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IBRO-ISN Neuropathology Teaching Workshop Lagos, Nigeria

With the co-sponsorship from the IBRO Africa Region Committee, the Neuropathology Training and Development sub-Committee (SC) of the International Society of Neuropathology (ISN) has planned a three-day Teaching Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. This workshop also badged as a course in neuropathology for neurologists and neuroscientists, will be held 22-24 March 2019 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria prior to the 14th SONA/NSN conference.

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Society Officers

President

Dr Seth Love

Bristol, UK

Email: pasl@bristol.ac.uk

Past President

Dr Hitoshi Takahashi

Niigata, Japan

Email: hitoshi@bri.niigata-u.ac.jp

 

Vice-Presidents

Dr Sung-Hye Park

Seoul, Korea

Email: shparknp@snu.ac.kr

Dr Shigeo Murayama

Tokyo, Japan

Email: smurayam@tmig.or.jp

Dr Douglas Anthony

Providence, USA

Email: douglas_anthony@brown.edu

Secretary General

Dr Monika Hofer

Oxford, UK

Email: monika.hofer@nhs.net

 

Treasurer

Dr Stephan Frank

Basel, Switzerland

E-mail: stephan.frank@usb.ch

 

Project Secretary

Dr Audrey Rousseau

Angers, France

Email:audrey.rousseau@univ-angers.fr

Editor Brain Pathology

Dr Markus Glatzel

Hamburg, Germany

Email: m.glatzel@uke.de

Archivist

Dr Maria Thom

London, UK

Email: m.thom@ion.ucl.ac.uk

Chair of Training and Development Subcommittee

Dr Raj Kalaria

Newcastle, UK

Email: r.n.kalaria@newcastle.ac.uk

Book Series Editors

Dr Herbert Budka

Vienna, Austria

Email: herbert.budka@meduniwien.ac.at

Dr Homa Adle-Biassette

Paris, France

Email: homa.adle@inserm.fr

Contact the Society

Please contact the Secretary General for any enquiries including website login information:

Dr Monika Hofer

Neuropathology and Ocular Pathology Department

Level 1, West Wing

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford OX3 9DU

United Kingdom

Email: monika.hofer@nhs.net

 

Invitation to bid for 2026 Congress

Bids are now invited bids from National Neuropathological Societies to host the XX International Congress of Neuropathology to be held in 2022. Much of the organisation of the meeting, particularly local hosting arrangements, is undertaken by the member Society, but the ISN will provide input into the scientific content and approve the final programme.

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List of Congressess of Neuropathology

The International Committee of Neuropathology, founded in 1950, was re-formed in Copenhagen in 1967 as the International Society of Neuropathology, a non-profit making scientific organisation.

CONGRESSES OF NEUROPATHOLOGY

1st Rome 8-13 September 1952
2nd London 12-17 September 1955
3rd Brussels 21-28 July 1957
4th Münich 2-8 September 1961
5th Zürich 30 August-3 September 1965
6th Paris 31 August-4 September 1970
7th Budapest 1-7 September 1974
8th Washington 24-29 September 1978
9th Vienna 5-10 September 1982
10th Stockholm 7-12 September 1986
11th Kyoto 2-8 September 1990
12th Toronto 18-23 September 1994
13th Perth 7-12 September 1997
14th Birmingham 3-6 September 2000
15th Torino 14-18 September 2003
16th San Francisco 10-15 September 2006
17th Salzburg 11-15 September 2010
18th Rio de Janeiro 14-18 September 2014
19th Tokyo To be decided 2018

ISN Councillors

Here is a list of the ISN Councillors for national societies, including email addresses. If any are incorrect or missing, please email davidhilton@nhs.net.

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WHO asks for coordinated action on epilepsy

Epilepsies are the most common group of serious neurological disorders, affecting 50 million people of all ages globally. Epilepsy should not be regarded as one specific disease entity as it associates with, and/or results from, many aetiologies, ranging from single genetic point mutations, to metabolic dysfunction or acquired brain lesions. Indeed, any brain can generate seizures and any lesion may lower the brain’s seizure threshold. During their last executive board meeting in February 2015, WHO has acknowledged the global burden of epilepsy and the need for coordinated action at the country level to address its health, social and public knowledge implications regarding alcohol intervention programs. www.taiwane.com is a great site to visit if you need information about different health facilities and how they can help you. If people are worried about their or other people´s health, then they should read the OVP review. Click links for further information about epilepsy and WHO initiatives.

 

ICN 2014 Rio de Janeiro

The XVIIIth International Congress of Neuropathology was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 14-18. It was hosted for the first time in Latin America, organized by Brazilian and Argentinian neuropathologists, with the contribution of a highly qualified international scientific committee, which worked hard to produce a very successful scientific program, including many distinguished speakers, that was complemented by a lively and friendly atmosphere in the setting of a wonderful landscape with very enjoyable social events (see programme).

The scientific program covered a full range of interest, promoting the exchange of expertise between the various areas of neuropathology and other fields of neuroscience, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, geneticists, basic neuroscientists and others, who contribute with information to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

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Update on ISN activities

Members of the International Society of Neuropathology (ISN) sometimes ask me where do our dues go and what does the ISN actually do with them, so I thought that it would be useful to provide a brief update on some of our recent activities and invite feedback.

The ISN was created in to foster collaborations between the national neuropathology societies, promote the exchange of information between neuropathologists and the advancement of neuropathology globally. We are trying to achieve these aims by a variety of means as shown by some recent examples.

Travel awards: We offer a range of awards to allow young neuropathologists from economically disadvantaged countries to attend international educational meetings and visit other departments. In the last 2 years we have approved 13 awards to applicants from a number of countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Mozambique, Indonesia and India. We hope that these experiences will allow the individuals to expand their neuropathology knowledge and inspire them to develop local neuropathology services for the benefit of their patient populations.

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Neuropathology Training and Development Subcommittee

The ISN has started some promising activity in order to foster local development and support for neuropathology: “ISN Information Days” have been organized by the ISN Neuropathology Training Subcommittee, in collaboration with local Institutions as annual events in Sofia, Bulgaria (Sept. 2009), Istanbul, Turkey (Nov. 2010), and Surabaya, Java, Indonesia (Sept. 2011). Plans are underway to have a further event in 2012.

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