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meeting 2018

We are in the process of transforming the BRAINSTEM SOCIETY into a BRAINSTEM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Our new name “Brainstem SIG” allows us to continue using our former abbreviation “BSS” in our logo. The BRAINSTEM SOCIETY has been a multidisciplinary organization, and the BRAINSTEM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP will remain the same: it is not necessary to be affiliated to any National Society of Clinical Neurophysiology for members of the new BRAINSTEM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP. The past Scientific Board of the BRAINSTEM SOCIETY will continue to serve as an interim executive and scientific board of the new Brainstem SIG until a formal General Assembly can be arranged at the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. The board will take actions necessary to formally establish the new Brainstem SIG under the IFCN.


Satu Jääskeläinen, Turku, Finland
Markus Kofler, Zirl, Austria
Scientific Board Members:
Mark Hallett, Bethesda, U.S.A.
Josep Valls-Solé, Barcelona, Spain
Lo J. Bour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jens Ellrich, Erlangen, Germany


The 8th BrainStem Society Meeting will be held as the 1st Brainstem Special Interest Group Meeting of the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN), which will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in 2022.

Past congresses:

• BSS 1998 in Barcelona, E
• BSS 2001 in Amsterdam, NL
• BSS 2004 in Rome, I (Program - Abstracts)
• BSS 2007 in Mainz, D (Program - Abstracts)
• BSS 2010 in London, UK (Program - Abstracts)
• BSS 2014 in Berlin, D (Program - Abstracts)
• BSS 2018 in Washington, DC, USA (Program)


To join the future Brainstem SIG is easy: please send an informal e-mail to Markus Kofler ( stating your interest. Your e-mail address will then be included in the mailing list.


• BSS 1998, Barcelona, E – Manuscripts and Abstracts:

Brainstem Reflexes and Function
Valls-Solé J, Tolosa E (editors)
Madrid: ENE Publicidad, 1998

• BSS 2001, Amsterdam, NL – Manuscripts and Abstracts:

Movement Disorders 2002;17(Suppl.2):S1-S95 (may require subscription)

• BSS 2004, Rome, I – Abstracts:

Abstract Book


Supplement to Clinical Neurophysiology Vol. 58
Brainstem Function and Dysfunction
Cruccu G, Hallett M (editors)
Elsevier, 2006

• BSS 2007, Mainz, D – Abstracts:

Abstract Book

Clinical Neurophysiology 2007;118(12):2805-2825 (may require subscription)

• BSS 2010, London, UK – Abstracts:

Clinical Neurophysiology 2012;123(2):e1–e8 (may require subscription)


Special Section in Clinical Neurophysiology 2012;123(1):2-83 (may require subscription)

• BSS 2014, Berlin, D – Abstracts:

Abstract Book

Clinical Neurophysiology 2016;127(3):e1-e9 (may require subscription)


Special Section in Clinical Neurophysiology 2015;126(10):1869-1900 (may require subscription)

Markus Kofler, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Hochzirl Hospital
A-6170 Zirl

Tel-# +43-5238-501-44100
Fax-# +43-5238-501-45056


BrainStem Society, Department of Neurology, Hochzirl Hospital, A-6170 Zirl, Austria; e-mail: