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Visiting Professor Program

The IFCN supports a Visiting Professor Program, which all IFCN Societies can apply for. The proposal should include what the visiting professor may do (e.g., specific topics of interest) and the expected number of participants. Please note that the request should not be for a single lecture only; several lectures and/or a workshop are anticipated. The potential number of participants will be important in judging these requests, and requests from countries where clinical neurophysiology is developing will have preference.


Egypt

Officers and members of the Egyptian Society of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ESEM) at the end of the very successful annual meeting on October 15th in Alexandria with more than 100 participants from all Egypt. Prof. R Dengler (middle) was invited as guest speaker supported by the IFCN visiting professor program. On his left sits Prof. Ibrahim Khalil, current president of the society.

This photograph shows from left to right Dr. Hesham Nafea, Ass. Prof. Mye Basheer, Prof. R. Dengler and Prof. Ann Hanafy, Director of the Section “Clinical Neurophysiology” of Cairo University at the occasion of the scientific day of the Egyptian Clinical Neurophysiological Society on Oct . 14th in Cairo. Prof. Dengler, member of the IFCN ExCo, was visiting this institution as it will become a clinical neurophysiology training center for English speaking young African Doctors supported by the IFCN Scholarship Program (see IFCN webpage).


India


Prof. Dengler with part of the faculty and some participants


Profs. Reinhard Dengler, Gourie Devi, Manjari Tripathi and Veerendra Kumar

Under IFCN's visiting professor program, Prof. Reinhard Dengler, Treasurer IFCN, took part in the 2nd Annual Conference of the Clinical Neurophysiology subsection of Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN), held in the Department of Neurology of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He delivered a comprehensive lecture on ALS including modern electrophysiological approaches testing upper and lower motor neuron involvement and also took part in an EMG demonstration workshop. All the delegates appreciated the knowledge imparted. Active interaction between him and young neurologists of the country was the highlight of his visit.The feed back received at the end was gratifying and most of the 115 delegates looked forward for more teaching courses in Clinical Neurophysiology.


Mexico


Dr. Verdugo performing a recording in a volunteer doctor


Dr. Verdugo and part of the participants.
At his left Dr. Claudia Paz President of the Mexican Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

As one of the activities of the Visiting Professor program, Dr. Renato Verdugo traveled to Mexico where a workshop on SFEMG was done. The activity was very well received by the 40 Mexican electromyographists that attended.