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  • 13 May 2022 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    The AcT trial was a large RCT that sought to find if intravenous tenecteplase can replace alteplase in the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting early after stroke onset. The findings were presented by Bijoy K Menon MBBS, M.D, D.M, MSc, FRCPC at the European Stroke Conference in Lyon, France.

  • 22 Apr 2022 8:04 AM | Anonymous

    The Association of Indian Neurologists in America is deeply offended by the views expressed by Prof. Amy Wax, Law Professor at University of Pennsylvania. During a recent news interview on April 8th 2022, she disparaged physicians of Indian origin at University of Pennsylvania for speaking up about racism in this country. She went on to insult India and its rich cultural heritage using abominable words.

    India’s enviable education system has produced brilliant scientists, physicians, and computer engineers who have enriched healthcare, education and the high-tech industry in the United States and across the world. Physicians of Indian origin are a major segment of the healthcare workforce in the US.

    We call upon the University of Pennsylvania to take appropriate action against Dr. Wax. We also urge the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Neurology to take formally denounce Dr. Wax and take strong action to counter racist attitudes against physicians of Indian origin.

    Prakash Kotagal, M.D.
    President, Association of Indian Neurologists in America

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    Nirmal Surya, MD, DNB, FIAN, FRCP

    Epilepsy Foundation India

    Mumbai, India

    WHY THE RECIPIENT WAS CHOSEN: The Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocacy Award recognizes one neurologist who exemplifies Dr. Viste’s leadership and commitment to advocating for the patient community. Dr. Nirmal Surya has dedicated his career to epilepsy patients in India, offering free weekly clinics and Epilepsy Camps to those below the poverty line across the country. Dr. Surya also founded the Epilepsy Foundation of India and is an active advocate for patients at the state and national government.

    THANK YOU STATEMENT: It is indeed an honor to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award! I deeply thank Dr. Sanjay P. Singh and Dr. Vinita Acharya who nominated me for this award. Thank you to my parents for their support, encouragement, and guidance, and for lighting the lamp of patient service very early in my life. And thank you to all my patients who have kept their faith in me, followed all advice given to them, and supported all my efforts over the years.

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Objective: The goal of the study is to examine the current practices of managing acute seizures and epileptiform abnormalities on EEG.

    Please select the response option that best matches your current management practice in each clinical setting rather than your knowledge of the literature or potential management in an ideal world.

    Time Commitment: The survey will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.

    Begin Survey

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the following AINA Members on receiving the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

    Bhavesh Trikamji, MD
    University of California Riverside

    Bindu Menon, MD, MBBS
    Apollo Specialty Hospitals
    Nellore Andhra, Pradesh, India

    Zain Guduru, MD
    University of Kentucky

    Ram Mohan R. Sankaraneni, MD
    Creighton University School of Medicine

    Raghav Govindarajan, MD, FAAN
    HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital

    Nirav R. Bhatt, MD
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Aleem, MD
    ABC Hospital/The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University/Dhanalakshami Srinivasan Medical College
    Trichy/Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

    Mitesh P. Lotia, MD
    University of Arkansas

    Kapil Arya, MD
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Gurmeen Kaur, MBBS
    Westchester Medical Center

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register Here!

    AINA Annual Meeting & Dinner during the AAN Annual Meeting
    Monday, April 4, 2022

    W Seattle | Great Room, Second Floor
    1112 4th Ave | Seattle, WA 98101

    You are invited to join us for the AINA Annual Meeting & Dinner!

    We are excited to be back in-person in Seattle at the W Seattle Hotel. Appetizers and Dinner will be served. Come and learn about AINA's recent accomplishments, hear about our partnership with the IAN, and celebrate our 2022 Award Winners!

    Please register if you plan to attended so we can ensure there is enough food ordered.

    AINA Welcomes Dr. Gregory Cascino, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACNS, FAES as this year's Keynote Speaker!

  • 04 Mar 2022 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    We invite you to submit an abstract for the ANA 2022 Annual Meeting!
    Submit your abstract here:

    Learn More about the ANA 2022 Annual Meeting

  • 22 Feb 2022 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    AINA Members, Dr. Saurav Das, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, along with co-authors Ashutosh Jadhav, Sandra Narayanan, and Sunil Sheth share publications in neurology.  Read the articles here:

  • 15 Feb 2022 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Neha Dangayach Quoted in NY Times on the risk of traumatic brain injuries.
    Read the Article Here

  • 04 Feb 2022 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Shyam Prabhakaran has been named the James Nelson and Anna Louise Raymond Professor in the Department of Neurology.

    Prabhakaran is a vascular neurologist and epidemiologist and an internationally recognized leader in stroke research and treatment. He has led projects focused on uncovering the underlying causes of stroke using novel imaging techniques, improving stroke care delivery in prehospital and hospital settings, and optimizing stroke recovery. His research explores intersections between individual stroke risk factors and biomarkers, community health disparities, and learning health systems and uses computational and engineering methods to design and implement multi-level interventions to improve stroke care and patient outcomes. A powerful advocate for improving disparities in stroke care, he has been instrumental in reorganizing ambulance transports for acute stroke patients in Chicago and improving access to proven time-sensitive stroke treatments for Chicago residents.

    He is chair of the Department of Neurology, an elected fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Neurological Association, and principal investigator of the Chicago Regional Coordinating Center in the National Institutes of Health’s Stroke Trials Network.

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