Topics of Presidential Addresses

1947
Herbert H. Jasper, MD, PhD, FACNS
The Beginning of Electroencephalography

1948
Herbert H. Jasper, MD, PhD, FACNS
Charting the Sea of Brain Waves

1949
Frederic A. Gibbs, MD, FACNS
The Present Status of Clinical EEG

1950
Hallowell Davis, MD, FACNS
Homeostosis of Cerebral Excitability

1951
Robert Schwab, MD, FACNS

1952
James O’Leary, MD, FACNS

1953
Robert B. Aird, MD, FACNS
Propagation of Epileptic Discharge, as Revealed by Activated Electroencephalography

1954
Mary A.B. Brazier, D.Sc., FACNS

1955
A. Earl Walker, MD, FACNS
In the Depths of the Brain

1956
Reginald G. Bickford, MD, FACNS
New Dimensions in Electroencephalography

1957
John R. Knott, PhD, FACNS
Anatomical and Physiological Factors in Behavior

1958
Robert S. Dow, MD, FACNS
The Relationship of the Cerebellum to Sensory Mechanisms

1959
W. Theodore Liberson, MD, FACNS
Functional EEG, the Law of 3.5 and the Hippocampus

1960
Arthur A. Ward, Jr., MD, FACNS
Negative Slope Potential Changes in the Cerebral Cortex

1961
Jerome K. Merlis, MD, FACNS
Observations on Slow Potentials

1962
Charles E. Henry, PhD, FACNS
EEG in Relation to Space Travel

1963
Cosimo Ajmone-Marsan, MD, FACNS
Electrical Activity of the Brain: Slow Waves and Neuronal Activity

1964
Peter Kellaway, PhD, FACNS
1964: Is it time for a Re-appraisal?

1965
Donald B. Lindsley, PhD, FACNS
On the Nature and Role of Thalamocortical Interaction

1966
David D. Daly, MD, FACNS
The Effect of Sleep Upon the Electroencephalogram in Patients with Brain Tumors

1967
Kenneth A. Kooi, MD, FACNS
The Make-Believe World of the Brain Asleep. Comments on its Concomitants

1968
Gian-Emilio Chatrian, MD, FACNS
Pattern-sensitive Epilepsy

1969
Robert J. Ellingson, PhD, MD, FACNS
(Host-International Congress of EEG and ClinicalNeurophysiology, San Diego, California)

1970
Donald W. Klass, MD, FACNS
Growth and Maturation of the American EEG Society

1971
Daniel Silverman, MD, FACNS
Current Developments in the Cerebral Death Problem

1972
Eli S. Goldensohn, MD, FACNS
Spreading Depression and Seizures

1973
Richard D. Walter, MD, FACNS

1974
Janice R. Stevens, MD, FACNS
All that Spikes is not Fits: Opus Two, Sunlight and the Third Eye

1975
Ernst A. Rodin, MD, FACNS
(Joint meeting with Mexican EEG Society)

1976
John S. Barlow, MD, FACNS
The Electroencephalogram — Window on the Universe?

1977
Fernando Torres, MD, FACNS
Paths and Ways of Epilepsy

1978
Frank Morrell, MD, FACNS
Secondary Epileptogenesis in Man: Limits of the Evidence

1979
Pierre Gloor, MD, PhD, FACNS
When Reading an EEG, Do We Really Know What We Are Looking At?

1980
Richard N. Harner, MD, FACNS
Functional Cerebral Topography

1981
Jack D. Grabow, MD, FACNS
Cerebral Dominance for Language by ElectrophysiologicalTechniques

1982
Roger Q. Cracco, MD, FACNS
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials: Origins and Evolutions

1983
Cesare T. Lombroso, MD, FACNS
Neonatal Polygraphy: Present State of the Art and Ways of the Future

1984
Robert J. Gumnit, MD, FACNS
The Future of the American EEG Society in the Changing Medical Environment

1985
Andrew J. Gabor, MD, PhD, FACNS
If EEG is the Answer, What is the Question?

1986
Juhn A. Wada, MD, Med. Sc. D., F.R.C.P.(C), FACNS
Kindling in Primates: Predisposition, Brain Site and Distant Consequences

1987
Frank W. Sharbrough, MD, FACNS
The Role of the American EEG Society in Developing, Evaluating, and Applying New Techniques

1988
Joan B. Cracco, MD, FACNS
Brain Stimulation Revisited

1989
Barry R. Tharp, MD, FACNS
Electrophysiological Brain Maturation in Premature Infants: An Historical Perspective

1990
Timothy A. Pedley, MD, FACNS
Facing 21st Century Realities

1991
Ernst Niedermeyer, MD, FACNS
Danger Signs and Potentialities

1992
Barbara Westmoreland, MD, FACNS
The Art of Looking at EEGs

1993
Jerome Engel, MD, PhD, FACNS
Investigating Human Cerebral Function: Past, Present and Future

1994
Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD, FACNS
Clinical Neurophysiology In Our Changing Health Care Systems

1995
Michael J. Aminoff, MD, FACNS
The Clinical Neurophysiology of Cortical Sensorimtor Function: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

1996
John S. Ebersole, MD, FACNS
Defining Epileptogenic Foci: Past, Present and Future

1997
Solomon L. Moshé, MD, FACNS
Sex and the Substantia Nigra (and Soccer)

1998
Warren T. Blume, MD, FACNS
Occipital - Temporal Relationships

1999
C. William Erwin, MD, FACNS
Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring: Who Wants It? Who Needs It? Who Will Do It?

2000
Michael R. Sperling, MD, FACNS
Intracranial EEG: Going Off The Gold Standard

2001
Eli M. Mizrahi, MD, FACNS
Clinical, Electroencephalographic and Quantitative Predictors of Neonatal Seizures

2002
Bruce J. Fisch, MD, FACNS
Clinical Significance of Interictal Epileptiform Activity

2003
Donald L. Schomer, MD, FACNS
Joint Meeting AAEM/IFCN/ACNS

2004
Charles M. Epstein, MD, FACNS
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Towards a New Clinical Neurophysiology

2005
Ronald G. Emerson, MD, FACNS
Brain Waves and Moore's Law: The Shape of Things to Come

2006
Richard P. Brenner, MD, FACNS

2007
Mark A. Ross, MD, FACNS

2009
Alan D. Legatt, MD, PhD, FACNS
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials

2010
Gareth J. Parry, MD, FACNS
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy: A 25-Year Retrospective

2011
Peter Kaplan, MB, FRCP, FACNS
From Mysterious Wandering to Coma: Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

2012
Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, FACNS
The Extraordinary Value of the Routine EEG

2013
Susan T. Herman, MD, FACNS
Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU: Defining a New Standard of Care

2014
Frank W. Drislane, MD, FACNS
History of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Furthering of the Understanding of Status Epilepticus

2015
Aatif M. Husain, MD, FACNS
Clinical Neurophysiology in Treatment of Disease

2016
William O. Tatum, IV, DO, FACNS
Mobile Clinical Neurophysiologic Monitoring in Epilepsy

2017
Jonathan C. Edwards, MD, MBA, FACNS
The Health of Our Profession

Last updated: June 14, 2017