The Japanese Society of Child Neurology

About the Society

Last Update:Sep. 27, 2018

About the Society

The Japanese Society of Child Neurology (JSCN) was founded in 1961 by Prof. Tadao Takatsu formerly as ' Clinical Pediatric Neurology Society '. Publication of its official journal in Japanese, “No To Hattatsu”, began in 1969. In 1977, the official name of it has been changed to the current name, JSCN, and Prof. Yukio Fukuyama was elected the first chairperson of JSCN. "Brain & Development", the official journal in English, was first published in 1979. Since 2007 the society has been reorganized as a limited liability nonprofit mutual benefit corporation for further development.

JSCN is among the largest affiliate societies of the Japan Pediatric Society. The current number of full members is around 3800. These are grouped into nine local chapters (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Koshin-etsu, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kinki, Chugoku-Shikoku, and Kyushu), each of which holds its own annual meeting once or twice a year. The General Assembly of JSCN is held once a year, usually in May or June. The average number of participants has been around 2,000, with approximately 400 free papers, plenary lectures, and invited lectures. The subjects of these papers and lectures encompass almost every aspect of child neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and related basic sciences such as molecular biology, genetics, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuroimmunology, and neuropharmacology.

Since 1971, JSCN has also sponsored the Graduate Seminar of Child Neurology, an annual teaching conference for young pediatric neurologists. Every year, between 100 and 120 young pediatric neurologists attend lectures, case conferences, and symposia that help upgrade their knowledge on pediatric neurology and related fields.

The 14th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology was held in Fukuoka between May 11th and 14th, 2017 under the presidency of Professor Shinichi Hirose.

The joint hosting of JSCN and ISS will be held in Nagoya between May 31st and June 2nd, 2019.



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