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15th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Neurology
18-21 August, 2016  –  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As of August 2016
Plenary Concurrent Session Social Event Lunch Symposium
Workshop Teach In Session Free Paper Break
Thursday, 18 August 2016 – Pre-Congress Workshops
Time Room 405 Room 403 Room 402 Room 404
09:00-12:30  WS3: rTMS workshop TC1: Movement Disorders Teaching Course  TC2: Epilepsy-EEG workshop -AOCN-ASEPA TC3: NEUROSONOLOGY Workshop -Stroke updating and Hands on
14:00-17:00 WS1: Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound workshop TC2: Epilepsy- Presurgical Evaluation Workshop: Localization of epileptic zone and networks-AOCN-ASEPA
Friday, 19 August 2016
Ballroom 2 Banquet Hall Room 405
08:00-09:00 Opening Ceremony
08:00-08:05   Speech by AOAN President
Man Mohan Mehndiratta, India
08:05-08:10  Welcoming speech by MSN/AOCN President
Kheng-Seang Lim, Malaysia
08:10-08:20 CPG Multiple Sclerosis Multimedia Presentation & Speech
Shanti Viswanathan, Malaysia
08:20-08:30  Speech and launching of AOCN 2016 and CPG Multiple Sclerosis
Director General of Health Malaysia
08:00-08:45 Launching Gimmick
08:45-09:00  Press Conference
09:00-10:30 Plenary 1-Global Neurology Symposium- Training and Education in Neurology, Way to move forward

 Training and education in Neurology, a global perspective
Raad Shakir, UK
Training and education in Neurology-Asian Perspective: 
 Asian Initiative
Ryuji Kaji, Japan
Man Mohan Mehndiratta, India
Training and education in Neurology, regional perspectives:
Pan  Arab (PAUNS)
Saeed Bohlega, Saudi Arabia
Pan Africa
Riadh Gouider,Tunisia
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing
11:00-12:30 Epilepsy 1-the Joint symposium of AOCN and CAOA: diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

What is epilepsy? A practical clinical definition of epilepsy
Byung-In Lee, Korea
ILAE classification and terminology of epilepsy- clinical implication
Raymond Azman Ali, Malaysia
Optimising treatment of epilepsy
Shih Hui Lim, Singapore 
Stroke Symposium (APSO) 1

Epidemiology: “Stroke Burden: An incomingTsunami: in Asia Oceania region” :

South Asia
Man  Mohan Mehndiratta, India
South East Asia
Kay Sin Tan, Malaysia
East Asia
Lawrence Wong, Hong Kong
Advances in Neuroimaging in acute ischaemic stroke:What should we do now?
Mahendran  Nadarajah, Singapore
Frontiers of stroke therapy :IV  Thrombolysis, Thrombectomy and current clinical trials
Lawrence Wong, Hong Kong

Free Paper Presentation 1-Dementia + Neurorehabilitation
12:30-14:00 Lunch Symposium 1 -Novartis-Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Management of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease: focus on dementia, psychosis and apathy
Shen Yang Lim , Malaysia
Q & A

Lunch Symposium 2 -Eisai- Newer perspectives in management of Focal Epilepsy

 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Prof Byung-In Lee (Korea)
Management of focal seizures in adults: Can we do more
 Shih Hui Lim, Singapore
Practical considerations in the management of Epilepsy in adolescents & what’s the evidence for Perampanel
Anannit Visudtibhan, Thailand
13:40-13:55 Q & A
13:55-14:00 Closing Remarks
14:00-15:30 Epilepsy 2-the joint Symposium of AOCN and CAOA : Epilepsy in Neurocritical Care

ILAE Definition and Classification of Status Epilepticus
Gudrun Kalss , Austria
Continuous EEG in Neuro-ICU
John Dunne, Australia
Management of Status Epilepticus
Byung-In Lee, Korea
Stroke (APSO) 2

Stroke prevention from Antiplatelets to Anticoagulants
Hui Meng Chang, Singapore
 Vascular Cognitive Impairment : Current Management
Chris Chen, Singapore
 Case studies:
University of Malaya
Mohd Imran bin Idris, Malaysia   
University Putra Malaysia
Hoo FanKee, Malaysia  
Free Paper Presentation 2- Movement Disorder +Neurosciences (Current status in Stem Cell Therapy)+ Headache and Pain
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing
16:00-17:30 CNS Infections
CNS infections in South Asia- a changing landscape
Udaya Ranawaka, Sri Lanka
Chong-Tin Tan, Malaysia
CNS infections and Stroke / Neurocysticercosis-Current Perspectives
Man Mohan Mehndiratta, India
 Septic Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
Mohammad Wasay, Pakistan
Neurosciences (Current status in Stem Cell Therapy)

Cord lining-derived stem cells as a novel source for neural transplantation in Parkinson’s disease
Kah-Leong Lim , Singapore
Stem Cell Therapy for Ischaemic Stroke
Koji Abe, Japan
Cellular Therapy for Brain Damage
Shinn-Zong Lin , Taiwan
Free Paper Presentation 3-Epilepsy
17:40-18:30 17:40-18:10
Free Paper Presentation 4- Neuropaediatrics/tumor
Free Paper Presentation 5- CNS infection
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Ballroom 2 Banquet Hall Room 405 Room 403
08:00-09:00 Teach In Session 1-Clinical approach to cranial nerve examination
Raymond Azman Ali, Malaysia
General Assembly
(By Invitation Only)
09:00-10:30 Plenary 2 -Translational Neuroscience Symposium
MND-Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: is it all in the genes?
Matthew Kiernan, Australia
Dystonia: from bench to bedside
Ryuji Kaji , Japan
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing WS2: NCS/EMG workshop
Those registered for the Neuromuscular US workshop will have free access to this workshop also, However delegates must register to this workshop)

Principals and pitfalls of Nerve conduction studies
Jun Kimura, USA
Electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular transmission disorders
Lo Yew Long  (Singapore) 

11:00-12:30 Movement Disorder 1
Parkinson’s disease – Basic Science Aspects
 Eng King Tan, Singapore
Movement Disorders in Infective & Inflammatory Conditions
Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Thailand
What Neurologists Need to Know about Wilson’s Disease
 Kalyan B. Bhattacharyya, India 
Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIM) 1- Classic Multiple Sclerosis

Update on pathogenesis
Kazuo Fujihara, Japan
Imaging update
Won-Jin Moon, Korea
Early treatment
Allan Kermode, Australia
Treatment of the highly active cases
 William Carrol, Australia
Free Paper Presentation 6-Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break BONT Workshop Sponsorship by Merz
14:00-15:30 Movement Disorder 2

 Hot Topic: Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease
Ai Huey Tan, Malaysia
Movement Disorders Neuroimaging for the Clinician
Pramod Pal, India
DBS for Movement Disorders – A Tour with Case Vignettes
Beom Jeon, South Korea  

Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIM) 2-Multiple Sclerosis Related Disorder
Pathogenesis of NMO and MOG
Satoshi Kuwabara, Japan
Imaging of AQP4 positive patients
Chong Tin Tan, Malaysia
Treatment-  Supported by PACTRIMS
Su-Hyun Kim, Korea
The implications of new diagnostic NMOSD criteria
Kazuo Fujihara, Japan
Free Paper Presentation 7- Stroke 1 WS2: NCS/EMG workshop (Continue)


Demo/hands-on: nerve conduction studies/late responses
Jun Kimura (USA)
Sanjeev Nandedkar (USA)
Demo/hands-on: repetitive nerve stimulation/ SFEMG
Lo Yew Long  (Singapore)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing
16:00-17:30 Headache Symposium

Update on Chronic migraine
Shuu Jiun Wang , Taiwan
Menstrual migraine and its management
Yasmin Bte Idu Jion, Singapore
Alternative treatment in headache
Siwaporn Chankrachang , Thailand
Trigeminal autonomic cephalagias
Charles Siow, Singapore
Neurorehabilitation (WFNR) Symposium: From Neuroscience to Clinical Practice
Autonomic dysfunction in spinal cord injury
Ellen Merete Hagen, UK
Hi-tech or Low-tech in Neurorehabilitation
Leonard Sheung-Wai LI, Hong Kong
Application of brain stimulation in neurorehabilitation
Lydia Latif, Malaysia
Spasticity in Stroke
 Keng He Kong, Singapore 
WS2: NCS/EMG workshop (Continue)


Demo/hands-on: nerve conduction studies/late responses
Jun Kimura (USA)
Sanjeev Nandedkar (USA)

Demo/hands-on: repetitive nerve stimulation/ SFEMG
Lo Yew Long  (Singapore)

Sunday – 21 August 2016
Ballroom 2 Banquet Hall Room 405
08:00 – 09:00 Teach In Session 2- Approach to cerebellar examination (with emphasis on bedside clinical examination), and quantitative assessment
Hidehiro Mizusawa, Japan
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary 3- Autoimmune Neurological Disorders
Guillain-Barre syndrome in Asia
Satoshi Kuwabara, Japan
Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis-Current practice and challenges in Asia
Kuang-Lin Lin , Taiwan 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing
11:00 – 12:30 Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology 1-Inflammatory Myopathy

Immune mediated necrotizing myopathy
Ichizo Nishino, Japan
Sporadic inclusion body myositis in Asian region
Josiah Chai, Singapore
Updates on dermatomyositis
 Khean Jin Goh, Malaysia
Dementia 1-The non-Alzheimer’s dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia – ALS: a clinical spectrum
Matthew Kiernan, Australia
Double trouble : Cerebrovascular Disease with Alzheimer’s Disease
Nagendran Kandiah, Singapore
The reversible dementias – are they truly reversible?
Manjari Tripathi, India
A multicentre study of Frontal Temporal Dementia in Asia:  A lesson from Okayama FTD study
 Koji Abe, Japan
Free Paper Presentation 8-  Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIM) + Stroke 2
1230 – 1400 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Neuromuscular/Neurophysiology 2-Inherited Neuropathies

CMT and other inherited neuropathies: clinical perspective
Garth Nicholson, Australia
Genomics in inherited neuropathies
 Marina Kennerson, Australia
Managing disability in inherited neuropathies
Lydia Latif, Malaysia
Dementia 2- Assessment and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias

Neuropsychology and brain imaging in early detection of dementia
Jacquline Dominguez, Philippines
Predictors of conversion from MCI to Alzheimer’s disease
 Koji Abe, Japan
Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia and cognitive decline
Suraya Yusoff, Malaysia
Towards patient centred care practices in dementia care
Timothy CY Kwok, Hong Kong
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster/Exhibition Viewing
16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony and Presentations Award