IFCN-EMEAC represents European, Middle Eastern and African specialists in Clinical Neurophysiology and organises a congress every 2 years in Europe, as well as advanced training courses. It also promotes and supports pre- and postgraduate education in Clinical Neurophysiology and encourages scientific research.
To strengthen the collaboration between EAN and IFCN-EMEAC, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in 2017. As a part of the collaboration and joint scientific activities within the EAN Congress 2020, a whole day Clinical Neurophysiology programme has been organised on the 23rd May.
The day will begin with a “How do I examine…?” session on ”nerve and muscle sonography” with theoretical and practical basis of sonography as well as virtual demonstration.
The day will continue with a Symposium on ”Non-Invasive Brain Btimulation (NIBS)”. The four lectures will give reviews of the use of NIBS in specific neurological diseases as well as consider its safety and effects on underlying brain function. The symposium aims to show that clinical neurophysiological techniques can be therapeutic as well as diagnostic, and to give delegates more knowledge of the optimal uses of NIBS.
In the afternoon, there are 3 “How do I examine…?” sessions: 1) ”Conventional needle EMG” – the principles and methods of EMG used to distinguish weakness due to neurogenic disease from myopathy will be introduced, 2) ”Transcranial magnetic stimulation” – performance of transcranial magnetic stimulation will be demonstrated and technical aspects of basic recordings and their interpretation will be taught, 3) ”Cranial nerve reflex testing” – how to perform cranial nerve reflex testing, specifically the blink reflex and the jaw jerk will be virtually demonstrated.
Overall, the day covering different aspects of Clinical Neurophysiology with “How do I examine…?” sessions and a symposium will introduce you to the attractiveness of the field and improve your knowledge. A day that should not be missed!