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The American Brain Coalition was founded to bring together individual entities to enhance our collective ability to accelerate research that will provide better treatments and cures. These partnerships are critical to empower patients and facilitate brain research.

ABC is uniquely positioned to act as a forum for professional non-profit, corporate, government agencies, universities, and patient advocacy groups and to encourage the development of coordinated activities on a shared agenda. In representation of our diverse membership, we provide a united voice on policy issues that affect our communities. We invite you to work alongside our other member organizations to shape the ABC’s focus and activities.


ABC provides a unified voice and works to ensure that policy which will ultimately benefit all of those interested in patient care and research related to brain disorders and diseases has widespread support.

ABC members are eligible and encouraged to attend ABC membership meetings and vote on organizational leadership.

ABC membership provides networking opportunities among its diverse membership of patient, family, researcher, and clinician organizations.

ABC tracks legislation and agency activity and provides timely updates to ABC members. We also inform members of opportunities to weigh on issues that affect your community.

ABC works with member organizations to identify representatives of the patient and research scientist perspectives to speak at Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefings on Capitol Hill and other brain education activities.

In addition, we have partnered with several institutions to offer our members these unique member-only opportunities:

•  Complimentary American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (ASENT) membership. This partnership will help
    link the brain advocacy community with those who are identifying, developing and regulating new treatments.
•  Complimentary access to the entire Global Medical Education (GME) online library for all members of our partner
    organizations. With nearly 700 videos, answering the most relevant, user-driven questions in psychiatry today, GME offers
    the most comprehensive online catalogue of up-to-date medical information.
•  SfN’s Annual Meeting Poster Floor Tours. ABC members attending the Society for Neuroscience’s Annual Meeting and
   interested in touring the poster floor will be paired with neuroscientists working in relevant fields as guides to the poster
   exhibits and presentations. Exposure to the latest scientific discoveries strengthens the relationship between patients and
   neuroscientists, and opens a venue for sharing experiences and concerns on both sides.


Nonprofit Members:

Brain-related patient advocacy organizations representing patients and families, joined with professional scientific and clinical organizations and universities representing researchers and clinicians, constitute the non-profit member category.

Corporate/For-Profit Members:

Corporations that support the ABC’s mission, as well as maintaining a working relationship with ABC non-profit members, constitute the corporate/for-profit membership category.


Government agencies that may be invited or request permission to participate in meetings, but do not have voting rights and are not required to make a financial contribution.


Join the American Brain Coalition today


Jeffrey Borenstein, MD, President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, speaking at the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefing on public and private investment in the BRAIN Initiative.

American Brain Coalition

6257 Quantico Lane N. | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913 | Fax: (860) 586-7550