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NEWS AND COMMENT
Meetings in
North America
February
Federation of Western Societies of Neurological Science, Santa
Barbara, CA, Feb 21-24, 1980
Contact: J. Carroll Ramseyer, MD, EEGlEMG Laboratory, The
Hospital of the Good Samaritan, 616 S Witmer St, Los Angeles,
CA 90017
Fifth International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Feb 21-23
Contact: Mr Dale Stringfellow, American Heart Association, 7320
Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231
Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association
of Neurological Surgeons, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Feb 23
Contact: D r Eugene S. Flamm, c/o American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1519, Chicago, IL
6061 1
March
Second International Symposium on Psychopathological and Neurological Dysfunctions, Milwaukee, WI, Mar 6-7
Contact: J. M. Kan,PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9191
Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Central and Western Electroencephalographic Societies joint
meeting, Denver, CO, Mar 7-8
Contact: John G. Roth, MD, Secretary, WEEGS, 3181 SW Sam
Jackson Park Rd, Portland, O R 97201; o r Alan Hauser, MD, Secretary, CEEGS, G. H . Sergievsky Center, 630 W 168th St, New
York, N Y 10032
American Society of Neuroradiology, Los Angeles, CA, Mar
16-21
Contact: R. Howard, MD, 6 N Michigan Ave, Room 1110,
Chicago, IL 60602
April
American Academy of Neurology, New Orleans, LA, Apr 28May 3
Contact: American Academy of Neurology, 401 5 W 65th St, Suite
302, Minneapolis, M N 55435
May
Society for Clinical Trials and Seventh Annual Symposium for
Coordinating Clinical Trials combined meeting, Philadelphia, PA,
May 6-8
Contact: Christian R. Klimt, MD, 600 Wyndhutst Ave, Baltimore,
M D 21210
October
Child Neurology Society, Savannah, GA, Oct 2-4
Contact: Child Neurology Society, Box 486,420 Delaware St, SE,
Minneapolis, M N 55455
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Boston, MA, Oct 8-12
Contact: J. E. Bryan, 1255 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Suite 1030,
Washington, DC 20036
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Miami, FL, Oct 12-17
Contact:iE. R. Laws, Jr, MD, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St, SW,
Rochester, M N 55901
Central Neuropsychiatric Association, Houston, TX, Oct 16- 18
Contact: T. E. Gretter, MD, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, O H
44106
Meetings Outside
North America
March
Second Venezuelan Congress of Neurosciences, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Mar 16-20
Contact: Dr Jose R. Guzman, Department of Neurosurgery,
Hospital Coromoto, Maracaibo, Venezuela
April
Advances and New Trends in Muscular Dystrophy Research 1980,
Venice, Italy, Apr 10-12
Contact: Corrado Angelini, MD, Ospedale Civile di Padova, Via
Giustiniani 5, 35100 Padova, Italy
September
Tenth International Congress of Electroencephalography and
Clinical Neurophysiology, Kyoto, Japan, Sept 13-18
Contact: Dr Mitsuru Ebe, Secretary, 10th ICECN, Crescent Plaza
103, 4-6, Minami-Aoyama, 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107,
Japan
October
International Symposium on Clinical Applications of Evoked Potentials in Neurology, Lyon, France, Oct 16-17
Contact: Prof J. Courjon, H6pital Neurologique, 59, blvd Pinel,
6 7 394 Lyon Cedex 3, France
June
American Association for the Study of Headache, San Francisco,
CA, June 2 1-22
Contact: S. Diamond, MD, 5252 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
6062 5
Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, Park City, UT, June
22-26
Contact: R. J. Kaplan, P O Box 25606, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
September
American Neurological Association, Boston, MA, Sept 8- 10
Contact: James W. Toole, MD, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine, Box 29-A, Winston-Salem, N C 27103
American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis,
Philadelphia, PA, Sept 26-27
Contact: E. M. Van Laningham, 732 Marquette Bank Bldg,
Rochester, M N 55901
A-44
American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology
T h e American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.,
has elected t h e following officers for 1980: President, M a r c
H. Hollender, MD (Psychiatrist); Vice-president, Melvin
D. Yahr, MD (Neurologist); Secretary, D e w e y K. Ziegler,
MD (Neurologist); Treasurer, Richard M . Steinhilber, MD
(Psychiatrist); and Executive C o m m i t t e e Member-at-Large,
James N. Sussex, M D (Psychiatrist). D r Donald G.
Langsley completed his four-year t e r m o n t h e Board o n
D e c e m b e r 31, 1979; t h e Board o f Directors elected Dr
J o h n A. Talbott to replace Dr Langsley.
Neurology Self-Assessment
Examination
T h e Seventh In-Service Training and Self-Assessment Examination in Neurology will be given throughout the
United States and Canada on Saturday, May 17, 1980. T h e
examination will consist of approximately 480 multiplechoice questions, utilizing the format of the National
Board of Medical Examiners, and will cover the following
areas: (1) clinical neurology, (2) pediatric neurology, (3)
neuroanatomy, ( 4 ) neuropathology, (5) neuropharmacology, (6) neurophysiology (including EEG and EMG), and
(7) neuroradiology. The examination will be given at centers with neurology training programs. The examination is
thorough and is clinically relevant. An additional feature
following the examination will be provision of a “key word”
report to each individual, listing the area covered in each
question answered incorrectly.
House officers, faculty, and practitioners in related fields
are invited to take the examination on this date at a designated neurological training center. Results of the examination will be provided only to the individual taking the
examination, anonymity will be preserved. Cost of the examination is $50 for house officers and $100 for others. A
$5 advance registration discount will be granted for applications received on o r before March 5, 1980. Deadline
for receipt of applications is March 25, 1980.
For additional information, including a list of participating centers and an application form, write to: M r Stanley A.
Nelson, Executive Director, American Academy of Neurology, 4015 W 65th St, Suite 302, Minneapolis, M N
55435.
Classified Ads
Classified advertisements for postgraduate courses and for positions wanted or available are published monthly. All ads are accepted with the approval of the Editorial Board.
Advertisements are charged at a nonrefundable rate of $25 per 50
words per month prepaid. Submit full information and your check
with each ad; include name, address, and telephone number of
contact person. If anonymity is desired, please indicate this at the
time of submission and a code number will be assigned to your ad.
All responses received will remain confidential in the publisher’s
office and will be conveyed to the advertiser shortly after receipt.
Ads must be submitted no later than six weeks prior to the publication month of the designated issue. Send ad and nonrefundable
check for $25 per 50 words per month (payable to Annals of Neurology) to: Managing Editor, Annah of Neurology, 34 Beacon St,
Boston, MA 02 106.
Situations Available
Neurologist, under 40 years old, wanted to join a group of
neurologists and neurosurgeons in the Southwest. Extra training in
EEG and evoked potentials would be helpful. Reply to Box A-17,
Annals ofNeurolony, 34 Beacon St. Boston. MA 02106.
Neurologist with expertise in electrodiagnostic studies
needed to join busy, growing department in a multispecialty clinic.
Contact: K. R. Mattheis, MD, Quain & Ramstad Clinic, PC, Box
1818, Bismarck, N D 58501; tel: (701) 222-5200.
Neurologist, Board-certified or -eligible, with strong patient care
orientation, needed to join young Board-certified neurologist in
busy hospital-based practice. You would be part of a dynamic
neurosciences group in a superbly equipped teaching hospital and
regional medical center located in a small, sophisticated cultural
center in southwestern Michigan. Guaranteed annual income,
flexible working arrangements, and opportunity for creative professional growth and a pleasurable family life. Write: Dr Richard P.
Foa, Bronson Medical Center, 252 E Love11 St, Kalamazoo, MI
49007.
Neurologist, board certified or qualified, wanted to associate with
busy neurologist in private practice. Full consultative work and
sharing in electroencephalography available in adjoining 250-bed
community acute care hospital in San Francisco Bay area. Reply to
Box A-19,Annals of Neurology, 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02 106.
The Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San
Diego, School of Medicine, is seeking qualified candidates (MD)
for a full-time, tenure-track position at t h e Assistant Professor
level, available July ‘80 or ’81. Candidates must be board certified
or board eligible in child neurology with demonstrated ability to
establish a strong research program in an area of the neurosciences. The position requires teaching in a specialty area at the
post-MD and graduate levels as well as participation i n instruction
of undergraduate medical students. Salary is competitive nationally. Send curriculum vitae, bibliography, and an outline of professional research interests to: Search Committee, Department of
Neurosciences, M-008, University of California, San Diego,
La Jolla, CA 92093. The University of California, San Diego, is a n
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Neurologist, board certified or eligible with training in EEG,
EMG, and evoked potentials, sought to join neurologist in active
Midwestern practice with university affiliation. Reply to Box A-20,
Annals of Neurology, 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02106.
Situations Wanted
Board-certified neurologist with research interest and experience in higher cerebral functions seeks academic position. Strong
clinical and teaching background. PhD candidate in Psychology.
Reply to Box W-’l,Anna/r ofNerrrology, 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA
02 106.
Pediatric neurologist, university trained, board certified in
pediatrics and child neurology, desires academic appointment with
opportunity for private practice in East or Southeast. Available
Aug 1, 1980. Reply to Box W-8, Annals of Neurology, 34 Beacon
St, Boston, MA 02106.
Postgraduate Course
Harvard Medical School and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
for Mental Retardation present: T h e Scientific Basis of Mental
Retardation, Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA, Mar 3-7, 1980.
Category I AMA credit: 35 hours. The course is intended for
neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and medically oriented
health workers in the field of mental retardation. For further information, write: Ira T. Lott, MD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Center. 200 TraDelo Rd. Waltham. MA 02 154.
Fellowship
Muscle disease fellowship available 1980-81. A fellowship is
available for clinical training in muscle disease. In addition to participating in all phases of patient diagnosis and treatment, there is
extensive training in the interpretation of muscle pathology and in
the techniques involved in processing muscle biopsies. The clinical
setting is part of a neuromuscular research center which coordinates the activities of over 20 separate laboratories. Areas of
interest include tissue culture, exercise physiology, single fiber biochemistry, membrane physiology, and clinical trials in
neuromuscular disease. Opportunities to work in these or other
areas may be provided if the candidate wishes. Contact: Michael
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