Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) and the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 29th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN), which will take place in Kobe from October 28 to November 1, 2010. The Japanese Society has hosted ICCN twice in the past; first in 1981 and then in 1995, both times in Kyoto, and this time we have chosen Kobe. Kobe is characterized by an interesting co-existence of Japanese and international cultures. The congress venue, Kobe International Conference Center, can be easily accessed from nearby airports and train stations. Top-grade hotels are located within easy access of the congress venue, at very reasonable rates. Popular sightseeing areas such as Kyoto and Nara are within easy access, allowing a full-day tour of each city. Japan is considered to be a very safe country to visit, and Kobe is one of the safest cities in the country.
In view of the rapidly advancing field of clinical neurophysiology, the congress will cover the state-of-the-art conventional diagnostic techniques including EEG and evoked potentials, and EMG and nerve conduction studies, and the topics of the most advanced scientific interest including the neuronal plasticity, application of neuroimaging techniques, and therapeutic application of various neurophysiological techniques.
The Japanese Society has about 2,750 members, and the domestic meeting will be held immediately after the ICCN at the same venue, allowing all participants to have access to the scientific activities of the Japanese Society. In addition to special registration fees for student participants, fellowships will be awarded by the IFCN to a significant number of selected presenting researchers.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kobe in 2010.

Hiroshi Shibasaki, MD, PhD
President, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Convener, 29th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology