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The Global Nerve Foundation advances and promotes excellence in nerve care

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Doctor and patient

The Global Nerve Foundation advances and promotes excellence in nerve care

For the Global Nerve Foundation (GNF), it is unacceptable that people live with peripheral nerve issues and injuries that can be treated. 


Nerves are the connecting force of our bodies, our lives. They help us feel pain and pleasure, move from place to place, relay information and sensation from our bodies to our brain. They bridge us together.  When these nerves are injured, when something happens to keep them from working properly, the impact is often greater than we can recognize. And the consequences of nerve symptoms don’t fall only on those experiencing them. 

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At the Global Nerve Foundation, we shine light on the importance of nerve symptoms and potential solutions. We touch every person who helps care for individuals or works to improve peripheral nerve issues. From individuals to health care providers to researchers to industry and university partners, we bring together all stakeholders through education and innovation.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

UPCOMING EDUCATION

What are Peripheral Nerves?

Peripheral nerves connect the Central Nervous System (CNS) which include the brain and spinal cord, to the rest of the body. The peripheral nerves make up the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) which includes all the nerves in your body from the top of our head to the tips of our toes. These nerves send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles that control the movement of limbs. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information from our body and limbs, such as heat, cold, or pain to the central system nervous system.

When these peripheral nerves are damaged, patients can experience loss of extremity function, numbness, or chronic pain sensation. Literature report that more than 90% of upper extremity (arm, wrist, hand) peripheral nerve injuries are missed in the ER.1 People sometimes live with these untreated injuries and decreased quality of life for the rest of their lives. However, treatments are available for many types of peripheral nerve injuries.

Join Our Mission!

Our Board and Committees are developing programming and content that will be announced in the coming weeks. All members who join before the end of 2022 will have their memberships automatically extended through 2023.
  • Individual members or non-health care provider, receive access to educational content and webinar events to learn more about peripheral nerve injuries and available medical care.
  • Health Care Providers receive access to clinical care and technical educational content as well as educational and networking events. Health Care Providers who specialize in nerve care and treatment can also be listed in our Directory.
  • Corporate Partners receive recognition for their support of our educational programs. In addition, beginning at the Gold Partner level, all staff of the Corporate Partner are able join the Foundation as Individual Members for free.
  • University Partners are eligible for research awards and fellowships.  In addition, as a Diamond University Partner, all staff and students are also eligible to join the Foundation as Individual Members for free.
 

Our Board and Committees are working hard to develop educational content for our members. We are planning our full launch later in 2022; until then, we are offering discounted membership through 2023.

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Individual members or non-health care provider, receive access to educational content and webinar events to learn more about peripheral nerve injuries and available medical care.

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Health Care Providers receive access to clinical care and technical educational content as well as educational and networking events. 

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Corporate Partners receive recognition for their support of our educational programs. In addition, beginning at the Gold Partner level, all staff of the Corporate Partner are able join the Foundation as Individual Members for free.

University

University Partners are eligible for research awards and fellowships.  In addition, as a Diamond University Partner, all staff and students are also eligible to join the Foundation as Individual Members for free.

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