Faculty of Brain 2018 in Mumbai
Prof. Dichgans speaks at Brain 2018 in Mumbai

ESO is proud to once again partner with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) for Brain 2018, the 9th annual knowledge exchange symposium held in Mumbai, India. This year`s symposium took place 6-7 January and brought together a diverse group of speakers with topnotch qualifications in their respective subject areas.

The agenda covered topics on Epilepsy, Stroke, Pain and Migraine. The faculty was comprised of EAN and ESO representatives alongside professors from India. Prof. Dr. Ramesh Patankar, Programme Director, welcomed clinicians and researchers from all corners of India.

Prof. Dr. Martin Dichgans (Munich) represented the ESO and delivered presentations on “Cerebral Small Vessel Disease” and “Vascular Cognitive Impairment.”  Prof. Dr. Subhash Kaul (Hyderabad), Past President of the Indian Stroke Association, spoke on “Recent Advances in Stroke Management.” Prof. Dr. Mark Braschinsky, Prof. Dr. Aki Hietaharju, and Prof. Dr. Jan Novy made up the EAN faculty. The Indian faculty included Prof. Dr. Bhupendra Chaudhary, Prof. Dr. Praveen Gupta, Prof. Dr. R. Lakshmi Narasimhan, and Prof. Dr. Gagandeep Singh.

This small symposium made an impression across India. There were 150 participants in Mumbai with another 400+ participating from six further hub cities across the country. The speakers were well received and participant feedback prompted interesting discussions.

In continuing the tradition of international partnership, ESO and the Indian Stroke Association (ISA) will host a European-Indian stroke session at ESOC 2018 in Gothenburg, SE. This session, taking place on 16 May, the first day of the conference, will compare and contrast stroke care and management practices in India and Europe and is open to all conference participants.

Brain 2018 was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Lupin.