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Who are we?

Our organization has been advancing knowledge and improving practice in the neurosciences for 70 years. We bring together the art and science of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, neuropathology, neuropsychiatry, physiatry, and related fields. We learn from each other about the latest in research and practice, gaining academic and clinical wisdom.

Your membership enables us to continue and expand our unique blend of academic programs and fellowship that benefits all of us. Your renewal also helps keep our member and mailing data base up to date, so that you can be notified about upcoming programs.

What SFNS offers its members:

The Society is committed to the professional development and continuing medical education of its members and has been since its inception in 1947. Members receive discounts on the Annual Meeting registration and all evening dinner meetings and can obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM throughout the year without ever leaving the Bay Area.

To quote Past President Dr. Eric Denys, "The Society has a long tradition of combining scientific excellence and social interaction with peers, allowing us to share the pleasures and challenges of life. There is absolutely no better forum to meet colleagues, whom you otherwise may know by name only."

Member benefits include:

• Member discounts on registration to the Society's 3 day Annual Meeting, including up to 16 HOURS AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

• A discount off registration fees to our CME programs spread out in the Greater SF Bay Area throughout the year. Topics and speakers cover a broad range of the most current issues in the neurosciences.

• The San Francisco Neurological Society holds the shared knowledge of members with diverse and extensive expertise in the neurosciences. Information gained from peers will enhance your practice and help you discover solutions to your clinical and research challenges.

• Newsletters and Society Meeting Announcements are mailed and e-mailed throughout the year.

Active Membership

Annual Dues $125

Active membership shall be available to those physicians or scientists with an advanced professional degree who have valid credentials indicating their professional activity--either medical, investigational, or educational--whose professional activity is dedicated to the care and/or investigation of diseases or disorders of the nervous system. Active members shall be entitled to all of the privileges of the Society including the privileges of voting and holding office.

Associate Membership

Annual Dues $75

Associate membership shall be available to nurses, scientists and other medical professionals of related disciplines, or physicians in training, in the neurosciences, whose contributions further the objectives of the Society. Associate Members shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Society except voting and holding office. Associate members shall be eligible to serve on volunteer committees.

Retired Membership

Annual Dues $50

Retired membership shall be available to fully retired or less than 15 hours per week of paid professional activity, for those medical professionals of related disciplines in the neurosciences.

Nurse Membership

Annual Dues $50

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Student Membership

Annual Dues $0

Residents, Fellows, Medical Students


Annual Dues $500

Industry representatives and other commercial interest groups.