January 30, 2017

Dear Members of the American Academy of Neurology,

US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that temporarily bans travel to the US by citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world's largest association of neurologists with more than 34,000 members, values our diverse membership and the compassionate care that our members provide patients around the world. 

The AAN is actively monitoring the temporary travel ban as it pertains to the needs of our valuable international members, as well as travel to our upcoming AAN Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22-28, 2017.  

Each year, the AAN Annual Meeting serves as the very best neurology meeting in the world, where 13,000 neurologists and other scientists converge to share and learn the most cutting-edge breakthroughs in neurologic research. With one in six people worldwide affected by neurologic disease, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, the AAN is committed to ensuring we continue to provide a diverse, compassionate, international platform where the best and brightest researchers from around the world meet to discover cures for our patients and their families. 

We sympathize with those international members uncertain of the implications of this temporary travel ban. As we gain more understanding of the situation, we will continue to share more information with you on AAN.com.


Terrence L. Cascino, MD, FAAN
President, American Academy of Neurology