Inviting symposia proposals for the 15th International Child Neurology Congress

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to submit proposals for symposia for the 15th International Child Neurology Congress that will take place in the enchanting city of Mumbai, India, November 15-18, 2018. The theme for the Congress is "Protecting the developing brain and preventing disability". The ACON is the local organizer and host of the Congress, in which Child Neurologists from all over the world will meet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Mumbai. 

We invite you to submit proposals for Symposia. All proposals must be submitted through this website in the period from May 08, 2017 to September 30, 2017. Three to four symposia will be held concurrently each morning of the four day Congress. 

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Isabelle Rapin, MD (1927-2017)

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The International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) is deeply saddened to hear the passing of Isabelle Rapin, MD. Dr Rapin, a true giant in the field of child neurology has helped found the International Child Neurology Association and has been a staunch supporter of its activities and ICNApedia all her life.

Dr Rapin was a member of the first executive board of the ICNA (1973–1975) and Chairman of the Program Committee for the first ICNA Congress  October 6–10, 1975 held in Toronto.She was also the recipient of the ICNA Frank R. Ford Award in 1990 and delivered her Lecture on "Autism as a neurological disorder" at the Toronto congress in 1990. She had previously received the Hower award from the Child Neurology Society, USA in 1987. Dr Rapin's other awards and recognitions include the President's Award from the American Academy of Neurology, Honorary Alumna status from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Award for Excellence in Autism Research from the Autism Society of America and the Shriver Center Award.

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EpilepsyDiagnosis.Org – a novel online diagnostic manual of the epilepsies

Background 

Although there is much information on the internet about epilepsy and seizures, there is a glaring absence of a single source of information that aligns with the international classification and provides an organized presentation of the many seizure types and syndromes to help with diagnosis and treatment. This information gap was recognized and led to the ILAE's EpilepsyDiagnosis.Org project which was formally launched in September 2014. It has been a unique resource in medicine and has harnessed the power of the internet to present the complexity of the significant amount of new information now available about the epilepsies and their etiologies, in a manner that is concise, current and accessible to a global audience. It is as relevant to those in primary and secondary health care settings as it is to those in tertiary epileptology practice. It is also showing promise as an instructional and training resource for those who are new to medicine. 

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International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD2018)


Dear Colleagues,  I am very pleased to invite you to the International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD2018), which will take place in Vienna, Austria, from July 6 - 10, 2018. The ICNMD is organized on behalf of the Applied Research Group on Neuromuscular Diseases of the World Federation of Neurology.  Since 2014, the Congress has taken place in two-year cycles. This will be the 15th International Congress, following upon previous meetings in Nice (2014) and Toronto (2016). Fu...
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Intellectual Disability, Seizures, Abnormal Gait, and Distinctive Facial Features - New Gene identified

  Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have pinpointed variants in the WDR26 gene to a rare syndrome characterized by intellectual disability, seizures, an abnormal gait and distinctive facial features. In a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics Deardorff, first author Cara M. Skraban, MD, also of CHOP, and co-authors from medical centers in six countries reported on  15 individuals now known to have this recognizable syndrom...
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