Thank you again for your insightful clinical presentation on NF and incontinence in Winterthur, and your support of a new society of applied neuroscience.
I wholeheartedly agree on accenting clinical work, while keeping close ties to the scientific community. I hope you and other seasoned clinicians have the opportunity to contribute making a European standard for education and certification, especially on presenting different approaches to evaluation and training.
As I understand it, David Vernon, member-at-large ESNR/SAN, is interested in creating a group that can support clinicans in publishing their results, whether it be presenting single cases, case series or whole studies. Clinical research is a challenge, because one customizes the treatment to the individuals response, and because it is hard to collect homogenous groups in a clinical setting. Though individual results may be good from the client perspective, it is difficult to generate group data. Here is where a research scientist or three might be of help.
As to the number of members we were 90-something around des 03, and that is about how many we are currently on the list. (Jiris mail was littered with "=20" by the mail server, so that is where the membership "=20" came from.) I expect that SAN as soon as it is established, will pass the hundred member mark in September.
-- Joe Siri Ekgren MD