Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awareness

Today, May 15 is observed as National Tuberous Sclerosis Day. There is lack of awareness about tuberous sclerosis (a hereditary disease). To spread awareness on it, the patients’ family whose children are affected with this disease have created a group

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awarenessWhat is tuberous sclerosis (TS)? Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous, or benign, tumours to grow in your brain, other vital organs, and skin. TS can be inherited. Some people only have mild symptoms, while others experience: Autism Seizures Tumours There’s no known cure for TS, but most people can […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]

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 […]

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’

At the Public Forum on epilepsy conducted on the last day of WCNR 2018, Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, an holistic approach towards the care of the epilepsy patients and their family is important

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. Primary symptoms commonly include seizures. Seizures have a range of severity depending on the individual. Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, “The public forum on epilepsy was an amazing session. Listening from the heart of the patients is wonderful […]

‘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 […]

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsy

The WFNR has a longstanding tradition of conducting scientific meetings of the highest quality with internationally renowned experts from the fields of both basic and clinical neurosciences and neurorehabilitation.  In an interview with Dr Sanjeev Thomas, President, Indian Academy of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Head of RMN Centre for Epilepsy and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, he highlighted some important points to be looked into

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsyAdvances in basic neurosciences and clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. At WCNR 2018, the interdisciplinary symposia represented the T.E.A.M spirit of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ to bring out the best practices in neurorehabilitation. One of the experts, spoke to My Medical Mantra about the […]

Neuro palliative care: ‘Being able to die with dignity is every individual’s right’

At the WCNR conference, a session dedicatedly spoke about multitude of issues from neuro palliative care to migraine and Parkinson's disease among others

Neuro palliative care: ‘Being able to die with dignity is every individual’s right’“As an experienced clinician, we all must be able to tell a patient if they can live and if yes, in what way. To know that death is near, and to be able to die with dignity is every individual’s right,” said Dr Roop Gurshani, consultant neurologist and epileptologist, PD Hinduja National Hospital in a […]

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) […]

India to host South East Asia’s 1st ever NeuroRehabilitation conference

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is all set to host it's 10th World Congress in India from 7th-10th February. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Nirmal Surya, founder of Epilepsy centre and a renowned name in the world for neuro rehabilitation and the president of WCNR said, it’s a big step for neurological experts as there is a larger need to ponder over these issues and find plausible solutions. This is also the first time for South East Asia where a multidisciplinary team is coming together revolving around patients in the centre. About 1,500 delegates will be present at the conference including 150 international experts and 750 presentation papers will be discussed

India to host South East Asia’s 1st ever NeuroRehabilitation  conferenceEpilepsy in our country is a major problem. India is the capital of head injury. Neuro infection is largely increasing. Some neurological conditions are present from birth (congenital), some hereditary (genetic) and others have a sudden onset due to injury or illness, such as a head injury or stroke, or a cancer of the brain […]
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