Established in 1974, the Clinical Neurological Society of America is a national organization of neurologists and other health care professionals practicing in clinical and academic settings. The primary purpose of CNSA is to improve clinical practice and patient care through education.


  • Provide a course at each annual meeting that provides important new or under communicated clinical, biological or social information to the membership in the area of neurology
  • Provide workshops at each annual conference that promote a forum to discuss the most current and significant findings in clinical neurology in a “Meet the Professor” format
  • Provide a program at each annual conference that addresses the needs of the membership as determined by previous conference attendee evaluations and periodic membership-wide needs assessments
  • Develop and administer platform and poster sessions through solicited peer-reviewed papers from the membership, which shall be presented at the annual conference
  • Hold educational activities for the membership, interested neurologists, and other physicians and persons in medically related areas who are interested in neurology
  • Develop means and outcomes of the program of the previous annual meeting, which will be used in the development of future meetings


The scope of the CNSA is North America. The content of CNSA programs is limited to clinical and scientific topics related to neurology and the delivery of care to the neurology patient, and related issues for the health care team.


The audience for CME activities includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, residents in neurology and other allied health professionals with a significant stake in the research, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders including nurses, social workers, doctors of pharmacy, neuropsychologists and others interested in the field of neurology.