2018 has passed so quickly and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the holidays.
On behalf of PANDA, my congratulations to Jo who is now ICNA president. We are superproud and wish her well with this monumental task. We know that the organization is now in
the best hands ever.
PANDA has had a good year with the membership numbers increasing dramatically (thanks
to Ronald for all the hard work) and very successful meetings being held.
In August, where the PANDA track at SAPA was organized by Ronald, we were given a few
lectures by international speakers Tammy Hedderly and Charlie Fairhurst as well as great
talks by local speakers.
In October we held the Paediatric Epilepsy meeting in Cape Town where Helen Cross gave 3
amazing lectures. Our thanks to everyone who participated and to Jo and Veruschka who
helped to organize.
The PET1 course has continued to get very positive feedback and in 2018 meetings were
held in Durban, East London and Cape Town. There was also South African involvement in
courses in Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. The next course will be on the 2nd Feb in Pretoria.
It was good to see many South Africans at ICNC in Mumbai – they were probably solely
responsible for the wine running out at the gala dinner long before the evening was over
(you know who you are!!).
Please find attached the final Journal Watch of 2018 thanks to the Wits Paed Neurology
Also attached is the ACNA group photo taken in Mumbai
I wish everyone safe travels and a great holiday, merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and