In 2008, the first Canadian Intraoperative Monitoring Symposium took place in Toronto. At that meeting,
the concept of CANM was launched and the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) Steering Committee was formed.
Since then, CANM has become incorporated (with bylaws) and we have hosted two more symposia. We are currently investigating the possibility of
starting a surgical neuromonitoring course (offered through university or college). In this way we work to ensure a high standard of care for patients
receiving our services.
Our annual conference has become recognized as one of the best intraoperative monitoring educational events in North America not only because of its high quality presentations but also because of its highly interactive format. This year the CANM IOM Symposium is in Vancouver, British Columbia (September 28- Sept 29, 2012) so please attend. You can become a CANM member by checking out the membership categories and seeing where you fit (it also entitles you to a discount on CANM symposium registration fee). Your participation and support will help make neuromonitoring in Canada second to none.
David Houlden, PhD
Chair, CANM Symposium Organizing Committee