about the aan

AAN vision, Mission, Goals and Values

Founded in 1948, the AAN now represents more than 34,000 members and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered care and enhancing member career satisfaction.


To be indispensable to our members.


To promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction.


Ensure the ongoing health of the profession and the organization to support the unique needs of all members

Personalize member communication and the member experience

Educate and assist members in providing high-quality, high-value clinical care in the evolving health care environment

Advocate for members and their patients on issues of importance to neurology, including access to high-quality, cost-effective care; research; and fair payment

Enhance member satisfaction, well-being, and resiliency with resources that support members throughout their careers

Promote neurology and neuroscience research and training



We provide guidance and inspiration through education, information, policy development, and advocacy for our members and their patients.


We set and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards for ourselves, our staff, and our programs.


We work with expertise, commitment, and diligence to provide high-quality neurologic care.


We are dedicated to upholding the integrity and mission of the American Academy of Neurology.


We embrace the dignity and uniqueness of every human being and, in all we do, keep the interests of the patients first.

Diversity and Equality

We commit to building and sustaining an inclusive organization that respects and values the diversity of our membership and the communities we serve, and promotes equality in professional advancement and compensation.


We are sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others.