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Become an AANS Member Today!

When you become an AANS member, you receive valuable resources to support your career and goals. As a member, you also advance and protect your specialty by supporting political advocacy and patient education initiatives.

  • Actively practicing neurosurgery
  • Resides/practices in North America
  • Board certified by one of the following:
    • ABNS
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery
  • If you have been board certified for more than one (1) year, three (3) letters of sponsorship from AANS voting member neurosurgeons are required.
  • If you currently became board certified within the past year, no letters of sponsorship are required.
  • Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a member sponsor
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
  • Print and online subscriptions to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS Spine)
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS Pediatrics)
  • Up to 36 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ complimentary each year through Neurosurgical Focus
  • Updates on AANS/CNS political advocacy efforts
  • Free and discounted NeuroU online courses offering CME
  • Free subspecialty CME tracking and online transcripts
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Free job search and discounted job postings in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Free printable patient information pamphlets covering common conditions and treatments
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Eligible to serve on AANS committees
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Access to AANS Member Discount Programs
  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $975 if Residing in the U.S.
    • $575 if Residing in Canada/Mexico
    • $0 if Active U.S. Military
  • Document at least 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each calendar year (January 1 - December 31).
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in-person at least once every five (5) years. On-Demand or Virtual attendance does not satisfy this requirement.

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready:

  • Payment method for application fee/first-year dues
  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Proof of board certification (unless ABNS-certified)

Upon completion of your application and remittance of membership fee, you will have immediate access to AANS member benefits. Don't Wait - become an AANS member today.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services at, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566.AANS (2267).


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