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Risk of brain injury in premature babies is modulated by common variation in genes associated with schizophrenia and fat metabolism, a new study suggests. Study of single nucleotide polymorphisms alongside DTI studies including tract-based spatial statistics and deformation-based morphometry in brains of preterm infants showed that SNP in Armadillo repeat gene deleted in velocardiofacial syndrome (ARVCF) gene linked to neuronal migration and schizophrenia and in fatty acid desaturase (FADS2) gene encoding rate limiting step in endogenous Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid PUFA synthesis and link...
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Autism In Africa, 3-5th April 2014 Accra , GhanaOak Plaza Hotel, Accra Under The Auspices Of The  International Child Neurology Association And African Child Neurology Association Program Day 1: THURSDAY 3 APRIL 8:30 Traditional Ghanaian Dancing Chair Dr Eben Badoe 09:00 – 10:00 Opening Salimatu Abdul Salam, Chief Director , Ministry of Health, Ghana 10:00-10:30 Aims for the meeting Charles Newton   Autism in Africa Mo B...
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Applications are invited from interested Project Supervisors for Seed Grant Funding under the Global Burden of Disease (GBOD) Research Trainee Fellowship program a new initiative of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA). The Award The award consists of $ 2,000 for room and board for ~ 2-3 months plus up to $ 2,000 for roundtrip airfare. Timeline The deadline date for receipt of proposals on open competition from project supervisors is August 1, 2014. The Scoring and Selection of Grants fulfilling Criteria by Research Task Force Committee (10 point scoring s...
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Thank you for your support through 2013. This year has been a very productive one for ICNA as we were able to organize and/or support several educational programs in Burma, India, South Africa, Lithuania and Russia. We also had a very overwhelming response for our appeal for donations. Thank you for all your support and devotion to make the International Child Neurology Association a very dynamic and truly global society. Our membership is over 1500 now and constantly growing. We are very appreciative and humbled by the support we receive from each of you and we are committed to improving our ...
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The 13th International Child Neurology Congress will be held in the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazú River Mouth), Brazil, from 4 to 9 May 2014. This is the second time that an ICNC is held in Latin America the first one being in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1992. The congress will be held jointly with the 9th Brazilian Congress of Child Neurology. As in the past congresses, the Scientific Program will be of the highest caliber, emphasizing not only the latest developments and advances in child neurology, but also a review of current standard of care in the practice of child neurology. Accepted ...
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The ICNC2014 Scientific Program Committee is delighted to announce the Plenary Speakers for the ICNC2014 to held at Iguazu Falls, Brasil from May 4-9, 2014. All world leaders in their field and engaging speakers, the plenary lecturers will be addressing a range of emerging and cross-cutting topics in pediatric neurology.

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brazil-childrenThe 13th. International Child Neurology Congress will be held in the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazú River Mouth), Brazil, from 4 to 9 May 2014. This is the second time that an ICNC is held in Latin America the first one being in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1992.

In the last 20 years Child Neurology has progressed enormously as a pediatric specialty not only in Brazil but in South America as a whole. Several national societies have been created which perform regularly very active local meetings. In Brazil, the SBNI (Brazilian Society of Infantile Neurology) has currently more then 300 members.

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