Ingrid TeinSickKids, Toronto
Ingrid TeinSickKids, Toronto
Director of the Neurometabolic Clinic and Research Laboratory, Staff Neurologist in the Division of Neurology, and Senior Associate Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology Program of the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Tein is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto and founder and Director of the Neurometabolic Clinic, Investigational Unit and Research Laboratory in 1991, Staff Neurologist in the Division of Neurology and Senior Associate Scientist in the Genetics and Genomic Biology Program in the Research Institute at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Tein directs the Neurometabolic Clinic for the investigation and treatment of children with fatty acid oxidation, mitochondrial, and peroxisomal disorders and cofactor-responsive epilepsies. Her Neuroinvestigational Unit includes prospective cross-over cofactor trials in children with mitochondrial disorders and the ergometric investigation of metabolic myopathies using BOLD-MRI and 31P-MRS spectroscopy. The goal of her Laboratory is the biochemical and molecular investigation of genetic fatty acid oxidation defects and development of in vitro disease models to understand the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in order to develop new therapies. She has identified novel clinical and biochemical phenotypes and genotypes, developed new diagnostic screening tests, and developed novel treatment strategies aimed at bypassing or correcting the specific metabolic block which have decreased long-term morbidity and mortality in affected children and have been implemented internationally. Her research has been supported by the Medical Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Mitochondrial Diseases Foundation, Foundation for Prader Willi Research, Myositis Association and Rare Diseases Foundation. She founded the Neurometabolic Fellowship program and is Director of the Annual Adam Barsky Lectureship in Mitochondrial Diseases. She has served as Co-Chair of the international NINDS Mitochondrial Diseases Common Data Element Working Group (2014-2017) for development of a neurological assessment toolkit for mitochondrial randomized clinical trials to promote standardized comparisons between studies using clinically relevant endpoints. She has supervised over 30 research trainees in Neurometabolic Diseases which has led to the establishment of new Neurometabolic programs in Canada, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania by her trainees. Dr. Tein is author of over 145 peer-reviewed original articles and reviews. She has given over 328 invited talks including 147 plenary talks at international conferences in North America, Europe, the Middle East, West Asia, Asia/Oceania, and Central and South America. She is recipient of the Samuel Lunenfeld Foundation Scholarship, Medical Research Council of Canada Scholarship, ICNA John Stobo Prichard Award, Detweiler Fellowship (RCPSC), Menkes Award (UCLA 2012), and Colleen Giblin Award (Columbia University 2013) for her contributions in Child Neurology. She also received the William A. Hawke award twice for excellence in teaching. She was President of the International Child Neurology Association (2014-2018) and was Co-Scientific Director of the Canadian Mitochondrial Network and Director of the Clinical Research and Therapeutic Discovery Pillar (2018-2019).
Helen CrossUCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London
Helen CrossUCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London email@example.com
Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of the Developmental Neuroscience Programme at UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, UK.
Her research has been targeted at improving outcomes in early onset epilepsy, specifically in assessing the role of surgery and ketogenic diet. She has held key leadership roles both nationally and internationally. She is Treasurer of the International League Against Epilepsy 2017-2021 (Secretary General 2013-2017), Clinical Advisor to the National Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service, and Clinical Advisor to the update of the NICE guidelines for Childhood Epilepsy 2018-2021. She developed, as Coordinator, the European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies (EpiCARE) launched in 2017. She continues to work closely with disease specific and patient led organisations.
Pratibha Singhi Director Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment Medanta, India
Pratibha SinghiDirector Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment Medanta, India firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Pratibha Singhi MD, FNAMS, FIAP is the Director Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment Medanta, India and Former Head, and Chief Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India . She is also the current Secretary General & President-Elect of the ICNA.
Dr Singhi completed her MD Pediatrics from All India Institute New Delhi and trained in Pediatric Neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, USA, and in the UK. Since then she has been working on academic posts in India and abroad. Since 1985, She has provided voluntary service, to thousands of children with special needs at the Rehabilitation Centre Chandigarh and conducted camps in rural and slum areas to help such children and their families. She organized numerous training workshops for early detection and early intervention - not only in India, but also in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Her contributions were recognized with numerous gold medals, research awards, orations and international fellowships including the President of India Medal, Asian Research Award, British Pediatric Association Fellowship, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health Fellowship, S. Janaki Memorial Oration by the National Academy of Medical Sciences, “Medical Scientist Award”, Nehru Chair award,and AOCN Lifetime Achievement Award.
Russell DaleUniversity of Sydney, Australia
Russell DaleUniversity of Sydney, Australia
Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Petre Professor of Paediatric Neurology Research Head, Kids Neuroscience Centre, Children's Hospital at Westmead Academic Leader (Research), Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Professor Dale is a paediatric neurologist. His clinical and research aims are to identify reversible causes of brain injury, and to treat them to minimise neurological disability. Prof Dale is particualry interested in the role of the immune system and how it can negatively effect the developing brain. He has helped improve the recognition of brain inflammation syndromes such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis, autoimmune encephalitis such as anti-NMDAR encephalitis and basal ganglia encephalitis, and autoimmune movement disorders such as Sydenham's chorea. He is also interested in the role of the immune system in common neurodevelopmental disorders such as autistic spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome. Prof Dale has further key collaborations in movement disodrers of children including dystonic cerebral palsy. His laboratory interests are improving the repertoire of tests available to clinicians to help diagnose brain inflammation, which include autoantibody and other immune biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Prof Dale treats patients, and has published a number of treatment studies trying to improve the treatment of children with brain inflammation, to improve outcomes.
Suvasini SharmaLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
Suvasini SharmaLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India email@example.com
Dr Suvasini Sharma (MD, DM) is a pediatric neurologist working as Associate Professor at Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital at New Delhi, India. Her research interests include Ketogenic diet, movement disorders and neuroimmunology.
Adam KirtonUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Adam KirtonUniversity of Calgary, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kirton is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary and an attending Pediatric Neurologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
His research focuses on applying technologies including neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to measure and modulate the response of the developing brain to early injury to generate new therapies. He is an externally funded clinician scientist and CIHR Foundation Grant Recipient. Dr. Kirton directs the Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program, Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project, ACH Pediatric Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory and University of Calgary Noninvasive Neurostimulation Network (N3).
Lieven LagaeUniversity Hospitals of Leuven, Belgium
Lieven LagaeUniversity Hospitals of Leuven, Belgium email@example.com
Lieven Lagae is Full Professor and Head of Paediatric Neurology Department at the University Hospitals of Leuven, Belgium.
He has a particular clinical and scientific interest in childhood epilepsy and is involved in many research projects including zebrafish epilepsy models, brain stimulation, preventive treatment in TSC, the use of fenfluramine and analogues in Dravet and Lennox Gastaut syndromes. Lieven Lagae is the immediate past President of the European Paediatric Neurology Society(EPNS) and the current Treasurer of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).He published more than 250 scientific papers and is the editor of the McKeith Press book on “Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy”.He serves at several scientific journal editorial boards and pharma company advisory boards.He received the ‘Cures within Reach Patient Impact Clinical Award’ in 2017, the 2019 Honorary Award of German speaking Pediatric Neurology Society and Aicardi Award at EPNS, Athens 2019.
Finbar O'CallaghanUCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London.
Finbar O'CallaghanUCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Finbar O'Callaghan is Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.
Sheffali GulatiAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Sheffali GulatiAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, India email@example.com
Professor Sheffali Gulati (MD, FAMS, FIAP, FIMSA) is Chief of Child Neurology Division (April 2008 onwards), Coordinator, DM Pediatric Neurology Programme (April 2008 onwards), Faculty Incharge, Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders (October 2017 onwards), Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (www.pedneuroaiims.org)
• She was part of the team which started the first DM Pediatric Neurology Program in South Asia in 2004and is heading DM Pediatric Neurology program since April 2008. Her 28 students have completed the DM Pediatric Neurology program and are well established across India and few are settled abroad. • She has over 21 years post MD teaching / work experience and has developed Pediatric Neurology in India as a specialty and has received many International and National awards for her efforts in this field. • She has developed this specialty in academics, clinical care including laboratory investigations, patient education/ awareness, research, advocacy and public health domains. • Envisioned, conceptualized and faculty incharge of Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research for ChildhoodNeurodevelopmental Disorders which will provide high quality affordable care for all sections of the society, perform high end diagnostic and therapeutic research and act as a education and a training hub. • National Child Neurology Helpline (24X7; toll free) and Tele- Consultation Services for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders including epilpesy has been launched on 12th April 2018. • Has over 300 publications in International and National journal; Highest Impact Factor: 72.4, Maximum citation: 148; Citations: 2346( Since 2013/ in last 5yrs: 1538); h-Index 25 ( Since 2013/ in last 5yrs: 21); i10-index 70 ( Since 2013/ in last 5yrs:51) Awards & Recognition: o Selected for DR I C Verma Excellence Award 2018 o Amrut Mody Unichem Prize-2015 by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi for research in Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders conferred in October 2017 o AIIMS Excellence Research Award 2017 by AIIMS, New Delhi for Clinical Research titled “ Development of validation of AIIMS modified INCLEN diagnostic instrument for epilepsy in children aged 1month-18 years” o Dr. S. Janaki Memorial Oration by National Academy of Medical Sciences October2016 in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of Child Neurology and delivered oration on:- Neurodevelopmental disorders: The Journey, The Dreams and Their Realizations and felicitated with a gold medal o Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences, October 2016 o Sheila Wallace Award(First Indian recipient) by International Child Neurology Association conferred in May 2014 for excellence of the CV and substantial contributions made in many areas of Child Neurology and delivered the award plenary lecture:- Establishing a program for Neuro-developmental disorders in resource constrained settings: Opportunities and challenges in International Child Neurology Congress, Iguazu falls, Brazil o Lifetime Achievement Award by Child Neurology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Oct 2014 conferred for invaluable services rendered for the development of Pediatric Neurology in India and historical and memorable attainments in this field. o AIIMS Excellence Research Award in the Clinical Research category in September 2014 for 2013-14: Neurodevelopmental and epilepsy outcome in children aged one to five years with infantile spasms- A North Indian cohort o Fellow, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, June 2012 o Fellowship AwardbyVice President of Research & the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University 2006 and International Child Neurology Association 2010, o Fellow, International Medical Science Academy, April 2009 o DrSarla Vaishnav award, 1995 for the thesis based research paper entitled “ Aclinico-biochemical probe into suspected neurometabolic disorders” o Dr. Satyanandgold medal for being the best undergraduate in Psychiatry,1992 o Sardari Lal Kalragold medal for being the best undergraduate in Microbiology,1990 o National Talent Search Examination scholarship holder 1986 to 1996 o Junior Science Talent Scholarship holder1985 • Academics:Teaching and training o Part of team to establish first DM (Paediatric Neurology) program in South Asia in 2004(28 students have completed it so far); heading it since April 2008 o PhD( at AIIMS, NDRI, Gurgaon and IIT Kanpur) o Short term trainees16(from India, USA, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, Kenya, Norway, Srinagar). o MD ( Pediatrics), MBBS, MSc and BSc Nursing o Currently guiding/ have guided thesis in the field of Child Neurology: 18 PhD, 39MD/MS, 63 DM theses (59 Pediatric Neurology; 1 Adult Neurology; 2 Clinical Pharmacology, 1 Neonatology), 3 MSc Nursing. o 16 students have been awarded various National and International awards o Examiner and Reviewer of various theses of MD, DCH, DM, M.Tech. IIT, Delhi, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology and PhD from various Indian and Nepal colleges and universities o Visiting faculty:PG diploma Developmental Neurology, CDC, Thiruvanthapuram; Epilepsy Teaching Programs(ETP), Indian Epilepsy Society;Epilepsy Training, NIPCCD (National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development ) for Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling o Organized many training programs/ CME/ conferences in Child Neurology especially neurodevelopmental disorders o Innovations in teaching o Through Telemedicine AIIMS: Lectures for Pan African network and various Indian medical colleges o Website ( www.pedneuroaiims.org) has got educational material including audiovisuals for clinicians on various neurodevelopmental disorders and now has been made interactive o Mobile apps for diagnosing Autism, epilepsy, ADHD, neuromotor impairments( freely available on google and apple playstore) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnostic-tool/id1151524697?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=app.autism.sanyakhurana.diagnostictoolforautismspectrumdisorder&hl=en
Haluk TopaloğluHacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey
Haluk TopaloğluHacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Haluk Topaloglu has held the position of professor of paediatrics and neurology at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey since 1996. After completing his residency in paediatrics at Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital in 1982, he completed a fellowship in child neurology at the University of Calgary Department of Paediatrics in Alberta, Canada in 1985. He then held the Christine Saunders Memorial Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorders at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School of Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine in London, England, in 1995.
Haluk’s research interests include paediatric neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics, and developmental aspects in child neurology. He is currently Turkey’s representative to the European Science Foundation’s (ESF) Medical Research Group (EMRC). Haluk has served as the secretary of the World Muscle Society (WMS) since 2002.