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The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) was founded in 1946, originally named the American Electroencephalographic Society (AEEGS). In 1995, AEEGS changed its name to the current designation, ACNS, to more accurately encompass the scope of its mission and goals. ACNS is the major professional organization in the United States devoted to the establishment and maintenance of standards of professional excellence in clinical neurophysiology in the practice of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. ACNS members utilize neurophysiology techniques in the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the nervous system and in research examining the function of the nervous system in health and disease ACNS is part of the North America Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, together with the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN).