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  • 21 Jan 2019 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tarang is the electronically published newsletter of the Association of Indian Neurologists of America. This is an opportunity to share the work throughout the year with our membership! Have something you are proud of at the local, state or national level? Be sure to share with us that we can include in the Tarang and/or monthly eNews! 

    Take a look at the 2018 Tarang Newsletter and previous by clicking here.

  • 07 Dec 2018 6:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Sunday, December 2nd, the AINA-Epilepsy Section held their meeting in conjunction with the American Epilepsy Society. Approximately 100 people in attendance from the U.S., Canada and India. Information about AINA was shared, along with featured presentations. See below a few photos from the event! Thank you all for coming, and we look forward to future opportunities with all! Special thank you to Dr. Sanjay Singh and Dr. Prakash Kotagal for organizing the event!

  • 19 Nov 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA held its first reception for the interventional neurology community on November 16, 2018. The reception was held during the Annual meeting of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN). Thanks to Drs. Sandra Narayanan, Ashutosh Jadhav, and Vishal Jani for helping to organize the event. AINA looks forward to adding the energy of interventional neurologists to the AINA family.

    The SVIN society’s mission is to represent the advancement of interventional neurology as a field with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care and outcomes of patients with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.  Interested members can learn more at

  • 14 Nov 2018 7:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More than 100 people applied for the 2018–2019 Emerging Leaders Program. The 16 selected participants started the program in October and will work in two groups on projects assigned by AAN committees, with one group working on “How can the AAN educate residents about practice management issues, including coding and reimbursement?” and the other “How can the AAN develop a framework to score and measure engagement in order to improve the AAN’s member engagement?” At the Annual Meeting, the groups will meet with committee leadership to present their recommendations, which will then be reviewed and prioritized for implementation. Program participants are:

    • Neerali S. Bernard, DO, Davis, CA
    • Deepa Bhupali, MD, Chicago, IL
    • Gregory S. Day, MD, MSc, St. Louis, MD
    • William Deeb, MD, Gainesville, FL
    • Charles Esenwa, MD, Bronx, NY
    • Timothy R. Fullam, MD, Biloxi, MS
    • Felicia Gliksman, DO, Hackensack, NJ
    • Donna Chandler Graves, MD, Charlotte, NC
    • Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD, Atlanta, GA
    • Lynn Kataria, MD, Washington, DC
    • Amy Pappas, DO, West Bloomfield, MI
    • Payal B. Patel, MD, New Haven, CT
    • Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, Winston Salem, NC
    • Jonathan K. Smith, MD, Cincinnati, OH
    • Christopher Tarolli, MD, Rochester, NY
    • Rujuta Bhatt Wilson, MD, Los Angeles, CA

  • 24 Oct 2018 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian is a Professor of Neurology and the Principal of Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He got elected as the Vice-President of World Stroke Organization (WSO) for a two-year term. He is the first Asian to take up this position.

    He served two terms as a board of Director of WSO from Asia/Oceania region for 6 years from 2008, and he was the past Chair of World Stroke Campaign International Working Group of WSO. He is a member of the Stroke Research and the WSO Policy committees. He is also in the editorial board of International Journal of Stroke, Journal of Stroke and European Stroke Journal.

    During his earlier tenure with WSO he won the bid to host the Xth World Stroke Congress in Hyderabad in the year 2016. He was the Co-chair of Congress which had a huge impact to stroke care in the region. Dr Pandian has made significant contribution to stroke care services in low and middle-income countries. He is the National PI for the newly created Indian Stroke Clinical Trial Network (INSTRuCT).

  • 22 Oct 2018 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several AINA members contributed to the World Stroke Congress in Montreal, Canada Oct 17-20. The roles included invited speakers and oral abstract presenters.

    AINA members shared an informal networking dinner. Pictured are (L to R):

    Drs. PN Sylaja, Aneesh Singhal, Rohit Bhatia, Dheeraj Khurana, Jeyeraj Pandian, Dileep Yavagal, Pooja Khatri, Seemant Chaturvedi

  • 03 Oct 2018 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



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    The American Academy of Neurology announces the 2019 International Scholarship Award. Applications will be accepted beginning August 23, 2018. This scholarship is designed to provide eligible international candidates the opportunity to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to apply. 

    Recipient will receive:

    • Waived registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting
    • $2,500 to use toward Annual Meeting expenses to include hotel accommodations, round-trip coach airfare to the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, ground transportation, and meal expenses. The scholarship recipients are responsible for obtaining their own visas, but the AAN will provide documentation that recipient has received the scholarship, if required to obtain the visa. Expenses over $2,500 will be the recipient's responsibility.


    1. Citizen of a nation outside the United States and Canada.
    2. Resident living outside of the United States and Canada at the time of application.
    3. Candidates having not attended previous AAN annual meetings will be given preference over those who have.
    4. The applicant should be a medical school graduate and current clinical trainee (resident or fellow), staff neurologist, or faculty member in a neurology department in their country of residence. Medical school, master's degree, and Ph.D. students are not eligible. 
    5. The applicant should be less than 36 years of age or must explain why there is a need for the scholarship if their age is over 36.
    6. The applicant must explain how attending the meeting will affect the development of their career and how it will help with neurology education and patient services in their country. (Summary Letter)
    7. The applicant shall submit an abstract for a paper or poster for the annual meeting. The Committee will use this to assess the academic potential of the applicant. The award will not be contingent on acceptance of the paper or poster for presentation at the annual meeting. While the abstract must be submitted through the official AAN abstract submission site, a copy must be included with the award application.
    8. The applicant should be recommended by the Chair of the Academic Department, mentor or supervisor for which they are working. The Chair must submit a summary letter describing any financial resources the Department has available to it, such as faculty education or travel funds, and why this individual deserves the scholarship.
    9. Nominee must submit a copy of their CV, including a list of publications.
    10. Recipients will be asked to complete a Statement of Citizenship or IRS Form 1099.
    11. Chosen award winners are eligible to win the award one time.


    The 2019 AAN International Scholarship Award deadline is October 24, 2018. Applicants will be notified in January 2019.

    For more information, please contact Lynee Koester at (612) 928-6127 or



  • 27 Sep 2018 4:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 25-28, 2018 | Boca Raton Resort & Club | Boca Raton, FL

    AINA would like to thank many of you that were able to attend our 2nd AINA NCS get together at the Neurocritical Care Society meeting in Boca Raton at the 16th Annual Neurocritical Society Meeting. We had a great turnout, stimulating conversations and discussed the need to continue these conversations beyond the annual meeting!

    More to come from us!

    Neha Dangayach & Aarti Sarwal

  • 19 Sep 2018 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



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    The Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) and Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) have joined hands to institute four (4) observerships of maximum 6 weeks duration in United States (US) in 2019 for eligible life members (see eligibility criteria below) of the Indian Academy of Neurology. 

    To find more information, details, and to apply, please go to the Indian Academy of Neurology website by clicking here.

  • 29 Aug 2018 7:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA Lifetime Achievement Award 

    Find more details and apply here. The AINA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a leader in neurology by her/his peers. The recipient will be a North American neurologist chosen based on her/his dedication in advancing the training of North American neurologists of Indian origin and promoting innovation and research in the field of neurology. The recipient will have supported Indian neurologists over a significant period of time in achieving meaningful progress toward expressed goals.

    View all past award recipients

    Recipient will receive:

    • $1,000 prize
    • Recognition plaque
    • Recognition in AAN's 70th Annual Meeting material


    • Open to AAN members
    • Must be nominated by an AAN member
    • Nominee must be a North American neurologist

    Application Procedure

    Nominator should submit one copy of the following:

    1. Completed application form
    2. Nominee's curriculum vitae
    3. A letter of recommendation (not previously submitted for nominee) describing the following:
      • The nominee’s success relating to the growth and prestige of neurologists of Indian origin in North America
      • The nominee’s commitment to passing leadership skills and the value of involvement to peers and to the next generation of leaders
      • The nominee’s demonstration of exceptional dedication of time and effort for the greater good
      • The nominee’s commitment to team building and to being a team player
      • The nominee’s commitment to “bridge-building” for the Indian neurologic community and beyond through mutual partnerships and alliances


    The 2019 awards deadline is October 24, 2018.

    For more information, please contact Suzi Sherman at or (612) 928-6315.

    For more information about the Association for Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) please visit:

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