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05.04.2019 - 07.04.2019 13th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)

The World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) focuses mainly on unresolved issues in neurology. This year’s congress will feature world-renowned experts who will debate controversial issues in multiple neurology disease and research areas, including: multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, headache, neuroimmunology, rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

Last year, during the 12th CONy in Warsaw, Neurologybytes featured several articles and interviews with leading experts on the diagnosis and treatment of migraine. Some examples include interviews with Lars Edvinsson, MD, PhD (University Hospital, Lund, Sweden) on “CGRP in relation to migraine pathophysiology” and Alan Rapoport, MD (UCLA, Los Angeles, California) on “Overcoming frequently encountered challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine”. You can watch these interviews and many more here.

This year, migraine, its causes and manifestations, will be the focus of several debates. You will gain new insights into whether anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies used to treat migraine will also become the first-line treatment for episodic cluster headaches, and whether migraine with aura and migraine without aura are the same disease.

The congress also will offer several “meet the expert” sessions focused on the treatment of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy as well as clinical and biomarker updates from the AMBAR (Alzheimer’s Management by Albumin Replacement) trials, amongst others.

In addition, there will be several plenary lectures, industry-sponsored symposia, a hands-on workshop on diffusion tensor imaging, and a “New Players on the Block” session where experts discuss new products, ideas, agents under investigation and new technologies in neurology.

A new addition this year will be a “Young Trainees” session focused on providing insights into potential pathways to academic training for young neurologists.

You can find out about this year’s CONy program on the official event site.

You can download our Congress magazine from here.

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