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.
A majority of the organization’s members are physicians with an interest or expertise in a particular area of the neurological sciences.
The Affiliate Society’s organizational identity promotes the recognition and advancement of a specific discipline of the neurological sciences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Interest: Headache
Mandate: Increase the knowledge of headache pathophysiology and treatment in the medical community.
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.
Special Interest: Movement Disorders
Mandate: Dissemination of information on Movement Disorders to residents, neurologists and general practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
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.