DANUBE NEUROLOGY NEWSLETTER

Newsletter No. 12. June, 2006

INTERNATIONAL DANUBE NEUROLOGY

ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPE

 

Honorary President: Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Franz Gerstenbrand (Vienna); Secretary General: Prof. Dr. László Vécsei (Szeged)

Deputy Secretary General: Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Stelmasiak (Lublin); Scientific Secretary: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ransmayr (Linz)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. János Tajti (Szeged); Head of Office: Assoc. Lecturer Erika Grossmann (Szeged)

 

 

 

Contents:

1. 38th International Danube Symposium (Brno, 6-8 April 2006)

2. Protocol of the Curatorium Management Committee Meeting of the

International Danube Association (Brno, 6-8 April 2006)

3. Epilepsy and Headache Teaching Course of the International Danube Association

for Neurological Sciences and Continuing Education (Kazimierz Dolny, May 10-13, 2006)

4. Future Conferences, Meetings, Courses and Symposia

5. Present and Future Activities of the International Danube Neurology Association

6. Finances of the International Danube Neurology Association

7. Web-site of the International Danube Neurology Association

 

1. The 38th International Danube Symposium � Brno, Czech Republic (6-8 April, 2006)

The 38th International Danube Symposium for Neurological Sciences and Continuing Education was held in Brno, Czech Republic, from 6-8 April, 2006, under the the patronage of the Minister of Health, the President of the Southern Moravia Region, the Mayor of the City of Brno, moreover the Rector of Masaryk University, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of St. Anne�s Teaching Hospital, Masaryk University. The chair of the Symposium was Professor Ivan Rektor.

On the first day, the Teacing Course 1 on Epilepsy I-II was held, followed by the Opening Ceremony and the Danube Lecture entitled: Mapping the Human Brain (by T. Paus). Following sessions have been presented: Dementia; Neurofunctional Evaluation of Pain; Teaching Course on Epilepsy III-IV; Acute Stroke Management; Neurophysiology in Parkinsonism and the Club of Epileptic Seizures.

On the 7th and 8th April, following topics were discussed: Epilepsy I-II; Ethical Issues, History; Teaching Courses on Dementia and Movement Disorders; Movement Disorders I-II; Neuroprotection and Neurotrophic Factors in Stroke; Headache; Genetics; Cervical Myelopathy; Sleep; Multiple Sclerosis; Peripheral Neuropathy; Neurotoxicology; Myasthenia Gravis; Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection. During the Symposium, different Platform Session were held and altogether 51 posters were presented.

The Management Curatorium of the Danube Association had the opportunity to hold its Curatorium Meeting (for the Protocol of the Meeting see 2 of this Newsletter), discussing important topics of the Association.

The Danube Symposium hosted international lecturers with presentations which were attended by a great number of neurologists from the Danube-countries, but also from all over Europe and even from elsewhere. Every day, a highlight of posters took place as well. The Symposium was successful in all scientific topics that were well attended by a great number of neurological specialists and scientists.

It should not be forgotten to mention the social events as well, giving a good opportunity to meet colleagues and further discuss various topics.

Last but not least, on behalf of the International Danube Association, we would like to express our thanks to Professor Rektor and the Organizers� whole team in Brno with all collaborators for the excellent meeting and the local PCO for the organization of the 38th Danube Symposium!

 

 

2) Protocol of the Curatorium Management Committee Meeting of the

International Danube Association (Venue and date: Brno, Czech Republic, 6-8 April 2006)

As referred to in the report of the 38th International Danube Symposium, the forthcoming Curatorium Management Meeting of our Association was held in Brno, during the Symposium.

We are glad to announce that following colleagues have participated � as guests � at the Curatorium Meeting:

  • Prof. Ashraf Al-Kurdi (from Jordan, World Federation, FRCP London)
  • Prof. Jean-Claude Baron (Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Cristian Falup (Department of Neurology, Transilvania University, Brasov, Representative of the Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees)

  1. Introduction by Professor Gerstenbrand (Honorary President of the Danube Association)
  2. Professor Vécsei (General Secretary) reported about the present activities of the International Danube Symposium. The Newsletter No. 11 (in January 2006) was posted to 600 addresses per surface mail and e-mail to International Danube Neurology Association members, participants at former Danube Symposia, and Teaching Courses. The web-site of the Danube Association is being constantly actualized with all Danube Newsletters, new, up-to-date information about future meetings, symposia, etc. (http://www.szote.u-szeged.hu/neur/danube)
  3. Professor Ivan Rektor gave a brief report and financial balance of the present, 38th Danube Neurology Symposium in Brno
  4. Report of the future Danube Neurology Symposia:
  5. 4.1 Epilepsy and Headache Teaching Course (May 10-13, 2006, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland; Professor Z. Stelmasiak)

    4.2 The 39th Danube Neurology Symposium organized by Professor Riederer (2007, Würzburg,

    Germany)

  6. Future Meetings, Teaching and Training Courses under the auspices of the International Danube Neurology Association
  7. Organization of the future International Danube Symposia in 2008: Bucuresti (Romania), 2009 Linz (Austria), and 2010 Zagreb (Croatia).
  8. Discussion about the organization of International Danube Symposia (2011: Dresden, Germany and 2012: Szeged, Hungary).
  9. Finances of the Danube Neurology Symposia, Training and Teaching Courses: 70:30 between the local organizers and the permanent International Danube Neurology Association Secretariat or to transfer the amount of min. EUR 2,500 to the Secreteriat .
  10. Discussion of WFN in Sydney, Australia.
  11. Future Danube Association activities (Prof. Vécsei)
  12. Varia:
    1. In the framework of the Danube Exchange Programme, the University of Szeged, Department of Neurology will host a colleague from Serbia and Montenegro.
    2. Dr Cristian Falup-Pecurariu (Department of Neurology, Transilvania University, Brasov) is the new Representative of the Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees.

  13. Closing remarks (Prof. Gerstenbrand)

 

3. Epilepsy and Headache Teaching Course of the International Danube Association

for Neurological Sciences and Continuing Education (Kazimierz Dolny, May 10-13 2006)

The International Epilepsy and Headache Teaching Course in Kazimierz was organised under the auspices of the International Danube Association for Neurological Sciences and Continuing Education. The meeting also related to traditional meetings organised as �Clinical, neurochemical and pharmacological aspects of epilepsy� held every 3 years in Kazimierz. The Chair of the Organizing Committee was Professor Zbigniew Stelmasiak.

The scientific programme focused on the newest aspects of epilepsy and migraine. The main objective of the teaching course was to present and discuss the most recent advances in pathogenesis and biochemistry of epilepsy. The modern genetical, electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques in the diagnosis of epilepsy were also presented.

The particular emphasis among other topics was on the development and localisation of epileptic focus and probable triggering mechanisms in the production of seizures. Also, the mechanisms of action and possible interactions between drugs in order to reach the maximum of the efficacy and at the same time safety were highlighted in the programme.

The second part of the Teaching Course was dedicated to the modern diagnostics and management of migraine and other primary headaches. The success of the quick diagnosis and effective treatment is dependent of profound knowledge of the newest diagnostic methods and techniques helping to differentiate the headaches which was also in the focus of discussion. The high educative and scientific level of this conference was guaranteed by the attendance of round 600 internationally recognised experts and scientists from the country and abroad.

The meeting was a successful event and it was a unique opportunity for participants to learn the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment practised in the best neurological centers in the world. The Teaching Course was also an occasion for neurologists and neuropharmacologists to exchange their opinions and experiences while for neurology trainees and young neurologists to enjoy and appreciate the high level of lectures and presentations. The scientific content of the conference was published in �Neurologia i Psychiatria� journal.

We would like to express our cordial thanks to Professor Stelmasiak, the Department of Neurology, Medical University of Lublin and the local organizers for this successful meeting!

 

4. Future Meetings of the International Danube Neurology Association

4.1 The 39th International Danube Neurology Symposium in conjunction with the

1st International Congress on ADHD: from childhood to adult disease

Venue: Congress Center of Würzburg, Germany Time: June 3-7, 2007

Scientific Organizer: Prof. Dr. Peter Riederer E-mail address: peter.riederer@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de

Organization: CPO Hanser Service E-Mail: wuerzburg@cpo-hanser.de www.danube-wuerzburg.de

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 28 February 2007 End of Early Registration Fee: 1 April 2007

List of preliminary topics:

39th Danube Symposium: Analgesis; Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Dementia Disorders; Dyskinesias; Dystonia; Epilepsy; Gait Disorders; Migraine/Headache; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscle Disorders; Myasthenia Gravis; Neuropathyn; Neuropsychiatry; Neurorehabilitation; Pain; Parkinson´s Disease; Psychosis; Restless Legs Syndrome; Sleeping Disorders; Tics; Viral CNS disorders

1st International Congress on ADHD: Addiction; Depression; Co-morbidity; Diagnosis; Epidemiology; Electrophysiology; Etiopathogenesis; Genetics; Imaging; Models, experimental; Molecular Mechanisms; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Psychostimulants; Substance abuse; Tourette�s syndrome; Treatment

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4.2 Teaching Course of Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: �Romanian Society of Neurology� and the �Society for the Study

of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity� (SSNI)

Time: 21-22 March, 2007 Venue: New Montana Hotel (Sinaia, Romania)

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4.3 The 40th International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor Dr. Ovidiu Bajenaru, Romania E-mail: ovalbajenaru@xnet.ro Time: 2008

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4.4 The 41st International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor Dr. Gerhard Ransmayr, Austria

E-mail: gerhard.ransmayr@akh.linz.at Time: 2009

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4.5 The 42nd International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor Dr. Vida Demarin & Professor Dr. Maja Relja

E-mail: Vida-demarin@zg.litnet.hr & mrelja@mamef.mef.hr Time: 2010

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4.6 The 43rd International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor Heinz Reichmann (Dresden, Germany)

E-mail: Heinz-Reichmann@mailbox.tu-dresden.de Time: 2011

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4.7. The 44th International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor László Vécsei (Szeged, Hungary)

E-mail: vecsei@nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu Time: 2012

 

5. Present and Future Activities of the International Danube Neurology Association

  • The Danube Neurology Association fosters and coordinates fellowship programs for young neurologists from Danube Countries
  • Coordination of future Danube Neurology Symposia
  • The Danube Neurology Newsletter is posted to more than 600 surface addresses, and the electronic version is available free of charge on Internet as well;
  • Information about future events (Calendar of events)
  • We also consider as our task to help with the activity of the EFNS in the Danube-countries.

 

6. Finances of the International Danube Neurology Association

According to previous decision of the Danube Curatorium Meeting, the financial sources of the International Danube Neurology Association from all kinds of symposia, conferences, meetings or courses under the roof and auspices of our organization, are as follows:

According to a final report of the meetings, symposia, etc. to be handed in electronically to the Head Office in Szeged, Hungary, the financial surplus of all meetings should be divided 70:30 between the Local Organizers and the permanent International Danube Neurology Symposium Head Office in Szeged, Hungary. Or the amount of min. EUR 2,500 is to be transferred � together with the financial report � to the Head Office according to our invoice.

 

7. Web-site of the International Danube Neurology Association

The home-page of the International Danube Neurology Association consists of:

  • the contents of all Newsletter (Nr.1-12)
  • Managing and Executive Board Members of Danube Neurology Association
  • Past and future Symposia, Conferences, Meetings
  • Other further important information.

 

 

 

We would like to draw your attention to the following event:

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCULAR DEMENTIA

8-11 November, 2007 - Budapest, Hungary

Information: Kenes International Tel.: +41 22 908 0488 Fax: +41 22 732 2850

E-mail: vascular@kenes.com www.kenes.com/vascular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danube Association web-site:

http://www.szote.u-szeged.hu/neur/danube

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DANUBE NEUROLOGY

ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPE

Honorary President: Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Franz Gerstenbrand (Vienna); Secretary General: Prof. Dr. László Vécsei (Szeged)

Deputy Secretary General: Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Stelmasiak (Lublin); Scientific Secretary: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ransmayr (Linz)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. János Tajti (Szeged); Head of Office: Assoc. Lecturer Erika Grossmann (Szeged)

 

Future Meetings, Symposia � Organized under the auspices of the International Danube Neurology Association

 

 

 

 

The 39th International Danube Symposium in conjunction with:

1st International Congress on ADHD

Date: 3 -7 June, 2007 Venue: Würzburg, Germany

Scientific Contact: Prof. Dr. Peter Riederer E-mail address: peter.riederer@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de

Organization: CPO Hanser Service E-Mail: wuerzburg@cpo-hanser.de www.danube-wuerzburg.de

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Teaching Course of Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: �Romanian Society of Neurology� and the �Society for the Study

of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity� (SSNI)

Time: 21-22 March, 2007 Venue: New Montana Hotel (Sinaia, Romania)

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The 40th International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Bajenaru, Romania E-mail: ovalbajenaru@xnet.ro Time: 2008

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The 41st International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ransmayr, Austria E-mail: gerhard.ransmayr@akh.linz.at Time: 2009

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The 42nd International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Vida Demarin & Prof. Dr. Maja Relja

E-mail: Vida-demarin@zg.litnet.hr & mrelja@mamef.mef.hr Time: 2010

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The 43rd International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor Heinz Reichmann (Dresden, Germany)

E-mail: Heinz-Reichmann@mailbox.tu-dresden.de Time: 2011

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The 44th International Danube Neurology Symposium

Organized by: Professor László Vécsei (Szeged, Hungary)

E-mail: vecsei@nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu Time: 2012

 

 

Head Office: University of Szeged, Department of Neurology * H-6725 Szeged, Semmelweis u. 6., Hungary

Tel.: + 36 62 545-348 Fax: + 36 62 545-597 E-mail: vecsei@ nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu

http://www.szote.u-szeged.hu/neur/danube

Calendar of Events � Future Meetings, Symposia

 

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77TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON EPILEPSY

02-06 July, 2006 -- Helsinki, Finland Information: IBE/ILAE Congress Secreteriat

E-mail: info@epilepsycongress.org www.epilepsycongress.org

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10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALZHEIMER�S DISEAESE AND RELATED DISORDER 16-20 July, 2006 - Madrid, Spain Information: Alzheimer�s Association

E-mail: info@alz.org www.alz.org

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10TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETIES

2-5 September, 2006 -- Glasgow, Scotland, UK

E-mail: headoffice@efns.org www.efns.org/efns/2006

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18TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON SLEEP RESEARCH

10-14 September, 2006 - Innsbruck, Austria Information: Austrian Sleep Research Association

E-mail: asre@medhost.at www.schlafmedizin.at

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JOINT WORLD CONGRESS ON STROKE � International Stroke Society and Mediterranean Society

22-25 November, 2006 - Cape Town, South Africa

Information: Kenes International Tel.: +41 22 9080488 Fax: +41 22 7322850

E-mail: stroke2006@kenes.com www.kenes.com/stroke2006

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10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARKINSON�S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS

26-29 November, 2006 - Kyoto, Japan

E-mail.: info@movementdisorders.org www.movementdisorders.org

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11TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETIES

August 25-28, 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

E-mail: headoffice@efns.org www.efns.org/efns/2007

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FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VASCULAR DEMENTIA

8-11 November, 2007 - Budapest, Hungary

Information: Kenes International Tel.: +41 22 908 0488 Fax: +41 22 732 2850

E-mail: vascular@kenes.com www.kenes.com/vascular

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17TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PARKINSON�S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS

9-13 December, 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Information: CPO Hanser Service E-mail: berlin@cpo-hanser.de www.parkinson2007.de

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12TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETIES

23-26 August, 2008 - Madrid, Spain

E-mail: headoffice@efns.org www.efns.org/efns2008

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13TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETIES

Fall, 2009 -- Florence, Italy E-mail: headoffice@efns.org www.efns.org/efns2009

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14TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETIES

Fall, 2010 -- Geneva, Switzerland E-mail: headoffice@efns.org www.efns.org/efns2010

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