Mission Statement

The Peripheral Nerve Society is an international organization of physicians and scientists working together to develop and provide the best treatments for people who have peripheral nerve diseases. This goal is realized by cooperation - supporting research, training scientists and healthcare professionals, setting standards of care, creating new treatments, and facilitating clinical trials.

The Peripheral Nerve Society

The Peripheral Nerve Society was founded in 1994, having evolved from two groups of academic investigators interested in understanding the basic biology and function of the peripheral nervous system - the nature of nerve injury and repair. These groups met periodically in closed meetings to discuss advances in this understanding and how this knowledge might be applied to care for patients with genetic, traumatic, toxic, or metabolic nerve disease. The interests of our members encompass all aspects of the peripheral nervous system, both clinical and scientific, and range from electrophysiologic tools for diagnosis to molecular mechanisms of disease and nerve fiber regeneration. The Society is incorporated, and open to general membership by those interested in the peripheral nervous system and its diseases.

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Recent News

GBS|CIDP Foundation International research grants are available.
Grant applications will be considered if you submit a Letter of Intent by November 1, 2016.
The Research Grants Brochure is available for download here.
For questions, please contact Lori Basiege, Project Coordinator, GBS|CIDP Foundation International, Email: lori.basiege@gbs-cidp.org, Tel: 610-667-0131

GBS100: Celebrating a century of progress in Guillain-Barré syndrome
Editors: Hugh J. Willison and John A. Goodfellow
A complimentary copy of the GBS100 monograph is available for download here.

The 2016 Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium of the Peripheral Nerve Society was held in Glasgow, Scotland on June 21-24, 2016, including the GBS Centenary on the final day of the program. The meeting was a tremendous success with over 400 people attending. Participants included basic and translational scientists, clinicians, a large presence from our partners in Pharma, and patient support groups. Many thanks to the enormous efforts from the Local Organizing Committee:  Hugh Willison (and his colleagues from University of Glasgow), David Cornblath, Michael Lunn, and Robert Hadden. Click here for a summary of the 2016 INC Meeting.

Future meetings

CMT 2016 will be held at the NH Laguna Palace in Mestre-Venice, Italy and will start on the early afternoon of 8 September 2016 with an opening scientific lecture. It will continue on 9 September 2016 including a gala-dinner in Venice and will conclude in the late afternoon of 10 September 2016. A slide deck for the meeting can be seen by clicking here.

Meeting Information

PNS 2017 will be held in Sitges, Spain just outside Barcelona. The meeting will start on the evening of 8 July 2017 with an Opening Reception and conclude at 1200 on 12 July 2017. A slide deck for the meeting can be seen by clicking here.

PNS 2018 will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and PNS 2019 will be held in Genoa, Italy. Details to come.



Our website continues to evolve and improve. Please visit it for periodic updates. A new Fellowship Opportunities section is now added. Please send ads for Fellowships to Amber Millen (amillen@ucsd.edu) for posting.