The Congress was dedicated to the exchange of information on the latest advances in research and clinical practice in neuropaediatrics as well as to the fostering of collaboration and friendship between neurologists, paediatricians, psychiatrists and other neuroscientists, worldwide. Following previous traditions, the 11th International Child Neurology Congress included fifteen Symposia covering themes such as: CNS Infections, Epilepsy, Neonatal Neurology and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Neurogenetic Disorders, Head Injury and Neuroprotection, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Disorders of Neuronal Migration, Neurometabolic Disorders, Headache, Pediatric Stroke, Sleep Disorders, Demyelinating Diseases and Leukodystrophies, Neuromuscular Disorders and Peripheral Neuropathies, Neurooncology, Advances in Neuroimaging Techniques and the Global Burden of Neurological Diseases.
The six Plenary Sessions included key topics such as Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Brain Development, Advances in Treatment and Understanding of Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Muscular Dystrophies and Sarcoglycanopathies, Advances in Neuroprotection and Neurointensive Care, Novel Treatment Strategies in Mitochondrial Disorders, Neuronal Stem Cells for CNS Repair and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Medicine in Ancient Egypt with outstanding international speakers.
In addition, there were sixteen 'meet the expert' sessions with approaches to diagnosis, latest updates and/or selected case presentations from participants which will allow congress participants to interact one-on-one with selected experts.
1st Nov 2008: Conference registration opens
5th Nov 2009: Deadline for abstract submission
5th Nov 2009: Close of Early Bird Registration
15th December 2009: Notification of Abstract acceptance
30 April 2010: Close of late Registration
1st May 2010: Pre-Congress Satellite Symposia
2nd May 2010: Workshop on Children At Risk
2nd May 2010 : Opening Ceremony
3rd-7th May 2010 : Main Congress
6th May 2010 : Gala Dinner
8th May 2010 : Post Congress Satellite Symposia