The AANEM Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to improve the quality of care for people with muscoskeletal, neuromuscular, and central and peripheral nervous system disorders. They suffer from pain, weakness, and other sensory problems, as well as debilitating diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease after the famous American baseball player. The Foundation's goals are:
- To improve patient care and quality of life.
- To promote research and education in the area of electrodiagnostic medicine.
- To advance public understanding of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and central and peripheral nervous system disorders.
In 2009, your contributions funded:
- 18 physician scholarships/awards to attend the AANEM Annual Meeting, allowing them to showcase their research and present abstracts to their colleagues.
- 4 Foundation International Fellowship Awards, providing funding for physicians in economically disadvantaged countries to attend the 2009 annual meeting.
- A new pilot study grant, entitled Median Nerve Cross-Sectional Area in Adults per Body Mass Index, with results expected in time for the 2011 AANEM Annual Meeting.