Special Interest Groups

The IFCN has five Special Interest Groups (SIG). Information about these groups can be found by clicking on the SIG you are interested in.

To join a SIG, please Login or Join at the top-right of your screen, navigate to Groups in the top menu bar, Select the Special Interest Group you would like to join, then Request Invite. A group administrator will review and approve your request, or contact you if there are any questions.

You can also find several videos on our website that help you join a SIG, update your profile, or subscribe to a forum or blog: Community Hub Tutorials web page.

Example of a scalp topography (middle) with corresponding ear-topographies (left and right). The topographies were calculated using an individualized ear-EEG forward model as described by Kappel et al.

Advanced EEG-MEG Techniques in Clinical Neurophysiology

The SIG focuses on the use of advanced techniques for the spatial, temporal, and frequency analyses of EEG/MEG activity in Clinical Neurophysiology for research and clinical applications


Brain Stimulation (BS-SIG)

The SIG focuses on all forms of brain stimulation techniques.


Brainstem (BSS)

The Brainstem Society was founded in the 1990s by a group of clinicians and researchers devoted to the brainstem.



The Education SIGs aims to improve education and training of Clinical Neurophysiologists.


Nerve & Muscle Excitability SIG

The newest IFCN SIG, this group focuses on exploring new ways of studying the bioelectric activity of the nervous system.



The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013 has changed our understanding of the huge burden of disability that is driven by pain associated conditions and placed chronic pain at the crux of health care provision, with major societal implications for research, planning, delivery, and resource allocation (Rice 2016).