The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is a professional membership society comprised of almost 6,000 physicians specializing in the field of neuroradiology. The ASNR was founded on April 19, 1962 in New York and incorporated in the State of New York on February 1, 1965.
Neuroradiology is the clinical sub-specialty concerned with the diagnostic radiology of diseases of the central nervous system, brain, head and neck, through the use of x-ray, MRI, CT and angiography. It is practiced in hospital settings, academic/educational institutions, and private practice.
The ASNR is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, a near-western suburb of Chicago. The ASNR is comprised of 17 full-time professional staff members.
We promote the highest standards for clinical practice, education, and research in neuroradiology. We are committed to propagating evidence-based medical information. As much of the world heads into another period of surging COVID-19 infections, we urge all to focus on science and to implement evidence-based COVID-19 infection prevention and control strategies.
Welcoming Environment Policy
ASNR is committed to a welcoming environment for all participants in its events and users of its resources. All participants are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. We encourage a culture of bystander allyship, positive mentorship, and professional modelling. Any participants who engage in inappropriate behavior at ASNR events or while using ASNR resources may be excluded from current or future events and other discipline may be applied. Complaints about inappropriate behavior may be directed to the ASNR CEO or and member of the ASNR Board of Directors. If you feel personally unsafe at a live ASNR event, please contact building security or the local police immediately as well as contacting ASNR staff.
The Society publishes the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), a monthly medical journal.
ASNR also publishes Neurographics, an educational journal that features the highest rated educational content from the ASNR Annual Meeting and from allied specialty society meetings.
There are six membership options with the American Society of Neuroradiology:
- Senior International
- Member Member-in-Training
- International Member-in-Training
- Research Scientist
- International Outreach
Senior membership in the Society is open to board-certified radiologists residing in the Western Hemisphere with two years formal training, or one year of formal training and a second year of 100% neuroradiology experience, both under supervision of a senior member in the institution with an approved radiology residency program.
Active members must devote approximately one-half or more of their professional practice to neuroradiology.
Areas of Specialty and Practice Settings within ASNR Membership
ASNR Annual Meeting
The ASNR holds one annual meeting per year, typically during the months of April/May. The ASNR Annual Meeting registration is almost 2,000 for our in-person meeting and more than 4,500 for our virtual meeting, with physician attendance comprising approximately 75% of that total. International registration makes up about 5% of total registration.
The ASNR Annual Meeting offers programmatic representation in the sub-specialties of neuroradiology including head and neck radiology, pediatric neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, and spine radiology. Each respective sub-specialty holds specific days of programming during the week. Sub-specialty programming days rotate annually.
In addition to attending an intensive scientific program, registrants are able to view comprehensive scientific, poster, and computer (interactive) presentations, as well as, attend a technical (commercial) exhibitor display. Attendees are also given the opportunity to participate in various social activities and optional events offered throughout the meeting.
ASNR provides educational opportunities to neuroradiologists, fellows, and residents via our online education management system, Education Connection. Many of our educational offerings provide CME credits.
ASNR also participates in a variety of advocacy activities to ensure our members are informed and up to date with the latest in health policy.
ASNR Allied Specialty and Regional Societies/World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies
The following three allied specialty and three regional societies are housed at the ASNR Headquarters Office in Oak Brook, Illinois.
- American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
- American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
- American Society of Spine Radiology
- Eastern Neuroradiological Society
- Western Neuroradiological Society
- Southeastern Neuroradiological Society
Collectively, the societies have more than 2,700 members. Thirty-one percent of ASNR members belong to at least one society.
The World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies (WFNRS) is also housed at the ASNR Headquarters Office. The WFNRS is an umbrella organization composed of 31 national and regional neuroradiological societies. It fosters international, scientific and educational programs in neuroradiology and promotes cooperative projects between its member organizations and those in allied disciplines. WFNRS is the sponsoring organization of the Symposium Neuroradiologicum, an international scientific assembly instituted in 1939 and held every four years since. The most recent Symposium (XXI) was held March 19-24, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. Symposium XXII will be held in New York City in 2022. More information on the WFNRS is available at www.wfnrs.org.