American College of Neuroscience Administrators (ACNA)

AAMA initiated development of the American College of Neuroscience Administrators (ACNA) in late 2011 to serve the targeted educational programming, credentials and problem-solving needs of specialists in the broad field of neuroscience administration.

The group’s steering committee has defined the broad field of neuroscience to include the subspecialties of neurosurgery and neurology, supporting administrators, managers, supervisors and consultants who may work in areas such as stroke, neuro-endovascular/neuro-interventional, cognitive disorders, MS, movement disorders, intra-operative monitoring, physical medicine and rehabilitation (including acute rehab), sleep medicine, spine surgery, rheumatology, neuro-oncology, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, neuro-psychiatry, EEG-EMG, otolaryngology, traumatic brain injury, and pain management.

Mission: To advance excellence in neuroscience leadership and the business of neuroscience administration through individual relationships, multi-disciplinary interaction, ongoing education and active engagement.

Vision: To be the coordinating catalyst for inspiring neuroscience administrators to advance themselves in positions of leadership and enhance the business of neuroscience administration.


  • Integrity in leadership
  • Innovation and collaboration in neuroscience service line development
  • Respect for individual expertise and knowledge
  • Commitment to the organization, its Mission, Vision and Values

Member Benefits

ACNA’s goal is to keep members up-to-date with significant developments in neuroscience service line administration, as well as the broad, multi-disciplined healthcare environment. ACNA members receive all the benefits of membership in the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) plus these special services:

  • Valuable Peer Resources: A close network of professionals in neuroscience administration to serve as valuable peer resources. Link to them through AAMA’s Membership Directory and Listservs, on Vital Link.
  • Career Development: Access to prominent positions available in neuroscience administration through AAMA’s online JobLink.
  • Cutting-edge educational programming at AAMA’s multi-specialty Annual Conference, each November.
  • Recognition for your professional achievements and expertise.
  • Information you can use: Timely and useful information on the hottest topics of our profession, events, and people.
  • Opportunities to influence the greater neuroscience community.

ACNA News – Celebrate Stroke Awareness Month

Corazon and the American College of Neuroscience Administrators invite you to celebrate Stroke Awareness month with our Virtual Education Package, dedicated to helping clinical and administrative neuroscience leaders in offering the best care possible to patients across the full NEURO CONTINUUM OF CARE.

Participation is FREE, and we encourage you or someone else in your organization to join us for access to online discussion forums, informational downloads, “live chat” opportunities with Neuroscience and Stroke clinical and administrative experts, and more.

Click Here to receive these and other benefits throughout the month of May:

  • Readiness & Gap Assessment Tools to learn whether your organization is positioned for Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
  • DRG “cheat sheet” for stroke, and other downloadable resources
  • Web Seminar on May 16: Strengthening Your Neuroscience Service Line through Physician Collaboration
  • Exclusive access to an “Ask the Expert” forum, featuring these weekly hot topics: Week I: Achieving and Maintaining Primary Center Status Week II: The Impact of Comprehensive Guidelines Week: III: Developing Your Inner Leader Week IV: Physician Alignment Strategies
  • Survey Findings
  • And MORE!

For more information about ACNA, please contact the ACNA Board of Directors.

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