Board of Directors Recommends Bylaws Amendments to Form Professional Association to Aid Advocacy Efforts

April 26, 2007


The AAN Board of Directors will submit proposed bylaw amendments to the AAN membership during the annual Business Meeting on May 1, 2007. The Business Meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) on the second level of the auditorium at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

The Board of Directors recommends that members approve the establishment of a companion nonprofit corporation, The American Academy of Neurology Professional Association, which in turn could establish a political action committee (PAC). Nearly all major national medical associations have a PAC, and the Board believes this could provide an effective tool to advance our advocacy efforts on behalf of neurology and patients with neurological disorders.

The Board of Directors also recommends that members amend Article II, Section 6, of the Bylaws, which governs Junior Members.

Read about the proposed amendments and the recommendation to establish The American Academy of Neurology Professional Association.

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Members can share their thoughts about the proposed amendment to create a professional association by sending an email to AAN leadership at and their comments will be considered. However, members cannot vote on the proposed Bylaws change unless they attend the annual Business Meeting