ICNA - GBOD Research Trainee Fellowships The ICNA is happy to announce two exciting research opportunities under the ICNA GBOD Research Trainee Fellowship program.The deadline for receipt of applications is  April 1, 2015 Eligibility criteria: 1. Must be a member of ICNA2. Should have completed two years of an accredited child Neurology training program or be within 5 years of completion of their training program How to apply: Prospective applicants should write to the respective project supervisors and should provide:i. an uptodate CVii. Reference letters – from program director or division head and two other dire...
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Dr Yukio Fukuyama
With the sad news in ICNAPedia of the passing of Dr Masaya Segawa, close upon earlier news of those of Dr Yukio Fukuyama’s and one of ICNA’s mentors, Dr Heinz Prechtl’s, ICNA has lost two more among the dwindling number of its founding members. As a (still) survivor, let me honor their fundamental contributions to our field, and allow me a few personal memories of Drs Fukuyama and Segawa dating back to Toronto 1975. Both these Japanese colleagues epitomize the clinician-scientist, today an endangered species because their important discoveries came from close observation of their patients, Dr ...
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Dr Masaya Segawa [1936 - 2014] We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Masaya Segawa, MD, PhD, the director of Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children, Tokyo, Japan, took his last breath at 18:15 on December 14, 2014, at age of 78 year-old from a disease to which he fought till the end courageously. His extreme courage is based on his belief as a physician, sincere thought for life and his noble heritage. He was an exceptionally hard worker, and a man with the kindness, warm heart,a humor and a beautiful smile. His contribution in the medical field and warm friendship to all of us will be remembered for a long time...
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Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children Since August 2014 there has been several reports in the US and Canada of children presenting with mostly focal limb weakness following recent respiratory tract infection and associated significant grey matter changes on spinal MRI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Children's Hospital Colorado to investigate a cluster of nine pediatric patients hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology. The CDC have also put out a HAN (Health Alert Network) Advisory with gu...
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Heinz F. R. Prechtl (1927 - 2014) Born in Vienna on the 6th of July 1927, Heinz F. R. Prechtl studied medicine, zoology, and anthropology at the University of Vienna. In 1951, he followed his mentor, the founder of ethology and later Nobel Prize laureate Konrad Lorenz to the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology in Buldern, Germany. Within five years his observational focus had moved from birds, lizards, salamanders, and cats to human infants. In 1955 he published a series of films on the sucking, grasping, posture and locomotion of human newborns and infants. His groundbreaking ideas and scientific vision led him t...
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