American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists

Timeline

  • Pre-WWI:
    • L. VanHorn Gerdine D.O., M.D., Neuropsychiatrists lays the foundation for the ACN.
  • 1936:
    • The AOA formally recognizes the American College of Neuropsychiatrists as the specialty affiliate for review of training standards and providing CME for osteopathic psychiatrists and neurologists. Seventeen Charter Members are recognized.
    • The first edition of the Bulletin of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists was published.
  • 1946:
    • The first standardized examination of candidates for certification "on record" was created.
    • Revisions to the ACN governing documents calls for the creation and appointment of Fellows of the ACN designated the FACN.
  • 1939:
    • The ACN is formally incorporated in the state of Missouri.
  • 1949:
    • Thomas J. Myers, D.O., PhD, FACN is the first D.O./PhD member of the ACN.
  • 1953:
    • Formal board certification requirements were established.
  • 1956:
    • The ACN crest and shield were developed and approved.
  • 1962:
    • Volume 1, Number 1 of THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NEUROPSYCHIATRISTS was published.
  • 1964:
    • IRS designates the ACN as a Section 501(c)3 entity.
    • Fleda Brigham, D.O., FACN become the first female President of the ACN.
  • 1971:
    • The Auxiliary to the American College of Neuropsychiatrists was created.
  • 1983:
    • Louis Rentz, D.O., dFACN is appointed the Executive Director.
  • 2012:
    • Michael Jones, D.O., FACN is elected the first African-American President of the ACN.