The French Association of Residents & Young Neurologists, ANAINF (Association des assistants et internes de neurologie de France), was born in 1997 in order to represent, inform, and advise the young neurologists during their residency (DES) in neurology and the early years of their professional activity. Its board is composed of a president, a secretary, and a treasurer elected annually, and assisted by 28 representatives, one for each French teaching university hospital (CHU).
One of the main goals of the ANAINF is to think broadly about education and training during both medicine studies and neurology residency, in partnership with the French College of Neurology Teachers (CEN) and the French Neurological Society (SFN). Information and advice about residency, training courses, university degrees and MBAs are available on our website, as well as useful web links, information about upcoming congresses and events, and announcements of vacant positions. Each year, the ANAINF conducts a national survey among residents in order to assess their satisfaction with their training. The results are presented to the SFN and the French residents during an annual meeting organised by the CEN. Our association also provides grants to its members in order to register and to go to congresses and training courses, and guarantees them a free access to the Revue Neurologique, the official journal of the SFNF. Finally, interaction between residents is particularly favoured during the three annual events in which the ANAINF organises conferences, courses and meetings: the Days of Young Neurologists in January, the French National Congress of Neurology (JNLF) in April, and the Training Weekend of the ANAINF in September.
Looking towards Europe
The ANAINF has always been interested in European and international relationship. This year, the new position of “International Relationship” has been created in the Board of the association in order to develop international projects, improve collaborations with European associations, and promote fellowships abroad for residents. We hope that this initiative will be successful, and we look forward to developing more projects in the future.