Hyderabad: On the occasion of ‘National Brain Week’ the Indian Academy of Neurology is organising a week long webinar session with top experts from around the country from 18th December 2020 to 24th December 2020 between 6 Pm to 7L30 Pm daily.
Theme for this year is ‘My health my responsibility’. During the week emphasis will be on prevention of brain diseases and on importance of exercise, music, diet said national convener of the event Dr Chandrashekhar Meshram.
Neurologist from across the country will run for 3000 kms during the week to highlight the importance of physical exercise for brain health. There will be sessions by experts in the field, on various topics like headache, vertigo, stroke, loss of vision, multiple sclerosis, gait imbalance, diseases of nerve and muscles, myasthenia gravis, ataxia etc. Role of neuro rehabilitation for better recovery will also be emphasized.
Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) is a scientific body representing neurologists of the country. “It aims to help in amelioration of human distress particularly among socially and economically backward sections of society for charitable purposes,” said Dr JMK Murthy, Head of the Department of Neurology at CARE Hospitals
“For the last few years the Academy is organizing public education and awareness programs on brain health and brain diseases during National Brain Week staring 18th December which is the foundation day for the academy,” he added.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Nirmal Surya, President Elect of IAN said, “Good brain health is a state in which every individual can realize their own abilities and optimize their cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural functioning to cope with life situations. Lifestyle has a profound impact on your brain health. What you eat and drink, how much you exercise, how well you sleep, the way you socialize, and how you manage stress are all critically important to your brain health.”
Patients across Telangana can join the program by clicking on the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86760422808 with the password – brain week.