Epilepsy: ‘When patients are accepted they start feeling better’

Soon, Dr Nirmal Surya, the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation and a renowned name in the world for neuro rehabilitation will conduct a program of training the neurologists, for neuro disabilities. On the International Epilepsy Day 2018, My Medical Mantra talks to Dr Surya, about his vision and goals to make India, epilepsy free

Epilepsy: ‘When patients are accepted they start feeling better’On any Tuesday, as you walk your way through the threshold of Epilepsy Foundation in Lotus House Churchgate, you will surely find a long queue of people awaiting their turn to meet Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation and a renowned name […]

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand success

WCNR 2018 which held from February 07 to 10 at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai, concluded on a successful note.  Delegates and participants learned and were educated regarding the same and took home the message of the importance of NeuroRehabilitation. Also, the foreign delegates and the participations thanked and appreciated Dr Nirmal Surya's efforts and termed it as magnanimous one

WCNR 2018: 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabliation a grand successDr Nirmal Surya, president of WCNR, Abhishek Srivastava, joint-secretary WCNR, Raj Purohit, BJP MLA, Maharaja Gaj Singh, Dr Leonard Li and other dignitaries inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp. Raj Purohit released the souvenir. On this occasion, the abstract guide was also released. Maharaja Gaj Singh, Head of Head Injury Foundation, who is the […]

‘Epilepsy is easy to hide, difficult to disclose’

The last day of the WCNR conference hosted a two-hour session by expert panelists that spoke in detail about epilepsy, a very sad reality in this country today. The national and international experts thanked Dr Nirmal Surya for his efforts in making this conference a grand success

‘Epilepsy is easy to hide, difficult to disclose’One of the most lauded sessions at the 10th WCNR Conference in Renaissance Convention, Powai was on Epilepsy and dealing with it. The session had about 7 panelists and many patients who came up with their queries. Dr Urvashi Shah, senior neuro-psychologist revealed the idea behind the public forum. “Wonderful academic programmes and huge number […]

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’

The last day of the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation (WCNR) hosted a very important session on how to make low cost rehabilitation possible in countries like India and Nigeria

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’In developing countries, access to NeuroRehabilitation is not very feasible to many. Keeping this in mind, the WCNR held a session chaired by Professor Michael Barnes and Dr Volker Homberg. The session dealt with topics like overview of low cost rehabilitation in developing countries, virtual reality as a model of low cost rehabilitation, low cost […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’

One of most talked about points of the discussion is the palliative care. At the WCNR 2018 conference being held at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, an interesting survey regarding the state of patients in palliative care, in India was released. It clearly seemed like there is a lot more to be done in that front for the country. Also, Dr Nirmal Surya was felicitated for his contribution as the president of WCNR 2018 from instituto S.Anna in Crotone (Italy) in the memory of Prof, Giuliano Dolce

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’The survey on Patients with Disorders of consciousness in India was done in partnership with Dr Nirmal Surya, President of Developing world Congress for Neurorehabilitation and founder of Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai. About the survey:  This was the first survey on doctors and patients done in the country This was a pilot study The data needs further […]

First Neuro Rehab Congress in Southeast Asia starts with a bang

The 10th Congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) kicked off with a bang. The day started at 10:00 am with almost 1500 delegates and guest speakers from 55 countries. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia and it is a big step for neurological rehab experts. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his choicest regards

First Neuro Rehab Congress in Southeast Asia starts with a bangWFNR is a multidisciplinary organisation which encourages the exchange of knowledge and scientific research between clinicians and others with an interest in the field of neurorehabilitation. WFNR collaborates with other clinical and scientific societies to enhance the impact of neurorehabilitation for the benefit of patients. The 10th congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) […]

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’

India is a country riddled with superstitions and this is a fact that keeps resurfacing time and again. Often, doctors have said that myths and beliefs about diseases and medications only result in improper treatment

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’One such notion has ruined the life of a 35year old Mumbai man Ramesh Singh (name changed), who has been getting seizures since many years now. Once, when he got his epileptic attack, his friend held him tightly to make him sit. The thought behind it was to protect Ramesh so that he doesn’t fall […]