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.


ABC 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 American Brain Coalition Annual Membership Meeting was held on October 21st during Neuroscience 2019 in Chicago, IL. Special guest Samantha White, PhD, NIH BRAIN Initiative Coordination, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), presented an update for our membership. View the slides from Dr. White’s presentation here. Additionally, Robin Elliott, ABC Innovation Initiative (ABCI2) Task Force Chair, along with Celia Hagan, ABC’s legislative counsel, provided an ABCI2 update. View ABCI2 presentation here.   

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!

American Brain Coalition

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