Japanese Society of Child Neurology

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The Japanese Society of Child Neurology (JSCN) was founded in 1961 by Prof. Tadao Takatsu formerly as ' Clinical Pediatric Neurology Society '. Publication of its official journal in Japanese, “No To Hattatsu”, began in 1969. In 1977, the official name of it has been changed to the current name, JSCN, and Prof. Yukio Fukuyama was elected the first chairperson of JSCN. "Brain & Development", the official journal in English, was first published in 1979.

JSCN is among the largest affiliate societies of the Japan Pediatric Society. The current number of full members is around 3800. These are grouped into nine local chapters (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Koshin-etsu, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kinki, Chugoku-Shikoku, and Kyushu), each of which holds its own annual meeting once or twice a year. The average number of participants has been around 2,000, with approximately 400 free papers, plenary lectures, and invited lectures. The subjects of these papers and lectures encompass almost every aspect of child neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and related basic sciences such as molecular biology, genetics, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuroimmunology, and neuropharmacology.


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Neurology, Pediatrics and Neonatology