Benefits of AANS Membership

Click to View the BrochureAANS Membership works for you on two levels. First, AANS provides vital resources for your career, including educational seminars, cutting-edge news and research, CME online courses, instructional clinical videos and more.

Secondly, the AANS supports the entire specialty of neurosurgery through political advocacy, patient and public outreach, outcomes registries through NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA), and resident training and research funding through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF).

When you join the AANS, you not only support your career in the short term – you support the future of the specialty of neurosurgery. Read more below how on how the AANS supports its members and all of neurosurgery through a focus on Advocacy, Knowledge and Growth.

And, if you are considering joining the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as a member, submit your application here.

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As the spokesorganization for the neurosurgical specialty, the AANS maintains a strong voice on Capitol Hill, educating policymakers and impacting legislative issues which most affect neurosurgeons. The AANS also advances the neurosurgical specialty through Neurosurgery Awareness Month, through the media and through its website, with patient information pages that have logged millions of views.

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Whether online, in print or in person, the AANS and its philanthropic arm, the NREF, offer unparalleled opportunities for learning. Members get cutting-edge science from The Journal of Neurosurgery, free CME from Neurosurgical Focus, and socioeconomic updates and perspective from AANS Neurosurgeon. And, with NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA), AANS is gathering an archive of outcomes-related data that could influence a generation of neurosurgeons.

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The AANS is committed to growing neurosurgical careers and expanding the reach of neurosurgery. Through the NREF, courses, fellowships and research grants are offered to neurosurgeons-in-training. The AANS also facilitates a mentor-matching program, a Career Center, partner programs and numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues around the world.

To learn even more about AANS Member Benefits, view the online brochure here. To apply for membership in the AANS, visit and click "Application – AANS Membership."

For questions about member benefits, membership categories or the application process, please contact member services by email at, or call 847.378.0500.

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