Affiliate Societies | CNSF

Organizations whose members share a common interest in a particular area of the neurological sciences may become Affiliate Societies of the CNSF, subject to the following criteria and the approval of the Board of Directors of the CNSF.

  1. A majority of the organization’s members are physicians with an interest or expertise in a particular area of the neurological sciences.

  2. The Affiliate Society’s organizational identity promotes the recognition and advancement of a specific discipline of the neurological sciences.

  3. The Affiliate Society agrees to contribute regularly to the continuing professional development (CPD) of the CNSF membership by participating in courses, symposia, work-shops and other CNSF activities related to their special area of expertise.

  4. The Affiliate Society agrees that, while fostering and promoting the objectives of the CNSF, its independent programs and activities (including the hosting of international meetings) will not interfere with the activities of the CNSF, particularly the Annual Congress and the Journal.

Canadian ALS Clinical Trials and Research Network (CALS)

Special Interest: Drug trials, evaluation of phase III trial results and epidemiological studies

Mandate: To provide a forum for ALS researchers (clinicians, clinician/scientists, scientists) to discuss current ALS trials and outcomes, and to provide a resource group for national societies and the Health Protection Branch.

Canadian Brain Tumour Consortium (CBTC)

Special Interest: Development, promotion, and conduct of clinical trials for adults and children with both primary and secondary brain tumours.

Mandate: To help patients by participating in a multidisciplinary cooperative assault on brain tumours and, by doing so, contribute to a cure.

Canadian Headache Society (CHS)

Special Interest: Headache

Mandate: Increase the knowledge of headache pathophysiology and treatment in the medical community.

Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE)

Special Interest: Epilepsy

Mandate: To study and apply knowledge regarding epilepsy; to promote better treatment of epilepsy; and to promote contact between investigators and others interested in epilepsy.

Canadian Movement Disorders Group (CMDG)

Special Interest: Movement Disorders

Mandate: Dissemination of information on Movement Disorders to residents, neurologists and general practitioners.

Canadian Network of Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (CNMSC)

Special Interest: Multiple Sclerosis

Mandate: To enhance the quality of life of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The CNMSC has three specific aims to achieve this goal by:

Providing world-class medical and paramedical patient services for people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Providing advanced education in Multiple Sclerosis at all constituencies including patient, paramedical personnel and physician education, at a local, national and international level.

Promoting multi-disciplinary research excellence in Multiple Sclerosis in the areas of basic science, health service, clinical, and radiological research.

Canadian Neurocritical Care Society (CNCS)

Special Interest: Neurological/neurosurgical critical care

Mandate: Education of members, and the advancement of research and knowledge.

Canadian Neuromuscular Group

Special Interest: Neuromuscular disorders

Mandate: To foster the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of neuromuscular disorders, and to enhance the community of Canadian Neurologists and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians interested in the field of neuromuscular disorders.

Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC)

Special Interest: Academic stroke research in Canada

Mandate: To facilitate the conduct of academic stroke research in Canada, including clinical trials. The consortium is to be carried on without monetary gain to its members. Any profits are to be used in the promotion of the consortium’s objectives.

Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R)

Special Interest: Clinical cognitive research

Mandate: Creation of a network for conducting clinical cognitive research in Canada. The mandate includes proper conduction of clinical trials, and epidemiological and longitudinal studies of dementia. Position papers on cognitive issues and clinical practice guidelines will also be developed.