Education

ACNS is committed to bringing its members the best continuing medical education in clinical neurophysiology. ACNS education programs cover the spectrum of neurophysiologic testing for clinical applications and research, as well as business, legal, and ethical issues encountered by clinical neurophysiologists. Education is offered in a wide variety of formats, including live activities, print and online enduring materials, and webinars.

Educational Mission Statement

Purpose

The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (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.

The CME Mission of the ACNS is to support the goal of ACNS in fostering excellence in clinical neurophysiology by providing educational CME activity in a variety of formats,to enhance competence and clinical or skills-based performance.

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 in 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 new or developing technologiies and the latest scientific advances with implications for clinical practice.

Reviewing a range of clinical neurophysiology procedures and their indications to improve skills competency.

Expected Result

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

Gaps and Needs

In compliance with the Updated Accreditation Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the ACNS has identified “professional practice gaps.”

Definition: A “professional practice gap” is the difference between what a health professional is doing or accomplishing compared to what is achievable on the basis of current professional knowledge.

Last updated: September 6, 2018