurological scientific research
- Hosting an Annual Meeting where physicians from around the world come to teach, learn, and share the latest scientific research
- Developing practice guidelines and technology assessments, such as the Dementia Guidelines and the Screening and Diagnosis of Autism, which serve as significant influences within the medical community
- Encouraging active involvement in medical ethics, practice management, physician reimbursement, and legal affairs
- Issuing press releases that summarize research from Neurology, the Annual Meeting, and other AAN activities
- Publishing Neurology Today®, a bi-monthly newspaper covering important clinical, research, policy, practice, and other news relevant to neurologists
- Publishing Neurology Now®, a monthly magazine for neurology patients, their families, and caregivers
What is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Watch this video to learn more.