What you can expect
At the ANA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD 

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Join your colleagues at the ANA's 139th Annual Meeting, October 12-14 in Baltimore, MD, for scientific programs, professional development courses, interactive lunch workshops, networking opportunities, and more including: 

- Keynote address on synaptic physiology by Thomas Südhof, M.D., Avram Goldstein Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 

- Presentation of the stunning results from clinical trials in C9ORF72 ALS/FTD and Migraine-Gepants.

17 Special Interest Group submeetings including Neuromuscular Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Dementia and Aging, Education and more. 

- Derek Denny-Brown Symposium showcasing the work of several ANA members.


Annals Impact Factor is Even Higher

Thomson Reuters has published the Journal Citation Reports® 2014, announcing the new journal Impact Factors. Wiley and the American Neurological Association are very pleased to announce the increase of the Annals of Neurology Impact Factor, to 11.91, up from 11.193 the previous year, and ranking 4th out of 194 journal in the field of Clinical Neurology.

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Member Benefits

Renew your membership to see how your colleagues are:
* Publishing in Annals of Neurology
* Submitting to the new open source journal, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
* Presenting the latest science at the annual meeting
* Mentoring junior members of the association
* Filling positions through the career center

ANA launches open-access journal

ANA Members Only 50% Discount

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (ACTN), a new online-only, open access journal, will publish original research and scholarly reviews focused on the mechanisms and treatments of diseases of the nervous system; high-impact topics in neurologic education; and other topics of interest to the clinical neuroscience community.Log in to access the ANA Member Discount Code to get 50% off your submission

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E-Mentoring program

The E-Mentoring program is designed to welcome new ANA members into our distinguished community of academic neurology. Participants are introduced to other Members and Fellows via an online platform. This program fosters relationships with leaders in the field who can provide guidance and resources for those winding their way through academia.


Featured Article                                  

New brain infarcts on magnetic resonance imaging after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Lesion patterns, mechanism, and predictors
by Hyun-Wook Nah M.D., Jae-Won Lee M.D., et. al.

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is one of the most frequently done surgical procedures in the US, accounting for around 100,000 cases per year. Most of these are done by placing the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass pump (heart-lung machine) and stopping the heart while sewing in the fragile new bypass blood vessels. Neurologists are familiar with post-CABG strokes, which are thought to occur in about 3-4% of all cases. However, this has been based on patients with neurological deficits severe enough to come to the attention of their surgeons, as few of them would receive pre- and post-operative neurological examinations by neurologists otherwise. The new study by Nah and colleagues shows that if patients are given MRI scans with diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) pre- and post-operatively, that almost 28% of them can be demonstrated to have a new cerebral infarct after CABG surgery and half of these have multiple lesions. The presence of severe aortic atherosclerosis and the use of cardiopulmonary bypass were strong predictors of later infarction. While most of these strokes were in the cerebral cortex, many were in “silent” areas and no neurological deficit was detected on post-operative examinations by a neurologist in almost 90% of cases. Thus the rate of clinically apparent stroke, about 3%, would be equivalent to other series, suggesting that the technique used and the skill of the surgeons in this Korean series was similar to large US series. Considering the high odds ratio of stroke after surgery for patients with aortic atherosclerosis, patients undergoing CABG surgery might want to have an imaging study quantifying their aortic plaque burden to adequately assess their risk for procedure related infarcts.