ACNS 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 technologies and the latest scientific advances with implications for clinical practice; and
  3. 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.


Types of Activities
The educational activity of the Society includes:

  1. Annual and Fall Courses, which include didactic lectures and accompanying syllabus,
  2. 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 and plans to launch online education activities.

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.

Last updated: July 19, 2018