Latin America Chapter

Click here to read the 2015 report on 'Non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cords and roots: basic principals and procedures for routine clinical application'.
16th European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

We are pleased to invite you to attend the European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology to be held on 30 August - 2 September, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. In 2017, the Hungarian Society will have its 60th anniversary and the IFCN will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation. It would be a great pleasure to salute these occasions together with the representatives of our fellow international societies in Hungary. The theme of the Congress is: Clinical neurophysiology – unrestrained potentials.

At that meeting there will be an election for the post of secretary/treasurer of ExCo, EC-IFCN. A preliminary announcement about this has been circulated to national societies and can be found here.

ExCo has also agreed to offer 25 bursaries available to trainees in Clinical Neurophysiology. Each will be worth €500. For full conditions and method of award please click here.

The last IFCN-EU Survey of Training and Practice was initiated by the ExCo in 2012, (click here to review the results). ExCo EC-IFCN has followed this up by recently asking national societies for any significant changes in the last 3 years. None was reported. The survey revealed several significant differences in both training and practice between countries.

Patients within the European Union should expect the same care wherever they live and yet we cannot claim similar training or practice throughout our chapter’s member countries. To address this, ExCo, EC-IFCN has formed a Working Party to work towards a European Curriculum in Clinical Neurophysiology (and in time a European Exit from Training Examination). It met for the first time in 2015 in Frankfurt and then again in Budapest early in 2016. A draft document was developed which has been circulated round national societies. ExCo will update developments in this regard soon, to allow consideration of the next stage before it is discussed further at the European Chapter meeting in Budapest in 2017.

Our Chapter has four significant goals: to read about them, please click here.

Clinical Neurophysiology encompasses a broad array of methods to study the peripheral and central nervous system, and targets virtually all diseases in neurology and psychiatry. Please click here to read a position paper of the EC-IFCN (European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology) representing ~ 8000 Clinical Neurophysiologists in Europe.

IFCNThis website the right place where one can find out what is going on worldwide in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology.
Contact the EMEA Chapter
Prof. Walter Paulus Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Göttingen
Important Links 
Prof. Walter Paulus, Chair of the IFCN. Click here for his interview with EAN and click here for his paper in Pan European Networks.

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