International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

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Message from the IFCN President

Dear Colleagues,

“Characterizing Vocal Tremor in Progressive Neurological Diseases via Automated Acoustic Analyses” is the CLIPNH Editor’s Choice for May 2020. This article focuses on the often-overlooked voice tremor. A quasi-rhythmic fluctuation in pitch and loudness of the voice secondary to involuntary oscillatory movements in speech-related muscles, voice tremor is frequently not thoroughly investigated. Professor Ziemann and I encourage the reading of what Professor Hlavnicka and colleagues found when they examined voice tremor in a large cohort of 240 patients with different neurological diseases, using automated amplitude and frequency analysis of speech recordings of the vowels /a/ and /i/.

This message contains links to resources of relevance to the CN community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing a forum to exchange knowledge in relation to Clinical Neurophysiology is what the IFCN is here to do; please continue to share your experiences via this Open Blog.

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IFCN Publications

The IFCN has two official journals Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Neurophysiology Practice.
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Clinical Neurophysiology Journal

Volume 131, Issue 6 (June 2020)

Clinical Neurophysiology is the official journal of IFCN and its member Societies. It has been adopted as the official journal of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, the Czech Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, the Brazilian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology.

Clinical Neurophysiology is dedicated to publishing scholarly reports on the pathophysiology underlying diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system of humans.

Submissions & Guidelines Journal Website Editor’s Choice

Clinical Neurophysiology Practice Journal

Volume 4 (2019) (Open access)

Clinical Neurophysiology Practice (CNP) is a new Open Access journal that focuses on clinical practice issues in clinical neurophysiology including relevant new research, case reports or clinical series, normal values and didactic reviews. It complements Clinical Neurophysiology which focuses on innovative research in the specialty. It has a role in supporting established clinical practice, and an educational role for trainees, technicians and practitioners.

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IFCN Chapters

The IFCN is comprised of national member societies, which are segmented into four Chapters.

Asia-Oceania

The Asian and Oceanian Chapter (AOC) of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) has 11 affiliated member nations in the Asia and Oceania region. AOC acts as a focal point in the Asia and Oceania region for research on Clinical Neurophysiology.

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European, Middle East, and Africa

The European Chapter is one of the four chapters of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN). It encompasses at present 35 European and African member societies.

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Latin America

The Latin America Chapter (LAC) is one of the four chapters of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN). LAC’s primary task is to promote education and achieve the highest level of knowledge and practice of Clinical Neurophysiology as a medical specialty in our region.

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North America

The North America Chapter (NAC) of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) geographically includes Canada and the Unites States of America. NAC’s facilitates the educational programs of the three members, which are the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) and Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN).

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Who We Are

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.

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Meetings and Events

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IFCN Webinar

Clapham’s Sign; stretch sensitive facial muscle contraction after complete denervation

L Clapham, D Allen, R Arunachalam and J Cole

Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton and Poole Hospital, Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth.

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