Strategic Plan

IFCN Strategic Plan 2018–2022

Mission: To promote best practices in clinical neurophysiology through education and research throughout the world.

Vision: To improve healthcare by understanding the nervous system and optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders through clinical neurophysiology.

Strategic Plan

How Clinical Neurophysiology Practice (CNP) Is Defined

CNP is a medical specialty, or sub-specialty, concerned with the function and dysfunction of the nervous system, caused by disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle, using physiological and imaging techniques to measure nervous system activity. When interpreted in relation to the clinical presentation of patients, data from these techniques can either diagnose, or assist in the diagnosis of, neurological conditions and quantify, monitor and follow progression of such conditions. CNP also encompasses physiological methods for therapy of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

IFCN Strategic Goals

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Goal: To provide the best contemporary CNP education delivered in the most optimal format


  1. Plan ICCN
  2. Provide online CNP education
  3. Provide funding for fellowships to attend Congresses
  4. Develop international CNP training curriculum
  5. Publicize current educational programs (Visiting Professor, others)


Goal: To organize the CNP community to facilitate collaborative growth


  1. Encourage formation of national CNP societies and membership in IFCN
  2. Organize and revitalize Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  3. Investigate value of individual memberships

Congress Management

Goal: To provide the best educational opportunities to the CNP community


  1. Explore implications of ICCN being managed by IFCN
  2. Explore proper frequency of ICCN
  3. Explore possibility of regional or SIG-related Congresses/workshops


Goal: To ensure that IFCN journals continue to enhance CNP research and education


  1. Continue to enhance CLINPH as premier CNP journal
  2. Increase review and research paper submissions to CN Practice
  3. Explore value of additional journals, publications


Goal: To enhance clinical neurophysiology related research


  1. Continue to provide research scholarships
  2. Explore possibility of shorter term scholarships
  3. Improve publicity of scholarship programs

Organizational Efficiency

Goal: To ensure the most effective management and financial structure for the IFCN


  1. Ensure financial stability of IFCN
  2. Explore optimal association management structure
  3. Explore value of professional congress organization as part of AMC
  4. Enhance social media presence and electronic communications
  5. Consider other value-added features of membership
  6. Enhance communications with chapters and member societies