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American Academy of Neurology - Annual Meeting

Dr. James C Johnston

A board-certified neurologist and rehabilitation specialist focusing on global health, Dr. James C. Johnston founded the nonprofit organization Global NeuroCare, which strives to improve neurological services in developing countries and has a longstanding relationship with Ethiopia. Under the direction of Dr. James C. Johnston, Global NeuroCare holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC, and is affiliated with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa. He is also the Founding Partner of Global Neurology Consultants, and devotes a significant portion of his time working with the Addis Ababa University Department of Neurology to advance the training program which has graduated 32 neurologists since inception a decade ago.

Dr. Johnston is an active member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), which held its Annual Meeting from 22 through 28 April 2017 in Boston. This meeting was attended by more than 10,000 professionals from across the globe, and focused on educational programs and cutting edge research.

The AAN Meeting featured a robust Science Program with several new features. The Neuroscience in the Clinic Sessions brought together clinicians and scientists for case discussions that integrated research and practice. There was an Emerging Science section emphasizing neuroscience research of an extraordinary nature warranting expedited publication, and Experiential Learning Areas for interactive education with real world experiences including advocacy and medical research.
Next month, Dr. James C. Johnston will be presenting statements at the United Nations on 'Advancing Neurological Care as a Poverty Reduction Strategy,' and 'Guidelines for Collaborative Health Partnerships.' In July 2017 he will be attending the World Association for Medical Law Conference where he will discuss 'Developing Neurological Services in Africa' and also lecturing on Headache Management.

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