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Michael V Johnston [1946 - 2022]
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Updated August 07, 2022
michael johnston I am deeply saddened to learn that Michael V Johnston MD. Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, passed away on July 30, 2022. Dr Johnston (Mike) was a very active and cherished member of the ICNA and served on the executive board for two terms. He was a brilliant academician and researcher and his seminal work on the role of glutamate and excitotoxicity in hypoxic ischaemic injury and its effects on the developing brain...
Adelina Soares
Adelina Soares
Updated March 09, 2022
The International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) invites "letter of intent" from interested parties to enter the bidding to host the International Child Neurology Congress in 2026. Bidders are invited to send a “letter of intent” (not more than a short paragraph from the main coordinator or organizing scientific society (not the conference organising team) to the ICNA office (office@icnapedia.org) with the Secretary of ICNA in copy (secgen.icna@gmail.com) The ICNA Executive Board will select bidders who would be invited to submit a full proposal. This would be guided by the previous geographical representation, and...
Alcy Torres Catefort (Sr) [1938 - 2022]
ICNA
ICNA
February 06, 2022
Alcy Torres Sr It is with great sadness we share that Alcy Torres Catefort Sr, MD, father of our esteemed colleague Dr. R. Alcy Torres, a global health leader himself, died January 9, 2022, at home. He was 84.  Born in Ecuador, Dr. Torres received his MD from Universidad Central del Ecuador. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Paris (Necker-Enfants Malades) in 1968 and obtained additional training on Neonatology at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Mexico. Dr. Torres’s career began with his service long before becoming a pediatrician. He was...
ICNA
ICNA
Updated November 16, 2021
A Child without A Shadow The moving story of Professor Shaul Harel’s life from darkness to light, from Holocaust survivor to world expert in pediatric neurology and child development.
New treatment of Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy
ICNA
ICNA
October 10, 2021
FCMD Scientists rescue Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy-related brain defects in a new organoid model developed using stem cells from affected patients Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) is a severe genetic neuromuscular disorder affecting the eyes, brain, and muscles. FCMD is caused by mutations disrupting the glycosylation (addition of sugars) of α-dystroglycan (αDG)—a protein required for maintaining muscle integrity. During fetal development, the lack of glycosylation destroys αDG function, leading to severe muscular dystrophy, intellectual disabilities, seizures, and insomnia. Infants born with FCMD have low life expectancies, and patients typically do not survive...
Zaki syndrome: Researchers identify unknown childhood genetic disorder
ICNA
ICNA
Updated October 10, 2021
Maha Zaki Maha S. Zaki, MD, PhDA study published in The New England Journal of Medicine details how researchers discovered a previously unknown genetic disorder that affects prenatal development in children and identified a potential cure. Through a worldwide collaboration, Researchers have identified children from Egypt, India, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and USA who have all showed similar symptoms and had DNA mutations in the same gene. They have called the disorder Zaki syndrome, after co-author Maha S. Zaki, MD, PhD, of the National Research Center in Cairo, who first noticed it. The syndrome affects prenatal development of...
The CNS-ICNA Pediatric Neurology Virtual Course
ICNA
ICNA
September 23, 2021
cns icna pkt neuromuscular course min The CNS-ICNA supported Pediatric Neurology virtual course spanning over the next 4 months, mainly for Asia region is being hosted by Lahore, Pakistan. The upcoming Neuromuscular workshop is on Sep 25, 2021. Saturday 5-8 PM PKT. EMG/ NCS /EP Hands-on workshop on Electromyogram (EMG), Nerve conduction studies (NCS), and Evoked Potentials (EP). Participants will learn about practical approaches to these neurophysiological testing, including discussion about Technical aspects, indications, interpretations, and limitations. This workshop will be suited for Neurologists, Child neurologists, neurophysiologists, nurses, and technicians. pdf Download Flyer161.31...
Kennedy Krieger Institute announces the new Michael V. Johnston Center for Developmental Neuroscience
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ICNA
September 23, 2021
mike johnston Kennedy Krieger Institute celebrates Dr. Michael V. Johnston’s career, as they announce the new Michael V. Johnston Center for Developmental Neuroscience at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Johnston is a role model for many physicians and scientists across the globe and an international icon in developmental neuroscience. The ICNA community extends their hearty congratulations to Dr Johnston on this occasion. Education Dr. Johnston attended Franklin and Marshall College before going on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he graduated cum laude in 1971. His post-doctoral training at...
14th Dr K.C Chaudhury Oration Award 2021 to Dr Pratibha Singhi
ICNA
ICNA
September 23, 2021
Pratibha Singhi The ICNA extends their hearty congratulations to Dr Pratibha Singhi, Secretary General & President-Elect on her being awarded the 14th Dr K.C Chaudhury Oration Award 2021.  Dr Pratibha Singhi is Director Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment, Medanta, Gurgaon and Former Head & Chief Pediatric Neurology, and Neurodevelopment Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, She was also Chief Consultant Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled children, Chandigarh. She has worked as Consultant Pediatric Neurologist–at The Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK in 2005 and 2008. Her main Research interests are in neurodevelopmental disorders, CNS infections and epilepsy. ...
Professor Tiina Talvik (21.04.1938–09.02.2021)
ICNA
ICNA
Updated August 04, 2021
Prof Talvik3 300x300 Tiina Talvik was born in April 21 in 1938 into a family of teachers. She graduated from The University of Tartu in 1962 and started her career as pediatrician and pediatric neurologist at Tartu Children`s Hospital. From the very first moments of her medical career she was enthusiastic, not only for her research but also for taking care of her patients. After working for a few years, she started to appreciate the importance of genetics and started a medico-genetical service in Estonia. This made her a pioneer of the field at the time. She started working...
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