Inspiring People in Neurosciences

By Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram

After the hugely successful educational neuro-infection series with 16 fascinating sessions, the World Federation of Neurology’s Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Neurology is organizing a new series. “Inspiring People in Neurosciences” explore legends who have done great work in the field of neurosciences.

The idea is to ignite young minds to do outstanding work in the field of their choice.

This monthly series will be held 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Indian Standard Time (1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. GMT) on the first Saturday of each month.

The series, which started Feb. 6, 2021, was inaugurated by WFN Secretary General Prof. Wolfgang Grisold. WFN President Prof. William Carroll sent a video message that was played for the audience.

The first session’s inspirational person was Prof. David Molyneux, emeritus professor at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool in the U.K. The session was chaired by former WFN President Prof. Raad Shakir. Prof. Molyneux gave a talk on neglected tropical diseases. After his talk, Prof. Peter Hotez, Prof. Juerg Utzinger, Prof. Simon Bush, and Prof. Alan Fenwick made important comments.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • March 6: Louis Caplan will talk about Prof. C. Miller Fisher
  • April 3: Kailash Bhatia will talk about Prof. David Marsden
  • May: Angela Vincent will talk about John Newsom-Davis
  • June 5: Allan Ropper will talk about Prof. Raymond Adams,
  • July 3: Prof. Bhim Sen Singhal will talk about Prof. Noshir Wadia