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Register today for the ANA Annual Meeting
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.

Learn how you can benefit from an ANA Membership


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 Member


Stanley Prusiner, MD, ANA member and President-elect, recently published the remarkable book, Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Principle of Disease (Yale University Press). The volume recounts Dr. Prusiner's ground-breaking discovery that garnered him the Nobel Prize in 1997. It covers in wonderful detail not only the conceptual breakthroughs that underlie the discovery, but also the multiple frustrations and challenges he faced in pursuing these investigations. 


The book has received numerous favorable reviews. The New York Times said, "Once disparaged, his scientific work is now hailed as visionary, and his memoir takes the reader on a leisurely and immensely readable victory lap from then to now...perhaps not since James D. Watson's 1968 memoir The Double Helix has the down and dirty business of world-class science been given such an airing." 

Madness and Memory is a terrific read.  It is ANA's pleasure to recommend it for the top of your summer reading list.

Annals Update                                         

July 2014
Volume 76Issue 1
Pages 1–147


Misfolded proteins in Huntington disease fetal grafts: Further evidence of cell-to-cell transfer? (pages 20–21)
Jeffrey H. Kordower and Glenda Halliday Article first published online: 9 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ana.24205


Academic publishing, part II: Where to publish your work (pages 1–4)
Clifford B. Saper
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ana.24212

Research Articles
Defining a therapeutic target for pallidal deep brain stimulation for dystonia (pages 22–30)
Tyler Cheung, Angela M. Noecker, Ron L. Alterman, Cameron C. McIntyre and Michele Tagliati