Call for Abstracts: The 13th International Child Neurology Congress (ICNC 2014)

ICNC2014The 13th International Child Neurology Congress will be held in the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazú River Mouth), Brazil, from 4 to 9 May 2014. This is the second time that an ICNC is held in Latin America the first one being in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1992. The congress will be held jointly with the 9th Brazilian Congress of Child Neurology.

As in the past congresses, the Scientific Program will be of the highest caliber, emphasizing not only the latest developments and advances in child neurology, but also a review of current standard of care in the practice of child neurology.

Accepted poster and oral presenters will join a line up of Plenary Speakers who are all world leaders in their respective fields. The Plenary presentations, Symposia panels and Scientific sessions will bring together basic and clinical scientists and clinicians from across the globe to discuss address areas of current dynamic flux and change in child neurology that reflect what is a monumental paradigm shift in this field; the transition from a descriptive to an interventional discipline that can effect profound change in the lives of children and their families.

We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. The deadline is 1 October 2013.

The 13th International Child Neurology Congress aims to cover all aspects of child neurology and affiliated topics. Submissions will be considered for platform and poster presentations on any of the topics below. All abstracts are to be submitted online and should be a maximum of 250 words. Visit the congress website at to read more about the submission requirements and author guidelines.


Cerebral Palsy and Neurodisability, CNS infections, Development, cognition and psychiatry, Epilepsy, Metabolic disorders, Movement Disorders, Muscle and Nerve, Neonatal and fetal neurology, Neurocritical care, trauma and neuroprotection, Neurocutaneous and, Neurogenetics, Neuroradiology, Neuroimmunology, Stroke and Neurovascular disorders, Headache, Neurosurgery, Neurooncology, Neuroophthalmology, Neuroendocrinology, Neurorehabilitation, Neuroethics, Education and training

Plenary speakers

Professor Arnold Munnich, Director, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), France
Dealing with the coming tsunami of whole genome sequencing

Professor Naila Zaman Khan,Bangladesh Institute of Child Health
Lessening the burden of neurological disorders in low resource settings. A ground level perspective

Professor Patrice (Tamar) Weiss, Head of the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology, University of Haifa, Israel
The new technologies in neurorehabilitation

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
What can we reasonably expect from stem cell therapy-beyond the hype and the hope

Professor Adré Jacques du Plessis, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Fetal neurology: an emerging subspeciality

Symposia Chairs

Ingrid Scheffer, Australia
Focal Epilepsies- Advances in Genetics

Kim Heung Dong, South Korea
Genetics in Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy

Hilla Ben-Pazi, Israel
The Clinical Context of Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Deborah Renaud, USA
Inherited Leukoencephalopathies

Evangeline Wasssmer, UK
Pediatric Demyelinating Disorders and MS

Pratibha Singhi, India
Cerebral Palsy,

Ingrid Tein, Canada
Neurometabolic Disorders-Treatment Update

Lieven Lagae, Belgium & Helen Cross, UK
Improving outcomes in childhood epilepsy

Adam Kirton, Canada
Brain Stimulation in Children; Neurophysiology and Therapeutics

Rand Askalan, Canada
Frontiers in Neuroprotection of the Neonatal Brain

Silvia Tenembaum, Argentina
Acute Leukoencephalopathies in Children

Leonardo de Azevado, Brazil

Kenneth Mack, USA
Childhood Headaches - Current treatment and Research

Harry Chugani, USA
Update on Neuroimaging

Rosalin Quinlivan, UK
Update on Neuromuscular Diseases

Laura-Silveira Moriyama, Brazil
Genetic Movement Disorders: up and coming genes and novel therapeutic approaches


Prof Sergio Rosemberg, (Chair), Brazil
Prof Luiz Celso Pereira Vilanova, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Dr Marcelo Rodrigues Masruha, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Dr Fernando Norio Arita, Brazil
Dr Rubens Wajnsztejn, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Brazil
Dr Marilisa M Guerreiro, University of Campinas, Brazil
Dr Dirce Takako Fujiwara, Brazil


Prof Michael Shevell, Chair, Canada
Prof Sergio Rosemberg, Brazil
Prof Lieven Lagae, KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof Marilisa M Guerreiro, University of Campinas, Brazil
Prof Charles RJ Newton, University of Oxford, Kenya
Prof Hugo A Arroyo, Argentina
Prof Guillermo Agosta, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Assoc. Prof Russell Dale, University of Sydney, Australia

We look forward to seeing you in Iguazu, Brazil for what will be a memorable scientific, academic and social experience.

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