American Academy of Neurology
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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a professional society representing more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscientists. As a medical specialty society it was established in 1948 by A.B. Baker of the University of Minnesota to advance the art and science of neurology, and thereby promote the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders. It is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the AAN is attended by more than 15,000 neurologists and neuroscientists from the US and abroad. The 2011 meeting will be in Honolulu featuring scientific presentations and educational courses. Plenary presentations on three days will highlight cutting edge clinical, translational and basic research. The annual "Future of Neuroscience" conference will highlight advances in the Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging (ADNI) project.
The American Academy of Neurology has formal policies for avoiding conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical and device industries, and meets or exceeds all recommendations of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code.
AAN publishes the following journal:
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