Affiliate Societies | CNSF

Canadian 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 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.

The Affiliate Societies work collaboratively with the CNSF whenever possible throughout the year. The CNSF values and appreciates these partnerships.

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 Society (CMDS)

Special Interest: Movement Disorders

Mandate: To support and represent a network of Canadian Movement Disorder health care professionals and scientists across Canada to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, education, advocacy and research and to collaborate with the international community of movement disorders science and clinical practice.

  • To provide a platform for networking, mentorship and knowledge exchange for movement disorders clinicians and scientists in Canada.
  • To facilitate collaborative research into the causes and treatment of movement disorders.
  • To provide education to health care professionals during and after their training programs about movement disorders, their diagnosis and management and to support and inform about educational opportunities by our members such as opportunities for fellowship training.
  • To provide educational materials for patients, care partners, the general public, and the media about movement disorders and their treatment.
  • To address clinical care issues pertinent to Canada, (e.g. standard of care, waitlists, drug shortages, newly licensed drugs in Canada, challenging case discussions etc.) and to advocate for our patients and the importance of movement disorders science and medicine in Canada.
  • To collaborate with the national and international movement disorder and neurology community, including as an affiliate member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.
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.

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.