[esnr] Re: Get up, stand up

  • From: Verstraeten Edwin <edwin.verstraeten@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 15:17:21 +0200 (MEST)

hello Lesley, Berrie, Dörte and all, 

Thanks you very much for your relevant contributions to the discussion. I 
certainly agree with you all that there should be an important place for 
clinical practice in SAN. After all, it is already rooted in its name: APPLIED 
neuroscience, which actually includes clinical work. 

One fruitful implementation of this is by a synergetic cooperation as Dörte 
calls it between science and clinical practice. For me this means not only that 
good clinical work is based on scientific knowledge, obviously, and that 
(pioneering) science can break fresh ground for new clinical applications and 
developments, but also that clinicial cases can bring in very valuable 
information for scientists to generate new research hypotheses! 

And, of course, sharing these clinical insights with other clinicians is of 
utmost importance in itself, especially in our young field. So I agree with you 
all that there is a need for a forum for clinicians. Berrie did already a 
couple of good suggestions such as a clinicians' database and a European email 
intervision group. 

Another way in my opinion could be to offer clinical case tracks at the annual 
conference, ensuring an abundant information exchange. 
In addition, the Board is currently investigating different ways to offer 
members as much as possible for their fee. Next to the own SAN journal in the 
near future, what about offering other (more clinically oriented) journals too? 
such as the Journal of Neurotherapy, and/or Applied Psychophysiology and 
Biofeedback (AAPB) -- whether or not as an option (with reduced subscription 
Clearly, this is not decided yet, and depends on upcoming negotiations among 
other things. So please keep letting us know what you think and would like to 
see happen. 

best regards, 
Edwin Verstraeten 

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