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About the AAN

Welcome to, the official website of the American Academy of Neurology, the world's largest professional association of neurologists, and the leading online resource for neurologists across the world.

Founded in 1948, the AAN now represents more than 27,000 members and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered care and enhancing member career satisfaction.

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

Vision: To be indispensable to our members.


  • Support members across their professional lifetime
  • Educate members to foster high-quality clinical care and science
  • Advocate for members and their patients
  • Support and promote member involvement in neurologic research
  • Maximize organizational effectiveness to meet members needs

A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy.

Learn more about the Academy's History.

Key Features and Benefits of

  • All of the AAN resources you need are easier to find.
  • You can access your AAN publications more quickly.*
  • Your CME and maintenance of certification resources are integrated.
  • The robust search engine is more responsive.
  • Mobile-friendly design allows you to access AAN resources from your phone.**

*On, you will need to enter your Neurology ® journal username and password to access Neurology resources.

**Mobile-optimized resources: NeuroSAE, NeuroTracker, Test Your Knowledge, CME Search, Annual Meeting Program Search, Find a Member, Search Guidelines, Renew Your Membership, Update Your Profile, and the AAN Press Room.


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