It is a great honor and pleasure that the 17th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology (AOCN 2021) will be held on April 1-4, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemics triggered the postponement of the AOCN 2021 from October 8-11, 2020, to April 1-4, 2021. However, this contagion is currently revolving around the world and provoked the second surge. While we are considering all options in delivering the best quality conference to delegates, protecting our attendees and staff's health, safety, and well-being is our paramount priority. It is the reason to force us to decide on taking another plan.
The AOCN 2021 is now being organized into a "hybrid" style conference, having physical and virtual attendance. More specifically, the overseas delegates virtually join the conference through online access, whereas the local Taiwanese participants should participate physically in the real venue of Taipei International Convention Center (TICC).
Om behalf of Taiwan Neurological Society (TNS), the host of AOCN 2021, we have engaged ourselves in every aspect to make AOCN 2021 a fantastic event. We have fully engaged in organizing the AOCN 2021 to be a 4-day program that includes two plenary lectures, 18 parallel sessions, 2 educational sessions, and 10 poster oral presentation sessions. More than 150 lectures are given by renowned international speakers and local experts to converse current findings, promote new concepts, and share the latest understanding of neurology and neuroscience.
The neurology and neuroscience landscape is rapidly evolving into an extraordinary territory filled with fantastic ideas, new applications, and novel therapeutics. The catchphrase of AOCN 2021, "Approaching New Frontiers of Neurology," is quite timely and attractive. We design the scientific program to provide specific perspectives on neurogenetic, neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, neuromodulation, neuroimage, neuroimmunology, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, neurobehavior disorders, sleep disorders, and headache. The unique feature of AOCN 2021 will be that we innovate two new parallel sessions in the history of AOCN "neuropathology" and "clinical implementation of Artificial Intelligence." We offer many great educational sessions of the skilled forum, workshops, and case-based learnings.
We promise that your presence at AOCN 2021 will be an enriched and memorable experience and sincerely anticipate your attendance.
With kind regards and best wishes