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Abstract Details

History of the First Women Neurologists and Scientists who Participated in the Development of the American Academy of Neurology
History of Neurology
S18 - History of Neurology (3:54 PM-4:06 PM)
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The AAN was established in 1948. The role that women neurologists played in the Academy around its inception is unclear.
To highlight women who participated in the development of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) during its early years.

We evaluated the historical archives of the AAN, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and available online resources. We collected the names of the women who were involved in the scientific development of the AAN and reviewed their backgrounds.

A few notable women were involved in the early biannual meetings of the AAN. Dr. Mabel Garden Masten (1898-1971) from the University of Wisconsin was the only woman who was a member of a committee (Committee on Public Relations) in the first biannual meeting in 1949. She became a fellow member of the Academy and a member of the Editorial Board in the first interim meeting in 1950. Drs. Kate Constable and Alexandra Adler were the only women who had presentations at the First Biannual Meeting of the Academy, on parkinsonism and visual agnosia, respectively. Dr. Margaret Thaler had a presentation on encephalitis in the first interim meeting. Other woman neurologists who attended the first interim meeting of the Academy were Drs. Estelle P. Boynton, Marry E. Margulies, Ruth F. Krauss, and Fae Tichy. In 1951, Margaret M. Kane was the first managing editor of Neurology, the official journal of the AAN. Dr. Fae Tichy (1919-2004) from the University of Minnesota became a member of the Committee on Special Courses and Chairman of the Neuropathology Course at the 1953 meeting.   

Since its inception, women neurologists and scientists have been included in the AAN and were involved in the early scientific meetings. 
Authors/Disclosures
Negin Badihian, MD (Mayo Clinic)
PRESENTER
Dr. Badihian has nothing to disclose.
Alison L. Christy, MD, PhD (Providence Health & Services, Pediatric Specialty Clinic) Dr. Christy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Azurity. Dr. Christy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for SAGE Publishing. Dr. Christy has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for MDLinx. Dr. Christy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for MDLinx. The institution of Dr. Christy has received research support from Biohaven. The institution of Dr. Christy has received research support from Novartis / Amgen. The institution of Dr. Christy has received research support from Eli Lilly. The institution of Dr. Christy has received research support from Abbvie. The institution of Dr. Christy has received research support from Eli Lilly.
Christopher J. Boes, MD, FAAN (Mayo Clinic) Dr. Boes has nothing to disclose.
Elizabeth A. Coon, MD, FAAN (Mayo Clinic) Dr. Coon has nothing to disclose.