Promoting Education and Attainment of the Highest Level of Knowledge and Understanding of Clinical Neurophysiology

The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) has member societies in 62 countries. The IFCN mission is to promote best practice in clinical neurophysiology through education and research throughout the world. And our vision is to improve healthcare worldwide by understanding the nervous system and optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders through clinical neurophysiology.

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Definition of
Clinical Neurophysiology

Clinical Neurophysiology is a medical specialty, or sub-speciality, concerned with function and dysfunction of the nervous system, caused by disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle, using physiological and imaging techniques to measure nervous system activity. When interpreted in relation to the clinical presentation of patients, data from these techniques can either diagnose, or assist in the diagnosis of, neurological conditions and quantify, monitor and follow progression of such conditions. Clinical Neurophysiology also encompasses physiological methods for therapy of neurological and psychiatric disorders.


Education / Research

One mission of the IFCN is to promote the application of conventional or novel neurophysiological techniques as scientific tools to increase knowledge, to provide new information, or to solve existing problems.


Latest Articles

The list below contains the articles from Clinical Neurophysiology in 2016 cited most in 2017.

July 2016
Ultrasound pattern sum score, homogeneity score and regional nerve enlargement index for differentiation of demyelinating inflammatory and hereditary neuropathies 
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November 2016
Animal models of transcranial direct current stimulation: Methods and mechanisms
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April 2016
Subthalamic nucleus phase-amplitude coupling correlates with motor impairment in Parkinson's disease
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June 2016
Interictal high-frequency oscillations generated by seizure onset and eloquent areas may be differentially coupled with different slow waves
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January 2016
Multiple sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation and upper extremity rehabilitation in stroke: A review and meta-analysis
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February 2016
A technical guide to tDCS and related non-invasive brain stimulation tools
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The Board of Directors of the Federation hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Federation will be held at Venue West Conference Services Ltd., Suite 301 – 1040 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, on the 26TH day of February, 2018, at 10 a.m.

The IFCN gratefully acknowledges the following statement on Neonatal Seizure Classification 2018, organized by Monika Eisermann. 

Call for Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology Practice

The IFCN is pleased to announce the 2019 rounds of research and education scholarships

The New Extended International 10-20 System of the IFCN...                    




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The IFCN is keen to develop partnerships with likeminded organizations in education, training, and in research and its governance.

Latest Jobs

Department of Clinical Neurophysiology of the University of Gottingen
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Director, Clinical Neuroelectrophysiology and Cognitive Research Laboratory
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The International Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ICNS) is a Society formed by the IFCN for individual members from countries that do not have an affiliated Clinical Neurophysiology Society. For more information, please click here.