Welcome Address by AOAN President


Dear Friends

On behalf of the Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology (AOAN), it is my great pleasure to welcome you all on the occasion of 15th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology (AOCN) which will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 18-21 August 2016. This conference is being organized by Malaysian Society of Neurosciences. KLCC is a very impressive venue with academic ambience activities and in the evening you can enjoy rich culture of Malaysia.

The Local Organizing Committee spearheaded by the President, Dr. Kheng-Seang Lim. The experienced and committed team is working hard to make AOCN 2016, a memorable congress. This is our second biennial congress where we have planned symposia of most of the sub-specialties in Asian Oceanian Region as well as World Federation of Neurology.

Very interesting scientific program is being laid down by scientific committee more than 70 faculty members will be conducting the education program. One step ahead from the previous AOCN conferences; as part of my vision and it is envisaged that in AOCN 2016 we will have symposia of different regions of WFN like Pan Africa, Pan Arab, Latin America, Europe and Americas in the AOCN 2016. I hope that we will have global neurology educational symposia as part of synergy to get engaged with other regions of the world. This symposium shall be named “Advancing Education in Neurology in Asian Oceanian Region” in which the experts from the seven regions of the world will be invited. I hope that you will enjoy the academically rich scientific program and carry home good knowledge to apply on bed side for the clinical benefit of your patients.

We expect that more than 1500 delegates from different countries of region shall be participating in the conference. Travel grants and scholarships shall be awarded to the young neurologists from the resource limited countries to attend this conference.

I hope you will enjoy the academics and social networking during your stay in KL and Malaysia. Please feel free to send your suggestion for further improvement for future academic and educational endeavours.

Wishing you all the very best!

Sincerely Yours,


Dr. Man Mohan Mehndiratta
President-Asian Oceanian Association of Neurology