Report by Prof. Tissa Wijeratne MD FRACP FRCP (Edin) FRCP (London) FAHA FAAN (USA)

Over four thousand neurologists from a hundred and twenty-six countries gathered in Dubai for the 24th World Congress of Neurology.

The beautiful, warm Dubai was greeted with a real treat on the Battle to Beat Parkinson’s Disease by Professor Patric Brundin, honoured recipient of the Fulton award on 27th October 2019.

Professor Brundin discussed several recent studies that have shed new light and new clues on the pathogenesis of Parkinson's. These suggest that prion-like propagation, neuroinflammation and cellular energy deficits play key roles in the pathogenesis of PD.

The plenary lecture on molecular precision in neurology and contributions by autozygome was exemplary.

The 24th World Congress of Neurology is the largest conference of its kind in this region. This massive task is a byproduct of collaboration between the Emirates Society of Neurology (EMINS) and the World Federation of Neurology. We are proud to deliver a program featuring 232 lectures, 158 workshops, and 1438 posters on numerous aspects of cutting edge research findings, to promote better brain health worldwide.

Opening Ceremony Video