As we near the end of 2020, IFCN is busy planning and providing educational opportunities, including:
- The November 7 Masterclass is featuring Professor Marc Nuwer: he will present “Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring.” The series will provide a new presentation every month from top clinical neurophysiologists worldwide, and each will include time for discussion with the lecturer following the presentation.
- Save the dates, September 4–7, for the ICCN 2022! Geneva, Switzerland, will be the host location. The ICCN 2022 website will soon launch and will announce the call for scientific session proposals.
- The TMS Safety Guidelines will be available via the open-access paper as Rossi et al. have updated the safety guidelines for TMS use in healthy subjects and patient populations, based on the consensus achieved at the 2018 IFCN Workshop held in Siena, Italy. These guidelines will be published in 2021 January CLINPH.
Other educational opportunities to mark on your calendar include:
- The 7th International Conference on Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Congress will occur on November 10–12, 2020.
- The 7th AOCCN—Asian Oceanian Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology will occur from January 30 until February 1, 2021.
Other items of note:
- The 2020 IFCN General Assembly (GA) will occur on December 10 at 7:00 am EST—virtually. Delegates of each Member Society will be able to vote online before the GA. The virtual GA’s focus will be to cast votes that finalize the IFCN’s transition from Canada to the United States. Please contact Clarissa Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) Guidelines Committee wishes to formally invite public comments on draft revisions to the Society’s “Practice Guideline: Use of quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) for the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).” The guideline draft has is posted to the ACNS website and the deadline for public comments is Sunday, November 15, 2020.
- The IFCN endorses Guidelines and Consensus Papers that reflect the state-of-the-art in all areas of clinical neurophysiology. Many previous documents have covered traditional topics but the workby Comanducci and an IFCN-endorsed group of world opinion leaders now addresses a relatively new field: what is the utility of electrophysiological techniques to predict and monitor recovery of consciousness in patients after severe brain injury, and how do they help unraveling the pathophysiology of disordered consciousness? Please join Professor Ziemann and the rest of the IFCN Exco in commending Professor Comanducci for his outstanding efforts, well deserving at the November EiC’s choice.
The IFCN continues to expand the offerings available to the CN community both for the IFCN society members as well as to their individual members.
I wish you good health.