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 fellows here.
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 peaceful 2019!