On behalf of the International Child Neurology Association, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 15 th International Child Neurology Congress being held in Mumbai, India in Nov. 2018. Our congress theme is 'Protecting the developing brain'. We aim to provide an overview of Childhood Neurological Disorders from a Global Perspective with strong representation from all six major geographic regions. The scientific program will feature internationally recognized experts who will provide the latest advances within different subspecialties of child neurology, including two tribute lectures to honour the lifetime contributions of two remarkable pioneers of Child Neurology, Dr. Yukio Fukuyama and Dr. Masaya Segawa. This will be combined with a strong educational program through breakfast teaching courses, workshops, afternoon tea symposia with algorithmic approaches and instructive case presentations and evening master classes.
Several exciting ICNA initiatives will also be featured. There will be a symposium dedicated to a review of the integral components of solid clinical research methodology and rigorous study design including the needed framework for prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. The ICNC2018