ACNS Educational Mission Statement

Purpose
ACNS is a professional association dedicated to fostering excellence in clinical neurophysiology and furthering the understanding of central and peripheral nervous system function in health and disease through education, research, and the provision of a forum for discussion and interaction.

Content
ACNS is committed to providing continuing medical education to its members and others interested in clinical neurophysiology. Educational objectives include 1) Reviewing current knowledge of clinical neurophysiology including: electroencephalography, evoked potentials, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, intraoperative monitoring, polysomnography and other sleep technology, quantitative neurophysiological methods, magnetoencephalography, sleep disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, brain stimulation, brain-computer interfacing, and related areas; and 2) Informing course and meeting attendees of recent technological developments and their implications for clinical practice.

Types of Activities
The educational activity of the Society consists of an Annual Course which includes didactic lectures and accompanying syllabus, and the Annual Meeting which consists of presentation of scientific papers, thematic symposia, seminars, and workshops. The Society also publishes the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology which includes review articles and original papers.

Target Audience
The Society’s educational activities are directed to clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, trainees in these disciplines and other physicians and researchers who utilize clinical neurophysiological techniques and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the nervous system.

Expected Result
Attendees will improve competence in clinical neurophysiology procedures and incorporate new technological advancements into their practice.

Last updated: January 23, 2013