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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Society for Neuroscience & News!

SFN is fighting for better funding and support for Neuroscience and allied research fields. Join hands with sfn, it is for a good cause. Bush govt destroyed the academic and research atmosphere in US cutting budget and shrinking the funds to overall research, I hope with President Obama in office, our hope is that he understands scientific research is the backbone of a nation's growth and prosperity.
Attend SfN Capitol Hill Day to Build Support for Research; More Recovery Act Stories Needed
Join your colleagues in Washington for the 2010 SfN Capitol Hill Day on March 25 to meet your legislators in person and share the story of your research and its health and economic benefits. Your voice is needed to support the scientific community's request of $35 billion for NIH and $7.4 billion for NSF in FY2011. Also key to this year's advocacy efforts are the new "In the Lab: Recovery Act Stories", which illustrate how Recovery Act-funded research is improving health, while contributing to the economy. Visit the SfN Recovery Act page for additional resources and to log-in and submit your own story today! Contact advocacy@sfn.org with questions.

Intrnational Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology ICCN 2010, Kobe, Japan


Clinical Neurophysiology, a facelift to EEG & EP journals!

As of January 1999, The journal Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, and its two sections Electromyography and Motor Control and Evoked Clinical Neurophysiology on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)Potentials have amalgamated to become this journal - Clinical Neurophysiology Clinical Neurophysiology is the official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Italian Clinical ...
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Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring, by Leon K Liem

Liem's article on "Intraoperative Neurophysiological
monitoring", a good place for starters to know the basics of
Author: Leon K Liem, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Hawaii, John Burns School of Medicine

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Updated: Feb 11, 2010

This article provides an overview of the various neurophysiological monitoring techniques used intraoperatively.
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring has been utilized in attempts to minimize neurological morbidity from operative manipulations. The goal of such monitoring is to identify changes in brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve function prior to irreversible damage. Intraoperative monitoring also has been effective in localizing anatomical structures, including peripheral nerves and sensorimotor cortex, which helps guide the surgeon during dissection.
Evoked potential monitoring includes somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP), motor evoked potentials (MEP), and visual evoked potentials (VEP). Electromyography (EMG) also is used extensively during operative cases. Scalp electroencephalography (EEG) provides data for analysis in SSEP, BAEP, and VEP. Scalp EEG also can be used to monitor cerebral function during carotid or other vascular surgery. In addition, EEG recorded directly from the pial surface, or electrocorticography (ECoG), is used to help determine resection margins for epilepsy surgery, and to monitor for seizures during electrical stimulation of the brain carried out while mapping cortical function. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1137763-overview

ABNM- Latest Schedules of Exams

American Board of
Neurophysiologic Monitoring

Next Written Exams

Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Monitoring - Part I - Written

Application Deadline
Examination Date
12/31/2009 2/6/2010 - 2/20/2010

Next Oral Exams

Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Monitoring - Part II - Oral

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Examination Date
4/5/20104/25/2010Nashville, TN only
10/4/201010/24/2010Chicago, IL only

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