Himalayan Cysticercosis Conference (HCC) is organized by Annapurna Research Center, Neuro-Foundation Nepal, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences and will be held from Dec 07 - 08, 2018 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, Madhyamanchal, Nepal.
The target audience for this medical event is Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Veterinary Scientists, Public Health Experts, General Practitioners, General Physicians, Epilepsists, Epidemiologists, Radiologists, Residents, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Opthalmologists, Public Health Students.
This conference is being organized for the first time in Nepal with the aim to transfer the technology and information related to cysticercosis among various scientists of the world. Nepal also has a high prevalence of cysticercosis and is the main cause of adult-onset seizures. Although cysticercosis is a potentially eradicable disease, we are far from attaining the goal of its eradication. As the strains, patterns and clinical profile of cysticercosis differ according to geographical location, this conference seeks to bridge the gap of technological and information between various countries about the prevalence of cysticercosis in order to tackle it more effectively.
Although it is the 4th potentially eradicable disease, there are countries which have already achieved this goal whereas many countries are far from it. In this meeting, we want to collaborate with basic scientists, neuroscientists, veterinarians, and various public health experts to give best answers. Many scientists have noticed and published the difference between presentation in South American countries (multiple lesions) and Asian countries (solitary lesion). We expect some insight into this fact from this conference.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.