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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.
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DEADLINE: November 1, 2021
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AINA Executive Committee Member, Kiran Thakur, MD to Co-Chair the ANA Presidential Symposium on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
This symposium will review the global and US impact of the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, including vaccine development and deployment, population impact and responses, and neurological complications. Details of the contemporary understanding of neurobiological processes will be presented, as well as a review of the neurocognitive consequences in COVID survivors.
AINA Member, Avindra Nath, MD will present on Neurobiology of COVID-19 during the symposium.
Learn More and Register for the ANA Virtual Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Avindra Nath, MD on The Soriano Lectureship for the presentation Neurobiology of Covid-19. The Soriano Lectureship was established in 1987 by ANA member Dr. Victor Soriano and his wife to acknowledge a “brilliant lecture delivered by an outstanding scientist” who is also a member of the Association.
AAN President, Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA, FAAN, provides updates on COVID-19 in India, how the US can help and highlights AINA Fundraiser!
Click here to Read the July President's Column
I am pleased to report that the AINA fundraiser to support COVID relief efforts in India was able to raise $42,326 (85% of our $50,000 goal). We sent the first $25,000 to Sewa International on May 17th, the remaining amount will be transferred now. This fundraiser is now concluded.
On behalf of the AINA executive committee I would like to thank you for your generous contribution to this cause. The peak of the epidemic appears to have passed, but there is a lot of hard work ahead for the medical community in India. Details of Sewa International efforts are available on their website: https://www.sewainternational.org/Covid-Sewa
Prakash Kotagal, M.D.,
President, Association of Indian Neurologists in America
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) shares risk factors with arterial ischemic events such as ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, but it is unclear if ICH is associated with future ischemic events. In a pooled prospective cohort study of nearly 50,000 subjects enrolled from four different U.S population-based studies (ARIC, CHS, REGARDS, and NOMAS), Dr. Murthy and colleagues found that ICH was associated with a 2-fold increased risk of an arterial ischemic event, a 3-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke, and a 2-fold heightened risk of myocardial infarction, independent of vascular risk factors and antithrombotic medication use. This study suggests that ICH may be a novel risk marker for subsequent arterial ischemic disease, highlighting the need for improved secondary cardiovascular prevention strategies after ICH.
Thank you everyone who has made a donation through AINA to aid the COVID crisis in India. All donations will be given to Sewa International. Check out the great things they have been able to do this far.
In response to the emergent needs of families affected during the Covid-19 Wave 2 crisis and to augment the health infrastructure in India, 2 weeks ago, Sewa International launched a campaign to raise funds in US to help plan and execute Relief and Rehabilitation response along the following tracks.
Here is the 2-week summary update on the progress made as of 05/10/2021
Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi participated in interviews from NEJM Group’s coverage of key presentations and findings from the 2021 virtual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to the follow AINA Members who received the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the AAN. The Award recognizes excellent teachers for their contributions to improving neurology now and in the future. Teaching binds students, residents, faculty, other clinicians, researchers, and even patients, together and helps make our daily work more meaningful. This award demonstrates respect and appreciation for neurologic teaching.
Dinesh V. Jillella, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Zabeen Kaizar Mahuwala, MD
University of Kentucky
Pazhani Ranganathan, MD, DM, MRCP, FRCP, FEBN, FEAN, LLB
Pazhani Neuro Centre/The Tamilnadu DR.M.G.R Medical University
Geetanjali Rathore, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
AINA President, Dr. Sanjay Pratap Singh, MD, FAAN, FANA as been awarded the 2021 Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award from the AAN-ABF. The award will be given at the Annual AAN Meeting in April.
The Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award is a humanitarian award for a neurologist or neuroscientist who is dedicated to improving the lives of others.
The Award recognizes a neurologist or neuroscientist working in an impoverished community of the world.
Congratulations Dr. Singh!