ICNA Educational Meeting in Tanzania Sep 19-21 2016

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This project was organized by the Child Neurology Society (CNS) in collaboration with the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) - Muhimbili Hospital. Dr. Edward Kija worked with the University and the Medical Center in the organization of this medical project. Dr. Edward Kija is the 2015 D’Souza awardee and the only Pediatric Neurologist in the country. The goal of the project was to provide support to Dr. Kija, improving the infrastructure of the EEG laboratory and providing training workshops (EEG interpretation, ketogenic diet). A Child Neurology Symposium was also organized. General...
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ICNA-CNS/ Paediatric association of Zimbabwe - Child Neurology Symposium. Harare, Zimbabwe

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This meeting was organized by the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and the Child Neurology Society (CNS) in collaboration with the Paediatric association of Zimbabwe The Minister of health and Pediatric association of Zimbabwe fully supported the event. The association provided audiovisual equipment, food, in addition to accommodation for all speakers. Local Situation: General Pediatricians manage multiple neurological conditions in the region. There is need for training modules on diagnosis and management of common and acute neurological disorders encountered in Pediatrics . Date of the event: September 15-17th, 2016 Location: Holiday Inn Hotel. Harare. Zimbabwe Panel of speakers from ICNA-CNS...
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ICNA Educational Meeting September 14-16 2016 in Tabriz, Iran

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As an educational activity of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA), a joint meeting was organized with Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) as the 16th National and 3rd International Child Neurology Congress, 14-16 September 2016, in Tabriz, Iran. The theme was neurodevelopmental disabilities in children for the child neurologist in practice. The Iranian Child Neurology Society (ICNS) and ICNA collaborated to put together a scientific program addressing the evaluation of development and common causes of developmental delay in children; particular etiologic groups, namely, epileptic, metabolic, neuromuscular, and developmental conditions were discussed. The scientific chair of the congress, Dr Mohamad...
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ICNC2018 , ICNC2020 and new ICNA initiatives

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ICNC2018 , ICNC2020 and new ICNA initiatives Following a tremendously successful 14th ICNA Congress (ICNC2016) which was held in Amsterdam last week in cooperation with the Dutch Society of Pediatric Neurology and which offered a strong, clinically relevant and scientifically rigorous program and unique opportunity to network with > 1580 enthusiastic participants from around the world, I am writing on behalf of the ICNA Executive Board to provide you with certain key updates: I am very pleased to inform you that Dr. Jo Wilmshurst has been elected as the President-elect of ICNA (2016-2018) and will be assuming her role as...
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High folate and vitamin B12 levels and autism risk

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that if a new mother has a very high level of folate right after giving birth – more than four times what is considered adequate – the risk that her child will develop an autism spectrum disorder doubles. Very high vitamin B12 levels in new moms are also potentially harmful, tripling the risk that her offspring will develop an autism spectrum disorder. If both levels are extremely high, the risk that a child develops the disorder increases 17.6 times. Folate, a B vitamin, is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, while...
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