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19th World Congress of Neurology24 - 30 October 2009 Bangkok, Thailand

Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t sInvitation from Prof. Niphon Poungvarin, Congress President .......................... 2 Organizing Committee ..................................................................................... 3 Program at a Glance .......................................................................................... 4 Plenary Lectures Program ................................................................................. 6 Debate Program ................................................................................................ 6 Plenary Speakers ............................................................................................... 7 Education Daily Program ................................................................................ 10 Scientific Daily Program ................................................................................. 14 Meet the Professor Program ............................................................................ 18 Invited Chairpersons and Speakers .................................................................. 19 The 3rd Tournament of the Minds ................................................................... 22 Call for Abstracts ............................................................................................ 23 General Information ....................................................................................... 24 Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities ....................................................... 26 Accreditation .................................................................................................. 27 Bursaries ......................................................................................................... 28 Registration and Payment Information ........................................................... 29 Hotel Information .......................................................................................... 32 Social Program ................................................................................................ 34 Daily Tours ..................................................................................................... 35 Pre and Post Congress Tours ........................................................................... 38 Map of Central Bangkok and Conference Venue ............................................ 39 Sponsor Acknowledgements ............................................................................ 40

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Invitationfrom Professor Niphon Poungvarin Congress President WCN 2009 Dear Colleagues: The World Congress of Neurology (WCN) has been the worlds largest scientific event in Neurology for over half a century. Doctors from various disciplines, together with neuroscientists, have collaborated in the organisation of the best academic curriculum at preceding congresses and have contributed greatly to the worldwide neuroscience community. On behalf of The Neurological Society of Thailand (NST) and the WCN 2009 Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to extend our warmest welcome to you all to participate in the WCN 2009 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 24 - 30 October 2009, at The Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The WCN 2009 Scientific and Education Committees have prepared a full program of internationally prominent guest speakers under the congress theme Innovation in Neurology covering major themes on each day of the congress including Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Headache and Pain. The Scientific sessions include Plenary Lectures, Named Lectures, Debate sessions, Invited Lectures, Industry-sponsored Satellite Symposia, free papers, poster sessions, and the 3rd Tournament of the Minds. Aside from the countless opportunities afforded by the congress program, you will also have the chance to experience some of Thailands myriad attractions that make it the most exotic country in the region. From classic sights, such fabulous temples and palaces, to natural wonders as diverse as forested mountains and idyllic beaches and islands, from delicious culinary discoveries to fabulous shopping bargains, there is plenty to leave you with fond memories of Thailand and its hospitable people. On behalf of The Neurological Society of Thailand and the WCN 2009 Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcoming you all to the WCN 2009 and Thailand. Best Wishes,

Niphon Poungvarin, MD., FRCP. Congress President WCN 2009

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Organizing CommitteePATRONS Lord Walton of Detchant James Toole Jun Kimura Athasit Vejjajiva ORGANIZING COMMITTEECongress President President, WFN

Niphon PoungvarinCongress Chairman

Johan A. AarliFirst Vice-President, WFN

Kammant PhanthumchindaSecretary

Vladimir HachinskiSecretary-Treasurer General, WFN

Somsak LaptikulthamTreasurer

Raad A. ShakirChair, Education Committee, WFN

Somchai TowanabutChair, Scientific Program

Theodore MunsatChair, Research Committee, WFN

Naraporn PrayoonwiwatChair, Education Program

Roger N. RosenbergChair, Finance Committee, WFN

Siwaporn ChankrachangChair, The 3rd Tournament of the Minds

Jean-Marc Lger

Disya RatanakornChair, Local Organizing Committee

Pairoj Boonkongchuen WCN 2009 International Advisors Afawi, Zaid (Israel) Awn, Hesham (Yemen) Bates, David (U.K.) Battistin, Leontino (Italy) Bohlega, Saeed (Saudi Arabia) Bornstein, Natan (Israel) Bousser, Marie-Germaine (France) Chen, Christopher (Singapore) Collazos, Mario Muoz (Columbia) Cummings, Jeffrey (USA) Daoud, Azhar (Jordan) Davis, Stephen (Australia) De Reuck, Jacques L. (Belgium) Eisert, Wolfgang (Germany) El-Tamawy, Mohamed S. (Egypt) Etribi, Anwar (Egypt) Federico, Antonio (Italy) Goh, Khean-Jin (Malaysia) Gouider, Riadh (Tunisia)

Grisold, Wolfgang (Austria) Hamid, Abdulbar (Indonesia) Heiss, Wolf-Dieter (Germany) Inshasi, Jihad (United Arab Emirates) Kansu, Tlay (Turkey) Katrak, Sarosh M. (India) Khalifa, Ahmad (Syria) Kim, Jong S. (Korea) Kobayashi, Shotai (Japan) Korczyn, Amos (Israel) Kurdi, Ashraf (Jordan) Lee, Byung In (Korea) Lee, Kwang-Woo (Korea) Liu, Ming (China) Liu, Xinfeng (China) Liu, Ching-Kuan (Taiwan) Mannan, Muzharul (Bangladesh) Medina, Marco T. (Honduras) Mehndiratta, M.M. (India)

Melcon, Mario O. (Argentina) Norrving, Bo (Sweden) Ogun, Yomi (Nigeria) Padberg, George (The Netherlands) San Luis, Amado M. (Philippines) Senanayake, Nimal (Sri Lanka) Sergay, Stephen (USA) Shinohara, Yukito (Japan) Singhal, Bhim Sen (India) Siva, Aksel (Turkey) Stern, Gerald (U.K.) Stien, Ragnar (Norway) Tan, C.T. (Malaysia) Tsai, Ching-Piao (Taiwan) Tsiskaridze, Alexander (Georgia) Verdugo, Renato J. (Chile) Wasay, Mohammad (Pakistan)

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Program at a GlanceMonday, 26 October 200907:00-08:00 Meet the Professor session Stroke

Theme: StrokeMeet the Professor session Stroke and CNS Infections

08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 09:15 * 09:15 - 10:45 *

Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Management of TIA HIV Neurology Emerging Encephalitis and Minor Stroke Plenary Lecture PRION Disease Plenary Lecture Stroke: A global agenda - Victor and Clara Soriano Award Lecture WFN Medals Presentation Stroke 1 Neurosonology 1 Altered State Infection and the Whats new in Stroke ? of Consciousness Nervous System 1 Bharucha Lecture Stroke 2 Whats new in Stroke ? Stroke 3 Whats new in Stroke ? Stroke 4 Whats new in Stroke ? Debate Neurosonology 2

Neuroimaging 1

10:45 - 11:15 * 11:15 - 12:45 * 12:45 - 14:00 * 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:30 16:00 - 17:00 17:30 - 19:00 07:00 - 08:00

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Neurosurgery Infection and the Nervous System 2

Neuroimaging 2

Critical Care in Neurology Neuroethics

Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Lunch and Exhibition Visit Neuro-rehabilitation Infection and the Nervous System 3 Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Public Health and Neurology Evening Symposium

Stem Cells

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Theme: Multiple Sclerosis

08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:30 16:00 - 17:00 17:30 - 19:00

Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Disease Modifying Neuro-oncology Emergency Neurology Neuroimaging in Stroke Neuro-ophthalmology in Multiple Sclerosis Respiratory Failure Plenary Lecture Bringing Neurology to the developing world. The time is now. Plenary Lecture Immunogenetics and epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis - The Fulton Symposium Soriano Lecture Multiple Sclerosis 1 Stroke 5 Neuro-oncology 1 Neurology of Extreme Child Neurology 1 Treatment in Stroke Conditions 1 Multiple Sclerosis 2 Stroke 6 Whats new in Stroke ? Environmental Neurology Neurosciences and Neurology

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Neuro-oncology 2 Neurology of Extreme Conditions 2

Child Neurology 2

Multiple Sclerosis 3

Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Lunch and Exhibition Visit Neuropharmacology History of Neurosciences Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit

Neurology and Arts

Multiple Sclerosis 4 Debate

Evening Symposium

* Please note special times for Monday only This is a Preliminary Program and maybe subject to change. Further details will be published on www.wcn2009bangkok.com

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Program at a GlanceWednesday, 28 October 2009 Theme: Epilepsy07:00 - 08:00 Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Changing Paradigm Epilepsy Sleep Disorders Vertigo in Epilepsy Plenary Lecture Genetics and epilepsy from basic to clinical practice - Singhal Oration Plenary Lecture Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Novel therapy strategy Epilepsy 1 Multiple Sclerosis 5 Sleep Disorders 1 Neurogenetics 1 Epilepsy 2 Multiple Sclerosis 6 Meet the Professor session Approaching Difficult Dementia

08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Sleep Disorders 2 Neurogenetics 2

Pharmacogenomics

Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Lunch and Exhibition VisitEpilepsy 3 Neuro-ophthalmology Behavioral Neurology Neurogenetics 3

First Round The 3rd Tournament of the Minds

15:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:30 16:00 - 17:00 17:30 - 19:00 19:00 - 22:00 07:00 - 08:00

Epilepsy 4 Debate

Palliative Care

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Neuro-otology

Evening Symposium Improving outcomes in MS: evolving expectations sponsored by Thai Night

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Theme: Dementia - Movement Disorders

08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Approaching Difficult Restless Legs Syndrome Movement Disorders Behavioral Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome Parkinsonism Plenary Lecture Neurodegenerative diseases: New strategies in research and therapy. Gene vaccination for Alzheimers disease. - The Melvin D. Yahr Lecture Plenary Lecture Brain and behavior correlations Dementia 1 Movement Disorders: Epilepsy 5 Alzheimers Disease Dystonia Dementia 2 Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Epilepsy 6 Myopathy 1

Parkinson Disease 1

Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Lunch and Exhibition Visit Motor Neuron Disease/Amyotrophic Myopathy 2 Neurodegeneration: the New Insight Lateral Sclerosis Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Second Round The 3rd Tournament of the Minds Evening Symposium

15:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:30

Parkinson Disease 2 Debate

16:00 - 17:00 17:30 - 19:00 07:00 - 08:00 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 17:30

Friday, 30 October 2009

Theme: Headache - PainMeet the Professor session Migraine

Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Meet the Professor session Neuropathies in Children Diseases of the Muscles Entrapment Neuropathy The Role of NMT in Clinics Plenary Lecture Science and physiology of primary headache - The Richard and Mary Masland Lecture Plenary Lecture Placebo analgesia, nocebo hyperalgesia Headache 1 Neurodegeneration 1 Neuromuscular Neuropathy 1 Junction Disorders 1 Headache 2 Neurodegeneration 2

Autonomic Nervous System

Headache 3

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit Neuromuscular Neuropathy 2 Alternative Medicine: Junction Disorders 2 Neurological Aspects Breaking News Session / Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Lunch and Exhibition Visit Clinical Channelopathy Pain Neurophysiology Final Round - The 3rd Tournament of the Minds / Closing Ceremony

This is a Preliminary Program and maybe subject to change. Further details will be published on www.wcn2009bangkok.com

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Plenary Lectures ProgramMonday, 26 October 2009 08:00 08:30 PRION disease Nobel Laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner 08:30 09:00 Stroke: A global agenda (Victor and Clara Soriano Award Lecture) Vladimir Hachinski 09:15 10:45 Rabies (The Eddie and Piloo Bharucha Lecture) Thiravat Hemachudha Tuesday, 27 October 2009 08:00 08:30 Bringing Neurology to the developing world. The time is now. Johan A. Aarli 08:30 09:00 Immunogenetics and epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis (The Fulton Symposium Soriano Lecture) Alastair Compston Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:00 08:30 Genetics and epilepsy from basic to clinical practice (Singhal Oration) Samuel F. Berkovic 08:30 09:00 Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Novel therapy strategy Jan Verschuuren Thursday, 29 October 2009 08:00 08:30 Neurodegenerative diseases: New strategies in research and therapy. Gene vaccination for Alzheimers disease. (The Melvin D. Yahr Lecture) Roger N. Rosenberg 08:30 09:00 Brain and behavior correlations VS Ramachandran Friday, 30 October 2009 08:00 08:30 Science and physiology of primary headache (The Richard L. and Mary Masland Lecture) David Dodick 08:30 09:00 hrs. Placebo analgesia, nocebo hyperalgesia Fabrizio Benedetti

Debate ProgramOne of the features of the WCN 2009 Scientific Program is the Debate sessions. To wrap up the Scientific sessions from Monday to Thursday in an informative yet entertaining way, some controversial topics have been chosen for the Debate sessions. World-renowned speakers are invited to take the stage and share their opposing views in a very challenging setting. The tentative Debate program is as follows :Monday, 26 October 2009 Aspirin is the best antiplatelet for stroke It was! Tuesday, 27 October 2009 Devic disease and MS are not different diseases Oh yes, they are different! Wednesday, 28 October 2009 Genetic studies in epilepsy are a waste of time. Genetic studies in epilepsy are a necessity. Thursday, 29 October 2009 Predementia or MCI: which biomarkers should be chosen ? Biochemistry-imaging, CSF, Blood Neuropsychology Peter Sandercock (UK) Louis Caplan (USA) Alastair Compston (UK) Vanda Lennon (USA) Michael Johnson (UK) Samuel F. Berkovic (Australia)

Serge Gauthier (Canada) Rachelle S. Doody (USA)

This is a Preliminary Program and maybe subject to change. Further details will be published on www.wcn2009bangkok.com

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Plenary SpeakersNobel Laureate Professor Stanley Prusiner

Prof. Prusiner holds 50 issued or allowed United States patents all of which are assigned to the University of California.Professor Vladimir Hachinski

Professor Stanley Prusiner is Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco where he has worked since 1972. He received his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and his postgraduate clinical training at UCSF. From 1969 -1972, he served in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health. Editor of 12 books and author of over 350 research articles, Prof. Prusiners contributions to scientific research have been internationally recognized. Prof. Prusiner discovered an unprecedented class of pathogens that he named prions. Prions are infectious proteins that cause neurodegenerative diseases in animals and humans. Prof. Prusiner discovered a novel disease paradigm when he showed prions cause disorders in humans that can be manifest as (1) sporadic, (2) inherited and (3) infectious illnesses. Prof. Prusiner demonstrated that prions are formed when a normal, benign cellular protein acquires an altered shape. Prof. Prusiners proposals of multiple shapes or conformations for a single protein as well as the concept of an infectious protein were considered heretical. Prior to his discoveries, proteins were thought to possess only one biologically active conformation. Remarkably, the more common neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinson diseases have been found over the past two decades to be, like the prion diseases, disorders of protein processing. Prof. Prusiner is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, London. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimers Disease Research from the American Academy of Neurology (1991); the Richard Lounsberry Award for Extraordinary Scientific Research in Biology and Medicine from the National Academy of Sciences (1993); the Gairdner Foundation International Award (1993); the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1994); the Paul Ehrlich Prize from the Federal Republic of Germany (1995); the Wolf Prize in Medicine from the State of Israel (1996); the Keio International Medicine Award for Medical Science (1996); the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University (1997); and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1997).

Vladimir Hachinski is Professor of Neurology and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Western, London, Canada. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1960. After completing his residency training at the same university, Prof. Hachinski undertook a Cerebrovascular Laboratory fellowship at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases at Queen Square in London, England and a research fellowship at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. His research involves clinical and experimental studies in the prevention and delay of stroke and Alzheimers disease in collaboration with David F. Cechetto of Westerns department of anatomy. His research also includes stroke risk factors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal STROKE, the leading publication in the field and First Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurology. He leads a research alliance focused on stroke prevention and delay of Alzheimer Disease (SPADA). Recently he was named to the Order of Canada, Canadas highest honour.Professor Thiravat Hemachudha

Thiravat Hemachudha is Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He received his medical degree from Chulalongkorn University and completed his residency at the same institute followed by the Fogarty (NIH) Fellowship in Neurology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His main research interests concern Human rabies. He is a distinguished speaker at many international congresses and a noted author of numerous publications. He served as the Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Rabies Pathogenesis and Prevention between 1990-1993 and is currently a Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Rabies and the Director of WHO Innovation in Neurology

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Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Viral Zoonoses. He is also a Board Member of the Thai Government Pharmaceutical Organization. He received the National Research Council Award for Distinguished Research Projects (1992); the Mahidol University-B. Brown Prize for Distinguished Researcher (1993); the National Research Council Award for Distinguished Researcher (1994); the 2004 Outstanding Scientist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of the His Majesty the King (2004).Professor Johan A. Aarli

Professor Samuel F. Berkovic

Johan A. Aarli was elected President of the World Federation of Neurology in 2005. During his Presidency, the WFN has embarked on a major endeavour in partnership with African colleagues to improve the quality of neurological care and education in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa. He received his medical degree at the University of Bergen, Norway and was Professor and Head of the Neurology Department at the University of Bergen. He was Dean of Medicine (1985-1987) and President of the Norwegian Neurological Association (1984-1988). He has been the Secretary-General of the European Federation of Neurological Societies and was Vice President of WFN (2002-2005). He is honorary corresponding member of the American Academy of Neurology, Association of British Neurologists and the French Neurological Association. His research interests have focused on neuroimmunology, especially myasthenia gravis. Knighted by King Harald V of Norway to Knight, First Class, of Saint Olavs Order.Professor Alastair Compston

Sam Berkovic is Laureate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Director of the Epilepsy Research Centre at Austin Health. He is a clinical researcher with a special interest in establishing close research links with basic scientists. His group, together with molecular genetic collaborators in Adelaide and Germany, discovered the first gene for epilepsy in 1995 and subsequently have been involved in the discovery of many of the known epilepsy genes. This has changed the conceptualisation of the causes of epilepsy and is having a major impact on epilepsy research, and on strategies for diagnosis and development of new treatments. He also has active research interests in surgical evaluation and outcome, new onset seizures, treatment of epilepsy and imaging in epilepsy. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007.Professor Jan Verschuuren

Jan Verschuuren is Head of the Neuromuscular Unit at the Department of Neurology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden, The Netherlands. He completed his PhD thesis on experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis and his neurology training at the University Hospital of Maastricht. He was a Research Fellow at the Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, working on neuroimmunological paraneoplastic syndromes. He is both a neurologist and registered immunologist. His main research interests concern neuromuscular diseases. The focus has been on myasthenic disorders and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He was the principal investigator of the recent first-in-man antisense oligonucleotide trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is participating in several research consortia on myasthenia gravis, paraneoplastic syndromes or Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Alastair Compston is Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. He trained in Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square and was Professor of Neurology in the University of Wales before moving to Cambridge in 1989. His research focuses on the clinical science of human demyelinating disease. With others, he writes McAlpines Multiple Sclerosis (4th edition, 2005). He received the Sobek International Research Prize (2002) and the Charcot Award (2007). He is a former President of the European Neurological Society (2001-2002), President of the Association of British Neurologists (2009-2010) and Editor of Brain (from 2004).

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Professor Roger N. Rosenberg

Professor Fabrizio Benedetti

Roger N. Rosenberg is currently the Zale Distinguished Chair and Professor of Neurology and Director of the NIH Alzheimers Disease Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA. He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and did his post-graduate training in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York. He did fellowship training in biochemical genetics with Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg at the National Institutes of Health. His research interests are focused on the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases. He provided original descriptions of the genetics and neurological features of Machado-Joseph disease, a dominantly inherited DNA repeat expansion disease. Currently, he is developing a gene vaccine for prevention of Alzheimers disease utilizing Abeta42 gene constructs cloned into a bacterial plasmid injected to the skin using a gene gun. These studies have demonstrated a significant production of anti-Abeta42 antibody which reduces levels of the Abeta42 peptide in transgenic mouse brain by 50% and offer strong support for anti-amyloid immunotherapy for preventing Alzheimers disease. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the Spanish Neurological Society. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Neurology and currently a Trustee of the World Federation of Neurology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Neurology.Professor David Dodick

Fabrizio Benedetti is Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Turin Medical School and at the National Institute of Neuroscience, Turin, Italy. Consultant of the Placebo Project at the US National Institute of Health and member of the six strong Placebo Study Group at Harvard University, he held positions at the University of California and the University of Texas. His research interests focus on the mechanisms of the placebo effect across medical conditions and therapeutic interventions as well as the impact of placebo research on the design of clinical trials. He identified some basic mechanisms of placebo responses, such as the involvement of endogenous opioids in placebo analgesia and of cholecystokinin in nocebo hyperalgesia. He also studied the placebo response for the first time at the single-neuron level in Parkinsons disease.Professor V.S. Ramachandran

V.S. Ramachandran was born in Tamil Nadu, India to an Indian diplomat, and spent much of his youth abroad, at posts in Asia and India. After receiving his medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Madras in 1974, he moved to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience and experimental psychology. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Physiology Department at Oxford University. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego in 1983, and has been a full professor at UC San Diego since 1998. Prof. Ramachandrans major areas of research are: cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology - the study of cognitive and perceptual deficits in human neurological patients, neural plasticity and phantom limbs, stroke rehabilitation, human visual perception/cognition, and visual psychophysics. Prof. Ramachandran has published over 120 papers in scientific journals. His work is featured frequently in the major news media and Newsweek magazine named him a member of the century club - one of the hundred most prominent people to watch in the next century.

David Dodick is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his medical degree with distinction from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota followed by fellowship training in Headache and Vascular Neurology at the University of Toronto. His current research interests include the discovery and testing of novel drugs and devices for the management of refractory primary headache disorders, clinical trial design, genetic basis and pharmacogenomics of migraine. He is currently President-Elect of the American Headache Society and Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia.

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Education ProgramIn keeping with the Congress theme of Innovations in Neurology, the Education Committee has planned numerous Update in Clinical Neurology courses over the weekend prior to the Congress. Besides the daily main themes of Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Dementia/Movement Disorders, and Headache/Pain, many more interesting topics will be offered. Syllabus and reading materials will be provided at every session.Teaching Courses - These half-day and full-day teaching courses will be offered in a wide variety of topics. Outstanding team

leaders will bring together a talented faculty in their field of specialty and the sessions will focus on the practical aspects of neurological patient care. The presentations will be problem-based with educational material emanating from real-life patients. Abundant cases will be presented and delegates are invited to bring their own diagnostic problems. Sufficient time will be allowed for interactive discussion. These sessions are not meant to reproduce information that is currently in printed literature, online or any material to be presented in the Scientific sessions.Workshops - Hands-on workshops taught by leading experts in different areas of interest will provide superb opportunities for

delegates to enhance their knowledge and to develop important skills. Internationally prominent speakers will share their experience and knowledge in small group settings to involve delegates in interactive discussion and technical demonstrations.

Scientific ProgramScientific sessions will take place from Monday to Friday and the program is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of clinicians, scientists and specialists in the field of Neurology. The extensive Scientific sessions include Plenary Lectures, Named Lectures, Debate sessions, Invites Lectures, Industry-sponsored Satellite Symposia, free papers and poster sessions. There will be major themes on each day of the Congress which include Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Dementia/Movement Disorders and Headache/Pain.

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Education ProgramSaturday, 24 October 2009 09:00 - 12:30 Acute Stroke Therapy & Stroke Prevention 1Team Leader: Werner Hacke 1. Stroke as an emergency 2. Thrombolysis 3. General treatment 4. Imaging in acute stroke Geoffrey Donnan Werner Hacke Louis Caplan Walter Koroshetz Workshop : Electro-diagnostic Medicine (Full day) Team Leader: Jun Kimura 1. Electrodiagnosis of peripheral neuropathies: general principles and specific points Jun Kimura 2. Electrodiagnosis of motor neuron diseases Josep Valls-Sol 3. Electrodiagnosis of myotonia and periodic paralysis Kimiyoshi Arimura 4. Diagnostic procedures in neuromuscular junction disorders Satoshi Kuwabara Workshop : Botulinum Toxin in Pain and Spasticity Team Leader: Niphon Poungvarin 1. Botulinum toxin injection in spasticity: Michael Barnes inject or not to inject ? 2. How to optimize botulinum toxin treatment ? Areerat Suputtitada 3. Post-stroke spasticity- early versus late intervention: Raymond Rosales does it matter ? 4. Spasticity and pain: Witsanu Kumthornthip how to manage with botulinum toxin injection ?

Basic Behavioral Neurology

Team Leader: Jeffrey Cummings 1. Aphasia 2. Apraxia 3. Attention and frontal subcortical circuits 4. Visual inattention and agnosia

Bradley Boeve Christopher Chen Jeffrey Cummings Masud Husain

Assessment of Weak Patients

Team Leader: Nigel Leigh 1. Evaluation of muscle strength in adults with neuromuscular disroders Marianne de Visser 2. Myasthenia gravis / myasthenic syndrome Johan Aarli 3. Periodic paralysis Robert Griggs 4. Floppy infant Francesco Muntoni

14:00 - 17:30 Acute Stroke Therapy & Stroke Prevention 2Team Leader: Werner Hacke 1. Risk factor management 2. Antithrombotic prevention 3. Surgical and interventional prevention in Carotid disease 4. Intracranial stenosis: specific issues Team Leader: Jerome Posner 1. Neurological paraneoplastic syndromes 2. Therapy of brain tumors 3. Complications of chemotherapy 4. Diagnosis and treatment of CNS lymphoma

Neuropathies 1

Graeme Hankey Peter Rothwell Hans-Christoph Diener K.S. Laurence Wong

Team Leader: Richard Hughes 1. Approach to the patient with neuropathy 2. Chronic immune-mediated neuropathy 3. Diabetic neuropathy 4. Toxic neuropathy

Richard Hughes Jean-Marc Lger Eva Feldman Matthew Kiernan

Neuro-oncology

Jerome Posner Jeremy N. Rich Patrick Wen

Non Alzheimer's Dementia

Team Leader: Bruce Miller 1. Primary progressive aphasia, semantic dementia, frontotemporal lobe dementia 2. Vascular dementia 3. Lewy body disease: dementia with Lewy bodies 4. Primary progressive dementia

Neuromuscular Transmission DisorderBruce Miller Amos Korczyn Ian McKeith Murat Emre Team Leader : Angela Vincent 1. Clinical presentation and electrophysiology 2. Serology 3. Treatment options 4. Congenital disorders Jan Verschuuren Angela Vincent Richard Barohn Hanns Lochmuller

Epilepsy 1

Team Leader: Tim Pedley 1. Difficult cases in epilepsy 2. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics in epilepsy 3. Epilepsy and pregnancy 4. Neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy

Neuropathies 2Tim Pedley Jose Serratosa Michael Johnson Bruce Hermann

Myopathy

Team Leader: David Cornblath 1. The contribution of neurophysiology to diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy 2. Guillain-Barr syndrome 3. Vasculitic neuropathy 4. Hereditary neuropathy

David Cornblath Pieter van Doorn Grard Said Michael Shy

Team Leader: Richard Barohn 1. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis: current concepts in pathogenesis and therapy 2. Inclusion body myositis: diagnosis and therapeutic options 3. Diagnosis and management of acquired and hereditary neuromuscular junction disorders 4. Diagnosis and management of muscular dystrophy

Alzheimer's DiseaseAntony Amato Richard Barohn Donald Sanders Ikuya Nonaka

Headache and Pain

Team Leader: Jeffrey Cummings 1. Current treatment of Alzheimer's disease Future treatment of Alzheimers 2. Behavioral disturbances in dementia 3. Neuroimaging in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with dementia 4. Atypical presentations

Jeffrey Cummings Vorapun Senanarong Philip Scheltens Martin Rossor

Team Leader: Stephen Silberstein 1. Headache diagnosis and diagnostic testing 2. Epidemiology 3. Neuropathic pain and migraine: similarities and differences 4. Acute migraine treatment 5. Migraine prevention

David Dodick Richard Lipton Troels Jensen Hans-Christoph Diener Stephen Silberstein

Epilepsy 2

Team Leader: Jerome Engel 1. Surgery for epilepsies 2. Neuroimaging in epilepsy 3. When to start and stop AED 4. Treatment of seizures and epilepsy in medical co-morbidities

Jerome Engel John Duncan Jacqueline French CT Tan

This is a Preliminary Program and maybe subject to change. Further details will be published on www.wcn2009bangkok.com

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Treatment Options for Multiple ScelerosisTeam Leader: William Carroll 1. Relapse 2. Relapsing remitting diseases 3. Progressive multiple scelerosis 4. Multiple scelerosis variants William Carroll Ludwig Kappos Giancarlo Comi Kazuo Fujihara

HIV Neurology

Demyelinating Disease

Team Leader: Justin McArthur 1. Pathogenesis of CNS AIDS 2. Changing the pattern of HIV infection before and after antiretroviral drug therapy 3. Opportunistic infection in HIV related diseases 4. Neuromuscular complications in HIV

Justin McArthur Bruce Brew Supoj Tulayadechanond David Cornblath

Team Leader: David Bates 1. Unusual presentations of multiple scelerosis 2. Clinical variants of demyelinating diseases 3. NMO: Antibodies and demyelinating diseases 4. MRI in the differentiation of stages and types of demyelination

David Bates Benjamin Ong Vanda Lennon Massimo Filippi

CNS Infection

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder

Team Leader: Raad Shakir 1. Approach to CNS infection 2. CSF studies in CNS infection: evidence based 3. Asian encephalitis 4. Japanese B encephalitis 5. Neurocysticercosis

Richard Johnson Raad Shakir Thiravat Hemachudha Tom Solomon Oscar Del Brutto

Team Leader: Anthony Lang 1. Approach to hyperkinetic movement disorders, Chorea, Dystonia 2. Myoclonus, Tics 3. Tremor, psychogenic movement disorders 4. Mixed movement disorders, unusual challenging cases

Neuromuscular DisordersAnthony Lang Francisco Cardoso Stanley Fahn Eduardo S. Tolosa

Team Leader: Jean-Marc Lger 1. Immunosuppressive therapy in neuromuscular disorders 2. Congenital muscular dystrophies 3. Recent advances in mitochondrial diseases 4. Diagnosis and treatment of Guillain-Barr syndrome Workshop: Autonomic Function Test Team Leader: Christopher Mathias Facilitator: Siwaporn Chankrachang 1. Introduction to Autonomic disorders including sudomotor function 2. Pupillary function test 3. Testing cardiovascular and sudomotor autonomic function 4. Testing in parkinsonian and sleep disorders 5. Testing in peripheral nerve disorders Workshop: Neurosonology (Full day) Team Leader: Charles Tegeler Co-Chair : Natan Bornstein 1. Ultrasound screening for primary and secondary stroke prevention 2. Grading carotid stenosis and vertebral duplex interpretation 3. IMT measure: current techniques and clinical implications 4. Internal jugular valve incompetence: examination technique and clinical relevance 5. Cutting edge: state of the art in ultrasound technology demonstration from cases - Part 1 Workshop: EEG 1 Team Leader: Tim Pedley 1. Interpreting EEGs in newborns and very young children 2. Common pitfalls in EEG interpretation 3. Use of outpatient EEG in patients with epilepsy 4. Use of EEG in other neurological disorders

Richard Hughes Ichizo Nishino Patrick Chinnery Pieter van Doorn

Workshop : Electro-diagnostic Medicine (Full day) Team Leader: Jun Kimura 1. Nerve conduction studies Jun Kimura 2. F waves and electrically and mechanically elicited reflexes Josep Valls-Sol 3. repetitive stimulation and exercise tests Kimiyoshi Arimura in Myotonia and PPS 4. EMG including SFEMG Satoshi Kuwabara Workshop : Botulinum Toxin in Headache Team Leader: Stephen Silberstein Speakers: William Young David Dodick

Christopher Mathias Amos Korczyn Christopher Mathias Pietro Cortelli Steve Vernino

Sunday, 25 October 2009 9:00 - 12:30 Neurologic Therapeutics 1Team Leader: Ted Munsat 1. Acute stroke 2. Stroke prevention 3. Migraine 4. Multiple sclerosis Louis Caplan David Spence David Dodick Douglas Goodin

Charles Tegeler G. von Reutern Natan Bornstein Disya Ratanakorn All speakers

Intra Cerebral Hemorrhage

Team Leader: Daniel Hanley 1. Spontaneous intra cerebral hemorrhage 2. Intraventricular hemorrhage 3. Subarachnoid hemorrhage 4. Arterovenous malformation

Stephan Mayer Daniel Hanley Gabriel Rinkel Kazuhiro Hongo

Tayard Desudchit Tim Pedley Shih-Hui Lim Hans Lueder

Neuro-Ophthalmology

14:00 - 17:30 Neurologic Therapeutics 2Team Leader: Ted Munsat 1. Parkinson disease 2. Other movement disorders 3. Dementia 4. Sleep related disorders Stanley Fahn Francisco Cardoso Christopher Chen Claudio Bassetti

Team Leader: Christopher Kennard 1. Getting the most out of neuro-ophthalmological exam 2. Hemianopia and neglect-pathophysiology and management 3. Disorders of higher visual function 4. Wobbly eyes

Nancy Newman Masud Husain Christopher Kennard John Leigh

Movement Disorders

Team Leader: Stanley Fahn 1. Parkinson disease: overview 2. Non-motor manifestations of Parkinson disease 3. Atypical parkinsonian disorders 4. Expanded use of deep brain stimulation

Therapy of pediatric genetic neurological disordersStanley Fahn Anthony Lang Roongroj Bhidayasiri Alim Louis Benabid Team Leader: Paolo Curatolo 1. Tuberous sclerosis 2. Peripheral neuropathy 3. Intractable epilepsy 4. Paediatric stroke Paolo Curatolo Robert Ouvrier Akio Ikeda Gabrielle de Veber

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Interesting, unusual and disabling primary headaches practical tipsTeam Leader: Peter Goadsby 1. Cluster headache and other TACs 2. Chronic daily headache 3. Thunderclap headache 4. Tension-type headache - what's new Peter Goadsby Hans-Christoph Diener David Dodick Jean Schoenen

Neuro Emergency

Team Leader: Allan Ropper 1. Status epilepticus 2. Coma 3. Acute quadriplegia of intensive care 4. Venous sinus thrombosis

Shih-Hui Lim Allan Ropper Zohar Argov Stefan Schwab

Workshop: Neurosonology (Full day) Team Leader: Andrei Alexandrov Co-Chair: Toshiyuki Shiogai 1. Role of ultrasound in stroke work up 2. Intracranial stenosis: criteria, pitfalls and implications 3. Transcranial perfusion imaging a complement to CT and/or MR perfusion 4. Emboli detection and intra-procedure TCD monitoring 5. Cutting edge: state of the art in ultrasound technology demonstration from cases - Part 2 Workshop: EEG 2 Team Leader: Tim Pedley 1. EEG in the epilepsy monitoring unit (emphasis on ictal patterns) 2. EEG in the Neurological ICU (technical and interpretive issues) 3. Stimulation and recording with intracerebral electrodes 4. Quantitative EEG methods (which one, and their utility)

Andrei Alexandrov Manfred Kaps Toshiyuki Shiogai K.S. Laurence Wong All speakers

Neurology of Head Trauma

Hans Lueder Tim Pedley Josep Valls-Sole Yotin Chinvarun

Team Leader: Ramon Diaz-Arrastia 1. MRI biomarkers of brain injury 2. Neuro-ICU monitoring in head trauma invasive and non-invasive methods 3. Rehabilitation from traumatic brain injuries 4. Management of traumatic brain injury in sports

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia Ramon Diaz-Arrastia Robert Teasell Barry Jordan

Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of neurological disordersTeam Leader: Christopher Kennard 1. Headache 2. Multiple sclerosis 3. Neuro-ophthalmology 4. Episodic altered consciousness Stephen Silberstein Mark Freedman Christopher Kennard Sam Berkovic

Workshop: Diagnostic approaches to Neuromuscular Diseases Team Leader: Ikuya Nonaka 1. Clinical and laboratory evaluation Ikuya Nonaka 2. Electrophysiological examination Jun Kimura 3. Pathologic diagnosis Ichizo Nishino 4. Molecular genetic diagnosis Robert C. Griggs

Motor Neuron Diseases

Team Leader: Marianne de Visser 1. Causative and susceptibility genes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases 2. The diversity of phenotypes in motor neuron diseases 3. Frontiers in differential diagnosis and management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases 4. Palliative care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases

Lewis Rowland Marianne de Visser Nigel Leigh Gian Dominico Borasio

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Scientific Daily ProgramMonday, 26 October 2009 09:15 - 10:45 Stroke 1: Whats new in Stroke ?Chair: Vladimir Hachinski Penumbra selection for trials of therapy: ready or not ? The pathophysiology and diagnosis of ischemic stroke Intracranial arterial disease

Neuroimaging 2

Geoffrey Donnan Stephen Davis Sun U Kwon

Chair: Joseph Masdeu New imaging techniques in multiple sclerosis MRI of stroke: Acute CT, DWI, PWI, SPECT, endovascular procedures The effects of genes on the brain in health and diseases: an imaging approach

Massimo Filippi Walter Koroshetz Giovanni Frisoni

14:00 - 15:30 Stroke 3: Whats new in Stroke ?Chair: Ming Liu What is new in brain recovery ? What is new in stroke rehabilitation ? Critical care of stroke

Neurosonology 1: Innovation

Chair: Manfred Kaps Late breaking news from the 14th NSRG Meeting 2009 Functional TCD - Indicator for early microcirculatory dysfunction Carotid Duplex - first line instrument in TIA management

Charles Tegeler Manfred Kaps Natan Bornstein

Nam-Jong Paik Robert Teasell Stefan Schwab

Altered State of Consciousness

Critical Care in NeurologyAllan Ropper Thorsten Steiner Robin Howard Chair: Allan Ropper Venous sinus thrombosis Meningitis Critical illness neuropathy Jose Ferro Erich Schmutzhard Raymond Rosales

Chair: Robin Howard Minimal conscious state - vegetative state Analgosedation in neurocritical care Hypoxic coma

Infection and the Nervous System 1Chair: Raad Shakir The Bharucha Lecture: Rabies Poliomyelitis: beyond the year 2000 Herpes simplex encephalitis Thiravat Hemachudha Nils Erik Gilhus Uta Meyding-Lamade

Neuro-rehabilitation

Neuroimaging 1

Chair: Michael Barnes Rehabilitation in aphasia Rehabilitation in spasticity Rahabilitation of motor deficits: constraint-induced movement therapy, neuroplasticity

David Caplan Michael Barnes Gitendra Uswatte

Chair: Massimo Filippi Imaging of dementia Neuroimaging of infection Movement disorders: PET

Infection and the Nervous System 3Joseph Masdeu Oscar Del Brutto David Brooks Chair: Justin McArthur Malaria HIV neurology Viral encephalitis Charles Newton Justin McArthur Tom Solomon

11:15 - 12:45 Stroke 2: Whats new in Stroke ?Chair: Geoffrey Donnan The treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage Subarachnoid hemorrhage CNS infections and stroke

Stem cellsStephan Mayer Gabriel Rinkel Angel Chamorro

Neurosonology 2: Innovation

Chair: Byung-Woo Yoon Stem cell therapy: the hope - stem cells for stroke Clinical trials in neural repair : stem cell and other cell transplantations for spinal cord injury Clinical trials in neural repair : the therapeutic potential of stem cells for neurological disease

Byung-Woo Yoon Wise Young Siddharthan Chandran

Chair: Disya Ratanakorn Latest advances in ultrasound for stroke and ultrasound thrombolysis Hemodynamic changes with cerebral augmentation Ultrasound guided decisions in acute stroke

16:00 - 17:30Andrei Alexandrov K.S. Laurence Wong G. von Reutern

Stroke 4: Whats new in Stroke ?

Neurosurgery

Chair: Sira Bunyaratanavej What's new in vascular surgery Normal pressure hydrocephalus What's new in traumatic brain injury Chair: Richard Johnson Taenia solium and cysticercosis Tick borne disease Eosinophilic meningitis

Kazuhiro Hongo Sanguansin Ratanalert Ramon Diaz-Arrastia

Chair: Yukito Shinohara What is new in population based stroke prevention ? What is new in individual based stroke prevention ? Stroke rehabilitation Botulinum toxin therapy as early intervention in post stroke spasticity

Graeme Hankey David Spence Michael Barnes Raymond Rosales

Infection and the Nervous System 2Hector H. Garca Veerajit Chotmongkol

Neuroethics

Chair: Franz Gerstenbrand Neuroethics in the daily practice and in clinical trials focused on special populations (e.g. in developing countries or demented individuals) End-of-life decisions Is somatic cell gene therapy ethical ?

Jason Karlawish Wilhelm Nacimiento Franz Gerstenbrand

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Public Health and Neurology

Chair: Johan Aarli The WHO Atlas Summary of the Africa initiative Neurology where there are no neurologists

14:00 - 15:30Donna Bergen Amadou Gallo Diop Gretchen Birbeck

Multiple Sclerosis 3

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:00 - 10:30 Multiple Sclerosis 1Chair: George Ebers The relationship of clinically isolated syndromes and multiple sclerosis Natural history of multiple sclerosis Is the phenotype of multiple sclerosis changing ?

Chair: Mark Freedman Etiological factors in multiple sclerosis Family studies on multiple sclerosis: genes and environments Correlating pathology and imaging abnormalities

Jan Hillert George Ebers Ludwig Kappos

Environmental NeurologyDavid Miller Sandra Vukusic Jun-ichi Kira

Chair: Amadou Gallo Diop Malnutrition and neurological disorders: the experience in Asia Malnutrition and neurological disorders: the experience in Africa Environment risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Jagjit Chopra Amadou Gallo Diop Richard Mayeux

Stroke 5: Treatment in Stroke

Chair: Beum-Saeng Kim Endovascular treatment in carotid stenosis: stent Thrombolytic therapy in areas with low resources Stroke units - how to organize stroke care services

NeuropharmacologyNobuyuki Sakai Nijasri Suwanwela Michael Brainin

Neuro-oncology 1

Chair: Amos Korczyn Does basic research really contribute to drug development ? Allen Roses Current needs and regulatory road-blocks in the development of new drugs Cristina Sampaio Evidence-based or evidence-biased medicine Amos Korczyn

Chair: Jerome Posner Current standard-of-care in brain tumor New targets and novel treatment strategies Several treatment aspects regarding gliomas

Martin Van den Bent Jeremy N. Rich Jerome Posner

History of Neurosciences

Neurology of Extreme Conditions 1

Chair: Charles Clarke Hypothermia and post resuscitation care after cardiac arrest Stephan Mayer High altitude neurology Charles Clarke Space neurology and the transfer of research results in the clinical praxis Inessa B. Kozlovskaya

Chair: William Carroll The world's best known neurologist ? Epilepsy in Babylonia Representation of neurological diseases in modern motion pictures

Gerald Stern George York Axel Karenberg

Neurology and Arts

Chair: Natan Bornstein Neurological disorders of famous composers Neurological disorders in famous painters

Child Neurology 1

Chair: Paolo Curatolo Myopathy: update in diagnosis and treatment Interventional therapy for epilepsy Genes and pathways implicated in malformations of cortical development

Dystonia in musiciansIchizo Nishino Akio Ikeda Helen Cross

Brandy Matthews Michael Hennerici & Hansjoerg Baezner Karin Rosenkranz

16:00 - 17:30 Multiple Sclerosis 4Chair: Kazuo Fujihara Disease modifying drugs: what and when ? Therapeutic advances in multiple sclerosis Molecular target therapy in demyelinating diseases

11:00 - 12:30 Multiple Sclerosis 2Chair: Douglas Goodin Immunological and neurobiological interactions in Multiple Sclerosis Aquaporin-4 autoimmunity Repair strategies in multiple sclerosis

Giancarlo Comi Douglas Goodin Mark Freedman

Neurosciences and NeurologyReinhard Hohlfeld Tatsuro Misu Moses Rodriguez

Stroke 6: Whats hot in Stroke ?

Chair: Christopher Chen What progress have we made ? Risk factors concentrating on modifiable risk factors TIA revisited

Chair: Pathophysiological role of Aquaporin water channels in stroke Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam Innate inflammation: the underestimated risk factor ? Wolfgang Eisert Disorders of diminished motivation: neural mechanisms and differential diagnosis Robert S. Marin

Yokito Shinohara Pierre Amarenco Peter Rothwell

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 09:00 - 10:30 Epilepsy 1Chair: Jerome Engel The nosology of the epilepsies Epilepsy genetics Advanced imaging in epilepsy

Neuro-oncology 2

Chair: Christian Vedeler Brain tumors Limbic encephalitis Paraneoplastic neurologic disorders

Patrick Wen Yukitoshi Takahashi Christian Vedeler

Neurology of Extreme Conditions 2

Peter Wolf Ingrid Scheffer John Duncan

Chair: James Toole Heat stroke Hyperbaric oxygenation treatment (HBOT) in Neurology Hypothermia and cerebral circulation

Multiple Sclerosis 5Daniel Hanley Marit Grnning Jonathan Rhodes

Child Neurology 2

Chair: Moses Rodriguez Pathological complexity and heterogeneity Oligodendroglial apoptosis Cortical demyelination

Hans Lassmann John Prineas Christine Stadelmann

Chair: Robert Ouvrier Cerebrovascular diseases in childhood CNS autoimmune and postinfectious disorders Childhood neuropathy

Gabrielle de Veber Silvia Tenembaum Robert Ouvrier

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Sleep Disorder 1

Chair: Antonio Culebras REM sleep behavior disorder Neurological sleep apnea Sudden death in sleep

Neurogenetics 3Antonio Culebras Philip King Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi

Neurogenetics 1

Chair: Riadh Gouider Genetic research in the Arab World: the challenge and the future Recessive Neuropathies Genetic of stroke syndrome

Mohammed Al-Jumah Nazha Birouk Sharif Hamdy

Chair: Zhi-yin Wu Neurogenetics in the new millennium: 1. Ataxias Neurogenetics in the new millennium: 2. Dementias

Neurogenetics in the new millennium: 3. Demyelinating diseases

Massimo Pandolfo Peter St. GeorgeHyslop George Ebers

16:00 - 17:30 Epilepsy 4Chair: Hans Lueder Pharmacogenomics of epilepsy AED-induced teratogenesis : pharmacogenetic approaches to understanding the risk factors The genetic basis of multi-drug resistance Chair: Gian Dominico Borasio Management of respiratory insufficiency and sialorrhea in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Palliative care in dementia Palliative care in neuro-oncology Borasio

Jose Serratosa Richard Finnell Sanjay Sisodiya

11:00 - 12:30 Epilepsy 2Chair: Tm Pedley Translational epilepsy research Role of inflammation in focal adult onset epilepsy Brain oscillation in limbic epilepsy

Palliative Care

Esper Cavalheiro Annamaria Vezzani Hans Lueder

Multiple Sclerosis 6

Nigel Leigh Sandyc Macleod Gianc Dominico

Chair: Giancarlo Comi Childhood multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis in pregnancy Managing disabilities in multiple sclerosis

Christian Confavreux Mary Hughes Alan Thompson

Neuro-otology

Sleep Disorder 2

Chair: Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi Restless legs syndrome: diagnosis and management Narcolepsy: diagnosis and management Insomnia and hypersomnia

Chair: Suchitra Prasarnsuk Vertigo clinical pitfalls Vertigo treatment and rehabilitation Imaging of patients with vertigo

David Zee Adolfo Bronstein Thomas Brandt

Claudia Trenkwalder Antonio Culebras Claudio Bassetti

Thursday, 29 October 2009 09:00 - 10:30 Dementia: Non Alzheimer's Dementia 1Chair: Martin Rossor Clinicopathological syndromes of frontotemporal lobar dementia Vascular dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies disease

Neurogenetics 2

Chair: Peter St. George-Hyslop Neurogenetics in the new millennium: peripheral neuropathies Neurogenetics in the new millennium: hereditary parkinsonisms Neurogenetics in the new millennium: a comparing genetic study on Wilson's disease

Michael Shy Vincenzo Bonifati Zhi-Yin Wu

Bruce Miller Philip Scheltens Ian McKeith

Pharmacogenomics

Movement Disorder: Dystonia

Chair: John Hardy The role of APOE polymorphism in drug responses in alzheimer & parkinson HLA-B* association with carbamazepine among Asian patients Whole genome analysis of neurologic disease

Amos Korczyn Chaichon Locharernkul John Hardy

Chair: Ryuji Kaji Dystonia and other movement disorders Multiple system atrophy Psychogenic movement disorders

Ryuji Kaji Carlo Colosimo Mark Hallett

Epilepsy 5

14:00 - 15:30 Epilepsy 3Chair: CT Tan The value of "new" versus standard drugs in epilepsy AEDs clinical trials; results to practice AED currently in development

Chair: Shih-Hui Lim Social stigma of adults with epilepsy Memory and neurobehavioral complications of epilepsy Therapeutic challenges of epilepsy

Ann Jacoby Bruce Hermann Byung In Lee

Alzheimer's DiseaseTony Marson Jacqueline French Martin Brodie

Neuro-ophthalmology

Chair: Ian McKeith Genome whole analysis for Alzheimer's disease Allen Roses New criteria for Alzheimer's disease including "predementia" Serge Gauthier Disease modifying drugs and vaccine for Alzheimer's disease Jeffrey Cummings

Chair: Robert Daroff Cortical visual disorders Optic neuropathy Eye movement disorders

Christopher Kennard Nancy Newman John Leigh

11:00 - 12:30 Dementia: Non Alzheimers Dementia 2Chair: Argye Hillis Measuring and monitoring the degenerative dementias The overlap syndrome Parkinson disease dementia: New criteria for diagnosis

Behavioral Neurology

Chair: Rachelle S.Doody Brain and meditation Spatial neglect after stroke Subtype of memory loss

Prawase Wasi Masud Husain Rachelle S. Doody

Martin Rossor Bradley Boeve Murat Emre

Hyperkinetic Movement DiordersChair: Pairoj Boonkongcheun Myoclonic disorders Choreatic disorders Tremor Hiroshi Shibasaki Francisco Cardoso Gunther Deuschl

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Epilepsy 6

Chair: Chaichon Locharernkul Difficult epilepsy surgical cases: nonlesional or multiple lesions Role of functional neuroimaging in defining epileptogenic zone New aspects on outcome of epilepsy surgery

Neuropathy 1A. Simon Harvey William D. Gaillard Jerome Engel

Chair: Nils Erik Gilhus Guillain-Barr syndrome Chronic inflammatory neuropathy Fisher syndrome

Pieter van Doorn Jean-Marc Lger Hugh Willison

Autonomic Nervous System

14:00 - 15:30 Myopathy 1Chair: Patrick Chinnery Inflammatory myopathy Hereditary inclusion body myositis and rimmed vacuolar myopathy Myopathy in metabolic disorders (carbohydrate and lipid)

Chair: Christopher Mathias Autonomic ganglionopathy Autonomic dysfunction in botulism Treatment of autonomic dysfunction

Steve Vernino Siwaporn Chankrachang Christopher Mathias

Frank Mastaglia Zohar Argov Salvatore DiMauro

11:00 - 12:30 Headache 2Chair: Michael A. Moskowitz Botulinum toxin in primary headache Treatment and Neurostimulation in cluster headache The current concept behind treatment of patent foramen ovale for migraine

Parkinson Disease 1

Chair: Anthony Schapira Dopamine agonists - new considerations Management of early parkinson : when and how Parkinsonian Sphinx Chair: Lewis Rowland What is the cause of sporadic amyotropic lateral sclerosis Natural history of amyotropic aateral sclerosis Differential diagnosis features of various motor neuron syndromes

Stephen Silberstein Jean Schoenen Daniel Hanley

Anthony Lang Erik Wolters Andrew J. Lees

Neurodegenetions 2

Motor Neuron Diseases / Amyotropic Lateral SclerosisLewis Rowland Marianne de Visser Nigel Leigh

Chair: Shoji Tsuji The role of ion channels in ataxia Friedreich's ataxia update Dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA)

Stefan Pulst Massimo Pandolfo Shoji Tsuji

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders 2Chair: David Cornblath Marine toxin poisoning Botulism Congenital myasthenic syndromes Matthew Kiernan Rawiphan Witoonpanitch Hanns Lochmuller

Myopathy 2

Chair: Ikuya Nonaka Mitochondrial cytopathy Muscular dystrophy: diagnosis and management Distal myopathy

Patrick Chinnery Francesco Muntoni Anthony A. Amato

Neuropathy 2

16:00 - 17:30 Parkinson Disease 2Chair: Erik Wolters Deep brain stimulation in parkinson disease Disease modifying strategies Management of non-motor symtoms : sleep, sex and psychiatric disorders

Chair: Jean-Marc Lger Multifocal motor neuropathy Vasculitic neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy

David Cornblath Grard Said Eva Feldman

Alternative Medicine : Neurological AspectsAlim Louis Benabid Anthony Schapira Eduardo S. Tolosa Chair: Chuan Zhen Lu Ayurvedic medicine in neurology Use of traditional medicine for neurological diseases Anthroposophical medicine Jagjit Chopra Chuan Zhen Lu Olaf Koob

Neurodegeneration: the New Insight

14:00 - 15:30 Headache 3Chair: K. Ravishankar Cranial neuralgia Chronic analgesic-induced headache: East and West Co-morbidity in headache

Chair: Prawase Wasi The fundamental of neurodegenerative disease Niphon Poungvarin Samadhi, memory, wisdom and enlightenment Phra Plein Panyapadhipo Samadhi and brain Phra Phromkunaporn (Prayuth Prayutto)

Friday, 30 October 2009 09:00 - 10:30 Headache 1Chair: Stephen Silberstein Genetics of headache Update on pathophysiology and pharmacology of migraine Brain imaging in primary headache

Troels Jensen K. Ravishankar Richard Lipton

Clinical Neurophysiology

Michael Ferrari Michael A. Moskowitz Peter Goadsby

Neurodegeneration 1

Chair: Jun Kimura Clinical use of electrophysiological study of cranial nerves, brainstem and late response Clinical neurophysiological investigation of NMJ and muscle channel disorder Magnetoencephalographic evaluation of cerebral reactivity in patients with dystonia

Josep Valls-Sol Satoshi Kuwabara Yung Yang Lin

Chair: Elizabeth McCusker Management of Huntington disease manifestations that could have implications for other diseases CAG repeat disease mechanism of change with particular reference to Huntington disease research Huntington disease: natural history

ChannelopathyMartha Nance Ira Shoulson Elizabeth McCusker

Chair: Angela Vincent Ion Channels as targets of autoimmunity in disorders of NMJ and CNS Muscle channelopathies Neuromyotonia

Angela Vincent Robert Griggs Kimiyoshi Arimura

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders 1

PainRichard Barohn Donald Sanders Henry Kaminski

Chair: Donald Sanders Overview of treatment options in myasthenia gravis Rationale for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis Ocular myasthenia gravis

Chair: Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin Update in neuropathic pain Identify and manage neuropathic pain: common pitfalls Fibromyalgia: a neurological disorder, investigated by neurobiologists, but treated by rheumatologists

Ralf Baron Troels Jensen Felix Cruz-Sanchez

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Meet the Professor SessionsFrom Monday to Friday delegates will have a chance to register for Meet the Professor sessions. In each session there will be 2 renowned physicians who will provide insights into their particular specialty area and will be available to discuss practical points on various issues in a small interactive group. Attendance at each session is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to converse with the professors of your choice. Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2009Time: 07:00-08:00 hrs. Monday, 26 October 2009 Stroke Management of TIA and Minor StrokeSpeakers: Graeme Hankey Louis Caplan

HIV Neurology

Emerging EncephalitisSpeakers: Richard Johnson Thiravat Hemachudha

Stroke and CNS InfectionsSpeakers: Angel Chamorro Jose Ferro

Speakers: Werner Hacke Geoffrey Donnan

Speakers: Justin McArthur Bruce Brew

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 Disease Modifying in Multiple SclerosisSpeakers: Douglas Goodin David Bates

Neuro-oncology

Emergency Neurology - Respiratory FailureSpeakers: Allan Ropper Stefan Schwab

Neuroimaging in StrokeSpeakers: Joseph Masdeu

Neuro-ophthalmology

Speakers: Jerome Posner Jeremy Rich

Walter Koroshetz

Speakers: Christopher Kennard John Leigh

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 Changing Paradigm in EpilepsySpeakers: Sam Berkovic Hans Lueders

Epilepsy

Sleep Disorders

Vertigo

Approaching Difficult Dementia Speakers: Martin Rossor Jeffrey Cummings

Speakers: Tim Pedley Martin Brodie

Speakers: Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi Antonio Culebras

Speakers: Adolfo Bronstein Thomas Brandt

Thursday, 29 October 2009 Approaching Difficult ParkinsonismSpeakers: Andrew J Lees Anthony Lang

Restless Legs SyndromeSpeakers: Erik Wolters Mark Hallett

Movement DisordersSpeakers: Ira Shoulson Gunther Deuschl

Behavioral Neurology

ParaneoplasticSyndrome

Speakers: Serge Gauthier Bruce Miller

Speaker: Christian Vedeler Jerome Posner

Friday, 30 October 2009 Neuropathies in ChildrenSpeakers: Robert Ouvrier Paolo Curatolo

Diseases of the MusclesSpeakers: Frank Mastaglia Ikuya Nonaka

Entrapment NeuropathySpeakers: Jun Kimura Eva Feldman

The Role of NMT in ClinicsSpeakers: Nigel Leigh Angela Vincent

Migraine

Speakers: Stephen Silberstein Peter Goadsby

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Invited Chairpersons and SpeakersA Aarli, Johan Alexandrov, Andrei Al-Jumah, Mohammed Amarenco, Pierre Amato, Antony Amiry-Moghaddam, Mahmood Argov, Zohar Arimura, Kimiyoshi B Baezner, Hansjoerg Barnes, Michael Barohn, Richard Baron, Ralf Bassetti, Claudio Bates, David Benabid, Alim Louis Benedetti, Fabrizio Bergen, Donna Berkovic, Sam Birbeck, Gretchen Birouk, Nazha Boeve, Bradley Bonifati, Vincenzo Boonkongcheun, Pairoj Borasio, Gian Dominico Bornstein, Natan Brainin, Michael Brandt, Thomas Brew, Bruce Brodie, Martin Bronstein, Adolfo Brooks, David Bunyaratanavej, Sira C Caplan, David Caplan, Louis Cardoso, Francisco Carroll, William Cavalheiro, Esper Chamorro, Angel Chandran, Siddharthan Chankrachang, Siwaporn Chaudakshetrin, Pongparadee Chen, Christopher Chinnery, Patrick Chinvarun, Yotin Chopra, Jagjit Chotmongkol, Veerajit Clarke, Charles Norway USA Saudi Arabia France USA Norway Israel Japan Germany UK USA Germany Switzerland UK France Italy USA Australia USA Morocco USA The Netherlands Thailand Germany Israel Austria Germany Australia UK UK UK Thailand USA USA Brazil Australia Brazil Spain UK Thailand Thailand Singapore UK Thailand India Thailand UK Colosimo, Carlo Comi, Giancarlo Compston, Alastair Confavreux,Christian Cornblath, David Cortelli, Pietro Cross, Helen Cruz-Sanchez, Felix Culebras, Antonio Cummings, Jeffrey Curatolo, Paolo D Daroff, Robert Davis, Stephen de Veber, Gabrielle de Visser, Marianne Del Brutto, Oscar Desudchit, Tayard Deuschl, Gunther Diaz-Arrastia, Ramon Diener, Hans-Christoph DiMauro, Salvatore Diop, Amadou Gallo Dodick, David Donnan, Geoffrey Doody, Rachelle S. Duncan, John E Ebers, George Eisert, Wolfgang Emre, Murat Engel, Jerome F Fahn, Stanley Feldman, Eva Ferrari, Michael Ferro, Jose Filippi, Massimo Finnell, Richard Fisher, Marc Freedman, Mark French, Jacqueline Frisoni, Giovanni Fujihara, Kazuo G Gaillard, William D. Garca, Hector H. Gauthier, Serge Gerstenbrand, Franz Italy Italy UK France USA Italy UK Spain USA USA Italy USA Australia Canada The Netherlands Ecuador Thailand Germany USA Germany USA Senegal USA Australia USA UK UK Germany Turkey USA USA USA The Netherlands Portugal Italy USA USA Canada USA Italy Japan USA Peru Canada Austria Innovation in Neurology

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Gilhus, Nils Erik Goadsby, Peter Goodin, Douglas Gouider, Riadh Griggs, Robert Grnning, Marit H Hachinski, Vladimir Hacke, Werner Hallett, Mark Hamdy, Sharif Hankey, Graeme Hanley, Daniel Hardy, John Harvey, A. Simon Hemachudha, Thiravat Hennerici, Michael Hermann, Bruce Hillert, Jan Hillis, Argye Hohlfeld, Reinhard Hongo, Kazuhiro Howard, Robin Hughes, Mary Hughes, Richard Husain, Masud I Ikeda, Akio J Jacoby, Ann Jensen, Troels Johnson, Michael Johnson, Richard Jordan, Barry K Kaji, Ryuji Kaminski, Henry Kappos, Ludwig Kaps, Manfred Karenberg, Axel Karlawish, Jason Kennard, Christopher Kiernan, Matthew Kim, Beum-Saeng Kimura, Jun King, Philip Kira, Jun-ichi Koob, Olaf Korczyn, Amos Koroshetz, Walter Kotchabhakdi, Naipinich Kozlovskaya, Inessa B Kumthornthip, Witsanu Kuwabara, Satoshi Kwon, Sun U

Norway USA USA Tunisia USA Norway Canada Germany USA Egypt Australia USA UK Australia Thailand Germany USA Sweden USA Germany Japan UK USA UK UK Japan UK Denmark UK USA USA Japan USA Switzerland Germany Germany USA UK Australia Korea Japan Australia Japan Germany Israel USA Thailand Russia Thailand Japan Korea

L Lang, Anthony Lassmann, Hans Lee, Byung In Lees, Andrew J Lger, Jean-Marc Leigh, John Leigh, Nigel Lennon, Vanda Lim, Shih-Hui Lin, Yung Yang Lipton, Richard Locharernkul, Chaichon Lochmuller, Hanns Lord Walton of Detchant Lu, Chuan Zhen Lueder, Hans M Macleod, Sandy Marin, Robert S. Marson, Tony Masdeu, Joseph Mastaglia, Frank Mathias, Christopher Matthews, Brandy Mayer, Stephan Mayeux, Richard McArthur, Justin McCusker, Elizabeth McKeith, Ian Meyding-Lamade, Uta Miller, Bruce Miller, David Ming, Liu Misu, Tatsuro Moskowitz, Michael A. Munsat, Ted Muntoni, Francesco N Nacimiento, Wilhelm Nance, Martha Newman, Nancy Newton, Charles Nishino, Ichizo Nonaka, Ikuya O Ong, Benjamin Ouvrier, Robert P Paik, Nam-Jong Pandolfo, Massimo Pedley, Tim Phanthumchinda, Kammant Phra Phromkunaporn (Prayuth Prayutto) Phra Plein Panyapadhipo

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Posner, Jerome Poungvarin, Niphon Prasarnsuk, Suchitra Prineas, John Prusiner, Stanley Pulst, Stefan R Ramachandran, VS Ratanakorn, Disya Ratanalert, Sanguansin Ravishankar, K. Rhodes, Jonathan Rich, Jeremy N. Rinkel, Gabriel Rodriguez, Moses Ropper, Allan Rosales, Raymond Rosenberg, Roger Rosenkranz, Karin Roses, Allen Rossor, Martin Rothwell, Peter Rowland, Lewis S Said, Grard Saida, Takahiko Sakai, Nobuyuki Sampaio, Cristina Sandercock, Peter Sanders, Donald Schapira, Anthony Scheffer, Ingrid Scheltens, Philip Schmutzhard, Erich Schoenen, Jean Schwab, Stefan Senanarong, Vorapun Serratosa, Jose Shakir, Raad Shibasaki, Hiroshi Shinohara, Yukito Shiogai, Toshiyuki Shoulson, Ira Shy, Michael Silberstein, Stephen Sisodiya, Sanjay Solomon, Tom Spence, David Srikiatkhachon, Anan St. George-Hyslop, Peter Stadelmann, Christine Steiner, Thorsten Stern, Gerald Suputtitada, Areerat Suwantamee, Jithanom Suwanwela, Nijasri

USA Thailand Thailand Australia USA USA USA Thailand Thailand India UK USA The Netherlands USA USA The Phillipines USA UK USA UK UK USA France Japan Japan Portugal UK USA UK Australia The Netherlands Austria Belgium Germany Thailand Spain UK Japan Japan Japan USA USA USA UK UK Canada Thailand Canada Germany Germany UK Thailand Thailand Thailand

T Takahashi, Yukitoshi Tan, CT Teasell, Robert Tegeler, Charles Tenembaum, Silvia Thompson, Alan Tolosa, Eduardo S. Toole, James Trenkwalder, Claudia Tsuji, Shoji Tulayadechanond, Supoj U Uswatte, Gitendra V Valls-Sol, Josep van Doorn, Pieter Vedeler, Christian Vejjajiva, Athasit Vernino, Steve Verschuuren, Jan Vezzani, Annamaria Vincent, Angela von Reutern, G. Vukusic, Sandra W Wasi, Prawase Wen, Patrick Willison, Hugh Witoonpanich, Rawiphan Wolf, Peter Wolters, Erik Wong, K.S. Laurence Wu, Zhi-Ying Y Yoon, Byung-Woo York, George Young, Wise Z Zee, David

Japan Malaysia Canada USA Argentina UK Spain USA Germany Japan Thailand USA Spain The Netherlands Norway Thailand USA The Netherlands Italy UK Germany France Thailand USA UK Thailand Denmark The Netherlands Hong Kong China Korea USA USA USA

A few of the above speakers have yet to be confirmed. Further details will be published on www.wcn2009bangkok.com

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T h e 3 r d To u r n a m e n t o f t h e M i n d sAfter the successful launch of the Tournament at the WCN 2001 London, the 3rd Tournament of the Minds will be one of the highlights of the WCN 2009 Bangkok. WFN member societies are invited to enter a team of 4 neurologists at the 3rd Tournament of the Minds. Teams will compete with each other in a knockout competition, to answer questions across a range of neurological topics. The aim of the Tournament of the Minds is to be both educational and entertaining and the emphasis will be on visual material, videos and stills, with a minimum of text. Clinical cases from around the world will form the basis of the questions and a prize will be awarded to the winning team who will take home the WFN Cup and a trophy. All teams will first take part in a Qualifying Round. The 8 teams that achieve the highest scores will progress to a Semi-Final Round and compete in two groups of 4 teams, the winners of each group contesting the Final. There will be one team per country but, where there are a limited number of neurologists, a team may consist of nationals from more than one country. We hope that as many countries as possible will compete and if you wish to participate, please contact the president of your local Member Society who will be responsible for coordinating your national team. For further details and the application form, please write to email: [email protected] Schedule of the 3rd Tournament of the Minds Tuesday, 27 October 2009 - Deadline of applications with acceptance until noon Wednesday, 28 October 2009 - Heats Thursday, 29 October 2009 - Semi-Finals Friday, 30 October 2009 - Finals, followed by the Closing Ceremony

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Call for AbstractsDeadline for abstract submission: 27 May 2009 Notification on acceptance / rejection: July 2009Please read the instructions below carefully before you enter the online submission form which is available at the congress web site www.wcn2009bangkok.com. Review Process By submitting an abstract the authors thereby guarantee that the abstract submitted describes unpublished results and human and experimental studies have been undertaken with the appropriate ethics approval and official permission from the proper authorities. A special criterion for finally accepting abstracts will be their degree of innovation. In order to make the selection as objective and efficient as possible, the following guidelines should be observed : Abstract Submission Instructions Deadline is 27 May 2009 Submit an abstract only through Submission Online, and thus NOT by letter, fax or email. The abstract must be written in English. Maximum 300 words / 2,000 characters (including spaces and excluding the title and contact information of authors). The structure of the abstract should be as follows: a. Purpose - Aim of investigation. b. Method - Choice of study design, probands or animals, method of investigation and analysis. c. Results - Results of research with specific data and statistical significance. d. Conclusions - Conclusions from the result obtained. Statements like results are under discussion are not acceptable. Figures or tables are NOT to be included in the abstract. It is the authors responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be published as typed by the author, if accepted. Poor English may be a cause for rejection. Each author may serve as Presenting Author for a maximum of three abstracts. All abstract presenters must pay the registration fee and are committed to make their presentation in the session allocated by the Scientific Program Committee. If the abstract is not accepted the registration fee is refundable. The Presenting Author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors of the status of the abstract. Acknowledgement of abstract receipt will be sent to the stated email address. If you do not receive this confirmation within 24 hours of submission, please contact Congrex at: [email protected] Notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts will be emailed in July 2009. Changes to the abstract are possible until 27 May 2009 through your Personal Page, which can be accessed with the password included in the electronic confirmation of receipt.

If you have any questions please contact Congrex at: [email protected]

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General InformationWelcome to BangkokBangkok, the capital of Thailand, is the cultural, educational, political and economic centre of the country, which has a population of over 62 million. The population of Bangkok is over 9 million. Bangkok - Krungthep, city of angels in Thai - offers an eclectic mix of traditional buildings and modern skyscrapers. The numerous temples and views of traditional Thai life along the city's canals and the Chao Phraya river are a "must" for all visitors, along with Thailands world famous smiles, hospitality and cuisine. cheques in principle currencies. Travellers cheques and the foreign currency notes of all major currencies may be exchanged at most commercial banks. Most hotels have exchange facilities available for guests. Cash can be withdrawn from local ATM machines using leading international credit cards.

DisclaimerThe WCN 2009 Congress and Congrex Sweden AB cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.

Banks and Post OfficesIn general, banks are open from 09:30 to 15:30 (Mon-Fri) and branches in major shopping malls are open from 11:00 to 19:00 everyday. Cash machines (ATMs) are open 24/7. There is a bank, ATMs and a Post Office at the Congress Venue.

Drinking WaterWe recommend that you do not drink tap water but instead buy bottled water, which is available throughout the country.

ElectricityThe electricity in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles/sec and can accommodate both flat prongs (like in the USA and Japan) and round prongs (like much of Europe and Asia). Appliances designed to operate on 110/120V need a voltage converter and a plug adapter. www.thailandguru.com/infra-electricity

Certification of AttendanceParticipating participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Climate and DressThe weather in Bangkok in October is usually humid with temperatures ranging from night time lows of 20C to daytime 32C. Occasional light showers can occur in October. For weather forecasts visit www.accuweather.com. Dress will be smart /casual throughout the congress

Italian ParticipantsPandani Viaggi S.r.l has been appointed as the official agency for Government Authorisation for Italian participants. Please contact them at the following address: PANDANI VIAGGI S.r.l, via Fara 13 20124 Milano +39 02 669 45 41 www.pandaniviaggi.it

Congress SecretariatCongrex Sweden AB Attn: WCN 2009 PO Box 5619 SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden Telephone: +46 8 459 6600 Fax: +46 8 661 91 25 Email: [email protected] Web site: www.congrex.com

LanguageThe official language of WCN 2009 is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Letter of InvitationIndividuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorisation to attend the Congress are requested to visit the Congress website where more information is available: www.wcn2009bangkok.com

Congress VenueWCN 2009 will be held at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). BITEC is a top quality, multipurpose, multi-functional convention and exhibition centre in the outskirts of Bangkok's metropolitan. It is a 30-minute drive from Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. For more information on BITEC, please visit www.bitec.net

Local TimeThailand is seven (7) hours ahead of GMT

CurrencyThe local currency is the Thai Baht. For currency rates please see www.oanda.com. Most major credit cards are accepted as well as travellers

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CONTACT INFORMATION Official Carrier of the World Congress of Neurology 2009Star Alliance is pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the WCN 2009. To obtain details and conditions on Star Alliance Convention Plus discounts and participating airlines*, please contact your local Star Alliance Member and quote the following Event Co TG001S9. When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance and ensure that the Event Code is listed on your ticket. For further information about Star Alliance Members please visit: www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus * Participating airlines for this event: ANA, Air Canada, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS International Air Lines, Scandinavian Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, TAP Portugal, THAI, United. Congress Website: www.wcn2009bangkok.com WCN 2009 Secretariat WCN 2009 c/o Congrex Sweden P.O. Box 5619 SE-114 86 Stockholm Sweden Tel: +46 8 459 6600 Fax: +46 8 661 9125 WCN 2009 Organising Committee c/o The Neurological Society of Thailand 7th Floor, Royal Golden Jubilee Bldg. Soi Soonvijai, New Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang Bangkok 10310, Thailand Tel: +66 2 7165901 Fax: +66 2 7166004 E-mail Addresses General Information [email protected] Abstracts Handling [email protected] Accommodation [email protected] Registration [email protected] Social Program [email protected] Exhibition [email protected] Sponsorship Opportunities [email protected]

Passport and VisaParticipants are advised to make their own arrangements to enter Thailand. Please visit www.th.embassyinformation.com to search for a Thai embassy in your country. For more information regarding Thailand's visa requirements visit www.mfa.go.th/web/12.php which is the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Thailand.

Professional Conference OrganiserCongrex Sweden AB has been appointed as official Congress organiser for this event. The Congrex Group works internationally with offices in Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Latin America, offering integrated solutions for the association services industry and corporate and governmental meetings. For more information, please visit www.congrex.com

WebsiteThe website contains information about the Scientific & Education Programs, Social Program, hotel booking and other congress related issues. Please visit www.wcn2009bangkok.com

Taxation and VATThere is a 7% Government Value Added Tax (VAT) applied to goods and services sold in Thailand. In addition, a 10% service charge is normally added to bills in major hotels and restaurants. However, there is a VAT refund scheme for tourists.

Dates to Remember Abstract submission deadline 27 May 2009 - GMT time Early bird registration 3 June 2009 - GMT time Registration deadline 20 August 2009 - GMT time For WCN 2009 newsletter please sign up at www.wcn2009bangkok.com

Transportation in BangkokThe best way to go to the congress venue is by BTS Skytrain. The registration fee for delegates includes a BTS Skytrain ticket for the congress days. The city is also serviced by MRT Underground. Public taxis are plentiful and operate 24 hours a day. For more information please visit www.bts.co.th

Travel InsuranceTravel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. The organiser will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts which may suffered by participants or accompanying persons during the congress or their stay in Thailand before or after the Congress.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition OpportunitiesThe 19th World Congress of Neurology, (WCN 2009) will provide sponsors and exhibitors with exposure and access to delegates who have the capacity to influence the selection of products and services within their organisations. The Congress will also provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your support and commitment internationally to the field of neurology and the wider neurosciences, while participating in our sponsorship program will extend your visibility beyond the exhibition hall to achieve maximum exposure at the meeting. In order to ensure that your company achieves its objectives by participating in WCN 2009, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities is being offered. The exhibition will take place in Exhibition Hall at BITEC, which will form the hub of the Congress. This provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to interact with the biomedical industry and to familiarise themselves with the latest advances in technology and therapeutics. Our delegates increasingly welcome the opportunity to tap into the expertise provided by exhibitors to answer questions and provide hands-on product demonstrations. In addition to the commercial exhibits, tea and coffee will be served in the exhibition area and delegate lounges and internet facilities will also be provided to maximise the amount of time delegates spend within the exhibition. For further information concerning sponsoring or exhibiting at WCN 2009 please contact: Alison Shamwana Industry Manager, WCN 2009 c/o Industry Secretariat Unit 4B, 50 Speirs Wharf Port Dundas Glasgow G4 9TH UK Tel: +44 141 331 0123 Fax: +44 141 331 0234 Email: [email protected]

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AccreditationSerono Symposia International Foundation (http://www.seronosymposia.org) will submit the main congress program of the 19th World Congress of Neurology for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Serono Symposia International Foundation will apply to the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK for CME accreditation of the WCN 2009. The WCN 2009 program will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health. CME for USA participants: EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, please contact the AMA. The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress program only and does not cover the company-sponsored symposia. More detailed information and instructions on how to apply for CME credits will be announced on the website closer to the event. ISO 9001 Certification: Serono Symposia International Foundation has received the ISO 9001 Certification of Quality Management Systems. This Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will be distributed onsite during the congress.

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Bursaries150 bursaries (comprising of complimentary Congress Registration) will be provided to support young neurologists w