The Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists (ASN), established in 2007, is the main representative body of all neurologists, paediatric neurologists and neurophysiologists in Sri Lanka. The primary objective of the ASN is to achieve and maintain highest standards of clinical excellence in the practice of Neurology in Sri Lanka through education, training, research, advocacy and collaboration.
The ASN website will provide you with information about the Association, important past activities, the ASN 13th Annual Academic Sessions scheduled in November, free access to abstracts and publications of research conducted by Sri Lankan neurologists, forthcoming CPD activities and how to get in touch with us.
The theme of the ASN for 2019 is ‘Symbiosis of Academic and Clinical Neurology’.
The academic calendar for 2019 include the following CPD activities: monthly Neurology Grand Rounds at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo; Regional meetings in Ampara and Polonnaruwa; ABCs in epilepsy, ABCs in movement disorders and ABCs in neuroinfections; Congress on Neurological Controversies (NeuCon); and Young Neurologists’ forum. To complement the postgraduate training programmes in Medicine, the ASN conducts Clinical Courses in Neurology for MD in February and August. Symposia are conducted in collaboration with other professional Associations. The 13th Annual Academic Sessions in November is the highlight of the ASN academic calendar, and is a forum for academic interaction between visiting delegates, Sri Lankan neurologists, physicians and postgraduate trainees. The 3-day programme will include plenary lectures, themed symposia and free paper presentations including presentations from world-renowned experts from UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Singapore. For further details of the 13th Annual Academic Sessions click here.
In order to promote research in Neurology, the ASN provides two research grants of Rs 500,000 each and two travel grants of Rs 100,000 each for the year. Furthermore, free access to a repository of all research related to Neurology conducted by members of the ASN is made available through the ASN website.
I warmly invite you to become an active participant in the activities of our vibrant Association.
Prof Thashi Chang
President (2019) – Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists