The Washington State Neurological Society (WSNS) grew out of an advocacy project by several board members through the American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Advocacy Leadership forum in January 2004. We felt that there was a need for local representation of our specialty for the purposes of education, collaboration, and advocacy.
We have received a substantial amount of support in developing this society form the American Academy of Neurology and the Washington State Medical Association. We thank them for their support.
As neurologists we care for individuals with a variety of conditions including headache, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, movement disorders, and nerve and muscle disease. With the rapid developments in neurology research the WSNS will help to disseminate that information to the community. We will also serve as a source of information on medical and practice management updates in the region. We hope to share information on ongoing studies and patient advocacy in the state to promote neurologists and our neurological patients.