2016 From the President: ANA Open Positions

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From the President of the AUPN

The ANA has openings on several committees. If there are faculty in your department who are members of ANA and interested in getting more involved with the ANA, please let them know about the following opportunities.

Career Development Subcommittee (2 open positions)
The Career Development Subcommittee is charged with planning a series of Early Career and Mid-Level Career courses which take place at the ANA annual meeting. These courses, targeted by career level in academic neurology, are meant to support the professional development needs of academicians.

Interactive Lunch Workshops Subcommittee (3 open positions)
The Interactive Lunch Workshop Subcommittee is charged with planning a series of Interactive Workshops which take place at the ANA annual meeting. Members of this committee work together to identify topics, speakers and moderators for the Interactive Lunch Workshop sessions, which are intended to focus on a specific topic area and be rich in discussion with ample time for questions. Members of the subcommittee will often serve as moderators of the sessions.

International Outreach Committee (1 open positions)
The International Outreach Committee is responsible for enhancing the relationship of the ANA with the broader world of academic neurology and neuroscience. This includes consideration of countries that are high-income as well as a focus on countries that are low- and middle-income. This group is also responsible for advancing the mission and vision of the ANA while partnering with academic neurologists and neuroscientists, as well as those in training in these fields, in countries outside of the USA.

Investment Subcommittee (1 open positions)
The Investment Subcommittee analyzes the ANA’s investment portfolio in relation to current market conditions, the ANA’s Investment Policy document and the ANA’s current financial conditions and will make recommendations for possible changes in asset allocations.

Membership/Honorary/Awards Committee (1 open position)
In the past this Committee reviewed applications for membership and made recommendations to the Board of Directors. Now that the membership has evolved, the Membership/Honorary/Awards Committee reviews the nominees proposed for ANA Awards including the Derek Denny Brown Award, Grass Foundation Award, and Distinguished Neurology Teacher.  The Committee also makes suggestions for increasing the ANA’s membership base and identifies member needs.

Public Policy and Relations Committee (2 open positions)
The goals of the Public Policy and Relations Committee include: understanding the successes and challenges facing past ANA public policy efforts; identifying policy issues affecting the unique subset of neurologists that are ANA members; identifying specific gaps in knowledge and opportunities to educate policy makers and the public concerning issues affecting ANA members and our Association; and drafting a set of specific public policy initiatives for Board of Directors consideration. Currently the Public Policy and Relations Committee is working on a plan to publish and distribute a Burden of Disease document drafted by Dr. Clifton Gooch and others.

Scientific Program Advisory Committee (3 open positions)
The ANA Scientific Program Committee (SPAC) is responsible for determining the educational activities included in the formal program of the Annual Meeting, including the overall design and flow of the program, the types of activities (e.g. symposia, poster sessions), and the specific content of activities.  The SPAC carries out this charge in a manner that is consistent with all rules and guidelines of the ACCME.  The SPAC also is responsible for representing the ANA in discussions with outside entities that have an interest in sponsoring educational activities immediately before, during or after the Annual Meeting. 

Translational and Clinical Research Course Committee (1 open position)
The ANA Translational and Clinical Research Course Committee plans a course focused on the development of young clinical neuroscientists interested or engaged in translational or clinical research. The TCRC takes place in July, and in some cases course planners will also serve as faculty. Course participants will be clinician-scientists from neurology (or neurosurgery), most of whom will not have already developed long-term research programs or funding, but should have declared intentions to work in this field. Having recently completed its 8th year, the course attracts junior faculty, fellows and graduating residents.


Interested candidates should send a brief statement and a CV to with the name of the committee in the subject line.


Thank you,

Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
President AUPN 

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