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Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Sessions for 2021 Annual Meeting
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce some of the sessions for the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Sandra Hearn, MD, Receives 2021 Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award
Released: 22-Mar-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Sandra Hearn, MD, Receives 2021 Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce that Sandra Hearn, MD, is the 2021 winner of the Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
COVID-19 Vaccine: AANEM Publishes Guidance for Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM Quality & Patient Safety Committee has published the paper, “Doctor – Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Infection and Immunization in Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders."

Released: 7-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
AANEM Launches Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Portal and Virtual Fellowship Fair
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

On January 1, 2021, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) launched the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Portal. The new portal makes it easier than ever for physicians interested in a neuromuscular (NM) fellowship to apply, and for Training Program Directors to make offers.

Newswise: Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board Adds Social Media Manager Role
Released: 10-Dec-2020 1:20 PM EST
Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board Adds Social Media Manager Role
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Mohamed Kazamel, MD, has been selected to join the Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board. Dr. Kazamel will be responsible for managing Muscle & Nerve’s social media accounts, gaining followers, and growing the journal’s presence across all platforms.

Newswise: American Neuromuscular Foundation Announces First Public Board Member
Released: 3-Dec-2020 10:15 AM EST
American Neuromuscular Foundation Announces First Public Board Member
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF), is excited to introduce its first Public Board Member, Barry McLeish. McLeish will spearhead the effort to help ANF become a driving force in neuromuscular research.

Released: 16-Oct-2020 4:40 PM EDT
ALS Patients Find Hope in New Study Authored by AANEM Members
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

There is some hope on the horizon for patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than a dozen members of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) were authors on a study announcing the results showing promise in the fight against ALS that appeared in AANEM’s journal Muscle & Nerve.

Released: 14-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
More Than 1,660 People Attend the AANEM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A record-breaking 1,666 people attended the 67th American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Annual Meeting, which took place from October 7-10, 2020. For the first time, the AANEM Annual Meeting was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Estelle Benson Receives AANEM 2020 Public Recognition Award
Released: 14-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Estelle Benson Receives AANEM 2020 Public Recognition Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM's Public Recognition Award honors someone who has made extraordinary contributions toward increasing public awareness of muscle and nerve disorders.

Newswise: Dr. Alexander Chamessian Receives American Neuromuscular Foundation Development Grant
Released: 8-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Dr. Alexander Chamessian Receives American Neuromuscular Foundation Development Grant
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Chamessian’s project is called “Determining the Pathogenicity of Autoantibodies in Idiopathic Small Fiber Neuropathy.”

Newswise: Dr. Li Receives AANEM Scientific Impact Award - Neurology
Released: 3-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Dr. Li Receives AANEM Scientific Impact Award - Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The award recognizes mid-career members for serving as a first author, second author, or senior author on a published paper in a national or international peer-reviewed, indexed journal with in the past 2 years.

Newswise: Andrea J. Boon, MD, Honored with Scientific Impact Award – PMR
Released: 31-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Andrea J. Boon, MD, Honored with Scientific Impact Award – PMR
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The award recognizes mid-career members for serving as a first author, second author, or senior author on a published paper in a national or international peer-reviewed, indexed journal within the past 2 years.

Newswise: Dr. Vinay Chaudhry Receives Distinguished Researcher Award
Released: 27-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Vinay Chaudhry Receives Distinguished Researcher Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This award is given to AANEM members who have made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiological, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal research.

Newswise: Dr. Zachary London Receives Innovation Award
Released: 24-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Dr. Zachary London Receives Innovation Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM’s Innovation Award honors forward-thinking members for designing and developing products, services, or processes to enhance patient care and/or transform the quality of patient care through technology and innovation.

Newswise: Dr. R. James Cotton Receives Clinical Research Fellowship From the American Neuromuscular Foundation
Released: 19-Aug-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Dr. R. James Cotton Receives Clinical Research Fellowship From the American Neuromuscular Foundation
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

R. James Cotton, MD, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the American Neuromuscular Foundation’s (ANF) Clinical Research Fellowship to provide insights and answers about the safety and effectiveness of the neurological application of neurotoxins.

Newswise: Gregory Carter, MD, MS, Honored With Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
Released: 17-Aug-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Gregory Carter, MD, MS, Honored With Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This award honors a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation AANEM member for significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic education.

Newswise: Dr. Rubin Receives Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award
Released: 12-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Dr. Rubin Receives Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Devon Rubin, MD, is the second winner of the new AANEM Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award. This award honors AANEM members for their significant contributions related to NM and EDX education.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 9:35 AM EDT
AANEM Creating Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Application and Offer System
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

AANEM is excited to announce that it will be launching a Neuromuscular (NM) Medicine Fellowship Portal to make it easy for physicians interested in a NM fellowship to apply and for Training Program Directors to make offers for NM fellowships.

Newswise: Dr. Miller Receives Advocacy Award
Released: 29-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Dr. Miller Receives Advocacy Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The Advocacy Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to increase public awareness and/or advocate to government entities or insurance companies regarding the role of EDX medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

Newswise: Dr. Donofrio Receives Distinguished Physician Award
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Donofrio Receives Distinguished Physician Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This year the Distinguished Physician Award winner is awarded to Peter Donofrio, MD, for his distinguished service as a clinician, educator and overall support of AANEM. Dr. Donofrio has focused on peripheral neuropathy and motor neuron disorders throughout his career and brought this expertise to involvement with the AANEM.

Newswise: AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The Golseth Young Investigator Award, honoring AANEM Founding Member, Dr. James Golseth, is presented annually to a medical student or physician in the early stages of his/her career for original research in NM and EDX medicine.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
AANEM 2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) will conduct the 2020 Annual Meeting in a virtual format.

Newswise: Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, with the 2020 AANEM Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the fields of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

Newswise: AANEM Announces Best Abstracts of the Year
Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Best Abstracts of the Year
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine's (AANEM) Best Abstract Award is given each year to the first and presenting author of the best abstract submitted to the AANEM Annual meeting.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Showcase Important Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is now accepting abstracts for its 2020 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
18-Year Study Examines Miller-Fisher Syndrome After Vaccination
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Drug Administration examined the prevalence of Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) occurring after vaccination in the United States.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
Sexual dysfunction common in Type 1 Diabetes patients, study says
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve explored the prevalence of male sexual dysfunction in type 1 diabetes. Written by Ana Calzada-Reyes of Havana, Cuba, the study investigated the “prevalence of sexual dysfunction in a sample of males with type 1 diabetes.”

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
Study Provides Insight to Role of Needle EMG in Face Transplantation
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that needle electromyography can play a major role in reinnervation in face transplantation.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Study Shows Flu Vaccine Safe For Those With Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorders
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that the influenza vaccination is safe to use for those with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Dr. Sabrina Paganoni Celebrated for Impact on ALS Research
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A personal drive to help advance knowledge of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has led to Dr. Sabrina Paganoni being named winner of the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Scientific Impact Award for work in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) science.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski Honored for Work as an Outstanding PMR Educator
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Jeffrey A. Strakowski was named the 2019 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Craig McDonald Awarded for Influential DMD Research
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. McDonald has made seminal contributions as leader of the international CINRG (“Synergy”) Duchenne Natural History Study.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:15 AM EDT
Dr. Ralph Buschbacher Recognized for Innovation in Nerve Conduction Studies
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Due to his innovations in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine, Dr. Buschbacher has been nominated for this year’s American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Innovation Award.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:10 AM EDT
Dr. Lisa Hobson-Webb Recognized for Scientific Impact
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent publication regarding ultrasound in EMG led the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine to award Dr. Lisa D. Hobson-Webb its 2019 Scientific Impact Award in neurology.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami Recognized as Top Educator
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Longtime AANEM member Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami is being honored for a long career sharing her knowledge and passion for neurology with students.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Benjamin Warfel Honored for Electrodiagnostic Advocacy Work
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Benjamin S. Warfel, MD, was recently bestowed the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Advocacy Award. This award recognizes Dr. Warfel’s extraordinary contributions to increase public awareness and advocacy to government entities or insurance companies regarding the role of electrodiagnostic medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. James W. Albers Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. James Albers was named winner of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (AANEM) 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, for his unparalleled contribution to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine through efforts in teaching, research, and scholarly publications.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Dr. Robert Werner Bestowed Distinguished Physician Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Robert A. Werner has been named the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Distinguished Physician for his outstanding work in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine, especially as it pertains to teaching and publications.

Released: 20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
2019 AANEM Annual Meeting to Convene in Austin, Texas
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The fight against neuromuscular diseases will come to the forefront this October with the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Released: 29-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation to Fund Zambia-Based Research Fellow
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation recently announced development grant award recipient Dr. Michelle Kvalsund, who will conduct her research in Zambia.

Released: 28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation Awards CIDP-Focused Clinical Research Fellowship
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation has a new chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy development grant award recipient, Dr. Karissa Gable.

Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation Awards Development Grant to Dr. Mathula Thangarajh
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Thangarajh, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University, was chosen for a research development grant by the American Neuromuscular Foundation for her research proposal regarding “Cognition in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”

Released: 10-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
AANEM Member's Expert Testimony Helps Convict Texas Doctor and Hospital Owner in $20 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Two years ago, Peter A. Grant, MD, was contacted by the FBI. He was asked to review 35 patient charts in a case involving Drs. Harcharan Narang and Gurnaib Sidhu, and Dayakar Moparty. In February 2019, Narang and Moparty’s case went to trial and Dr. Grant provided expert witness testimony.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
2019 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM Foundation offers International Fellowship Scholarship opportunities for physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2019 AANEM Annual Meeting to be held October 16-19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Applications are due March 15, 2019.

2-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
New Study Shows Disparities in EDX Training in Residency Programs
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Results from a 2017 survey shared at the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting illustrate significant disparities in the amount of training that neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) residents receive in electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

2-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST
Got Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine? Submit Abstracts for the 2019 AANEM Annual Meeting by March 15
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

If you’re looking for the perfect venue to share your scientific research in neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic medicine, look no further! The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine is now accepting abstracts for its 2019 annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
AANEM Welcomes New President, Dr. Anthony E. Chiodo
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to announce the selection of Anthony E. Chiodo, MD, MBA, as President of the Board of Directors for 2018-2019.


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