10th ICNC 2006: Montreal, Canada, June 11-16

Congress Leadership

  • Congress President: Dr. Michael Shevell (Canada)
  • Chair of the Scientific Program Committee: Dr. Michael Shevell
  • ICNA President: Dr. Paolo Curatolo (Italy)

Congress Overview

  • Attendance: 1596 registrants from 73 countries
  • Scientific Program:
    • Symposia: 30 symposia
    • Abstract Submissions: 650 total, with 118 selected for platform presentations and the rest as posters

Keynote Speakers and Topics

  • Leon Epstein: Viral Infections in the CNS of Children, Prevention and Therapeutic Strategies
  • Karin Nelson: New Insights into Causes of Cerebral Palsy
  • Victor Dubowitz: Therapeutic Innovations in the Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Richard Robertson: Current Status and Future Challenges in Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging
  • Takao Takahashi: Neocortical Histogenesis - Initial Steps Towards Acquiring Higher Cortical Functions

Symposium Themes

  • Neonatal brain injury
  • Developmental delay/intellectual disability
  • Advances in cerebral palsy
  • Developmental disorders of neuronal migration
  • Cognitive neuroscience in childhood
  • The neurologic basis of autism
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Pediatric neurotransmitter diseases
  • Movement disorders and stereotypies
  • Neurometabolic disorders
  • Congenital myopathies and muscular dystrophies
  • Advances in childhood peripheral neuropathies
  • Myasthenia and myasthenic syndromes
  • Neuroprotection
  • Ischemic stroke in infants and children
  • Channelopathies
  • The genetic basis of epileptic syndromes
  • Epileptic encephalopathies in infancy and childhood
  • Medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Myelin disorders
  • Neurooncology
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Revisiting the cerebellum: structure and function
  • Updates in pediatric neurosurgery
  • The global burden of neurologic disease in children
  • CNS infections
  • Ethical issues in child neurology
  • Neuroinformatics and technology in child neurology

Award Lectures

  • Frank Ford Memorial Lecture: Dr. Shunsuke Ohtahara (Japan) - Age-dependent epileptic encephalopathy
  • John Stobo Prichard Young Investigator Award: Dr. Berge Minassian (Canada) - Lafora disease: Are we There Yet?
  • Sheila Wallace Young Investigator Award: Dr. Dina El-Metwally (Egypt) - Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Still haunting.

Interactive Sessions

  • Daily special interest group sessions
  • Round table discussions by symposia organizers
  • ‘Meet the expert’ sessions
  • Focus on neuroinformatics and development of ICNApedia

Cultural Highlights

  • Classical Music Concert: Performed by the ‘I Medici’ orchestra at St. Patrick’s Basilica
    • Gothic revival architecture with 25-meter columns, rosette stained-glass windows, Casavant Freres pipe organ, and 150 oil paintings
  • Old Montreal Experience: Enjoyed the croissanteries, charcuterie, and fireworks display to classical music at the St. Lawrence River
  • Special Program Insert: “Michael’s Montreal” - Dr. Michael Shevell’s tips on favorite Montreal restaurants and experiences

(2006) Abstracts of the 10th International Child Neurology Congress, June 11-16, 2006, Montreal, Canada. Neuropediatrics 37 Suppl 1 ():S1-183. PMID: 16775886