As in previous issues, Neuropenews asked EFNS/ENS committee members, Panel chairs, Speakers, … which session one should not miss at the upcoming congress in Istanbul, June 2014. You will find the answers below …
I will not miss the Plenary Symposium: Hot topics in Neuroscience on Sunday, June 1, 8.30-10.30
All four topics are fascinating and all the lecturers are most distinguished speakers. Most of all I am looking forward to hearing Professor Rossor’s view on Frontotemporal dementia. I am involved in ALS research and over the past decade there has been much focus on the occurrence of cognitive and behavioural disturbances in ALS. Genetic investigations and brain imaging have greatly contributed to connecting frontotemporal dementia to ALS. Promoting this knowledge may help finding the pathogenesis of ALS. The recognition of the frontotemporal-like abnormalities are of utmost importance in caring for these patients.
Finally I will not miss the Special Session ‘Highlights of the Congress’ on the last day of the congress because it will provide us with a wonderful wrap-up of an exciting congress.
I will not miss Focused Workshops 5: “Misfolded proteins in diagnosis and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases” and Focused Workshop 6: “Frontotemporal degeneration and motor neurone disease” both on Saturday, May 31, 11.00-12.30, as well as Symposium 4: “Alzheimer prevention and uncommon causes of dementia” on Monday, June 2, 8.30-10.30.
The sessions I will not miss at the Joint Congress of European Neurology in Istanbul are those relating to dementia which is now centre stage politically after the G8 dementia summit in December. The major support for research will build on the rapid progress that is being made particularly in some of the Non-Alzheimer dementias.
I will not miss Symposium 4: “Alzheimer prevention and uncommon causes of dementia” on Monday, June 2, 8.30-10.30
I look forward to attend “Symposium 4 Alzheimer prevention and uncommon causes of dementia”. A fantastic opportunity to get an update from world leading experts in their fields. Besides, this session is a nice example of European cooperation on the scientific programme with the other societies.