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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy Statement

Equality, Diversity and inclusion (EDI) Policy


Asian Oceanian Society of Neuropathology formed!

We are happy to announce that the formation of the Asian Oceanian Society of Neuropathology (AOSNP) was finalised in a meeting held on September 25th, 2021 in India,


Message from President-Elect

To my colleague members of the International Society of Neuropathology,

In mid-July, I received an e-mail from my friend and colleague, Seth Love, the President of the ISN, to inform me that I would be the next ISN President. As he put it, I would be “captain of the ship.” The metaphor made me smile—not because I am a committed boatsman, but because it reminded me of some fond neuropathology-boat connections that I have had over the years.


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.


Society Officers


Dr Seth Love

Bristol, UK


Past President

Dr Hitoshi Takahashi

Niigata, Japan




Dr Sung-Hye Park

Seoul, Korea


Dr Shigeo Murayama

Tokyo, Japan


Dr Douglas Anthony

Providence, USA


Secretary General

Dr Monika Hofer

Oxford, UK




Dr Stephan Frank

Basel, Switzerland



Project Secretary

Dr Audrey Rousseau

Angers, France

Editor Brain Pathology

Dr Markus Glatzel

Hamburg, Germany



Dr Maria Thom

London, UK


Chair of Training and Development Subcommittee

Dr Raj Kalaria

Newcastle, UK


Book Series Editors

Dr Herbert Budka

Vienna, Austria


Dr Homa Adle-Biassette

Paris, France


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



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.


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 23-27 September 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


WHO asks for coordinated action on epilepsy

Epilepsies are most common serious neurological disorders affecting 50 million people of all ages globally. Epilepsy should not be regarded, however, 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. 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.