Report by Prof Jasminka Đelilović – Vranić, President of the Organizing Committee
The 3rd congress of the Association of Neurologists of BiH was held on November 3-5, 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The congress brought together more than 300 participants and 60 speakers. The Congress included topics on stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases as well as neurosurgery and neurorehabilitation.
On behalf of the Association of Neurologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina we would like to thank all speakers for their excellent lectures. We would like to thank also all participants for supporting this event and their participation in the discussion at the end of each session, and during the poster session.
The first day of congress was dedicated to brain health, including brain disease prevention. The well-known academician Vida Demarin from Zagreb lectured about that. Prof. David Vodušek from Ljubljana, member of the EAN Board expressed his satisfaction that the congress was organized in Sarajevo, especially after a long break of 10 years and the previous congress in Mostar.
The second day of the congress was dedicated to cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular diseases. We had eminent experts from countries of the former Yugoslavia, and also Prof. Andrew Chan from Bern. The poster session had 51 papers and was very well attended.
The third day of the congress was dedicated to epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and topics of neurosurgery and neurorehabilitation. The special interest session was done by young neurologists in the field of headache, sleep disorders and characteristic cases.