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  • 06 Mar 2018 5:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AINA Executive Board is looking for members of which Departments of Neurology can offer Obeservership training programs to Indian Neurologists for ~1 month.

    This training is being offered to young Indian Neurologists as per an agreement signed between the Indian Academy of Neurology and AINA.

    Please contact the AINA Office if you are interested, and can be provided with more details regarding this partnership.

  • 22 Feb 2018 7:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA is excited to welcome Dr. Justin McArthur as our 2018 Annual Meeting Keynote Presenter on April 23rd at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles! Full meeting agenda coming soon!

    Dr. Justin C. McArthur is nationally and internationally recognized for his work in studying the natural history, development and treatment of HIV infection, multiple sclerosis, neurological infections and immune-mediated neurological disorders. He serves as the Director of the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins/National Institute of Mental Health Research Center for Novel Therapeutics of HIV-associated Cognitive Disorders. The Center is comprised of an experienced interdisciplinary research team who have pooled their talents to study the nature of HIV-associated cognitive disorders. Their aim is to translate discoveries of pathophysiological mechanisms into novel therapeutics for HIV-associated dementia (HIV-D). Dr. McArthur has devoted his career to the investigation of the neurological manifestations of AIDS, and to neurological education. His major contributions have focused on epidemiology, pathogenetic mechanisms and treatment of the neurological manifestations of HIV/AIDS. Dr. McArthur's research is focused in three areas of the neurological manifestations of HIV infection: 1) neuroepidemiology, 2) therapeutic development and clinical trials, and 3) studies of pathogenesis. He has published over 250 original research articles and has authored four textbooks. 

    We are excited to welcome Dr. McArthur to our event, and hope that you will join us!

  • 21 Feb 2018 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 23rd - InterContinental Hotel - Downtown Los Angeles

    The AINA Executive Board invites you to the 35th AINA Annual Dinner meeting on April 23, 2018, held at the InterContinental Hotel - Downtown Los Angeles. Our meeting will be held in conjunction with the AAN meeting from April 21-27, 2018. Registration is NOW OPEN! Be sure to register today to receive adequate information and materials regarding the event. 

    Annual Meeting Registration Rates:

    • AINA Lifetime Member and Neurologists visiting from India: Free
    • Regular/Annual Member: $50 
    • Members in Training/Residents: $25
    • Non-Members: $100

    We look forward to connecting with colleagues, recognizing the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, hearing from our special Keynote Speaker, Dr. Justin McArthur, awarding the 2018 AINA Trainee awards, and more. View the full flyer by clicking here. Please consider joining AINA or renewing your membership TODAY!

  • 19 Feb 2018 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Neeraj Kumar, MD will direct a Mayo CME program in July 2018 in Chicago. Consider attending today! This course will take place from July 19-21 at THE WESTIN CHICAGO RIVER NORTH.


    • Review and update of recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of common neurological problems
    • Intensive, practical review with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches to everyday problems that span the realm of neurology
    • Clinical case discussions, video case presentations, didactic lecture, and question and answer sessions to engage attendees
    • Optional American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Self-Assessment Activity awarding MOC credits
    • Recent updates are discussed using a case-based format

  • 07 Feb 2018 10:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the AINA, we have started a new initiative where we will be recording audio podcasts from faculty members and leaders in the field to educate and inspire the residents, fellows and the members.

    The first podcast of the series includes distinguished faculty from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at New Delhi, India - Dr. Manjari Tripathi, who is a professor of neurology and Dr. Sarat Chandra, a professor of neurosurgery who is the leader for the prestigious center for excellence in epilepsy and MEG center at AIIMS.

    Please listen into the live podcast here, or read along the script by clicking here

  • 17 Jan 2018 11:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Winner

    Dr. Chaudhry is Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he is the co-director of EMG laboratory and was Vice‐Chair of Clinical Affairs and Director of the Neurology Outpatient Center. He is internationally recognized as a clinician, teacher, researcher, and a leader in field of neuromuscular medicine and electrophysiology. Dr. Chaudhry’s areas of research include Wallerian degeneration in human nerves, multifocal motor neuropathy, toxic neuropathies, and electrophysiological aspects of neuromuscular diseases.  Dr. Chaudhry has over 130 publications and has participated in numerous clinical trials in motor neuron disease, peripheral neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, and myotonic muscular dystrophy. He has been on the editorial board of Muscle Nerve, Neurologist, and Science  He has served on the board of directors of AAN and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Chaudhry was the chair of Neuromuscular section of AAN (2001-05) and it was under his leadership that Neuromuscular Medicine Board was created.  Dr. Chaudhry was President of the AINA from 2001-2003 and President of Aiimsonians of America (2002-4), his alumni group, which also awarded him with a distinguished alumnus award in 2006.  

    AINA extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Chaudhry for his lifetime of great work! Dr. Chaudhry will be recognized at the 35th Annual AINA Dinner Meeting in conjunction with AAN's annual meeting. Final details will be announced shortly! 

    In 2007, the AAN Foundation partnered with the Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) to create an award recognizing those who have been committed to advancing the Indian neurologic community. The AINA presented the AAN Foundation Chair Austin Sumner, MD, with a $50,000 check to endow the award.

    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.

  • 10 Jan 2018 6:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submit Your News for the 2018 Tarang!

    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 2017 Tarang Newsletter and previous by clicking here.

  • 21 Nov 2017 7:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to share that our first get together of AINA-Neurocritical Care Section at the Kona Tap Room, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii was a success. This get together during the 15th Annual Neurocritical Care Society meeting in October 2017 was a great starting point in understanding the mission of AINA.

    Dr. Vineeta Singh helped put together a list of Neurointensivists of Indian origin using a list of board certified Neuro intensivists from the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) website. Of course, there were many trainees and Neurointensivists we missed including. Our goal is to create inter-generational mentorship for Neurointensivists just like AINA has created for Neurologists of Indian origin. We hope to spread this message to our Neurocritical care colleagues and encourage their involvement in this mission.

    Neha Dangayach and Sachin Agarwal will be co-ordinating this section's future meetings.

  • 21 Nov 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly created Residents and Fellow Section held their first meeting in early November to help determine training needs for future neurologists in AINA and in their professional practices. 

    The Residents and Fellow Section members are: Zain Guduru, Deepak Gupta, Vishal Shah, Urvish Patel and lead with Executive Committee Members - Seemant Chaturvedi, Prachi Mehndiratta and Vishal Jani. The section determined to be sure to add additional benefits to belonging to AINA, as well as adding mentors of AINA to help develop new neurologists. Each of the members will be working in their region to grow membership and interest in AINA. We continue to look forward to additional updates from the Resident and Fellows Section to grow AINA!

  • 01 Nov 2017 10:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear AINA members:

    The Resident and Fellow section would like to establish a mentor-mentee program to connect Neurologists in academia and private practice with those in training. This is an excellent suggestion and it offers a method to grow AINA and help the next generation of Indian neurologists.

    Please let Jamie Michael, AINA Association Staff, know if you are willing to be included in the roster of mentors and if you prefer one mentee only or if you are open to advising more than one neurologist in a training program. 

    Thank you.

    -Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, FAAN

    AINA President

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