AAN Members and Other Professionals
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides valuable resources for medical specialists worldwide who are committed to improving the care of patients with neurological diseases. The AAN’s more than 20,000 members look to the AAN for the most comprehensive professional development, career enhancement, and practice improvement opportunities available.
2007 AAN Winter Conference —
Early Registration Deadline Extended to January 5!
The 2007 AAN Winter Conference, set for January 12 through 14, 2007, in Lake Buena Vista, FL, is all-new, with enhanced and extended programming. The conference will offer the latest information on MS, Parkinson's disease, and other clinical topics, as well as a workshop on treating neurological diseases. In addition, there will be half-day programs on enhancing your practice and information on upgrading your office systems. Visit the Winter Conference webpage today.
AAN Reaches 20,000 Members
The AAN has reached 20,000 members spanning the globe. The Academy would like to recognize the dedication of its leadership, staff, members, and partners for their efforts in creating a dynamic organization that supports the best in science, education, and practice improvement. Congratulations!
Submit a Late-breaking Science Abstract for 2007 Annual Meeting
Submit a Late-breaking Science abstract now for the AAN 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The deadline for submitting abstracts for this program is February 14, 2007. NEW FOR 2007: Late Breaking Clinical Trials may also be submitted for consideration for the 2007 Annual Meeting. An application form must be turned in at the time of submission, as well as a disclosure form for every author. Download the application form. Download the disclosure form.
AAN Seeks Physician Editor-in-Chief of AAN.com
The AAN is redesigning its website to provide enhanced functionality and content to members and is seeking to appoint a neurologist Editor-in-Chief to oversee timely medical content. Learn more about required qualifications, responsibilities, and how to apply.
New Guideline Helps Diagnose Causes of Status Epilepticus in Children
A new guideline developed by the AAN and the Child Neurology Society will help physicians assess which tests are most helpful to determine the cause of status epilepticus in children. View or download the full guideline and summaries to share with colleagues and patients' families.
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AAN Advocates for Coverage of Anticonvulsant Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy
The AAN recently approved a position statement advocating for coverage of anticonvulsant drugs for the treatment of epilepsy. Newly developed AAN clinical guidelines stress the importance of complete physician autonomy in prescribing anticonvulsants to patients with epilepsy. The purpose of the position statement is to translate the essential findings in AAN’s clinical guidelines into a set of principles that can be used in public policy. View the position statement.
Neurology on the Hill – March 12 – 13, 2007
Due to the timing of the 2007 Annual Meeting, the Academy has moved the dates of this program. The fifth annual Neurology on the Hill will be held March 12 – 13, 2007. Apply now.
AAN Opposes Mandatory Reporting of Conditions that May Affect Driving Ability
The AAN recently approved a position statement that opposes any requirements that physicians must report patients whose medical conditions may impact their driving ability. Instead, the AAN supports optional reporting of these conditions, along with better legal immunity for physicians and wider transportation options for patients, to promote more open care for patients and greater awareness about a patient's true ability to drive safely. View the Academy's position.
AAN Abstract Deadline Has Passed
The deadline to submit abstracts for the AAN 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA has passed. Abstract acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent out in early February 2007.
Electronic Health Records Vendor Report Available
The AAN has evaluated the field of electronic health records systems and prepared a report on vendors that meet AAN criteria. The report is designed as a guide for small and solo neurology practices to use as they make decisions about this major purchase. Visit the Electronic Health Records page for more information.
New AAN Position Statement Affirms Patient Decision-making Rights
The AAN Board of Directors recently approved a position statement regarding the use of artificial nutrition and hydration in situations where patient preferences could only be determined through a living will or the testimony of family and friends. This position statement supports a patient's right to autonomy and defends the integrity of the physician-patient relationship in the face of proposed legislation that would undermine these principles.
Read the position statement and learn more about how you can plan for your own medical care using a living will or similar legal document.
Read the Academy's position paper on pay-for-performance legislative proposals.