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2nd International Conference on Pediatric Neurology, will be organized around the theme “Channelizing the novel ideas for treating Pediatric Neurological Disorders”
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Neurology is the branch of medicine dealing with nervous system disorders. Neurological practice mainly relies on the field of neuroscience, which is the scientific study of the nervous system. Diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system and its subdivisions falls under the neurology branch. Pediatric Neurology analyses infants and kids with dysfunctional Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems.
According to statistical reports, autism, mental retardation, dyslexia, seizures and other developmental diseases cover a larger portion of the population of US. After migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy comes fourth in the list of common neurological disorders. So it is indeed a necessity that neonatal neurological diseases are taken into account for early diagnosis, proper treatments and even prevention.
- Track 1-1Neuro ophthalmology
- Track 1-2Neuro oncology
- Track 1-3Neuro pathology
- Track 1-4Neuropathic pain
- Track 1-5Neurogenetics
- Track 1-6Neuro therapeutics & diagnostics
- Track 1-7Neuropharmacology
- Track 1-8Neuroimmunology
- Track 1-9Neuro infections
- Track 1-10Stroke and vascular neurology
- Track 1-11Neurophysiology
- Track 1-12Neuroinformatics
- Track 1-13Neuropsychology
- Track 1-14Neurosurgery
- Track 1-15Neuromuscular junction disorders
- Track 1-16Diagnosis and treatment
The study of the structure and function of the brain and its relative diseases is known as Neuropsychopathology. These studies basically relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. Understanding the behavior and cognition which is influenced by the specific functioning of the brain and the relative diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and cognitive effects of neurological disorders is what this experimental field of study aims at. The term has been applied to lesion studies in humans and animals. It has also been applied to efforts to record electrical activity from individual cells in higher primates.
- Track 2-1Clinical neuropsychology
- Track 2-2Cognitive neuropsychology
The nervous system is mainly divided into Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System. The Central Nervous System (CNS) being the major division consists of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Disorders of the CNS can be brought under a huge listing of conditions related to brain not functioning properly, limitation of health and functionality of organs. These conditions develop due to brain damage as a result of stroke, brain cancer, infections, genetic alterations etc. The complexity of the Central Nervous System presents unique challenges for developing novel therapies but early diagnosis and proper treatment can ease the severity of the consequences.
- Track 3-1Central Nervous System Disorders
- Track 3-2Brain damage
- Track 3-3Brain dysfunction
- Track 3-4Spinal cord disorders
- Track 3-5Case study on CNS
- Track 3-6Clinical trials on CNS
- Track 3-7CNS biomarkers
Apart from the CNS, all the other nervous system structures like nerves and ganglia which do not lie within the CNS, comes under the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The main function of the PNS is to connect the CNS to the rest of the body, i.e. the limbs and organs and act as a relaying partner for communication to go back and forth from the brain and the spinal cord to the other parts of the body. The PNS is divided into Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems. As we know, the CNS is protected by the bone of spine and skull or by the blood-brain barrier but the PNS remains unprotected in the body and exposed to toxins and mechanical injuries.
- Track 4-1Autonomic nervous system disorders
- Track 4-2Charcot–marie–tooth disease
- Track 4-3Demyelination
- Track 4-4Denervation & neuritis
- Track 4-5Diabetic neuropathy & polyneuropathy
- Track 4-6Dysautonomia & radiculopathy
- Track 4-7Familial dysautonomia
- Track 4-8Multiple system atrophy
- Track 4-9Guillain-barre syndrome
- Track 4-10Nerve injury & radial nerve dysfuction
- Track 4-11Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis
- Track 4-12Orthostatic hypotension & orthostatic intolerance
Pediatric Peripheral Neuropathy is related to damaged or disease affecting nerves in children. Due to peripheral neuropathy further complications may arise like impairment of sensation, movement, gland or organ function or other aspects of health. These complications depend highly on the type of nerve which has been affected. Common causes include systemic diseases (such as diabetes or leprosy), vitamin deficiency, medication, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, excessive alcohol consumption, immune system disease or viral infection. It can also be genetic or idiopathic.
- Track 5-1Facial nerve paralysis & sciatica
- Track 5-2Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy
- Track 5-3Krabbe’s disease
Any condition that is caused by a dysfunction in part of the brain or nervous system which results in physical and/or psychological symptoms can be categorized under Neurologic disorders. Neurological disorders occurring at an age from preterm neonatal to late adolescence (19-21 years old) are pediatric neurological disorders. Brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and stroke are the most common ones which come under a huge list of more than 600 diseases of the nervous system. Among them many are hereditary which is a result of genetic mutations in the genes of the individual and can be passed on to the next generation.
- Track 6-1Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Track 6-2Bipolar disorders
- Track 6-3Cerebral palsy
- Track 6-4Autism Disorders
- Track 6-5Concussion
- Track 6-6Sturge-weber syndrome
- Track 6-7Depression
- Track 6-8Developmental disorders including autism congenital myopathies
- Track 6-9Epilepsy
- Track 6-10Sleep disorders
- Track 6-11Hydrocephalus
- Track 6-12Headache/migraine
- Track 6-13Pneumococcal meningitis
- Track 6-14Multiple sclerosis
- Track 6-15Pediatric stroke
- Track 6-16Parkinson’s disease
Neuromuscular diseases affect the lower motor neurons of the nervous system, which may include the muscles, nerves, or the junction between muscles and nerves (known as a neuromuscular junction). These nerves control the voluntary muscles like in arms and legs. Messages to control these muscles are sent through neurons and when those neurons become unhealthy or die out, communication between the nervous system and muscles fail and the functionality of the muscles ceases to exist. As a result, the weakened muscles lead to twitching, cramps, pains, aches, and joint and movement problems.
- Track 7-1Muscular dystropy
- Track 7-2Congenital myopathies
- Track 7-3Freidreich’s ataxia
- Track 7-4Lambert-eaton syndrome
- Track 7-5Myasthenia gravis
- Track 7-6Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Over the past three decades the numbers of brain physicians have been steadily increasing, psychiatrists more so than neurologists. By the end of 2002, 893 certified psychiatrists were registered which corresponds to roughly one psychiatrist per 9.000 inhabitants. Mental illnesses which remain untreated can lead to various other problems like unemployment, family breakdown, homelessness and suicide. The burden of these problems extends beyond the individual to family and friends. In Europe, the second cause of disability-adjusted life years is mental illness or Neuropsychiatric disorders. About 27% of the adult population had experienced at least one of a series of mental disorders which includes problems arising from substance use, psychosis, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Mental illness affects people of all ages, with a significant impact on many young people.
- Track 8-1Psychiatric and mental health nursing
- Track 8-2Psychosomatic medicine in somatic disorders
- Track 8-3Psychiatry & behavioral sciences
- Track 8-4Psychosomatic disorders
- Track 8-5Psychosomatic medicine
- Track 8-6Medications for mental illness
- Track 8-7Diagnosis and therapy
- Track 8-8Psychiatric emergencies
- Track 8-9Psychopharmacology
- Track 8-10Psychopathology and psychotherapy
- Track 8-11Child and adolescent counseling psychology
- Track 8-12Psychological disorder
- Track 8-13Clinical child psychology
- Track 8-14Educational psychology
- Track 8-15Psychopharmacology of psychosomatic medicine
The term psychiatry or psychological disorder means a mental disorder or illness that interferes with the way a person behaves, interacts with others, and functions in his/her daily life. Psychiatric disorders are also sometimes known as mental health disorders or mental health illnesses. More often than not, psychiatric problems go unnoticed and undiagnosed in patients basically children. All children get into mischief a few times but some may have transitory conduct issues because of push. For instance, the introduction of a kin, a separation, or demise in the family may bring about a kid to carry on. These disorders range from normal behavioural & mood to violent actions. Conduct issue are more genuine. They include examples of antagonistic, forceful, or troublesome practices. This conduct is additionally not proper for the kid's age.
- Track 9-1Anorexia nervosa
- Track 9-2Asperger’s syndrome
- Track 9-3Attention deficient hyperactivity disorders
- Track 9-4Autism
- Track 9-5Behavioural disorders
- Track 9-6Depression and anxiety disorders
- Track 9-7Psychopathology
- Track 9-8Psychosis
- Track 9-9Schizophrenia
- Track 9-10Tic disorders
- Track 9-11Tourette syndrome
Movement disorders in childhood are caused by a large number of genetic and heterodegenerative diseases. Pediatric movement disorders can be considered as one of the relatively new and growing field of child neurology. Advances have been made in this field towards diagnosing the genetic cause of the diseases, evaluating the treatment efficacy and solidifying the definitions to spread more knowledge to the common man.
- Track 10-1Ataxia-telangiectasia
- Track 10-2Huntington disease (HD)
- Track 10-3Juvenile parkinsonism (JP)
- Track 10-4Marinesco-sjögren syndrome
- Track 10-5Niemann pick disease
- Track 10-6Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN)
- Track 10-7Wilson disease
Neurodevelopmental diseases in children occur due to the deterioration of the growth and development of the Brain and Central Nervous System. Significant mental, emotional, physical, and economic consequences occur for individuals who suffer from neurodevelopmental diseases. When we come down to neurodevelopmental diseases, multiple causes can be taken into consideration like genetic disorders, deprivation, Immune dysfunction, metabolic disorders, nutrition, trauma or infectious diseases.
- Track 11-1Adrenoleukodystrophy
- Track 11-2Angelman syndrome (AS) & prader willi syndrome (PWS)
- Track 11-3Down syndrome (DS)
- Track 11-4Fragile X syndrome (FXS)
- Track 11-5Rett syndrome
Pediatric Neuron Peripheral Disorders may occur due to the impairments in the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. These disorders are mostly related to genetic differences caused by various mutations of the genes and so are generally hereditary. The complexity of the genetic information and opposition for diagnosis and testing of the genetic deformations have kept treatment of these diseases in their primary stages. If proper genetic counselling and appropriate and quality diagnosis is done then development of targeted treatments and prevention approaches are not far.
- Track 12-1Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
- Track 12-2Myotonic dystrophy (MD)
- Track 12-3Neurofibromatosis (NF)
- Track 12-4Pediatric epilepsy
- Track 12-5Spinal muscular atrophies (SMAs)
Spinal neurology can be focussed on the diseases and injuries of the spine. The human spine consists of 33 bones (Vertebrae) which are connected by ligaments and muscles. It is a rigid self-supporting structure of the body. It runs from the base of the skull to the pelvis. The vertebra is divided into different regions: Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx. Each of the regions has its own set of functions to perform. An intervertebral disc separates and cushions each vertebra in the spine. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves arise from the spinal cord which transmits signals back and forth between the body and the spinal cord. Damage to Spine could seriously impair the ability of ones control over sensation and movement.
- Track 13-1Brain injury and brain death
- Track 13-2Brain tumour & imaging
- Track 13-3Animal models in brain research
- Track 13-4Computational brain and nervous system
- Track 13-5Neurodegeneration and aging disorders
- Track 13-6Human brain and neural network
- Track 13-7Novel treatment strategies
- Track 13-8Brain engineering
- Track 13-9Brain nursing
- Track 13-10Headache and migraines
- Track 13-11Brain complications
- Track 13-12NeuroImmunology of brain
- Track 13-13Spinal disorders
Neurons are electrically excited nerve cells that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals within the human body. These electrical and chemical signals by the neurons are transmitted with the help of synapses which are specialized connections with other cells. Neurons can connect to each other to form neural networks. Neurons are the core components of the brain and spinal cord of the Central Nervous System (CNS), and of the ganglia of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS).
- Track 14-1Neuron Spiking
Neuro-oncology is the study of brain and spinal cord neoplasms, many of which are at least eventually very dangerous and life-threatening. Cancers of children are quite different from their adult versions. They appear in different locations and behave differently than the cancers of adults. Among children under the age of 15, even though rare, brain tumors are the most common form of solid tumors and they represent about 20% of all childhood cancers. Treatment options vary and can be strongly influenced by the age of the child. According to statistics, most pediatric brain and spine tumors are primary tumors. That is they are originated in the brain or spine. Primary tumors are classified as “benign” or “malignant” and both can be life-threatening.
- Track 15-1Radiation oncology
- Track 15-2Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor
- Track 15-3Brain stem glioma
- Track 15-4Choroid plexus tumors, choroid plexus carcinoma, choroid plexus papilloma
- Track 15-5Craniopharyngioma
- Track 15-6Cysts
- Track 15-7Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma
- Track 15-8Ependymoma
- Track 15-9Germ cell tumors
- Track 15-10Medulloblastoma
- Track 15-11Neurofibromatosis
- Track 15-12Oligodendroglioma
- Track 15-13Optic glioma
- Track 15-14Primitive neuroectodermal tumors
- Track 15-15Astrocytoma
- Track 15-16Metastatic cancer
- Track 15-17Glioblastoma
- Track 15-18Diagnosis of neuro-oncology
- Track 15-19Pain management in neuro-oncology
- Track 15-20Case studies in neuro-oncology
The visual representation of structure and function of the brain and nervous system is called as Neuroimaging. It is a method for diagnosis of various diseases of the nervous system. Techniques such as CT, MRI and PET come under the diagnostic tools of neuroimaging. According to the world market for Point of Care (POC) diagnostics by June 2, 2015 is $4,200 billion is the investment in neuroimaging. This track basically focuses the studies on Neuroinformatics, Neural Simulation, Neural coding, Structural Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing, Radiation Toxicity and Sickness, Interventional radiology, Big Data Analysis, Psychiatric Brain.
- Track 16-1Neuroinformatics
- Track 16-2Big data analysis
- Track 16-3Interventional radiology
- Track 16-4Radiation toxicity and sickness
- Track 16-5Neuromorphic computing
- Track 16-6Clinical research informatics
- Track 16-7Bioinformatics
- Track 16-8Structural bioinformatics
- Track 16-9Neural coding
- Track 16-10Neural simulation
- Track 16-11Psychiatric brain
The human nervous system is a very complex structure and evaluating and diagnosing nervous system problems can be a very tough job. Among different disorders, many of the same symptoms may occur in different ways which makes it very complicated to actually find out which portion of the system is having what problem. Also, many disorders are there which do not have clear causes, markers or tests for diagnosing. Technological advancements have brought with it various kinds of instruments and methods with the help of which proper diagnosis of an illness can be done.
- Track 17-1Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (also called spinal tap or lumbar puncture)
- Track 17-2Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan)
- Track 17-3Electrodiagnostic tests
- Track 17-4Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Track 17-5Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Track 17-6Myelogram
- Track 17-7Neurosonography
- Track 17-8Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
- Track 17-9Ultrasound (also called sonography)
With the advancement of technology, the present day scenario gives us various opportunities to develop novel therapies with the help of stem cells. The remarkable potential of stem cells to develop into any type of cell in the body during early life and growth Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Regenerative Neurology aims to encourage regeneration of the damaged nervous system to restore function.
- Track 18-1Stem cells treatment
- Track 18-2Cell biology and its metabolism
- Track 18-3Stem cell apoptosis
- Track 18-4Bio markers of stem cell
- Track 18-5Stem cell therapies
- Track 18-6Regenerative medicine
- Track 18-7Tissue engineering
- Track 18-8Stem cell research products
- Track 18-9Cell and Gene Based Approaches
- Track 18-10Nerve Injury and Repair
- Track 18-11 Neurotransmitter Release and Cell Repair
Neuropsychotherapy is a branch of medicine which deals with the mental disorders attributable to diseases. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Addictive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative disorder, Pediatric Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry are few of the disorders whose therapeutics comes under Neuropsychotherapeutics branch. Neuroimaging is an essential process for neurotherapeutics. In Europe, the second cause of disability-adjusted life years is mental illness or Neuropsychiatric disorders. About 27% of the adult population had experienced at least one of a series of mental disorders which includes problems arising from substance use, psychosis, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Mental illness affects people of all ages, with a significant impact on many young people. The burden of mental illness is increasing day by day.
The brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system are the main components of the nervous system. Medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders which affect any of these components is what we can call as Neurosurgery or neurological. This track will primarily discuss on Spinal Neurosurgery, Brain Neurosurgery, Traumatic Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pituitary Neurosurgery.
- Track 20-1Spinal Neurosurgery
- Track 20-2Brain Neurosurgery
- Track 20-3Traumatic Neurosurgery
- Track 20-4Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Track 20-5Pituitary Neurosurgery
- Track 20-6Advanced Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery
Forensic child psychology involves understanding the fundamentals of the legal principles, particularly with regard to expert witness testimony and the specific content area of concern (e.g., competence to stand trial, child custody and visitation, or workplace discrimination), as well as relevant jurisdictional considerations in order to be able to interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals. It is the intersection between psychology and the justice system.
Neuroinformatics is the research field which is focussed on processing the neuroscience data via analytical tools and computational models. Integration and analysis of increasingly large-volume, high-dimensional and fine-grain experimental data can be done by the help of neuroinformatics. Data framework encompasses multi-type and multi-scale data including but not limited to Neuroscience Time Series, Atlas-Based, Brain Maps and Ontology data. Informatics System is exclusively designed to perform such functions. Applications and tools are featured for acquiring, storing, publishing, sharing, analyzing, modeling and prediction, simulation and visualization as a part of this system supporting Neuroscience research.
An emerging multidisciplinary field of medicine, Pediatric Nursing and Care is a new frontier in pediatric critical care and pediatric neurology. Improving the outcomes in critically ill pediatric patients with neurological illness or injury and limiting secondary brain injury through optimal critical care delivery and the support of brain function is the basic goal of neurocritical care. Pediatric traumatic brain injury and pediatric stroke falls under neurocritical care.
Neurocritical care is the specialty training in pediatric neurointensive care for pediatric intensivists and pediatric neurologists Neurocritical care has a broader application of neuromonitoring and neuroprotective strategies in the pediatric intensive care unit, in both primary neurological and primary non-neurological disease states.
- Track 23-1Neonatal intensive care and nursing
- Track 23-2Educational & preventive measures
- Track 23-3The importance of emergency health care
- Track 23-4Pediatric Pain management
- Track 23-5Critical care nursing
- Track 23-6Emergency nursing
- Track 23-7Clinical nursing
- Track 23-8Cancer nursing
- Track 23-9Healthcare nursing
- Track 23-10Neurosurgical nursing
- Track 23-11Psychiatric & mental health nursing
- Track 23-12Medical traumatic stress
- Track 23-13Nursing management
- Track 23-14Nursing skills