Below are frequently asked questions regarding the new membership changes, application process, and structure of the ANA. For the full membership guidlines, please visit www.aneuroa.org/membership. If you have further questions, please email email@example.com.
For those applying for membership after 10/9/2012:
What are the qualifications to become a Member or Corresponding Member?
Members are those who have reached their first faculty position at an ACGME affiliated or equivalent institution in the United States or Canada. Corresponding Members are those who have reached their first faculty position at an accredited institution outside of the United States or Canada.
What are the qualifications to become a Fellow or Corresponding Fellow?
Fellows are those who have reached the level of associate or full professor or who serve as Chair of the Neurology department at an ACGME, ACGME affiliated or Canadian equivalent institution and reside in the United States or Canada. Corresponding Fellows are those who have reached the level of associate or full professor or who serve as Chair of the Neurology department at an accredited institution outside of the United States and Canada.
What are dues and how are they paid?
The ANA membership dues cycle begins on January 1 of each year. Fellows pay $390/year and Corresponding Fellows pay $315/year. Those who reside in a country designated by the World Bank as low and lower-middle income pay discounted dues of $195/year. Members and Corresponding Members both pay $150/year.
What are benefits of membership?
There are many value-added benefits shared by Members and Fellows including:
- Access to information, education and networking opportunities through ANA's website, including ANA's new e-Advising mentoring program designed to connect junior faculty with senior leaders;
- Reduced pricing on ANA educational offerings including the premiere gathering place for all of academic neurology - ANA's Annual Meeting being held October 13-15, 2013 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
- Print, online and mobile access to the Annals of Neurology - the official journal of the ANA and Child Neurology Society with Impact Factor of 11.089. (NOTE: Members receive electronic access only).
- Opportunities to be involved in guiding the ANA through involvement in ANA Committees, affiliate organizations, or Council.
What is the review process for Members and Fellows?
ANA Bylaws require review by the Membership Committee and final approval by the Executive Council. Our goal is to review applications on a monthly basis; however, this process may take more time initially.
What if I don’t work at an ACGME or ACGME affiliated institution? Can I still apply?
Candidates who do not meet any of the above criteria and who wish to join the ANA should contact the ANA at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If I am Canadian, will I be a Member/Fellow or a Corresponding Member/Fellow?
Anyone who is an associate professor, full professor or chair in an ACGME-approved Neurology Department in the United States or Canada is eligible for Fellow status. Corresponding Fellows are those outside the United States or Canada.
What is a Special Advisory Member?
Special Advisory Member pertains to the holder of the relevant governmental or private sector agency position through the duration of the ANA appointment, and not to the specific individual. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, the ANA may request that an employee or employees of governmental or private sector agencies be appointed by the Director of the relevant governmental or private sector agency office to serve on one or more ANA committees in the capacity of Special Advisory Member of the ANA. The appropriate governmental position and term of appointment for each Special Advisory Member will be agreed upon by the Executive Committee of the ANA and the Director of the relevant governmental office before the specific appointment is made.
Is there a deadline for applications?
No. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and will be reviewed monthly. Please note that the review process takes 4-6 weeks.
For those who joined the ANA Before 10/9/2012
As a current Member of the ANA, am I now considered a Fellow?
Yes. All existing ANA members automatically will be designated as Fellows of the ANA. Active members are now Fellows; Corresponding members are now Corresponding Fellows; Senior members are Senior Fellows; and Honorary members are now Honorary Fellows.
If I am a current member and a government employee or in the private sector, would I be a Fellow or a Special Advisory member?
Current members, regardless of current employment in the government or private sector, are automatically Fellows of the ANA.
What if I change jobs? Would my membership type change?
Changing jobs does not change your membership type.
What is the process to become an Honorary Fellow?
Honorary Fellows will remain those who by reason of professional and scientific qualifications, are deemed worthy of such election. The nomination and selection process remain the same. For more information, please visit www.aneuroa.org/HonoraryFellows.
What is the process to become a Senior Fellow?
Senior Fellows remain those who have reached 65 years of age, are no longer active in the field of neurology, and who have requested a change in membership status. Senior members interested in requesting a change of status can do so by submitting the form at http://www.aneuroa.org/SeniorFellowApplication.
What is FANA?
FANA is the acronym for Fellow of the American Neurological Association. All Fellows, whether Active, Corresponding, Honorary or Senior, may use FANA.