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2025 ANPA Annual Meeting 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

March 12-15, 2025


Please join us for ANPA's 35th Annual Meeting at Le Westin Montreal
in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from March 12-15, 2025!

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Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry: Our Medical Subspecialty

Recognizing the fundamental congruence between behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, the Joint Advisory Committee on Subspecialty Certification of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) and the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (SBCN) recommended in 2004 that these historically separate but parallel disciplines be merged into a single subspecialty area of medicine: Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (BNNP). Based on that recommendation and the strategic and enduring partnership between ANPA and SBCN, the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) approved BNNP for subspecialty recognition later that year. 

In 2005, the UCNS began accepting applications for accreditation of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Programs at academic healthcare institutions in the United States. In 2006, accreditation of BNNP fellowships and certification of BNNP subspecialists by the UCNS began. As of 2024, there are more than 45 UCNS-accredited BNNP fellowship programs and 448 UCNS-certified subspecialists (Diplomates) in BNNP. ANPA and SBCN remain the sponsoring organizations and medical society stewards of the BNNP subspecialty. 

BNNP Fellowship training programs that are accredited by the UCNS help their trainees achieve the standards of competence for physicians and the measures of excellence for training programs in their subspecialty fieldAccreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation standards. 

The UCNS also certifies subspecialists in BNNP. Certification demonstrates to peers, employers, and patients that a physician has fulfilled a set of standards and knowledge requirements that sets them apart as a leader in their subspecialty field. Physicians who are certified by the UCNS have voluntarily taken extra steps to demonstrate their neurologic subspecialty expertise and knowledge by passing a high-stakes certification examination that is developed by subject-matter experts in their field. UCNS certification has been the recognized certification for emerging neurologic subspecialties, including BNNP, since 2004.

Visit the UCNS website for more information about BNNP program accreditation, fellowship trainingcertification, and Diplomates. For more information on the history of the development of the BNNP subspecialty, see PMID: 16525065 and PMID: 16720790.

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