Welcome to AOCCN 2017


6th Asian-Oceanian Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (AOCCN)

November 9 – 12, 2017
Bengaluru, India

Mark Hallett, President

International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN)

Clinical Neurophysiology plays a variety of roles in medicine. Well done clinical neurophysiological testing can improve our ability to make the right diagnosis in our patients. Moreover, research using clinical neurophysiology extends our knowledge of neuroscience and disease – including helping to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. As with all fields of medicine, clinical neurophysiology is advancing, and it is important to be up to date to practice at the highest level.

The 6th AOCCN is a chance for the neurologists and physiologists of the Asian-Oceanian region to get together, to promote education and share new findings. Of course, there are the International Congresses of the IFCN, the next in Washington, DC in May 2018, but the Chapter meetings are “local”, usually easier to get to, and also in some ways more focused on problems in the region. In this regard, the Asian-Oceanian Chapter cares for the largest number of patients than any other Chapter, sees a slightly different spectrum of disease, and its members generally have less time to see each patient.

The IFCN ExCo is looking forward to participating in the 6th AOCCN. We want to make sure lines of communication are open and to find ways that the IFCN can help the National Societies and its members. Bengaluru is a thriving city in India, the center for Information Technology as well as a tourist destination for sightseeing. I look forward to meeting each of you there.

Mark Hallett
President, IFCN

Ryusuke Kakigi, President

Asia-Oceania (AO) chapter of IFCN

This is a welcome message to all colleagues and friends, not only in Asia and Oceania, but also throughout the world. The Sixth Asian and Oceanian Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (6th AOCCN) will be held in Bengaluru, India from November 9-12, 2017.

As every clinician and researcher knows, clinical neurophysiology is very important not only in clinical medicine but also as a basic research field. In addition, neuroscience, particularly neuroimaging studies, is one of the hottest topics among all the scientific fields.  Therefore, many young clinicians and researchers have recently become interested in this academic field. India is an enigmatic and fascinating country with an incredibly long history. There are many places we should visit, including 35 world heritages sites. On top of this, recent progress in terms of the economy as well as science has been noted throughout the world. Bengaluru is a symbol of modern India. Since there are many universities, IT companies, and high-technology factories, Bengaluru is frequently called “Silicon Valley in India”.

Since the first AOCCN was held in Beijing, China, back in 1996, The AO chapter has made sure and steady progress by increasing the number of constituent countries and members. I hope that many members of the AO chapter will participate in this congress and continue to promote active mutual relationships between the societies of the AO chapter.

Ryusuke Kakigi,
President, AO Chapter of IFCN

AV Srinivasan, President

Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)

It is a matter of great pride to all of us that the clinical neurophysiology subsection of Indian academy of neurology has been bestowed with the honor of organizing the 6th AOCCN in NIMHANS Convention Center, Bengaluru. On behalf of 2500 neurologists of the Indian academy of neurology, it is my privilege to wish the conference a grand success to be held in the institution of the national importance which was dedicated to the nation by the President of India. I would also like to offer my personal felicitation to the organizing committee of NIMHANS Bengaluru for securing it the special place in the world neurological map.

I am delighted to note that this conference is going to be attended by delegates from 11 countries of Asian and Oceania region. I sincerely hope this conference would provide an opportunity to interact with and share ideas to update oneself with other international colleagues in the practice of Clinical Neurophysiology.

On this occasion, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all the National and international delegates. I wish the Conference all success.

A V Srinivasan
President I A N

M.Gourie-Devi, Chairperson

Clinical Neurophysiology Subsection of IAN

It is a matter of pride and honour that for the first time, India is hosting the Asian-Oceanian Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (AOCCN) in November 2017, to the garden city of Bengaluru. The preparations for the 6th AOCCN are in full swing. Watching the excellent progress of Clinical Neurophysiology in the region over the last few decades, this conference I am sure will be a major step in creating greater interest and propel academic and research activities to commanding heights.

The AOCCN to be held from 10 to 12 November and Pre-conference workshops on 9 November 2017, will provide an amazing platform and an unique opportunity to acquire knowledge from distinguished faculty, to share information, to have face-to-face interaction and get enriched by the wide experience of the experts. The scientific program offers plenary lectures, symposia, platform and poster presentations and workshops on a range of topics of immense practical relevance.

It is with great pleasure that as Chairperson of Organising Committee, I take this opportunity to welcome you all to participate in the conference and have glimpses of Bengaluru, wonderful city, the information and technology capital of India, with a strong base of scientific and medical institutes and cultural ambience. In proximity, the historic city of Mysuru with its magnificient palaces and art museums will attract art lovers.

Warm welcome to the Invited Faculty, Delegates and their families.

Chairperson, Clinical Neurophysiology Subsection of IAN

Conference Secretariat

Dr. M. Veerendrakumar
Prof. of Neurology
Organising Secretary, 6th AOCCN
Neuroscience Faculty Centre (Behind Neurocentre)
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029, India
E-mail: sixthaoccn@gmail.com