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International Membership

Neurosurgeons practicing and living outside of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • Reside/practice outside of North America
  • Maintain board certification (or equivalent) in country of residence
  • Submit letters of sponsorship from three neurosurgeons, at least one of which is a current AANS member (Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a member sponsor)
  • Email proof of certification, in English
  • Email version of your curriculum vitae (CV), in English
  • International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (IFAANS) honorific after five years of uninterrupted, paid membership
  • Free online subscriptions to official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
    • Journal of Neurosurgery
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
    • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
  • Reduced registration for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Online educational sessions offering CME
  • Reduced registration rates for AANS educational courses and resources
  • Members-only searchable directory
  • Subspecialty section membership eligibility
  • Discounts on AANS publications and merchandise
  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $200 in most non-North American countries
    • Discounted dues of $100 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:

  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Country where you currently hold your medical license, the license number and effective dates

If you have questions, please contact Karen Yoshikawa at, 847.378.0554 or toll-free at 888.566.2267 x554.

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