The Working Party for Clinical Neuroscience, set up two years ago, currently consists of the German Society for Neurology (DGN); German Society for Neuropathology and Neuro-anatomy (DGNN); German Society for Neuroradiology (DGNR); German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC) and the Society for Neuropaediatrics (GNP). In collaboration, these societies proposed a joint meeting for all neurology subjects, which we named ‘Neuro-week’.
During this week the DGN, DGNN, DGNR and GNP will hold their annual meetings and the DGNC will present a workshop. From Wednesday to Friday morning the individual societies will hold their annual meetings in their usual formats. This means that the Academy for Further Training, within the German Society for Neurology, will take place as usual. From Friday mid-day, the entire shape of the congress will change. There will no longer be any parallel sessions and all congress participants, from the various specialities, can follow the four main themes. Each of the interdisciplinary topics, focusing on neuro-imaging, vascular diseases of the nervous system, neuro-oncology and epilepsy, will cover a four-hour half-day.
The programme committee is comprised of interdisciplinary experts (Professors: Dr W Hacke, Dr D Karch, Dr M G Hennerici, Dr M Westphal, Dr K H Plate and Dr C Groden), and the joint meeting has five congress presidents, who also serve as congress presidents of the individual annual meetings for each society. To simplify organisation, congress presidents agreed to involve the chairpersons of the organising committees and programme committees in the practical preparation.
The joint congress, organised by AKM Congress Service GmbH, will be held from 20-24 September 2006, at the Mannheim Congress Centre.
We all trust Neuro-week will offer you scientific excellence as well as an inter-disciplinary dimension that will lead to better interaction between clinical neuro specialities, and that, due to its success, the congress will be repeated in a few years.