The Masterclass by IFCN presentations were created in response to a call from IFCN members societies for more high quality, complimentary, online educational content. The series will provide a new presentation every month from top clinical neurophysiologists around the world, and each will include time for discussion with the lecturer following the presentation.
Providing the best in contemporary clinical neurophysiology education delivered in the most optimal format is the primary educational goal of the IFCN. As such, Masterclass by IFCN will be available complimentary to all registrants.
The Masterclass by IFCN presentation:
"The Role of Neurophysiology Techniques in the Quest for Early Diagnosis of Dementia" will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00AM EST / 2:00 PM CET.
Professor Paolo M. Rossini will present "The Role of Neurophysiology Techniques in the Quest for Early Diagnosis of Dementia"
Early diagnosis of Dementia (Alzheimer & Others) is a pre-requisite for early intervention on modifiable risk-factors (both favoring and contrasting the neurodegeneration).
Technologies to intercept early or prodromal stages of dementia are presently either invasive (i.e. lumbar puncture for CSF) or excessively costly (i.e. PET-SCAN) for a nationwide screening of at-risk population.
Neurophysiological techniques, including EEG/MEG recordings of ongoing or task-related electromagnetic brain activity as well as TMS-EEG are non-invasive, widely available and at relatively low-cost.
Modern methods of EEG/MEG and TMS/EEG signal characteristics via graph-theory, Artificial Intelligence and connectivity analysis provided encouraging results in terms of accuracy/specificity/sensibility for early dementia recognition and follow-up.
Review of the literature as well as innovative and recent approaches for research and clinical application will be offered to the Participants.