Promoting Education and Attainment of the Highest Level of Knowledge and Understanding of Clinical Neurophysiology
The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) has member societies in 62 countries. The IFCN mission is to promote best practice in clinical neurophysiology through education and research throughout the world. And our vision is to improve healthcare worldwide by understanding the nervous system and optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders through clinical neurophysiology.
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) was founded in 1909 and is an organisation of more than 100 national chapters.
The World’s preeminent association of health care professionals and scientists working toward a world where no person’s life is limited by epilepsy.
The goals of the ILAE are:
- To advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy
- To promote research, education and training
- To improve services and care for patients, especially by prevention, diagnosis and treatment
The purpose of the Society shall be to advance the understanding of the anatomical and functional organization of the human brain, and promote its medical and societal applications.
- Bring together scientists of various backgrounds who are engaged in investigations relevant to human brain organization (MRI, fMRI, PET, EEG/MEG and other cutting edge approaches such as electrophysiology, preclinical imaging, neuroepidemiology, genetics); and
- Engage in other activities to facilitate communication among these scientists and promote education in human brain organization.
OSET was formed following a proposal from the technologist’s committee of the IFCN in 1975. The organisation now has member associations from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Members share knowledge and experience and the organisation holds a congress every 4 years.
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Its stated mission, is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal it seeks to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world, such as the developing nations of Africa where the need is so great. Provision of applied research grants continues to be a major activtiy of the WFN and perhaps it is one of the few international providers of such grants. Each member society of the WFN registers its own individual member neurologists with the organisation. The Federation publishes its own peer reviewed scientific journal – the Journal of the Neurological Sciences; issues its own on-line bi-monthly newsletter – World Neurology; maintains an active educational programme and website; and holds the major international meeting in the discipline, the biennial World Congress of Neurology.