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  • 21 May 2017 10:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear AINA members and friends:

    It is an honor to take on the leadership of this organization. I would like to thank the outgoing President, Dr. Ramesh Madhavan, for leading our organization over the past two years. I would also like to thank all the outgoing executive committee members.

    Going forward, we need to find new avenues to engage our younger neurologists of Indian origin. There are many residents and fellows and young neurologists who can and should contribute to AINA. We also look forward to the first AINA-Indian Academy of Neurology joint meeting. Thanks to Dr. Sanjay Singh for taking the lead on this initiative. We also need to continue to build on previous successful subspecialty meetings, such as the AINA forums held at the American Epilepsy Society under the leadership of Dr. Singh and Prakash Kotagal.

    Our professional community of Indian neurologists has great achievements to share with each other and we need to support each other. The Tarang newsletter, developed by Aarti Sarwal, is one area where we can highlight our community achievements. We also need to continue our strong partnership with the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation.

    Finally, thanks to the staff of Badger Bay for providing AINA with professional association management for the past two years. We look forward to a continued, successful relationship.

    Please reach out to me if you have any ideas to help AINA grow and prosper.

    -Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, FAAN

    Professor of Clinical Neurology

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

  • 08 May 2017 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 34th Annual Dinner meeting was also the event host to the awarding of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Kapil D Sethi, MD, FRCP, FAAN.  Dr. Sethi shared warm comments with the audience reflecting on his career and his hopes for the future growth and strengthening of AINA.  He shared the proud history of bringing together Neurologists of Indian origin and encouraged residents and fellow to see the value in coming together to support each other through AINA and throughout their practice and careers. 

    Trainees were certainly in attendance at the Annual Dinner Meeting and AINA leadership were especially happy to honor and recognize those that were winners of the AINA Neurology Trainee Award.  Trainees currently enrolled in a training program in North America were invited to submit their abstract submitted for presentation at  the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting for consideration of this award.  This year had a record number of submissions!  The following were selected and recognized:

    1st Place - Vamshi Krishna Sai Balasetti, Omaha, NE - Post hospitalization follow-up clinic visits in neurological diseases

    2nd Place - Deepak Gupta, Jersey City, NJ - Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) in plasma and CSF is associated with Parkinson's disease

    3rd Place (Tie) - Vasu Saini, Miami, FL - Safety Outcome of Carotid Artery Stenting in Long Carotid Lesion with Proximal versus Distal Embolic Protection Devices

    3rd Place (Tie) - Apratim Chatterjee, Kolkata - Barriers to Thrombolysis in a tertiary care institute in Eastern India

    While at the Annual Meeting, attendees also had the opportunity to learn more and hear directly from leaders of the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) regarding plans for the 25th Annual National Conference of IAN a join meeting of IAN and AINA.  This event is scheduled for September 7-10, 2017 in Chennai, the Medical Capital of India.  All are invited to learn more about this event by visiting , ,

    The evening concluded with business of the organization presented by the AINA board.  Through this presentation AINA leaders shared the current state of the organization finances, new officers and plans for some new work in 2018 and beyond. 

    Thanks to all that were able to attend and please watch your email and the AINA website for details on the 2018 Annual Meeting that will take place in conjunction with the AAN Conference scheduled for April 21-27, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.  More details coming soon!

  • 06 May 2017 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AINA Board is proud to welcome the new AINA Board members in their respective roles.

    Sanjay Singh, President Elect

    Aarti Sarwal, Treasurer

    Prakash Kotagal, Secretary

    The four newly elected members are:

    Vishal Jani, Nebraska
    Chirag Shukla, New Jersey
    Prachi Mehndiratta, Virginia
    Arun Anthony, Pennsylvania

    Find out more about the AINA Board by clicking here.

  • 29 Apr 2017 9:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The portal for abstract submission the 25th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology jointly with the Association of Indian Neurologists in America, to be held on September 07-10, 2017 at Chennai is live at

    Those of you who are already registered at the Abstract Submission portal during IANCON 2016 or INTROPICON will have to use the same user name and password. If you do not remember the password, the same are retrievable via you e mail inbox. Those who are submitting an abstract for the first time on this portal will have to register afresh with a username and password. 

    Please read the instructions on the website before filling up the online abstract form. You will have to first select an abstract theme from the list provided.

    The body of the abstract should be in English language with an upper limit of 300 words. It might be copied and pasted from a word file or typed in directly.

    Please note that once the body of the abstract is finalized, there is no need to hit any submit button. You may simply log out after completing the abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, May 31st, 2017.

    After logging out, you will receive an acknowledgement e mail from In case you do not receive the acknowledgement, please first check your spam folder or else feel free to contact

    Best Wishes,

    Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram, Organizing Secretary, IANCON 2017

    Dr. A V Srinivasan, President, IAN

    Dr. Gagandeep Singh, Secretary, IAN

  • 24 Apr 2017 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tarang complements our website and monthly update emails in order to provide information about our organization, medical and professional topics, and upcoming professional meetings of interest to our readers.

    The 2017 Tarang Newsletter is now available! Please click here to view. If you have any interesting events, awards, recognitions, activities to report about neurologist of Indian origin, please email a brief summary along with photographs to

  • 23 Apr 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2017 AINA Neurology Trainee Awards Announced 

    AINA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 AINA Neurology Trainee Awards. There were over 20 abstracts that were reviewed this year and the process was competitive! These winners will be presented during the AINA Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, April 25th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

    1st Place - Vamshi Krishna Sai Balasetti, Omaha, NE - Post hospitalization follow-up clinic visits in neurological diseases

    2nd Place - Deepak Gupta, Jersey City, NJ - Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) in plasma and CSF is associated with Parkinson's disease

    3rd Place (Tie) - Vasu Saini, Miami, FL - Safety Outcome of Carotid Artery Stenting in Long Carotid Lesion with Proximal versus Distal Embolic Protection Devices

    3rd Place (Tie) - Apratim Chatterjee, Kolkata - Barriers to Thrombolysis in a tertiary care institute in Eastern India

    Congratulations to these winners! What great work being showcased by these individuals, as well as all of the trainee abstracts. An exciting time in Neurology!

  • 18 Apr 2017 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annual Meeting and Dinner - April 25, 2017 - Boston, MA

    If you haven't, the time is now to register for the AINA Annual meeting at the Sheraton Boston Hotel! The AINA Annual meeting and dinner will be held NEXT WEEK during the AAN meeting on April 25th, 2017. It will be an evening to visit with your colleagues and friends, hear from special guest speakers, recognize the AINA Lifetime Achievement award winner and learn more about AINA and the work of its' partners! If you have not, please register yourself and guests as soon as possible. Please click here to view the AINA Annual Meeting flyer! The final agenda and room assignment will be sent out shortly. In order to save time, please be sure to pre-register prior to the Annual Meeting!

  • 24 Mar 2017 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Make plans now to attend the AINA Annual meeting and dinner held during the AAN meeting on April 25th, 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA. Please register yourself and guests as soon as possible.  We look forward to connecting with colleagues, recognizing the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner and hearing from our special guest speakers. 

    We also invite neurologists in training to apply for the AINA Neurology Trainee Award. The deadline for application is March 31, 2017. Any in-training neurologist of Indian origin and is a first or senior author on an abstract accepted to the American Academy of Neurology meeting is eligible for the award. You must be physically present at the AINA Annual meeting to receive the award.

  • 24 Mar 2017 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Association of Indian Neurologists in America was pleased to host a meeting of the Indian Epileptologists on Sunday, December 4 at the American Epilepsy Society 2017 Conference in Houston, TX. 

    Thank you to all that attended!  Information on future events coming soon!

    Click here to view additional photos from this event.

  • 22 Mar 2017 8:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Explore the many ways the AAN is cultivating leaders and building the future of neurology. From personal development opportunities to transformational career pathways, the AAN is here to guide your leadership growth. Click here to view opportunities for all stages of your career.

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