Die IFCN offeriert 25 Stipendien in Höhe von jeweils 500€ für die Teilnahme an der Europäischen Konferenz für Klinische Neurophysiologie in Budapest, 30.08-02.09.2017. Außerdem wird die Registrationsgebühr erlassen. Kandidaten/innen, die sich in der Ausbildung für Klinischen Neurophysiologie befinden sollten unter 35 Jahre sein.
Die Bewerbung soll enthalten:
• Abstract eines für die Konferenz angenommenen Beitrages
• Bestätigung von Nationalität und Alter unter 35 Jahren
• Ein Unterstützungsschreiben des Departements
Die Bewerbungen gehen an das Sekretariat der DGKN:
Prof. Dr. D. Claus
sekretariat( at )dgkn.de
Bewerbungen sollten bis zum 31.03.2017 das Sekretariat der DGKN erreichen.
IFCN Scholarships for Young Clinical Neurophysiologists
The IFCN is pleased to announce two sets of scholarships for 2017:
Both the education and research scholarships are for $25,000 USD.
The IFCN awards THREE scholarships each of $25,000 USD for young clinical neurophysiologists wishing to spend at least 6 months in a neurophysiological laboratory with a national/international reputation. Applicants are expected to advance their training in Clinical Neurophysiology.
These scholarships will be split between applicants from economically disadvantaged countries and applicants from developed countries and covers at least 6 months of study (application should stipulate duration of studies). Applicants who are 35 years of age or less will be given preference.
The IFCN awards THREE scholarships each of $25,000 USD for young clinical neurophysiologists wishing to spend at least 6 months in a neurophysiological research laboratory with a national/international reputation. Applicants are expected to participate in a research project.
IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS, APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH:
The IFCN requires a positive progress report from the winners’ supervisor at the end of the first semester to continue the scholarship support, plus a final report by the winner to be sent within 3 months after completing the scholarship.
The Executive Committee of the IFCN will judge applications and its decision is final.
Deadline for submission is Friday, March 31, 2017 (date of receipt).
Please send your application to the Secretariat of the IFCN via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail
IFCN Secretariat - Stephanie Stevenson
c/o Venue West Conference Services Ltd.
300 - 1040 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 2R9
31st International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN 2018) of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN)
The Organizing Committee of the International Congress (OCIC) and the Program Planning Committee (PPC) for the 31st International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN 2018) are pleased to announce they are now accepting proposals for both scientific symposia and educational teaching sessions for ICCN 2018, which will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, USA, May 1-6, 2018.
A complete Call for Proposals and Session Submission Instructions can be found on the ICCN 2018 Website.
Session Proposal Submissions may be submitted now through the deadline of 11:59 pm EST on November 1, 2016.
Additional information related to ICCN 2018 can be found online at iccn2018.acns.org.
We thank you all in advance for helping to distribute this information to your peers and for your submission of sessions for consideration in the 2018 program. Again, the deadline for session proposals is November 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.
Questions? Please contact the ICCN Secretariat at ICCN2018( at )acns.org
Nationalen Kompetenzbasierten Lernzielkataloge Medizin (NKLM) und Zahnmedizin (NKLZ)
LL-Beauftragter der DGKN: Prof. Dr. Peter Young, Münster
S3 Leitlinien Demenz / Vertretung der DGKN beim Konsensustreffen
LL-Beauftragter der DGKN: Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Pogarell, München
Leitlinienkommission Hypoxische Enzephalopathie
LL-Beauftragter der DGKN: Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Christian Hansen, Neumünster
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie
und funktionelle Bildgebung verlieh anlässlich der 60. Jahrestagung in Düsseldorf den Hans-Berger-Preis an Prof. Dr. Walter Paulus, Göttingen, in Würdigung seiner wissenschaftlichen Verdienste auf dem Gebiet der nicht-invasiven Hirnstimulation, und an Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Heinze, Magdeburg, für seine herausragenden
Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der multimodalen kognitiven Neurophysiologie.
Für hervorragende, international hochrangig publizierte Arbeiten zur Klinischen Neurophysiologie mit den Methoden der Funktionellen Bildgebung verlieh die DGKN den Niels-A.-Lassen-Preis an Dr. Benjamin Clemens, Aachen, für die Publikation "Effect of MAOA Genotype on Resting-State Networks in Healthy Participants", und an Dr. Katrin Charlet, Berlin, für ihre Arbeit "Untersuchung der funktionellen Emotionsverarbeitung, höheren Kognition und strukturellen Kortexveränderungen bei alkoholabhängigen Patienten".
Prof. Alfons Schnitzler
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung
I am writing on behalf of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN). I want to draw your attention to an important statement that we have just posted on our website.
There is an explosion of interest in the use of non-invasive transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) of the central nervous system. Current research indicates that there is great potential for treatment of disease, but there is also evidence of enhancement of cognitive function of normal individuals. Devices for tES are relatively cheap and available over the counter and can even be simply made at home. Because of the possibility of enhancement, there is now expanding do-it-yourself (DIY) use. Of course, there is substantial possibility of harm when used outside of appropriate medical supervision. Indeed, there is considerably more to learn about when tES will produce positive or negative effects, and research is on-going.
There was a recent Workshop at the National Academy of Medicine (USA) entitled, Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of the Central Nervous System, and this has recently been published. At the workshop, concerns were raised about the unregulated DIY use of tES devices, but it was also recognized that there is no regulatory agency that would have control of this use. Hence it was suggested that it would be the responsibility of professional organizations and researchers to inform the public of possible dangers.
The IFCN is the international society for all national societies of clinical neurophysiology. Our goal is to bring the best medical practices to patients as relates to the practice of all aspects of clinical neurophysiology. As tES is an electrophysiological device, we have both special expertise and special responsibility to bring the possible dangers of DIY use to public attention. This has led us to develop and post the statement on our website. We hope that your society will also promulgate this statement of warning, for example, by notifying your members and, perhaps, by pointing to the link to our website.
We hope that this informational campaign will be valuable and prevent injury. The IFCN will be sponsoring an extensive workshop on tES safety in September 2016, and we anticipate producing a more detailed document at that time. We have previously published guidelines for the safe use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and we believe that such guidelines have been influential in the international medical community for safety with TMS. Guidelines for tES will perhaps be even more important given the DIY use.
So we urge your action on this important topic. If you have any question, of course, please contact us.
Mark Hallett, MD
President, IFCN, on behalf of the ExCo
The new IFCN Facebook page is now live!
Communication in the 21st century is evolving and we want to be sure to maintain good contacts with all members of the IFCN affiliated societies. Additionally, events are happening all the time, news changes rapidly, and we want to be sure to keep everyone up-to-date.
We have had an outstanding website and we will continue that, but a Facebook page will deliver a more fast-paced picture of what's going on. We will have "news you can use", information about people, pictures, and, hopefully, some fun stuff as well.
If you're a Facebook user, please sign on and search for International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Then when you find the page, just click on the top part which has the name of the Society and you'll be taken directly to the page.
Please "Like" the page (and encourage your friends to do the same!) by clicking on the "Like" button so that you will receive important updates and articles from the IFCN. You can also get to the page by clicking on the Facebook logo on the home page of the IFCN website.
Volunteers Needed to Provide Posts to the IFCN Facebook Page
The IFCN is looking for ideas for posts to this page. Do you have a meeting you want to publicize? Did you just read an interesting article and think that other users of this page would be interested to? We're open to any and all suggestions. Please email the Secretariat office at sstevenson( at )venuewest.com.