The American Brain Coalition is a nonprofit organization comprised of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public education and advocacy.

With an established presence in Washington, DC, ABC is a strong and powerful voice for the 50 million people with disabling brain disorders, bringing together organizations that represent concerned and interested patients, families, and professionals. This voice is used to advocate for increased support of research that leads to better treatment; services and support that improves patients’ quality of life; as well as a national commitment towards finding cures for individuals with disabling neurological and psychiatric disorders.

On behalf of the 50 million patients who live with neurological and psychiatric disorders, we invite organizations that share our concerns and goals to join us in our educational, engagement and advocacy efforts.

American Brain Coalition
2019 Annual Membership Meeting

You are invited to join us at the ABC's 2019 Annual Membership Meeting:

October 21, 2019


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyde Park B
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois


We are pleased to host our annual meeting in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience's 50th Annual Meeting and encourage our members to register for Neuroscience 2019 being held October 19-23, 2019.


ABC Innovation Initiative Call to Action

Nonprofit Members are Invited to Sign-on to:

A Statement of Challenge and Opportunity

As our society continues to invest significant resources to better understand the brain, it is critcally important that the entire research and development ecosystem be positioned to move new therapeutic options into the hands of patients.  It is not too late to join ABC nonprofit organizations in expressing our joint commitment to better understanding, and more effectively resolving the barriers we continue to face in translating neuroscience discoveries to the development of life-changing therapies for patients with brain-related conditions.

Research & Submission Opportunities
ABC feels it is important for scientists to know about the various funding and abstract submission opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate resources.

We have created a list of current opportunities, as well as resources from the National Institutes of Health, patient advocacy groups, and professional organizations, whose websites provide additional information. Check it out!



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Neuroscience 2019

American Brain Coalition 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913