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About the Neuroscience Education Institute

Since its inception in 2000, NEI has distinguished itself from other continuing medical education companies by providing high quality, visually engaging, evidence-based, and fair and balanced activities designed to help increase the competence of health care professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disease states. NEI is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience, with cutting edge content that is developed and delivered according to learner-centered educational principles. In particular, NEI is uniquely known for making complex concepts accessible through the use of animation and a visual lexicon that is present throughout our content.

NEI was founded by award-winning author and psychiatrist Dr. Stephen M. Stahl, who had the desire to help more patients by helping the professionals who treated them. Today, more than 45,000 mental health professionals continually return to NEIglobal.com to receive their continuing education and satisfy their need for professional growth.

NEI’s activities and resources focus on (but are not limited to) the following specific disease states: depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, sleep disorders, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, substance use, PTSD, cardiometabolic syndrome and psychiatric illness, neuropathic pain, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, psychiatric consequences of neurologic disorders, and others. NEI’s content is developed as a result of gap analyses and needs assessments of health care professionals working in the field of psychiatric and neurologic disorders.

NEI believes that greater diversity will enhance our organization by fueling engaged and innovative educational content that more closely connects us to our members and the patients they serve. For this reason, we strive to embrace diversity in all its forms—identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinions. Our team is committed to nurturing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment for our employees, faculty, and members.

CME Program
NEI’s CME program consists of annual and regional conferences, live sessions at national meetings, online CME activities, print CME activities, and other online resources.

Meetings
Through our meetings and workshops, we strive to expand our educational reach on mental health in an accessible, innovative, and unique way.

NEI Congress—our Fall five-day meeting provides a comprehensive analysis of the most pressing issues and newest advances in mental health care. It includes an Academy on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a dedicated half-day workshop on the latest hot topic. This meeting sells out each year, and draws over 1,300+ clinicians. Learn more.

NEI Synapse—our Spring three-day meeting covers a variety of mental illnesses. This meeting draws over 400+ clinicians. Learn more.

CME Online Activities enhance the participant’s understanding of a particular topic with visual aids. These online activities consist of animations, case studies, webinars, podcasts, Self-Assessments, and Encore Presentations of live sessions from our annual meetings.

CME Print Activities are heavily illustrated for easy comprehension and address a wide spectrum of psychiatric and neurologic illnesses, synthesizing information from basic biology and diagnostics to building treatment plans and dealing with complications and comorbidities.

NEI Membership
NEI Membership includes exclusive access to practical point-of-care resources, an extensive library of online content, and significant discounts on registration to our annual conferences. Among the many benefits, NEI Membership includes access to the Master Psychopharmacology Program, NEI Prescribe, and CNS Spectrums. Learn more.

Master Psychopharmacology Program is an online assessment-based certificate program designed to help clinicians develop proficiency in the practice of psychopharmacology. Learn more.

NEI Prescribe App features 140+ psychiatric medications, a dedicated Child and Adolescent section, and a filter to search for medications based on key drug interactions and side effects. Learn more.

CNS Spectrums—the journal of the Neuroscience Education Institute—is a peer-reviewed, Index Medicus/MEDLINE cited journal designed to provide original research and timely reviews of hot topics in psychiatry and translational neuroscience. The journal publishes six online issues during the year.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NEI provider number: 007177


NEI is recognized as a leader in quality education, having received ACCME Accreditation with Commendation twice since its first full accreditation in 2006. Current accreditation is valid through 2023.


Nurses and Physician Assistants: the ANCC and NCCPA accept organizations accredited by the ACCME as providers of “formally approved continuing education hours” (ANCC) and “Category 1 CME” (NCCPA). The content in most of NEI’s activities pertains to pharmacology and is worth continuing education hours of pharmacotherapeutics.

Accessibility Statement

The Neuroscience Education Institute is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

  • Conformance status - The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Neuroscience Education Institute is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level A.

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