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International Membership

Become an AANS Member Today!

When you become an AANS member, you join a global community of neurosurgeons dedicated to providing superior patient care and advancing your profession.

  • Reside/practice outside of North America
  • Maintain board certification (or equivalent) in country of residence
  • Letter of sponsorship from one (1) AANS member
    Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a member sponsor
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    *All documents must be submitted in English
  • International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (IFAANS) honorific after five years of uninterrupted, paid membership
  • Free online subscriptions to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
  • Free and discounted NeuroU online courses offering CME
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Free printable patient information pamphlets covering common conditions and treatments
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Subspecialty section membership eligibility
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $230 in most non-North American countries
    • Discounted dues of $110 for countries designated low-income or lower-middle income by the World Bank. View the list here.
  • Optional, discounted paper subscription to the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics for $250

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

  • Payment method for application fee/first-year dues.
    • Dues may be paid via credit/debit card via the link below.
    • To pay by wire transfer, please contact for instructions.
  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Current employer and start date
  • Country where you currently hold your medical license, the license number and effective dates
  • Proof of certification
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Sponsorship from one (1) AANS member.
    Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a member sponsor.
    *All documents must be submitted in English

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 888.566.2267.

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