North America Chapter

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

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AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular (NM), musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. AANEM members—primarily neurologists and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physicians—joined by allied health professionals and PhD researchers—are working to improve the quality of care provided to patients with muscle and nerve disorders. The AANEM was created in 1953 and has approximately 5000 members all over the world.

The AANEM holds an annual meeting each year that attracts nearly 1,400 participants. 

Physicians from disadvantaged countries can apply for a travel award. A smaller meeting, UltraEMG is also held each year.


Certification for physicians

The AANEM offers certification for physicians in EDX medicine and Ultrasound  and for technologists in nerve conduction studies (NCSs) through the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

Educational Opportunities

AANEM offers a variety of educational materials designed to suit a wide spectrum of individual learning needs covering advanced and basics of NM and EDX medicine. AANEM is committed to delivering ongoing educational resources to help you provide the highest quality of care to your patients. 

Research

The AANEM supports the American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF).  The goal of the ANF is the promotion and advancement of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) education and scientific research and the promotion of health for patients with neuromuscular diseases.

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)

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ACNS Mission is to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the science, practice and profession of clinical neurophysiology. ACNS is the major professional organization in the United States devoted to the establishment and maintenance of standards of professional excellence in clinical neurophysiology in the practice of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. ACNS members utilize neurophysiology techniques in the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the nervous system and in research examining the function of the nervous system in health and disease

Upcoming Meetings

ACNS Fall Courses

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October 17–18, 2020 | Loews Coronado Bay | San Diego, California

The 2020 Fall Courses are designed around three of the new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology:

  • Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM);
  • Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG);
  • Stereo-Electroencephalography; and
  • Pediatric/Neonatal EEG.

Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies and innovative techniques.

ACNS 2021 Annual Meeting and Courses

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February 10–14, 2021 | Hilton Austin | Austin, Texas

The ACNS Annual Meeting and Courses are the ACNS’s flagship educational programs, designed to provide a solid review of the fundamentals and the latest scientific advances in both “central” and “peripheral” clinical neurophysiology.

Presentations at the Annual Meeting and Courses are given by leading experts in the field and have value for health care professionals who utilize clinical neurophysiology. Sessions include symposia, workshops, courses and Special Interest Groups, featuring didactic lectures, expert panels, debates and interactive formats. Poster presentations at the Annual Meeting highlight the latest work conducted at clinical neurophysiology centers around the country.

The meeting also features a number of opportunities for networking, including a Professional Development Mentorship Program in which residents and fellow applicants are paired with senior ACNS members and provided an opportunity to connect.

Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN)

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The Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists incorporated in 1990. Today, the CSCN has approximately 250 members and represents clinical neurophysiologists in Canada. The mission of the CSCN is to promote and encourage all aspects of neurophysiology, including research and education in neurophysiology, as well as assessment and accreditation in the field of clinical neurophysiology. The CSCN provides for annual scientific sessions at the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation Congress to promote the knowledge and practice of clinical neurophysiology. To assure and maintain a high standard of competence in clinical electroencephalography and electromyography across Canada, the CSCN conducts annual examinations in EEG and EMG and related subjects for those eligible physician applicants entering EEG or EMG practice.

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Shirlyn Adkins, Managing Director