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International Activities

The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery and promoting the highest quality of patient care. This extends to offering membership, educational resources, fellowships and more to neurosurgeons and trainees outside of North America.


The AANS offers membership to neurosurgeons outside of North America in three different categories. Choose the appropriate category below to learn more about eligibility, requirements and benefits to joining the AANS. To receive the International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (IFAANS) honorific, a dues-paying member must remain in good standing for a five-year period.


The AANS Annual Scientific Meeting offers the International Symposium with international neurosurgeon speakers, the International Reception and much more.

Through the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), access to the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) is available in many countries.