Message from the IFCN President
One of my hopes is to demystify the workings of the IFCN and of its Executive Committee (ExCo) for our membership and become more accountable. My own first meeting of ExCo was a two-day meeting, in Florence, to determine our strategic goals for the coming four years. I watched the big beasts of ExCo debating matters I knew little about, trying to contribute where I could, without appearing too great a fool. After that, emails would flow between ExCo, but the main meetings were face-to-face twice a year, at chapter or other congresses. That way it could have a full day’s business meeting, but it also enabled its members to lecture at the congress.Read more
Professor Yoshikazu Ugawa, MD will present:
Quadripluse stimulation (QPS) in 2023
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm (EDT).
There are several non-invasive brain stimulation (NBS) methods to induce synaptic plasticity in human brain and spinal cord.
We have developed quadripulse stimulation (QPS), one of patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), from 2007. It must induce robust and stable plasticity as compared with the other methods.
I would like to summarize the QPS method, show its superior points to the other methods and possible mechanisms underlying those points.
Its applications to analyses of normal physiology, pathophysiological studies of neurological disorders, and a treatment application will be provided to the audience.Learn more
IFCN PublicationsThe IFCN has two official journals Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Neurophysiology Practice.
Clinical Neurophysiology Journal
Volume 147 (March 2023)
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
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.Submissions & Guidelines Journal Website
Statement on EU Medical Product Regulations, March 2022.Statement
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.Learn more →