Madras Neuro Trust was started with the specific aim of bringing quality teaching programs to India by Neurologists of the Institute of Neurology. The purpose of the trust is to provide means & to promote exchange of views and share experiences with neurologists and neuro surgeons from around the world. 

Eminent faculties from all over the world have been part of our prestigious conferences imparting their expertise on the current scenario in the field of neuro sciences.

We have given below year wise themes and speakers of the previous Neuro Update Conferences.

Under the ageis of Madras Neuro Trust

  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Dr. David A.Chad - USA
Dr. Louis R.Caplan - USA
Dr. Prakash Kotagal - USA
Dr. Sakkubai Naidu - USA
Dr. Gihan Tennakoon - USA

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Neuro Imaging
  • Auto Immune Disorders of Nervous System

Dr. Jonathan W. Mink - USA
Dr. Motoi Shoda - Japan
Dr. Salvatore Di Mauro - USA
Dr. Andrei V Alexanderov - USA
Dr. Zolt Garami - USA
Dr. Mark Moehring - USA
Dr. Lawerence KS.Wong  - Hongkong, China
Dr. S.K Shankr. Joaquim Ferreira - Portugalr - Bangalore, India


  • Movement Disorders in Children
  • Metabolic and Mitochondrial Myopathies
  • Paediatric Spinal Surgery
  • Clinical Case Discussions

Dr.David Cornblath - USA
Dr. Richard Frackowiack - UK
Dr. David Zee  - USA
Dr. Sarala Das - Bangalore, INDIA


  • Neuro Radiology
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Peripheral Nerve disorders
  • Myopathies
  • Workshop on clinical Neurophysiology
  • Case Presentations and discussion

Dr. Werner Hacke - Germany
Dr. Hui Meng Chang - Singapore
Dr. J. Van Gijn - Netherlands
Dr. Geoffrey A.Donnan  - Australia
Dr. Niphon Poungwarin - Thailand
Dr. N.V.Ramani - Singapore
Dr. Disya Ratanakorn - Thailand


  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Aspects
  • Diagnostic Work up
  • Management – Acute & Long term
  • Free Papers
  • Drafting of a Consensus statement on Stroke Management for practitioners
  • Neurosonology Workshop on 6th and 7th January Late Evening Sessions.

Dr. Geoff Sheehan - USA
Dr. Gunther Deushl - Germany
Dr. Kailash Bhatia - London
Dr. Louis C Tan - USA
Dr. Peter Rieckmann - Germany
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings - USA
Dr. Christopher Chen - Singapore


  • Movement Disorders Lectures, Case Discussions
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection Demonstration Session
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Lectures, Case Discussions
  • Cognitive Neurology Lectures, Case Discussions.

Dr. Aditya Neog – Chennai, India
Dr. S. Ambika – Chennai, India
Prof.  S. N. Bhagwati – New delhi, India
Dr. H. Ganapathy – Chennai, India
Prof. Jacob Abraham – Chennai, India
Prof. K . Jagannathan – Chennai, India
Dr. Jose C Navarro – Manila
Dr. V. Kattesh Katti – USA
Dr. KavithaKalaivani – Chennai, India
Dr. Lingam Gopal – Chennai, India
Dr. Navin Jayakumar – Chennai, India
Dr. Nikhil S Choudhary – Chennai, India
Dr. Peter J Savino – Philadelphia
Dr. M. Pradeep – Palakkadu, India
Prof.  Ralf Baron – Germany
Dr. Rashmin Gandhi – Chennai, India
Dr. Satya Karna – New Delhi, India
Dr. Shikha Bassi – Chennai, India
Dr. M.R. Sivakumar – Chennai, India
Dr.  Suresh Bapu – Chennai, India
Prof. Thomas Brandt – Germany
Dr. Thomas W H Leung – Hong Kong
Dr. Veena Noronha – Chennai, India
Dr.  J. Vijay Ananth – Chennai, India
Dr. Vijay Sharma – Singapore
Prof.  Zahir Ahmed Sayeed – Chennai, India

  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neuro Otology
  • Neuropathic Pain in Stroke
  • Course on transcranial Doppler & Interventional Procedures in Stroke.

Dr. G. Arjundas – Chennai, India
Dr. Bhagwan T.Shahani – USA   
Prof. Jacob Abraham – Chennai, India
Prof. K. Jagannathan – Chennai, India
Dr. Jun Kimura – USA
Dr. Ram Ayyar – USA
Prof. D. Vasudevan – Chennai, India
Dr. Yevgenya Kaydanova – USA
Prof. Zaheer Ahmed Sayeed – Chennai, India

  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Prof. Eileen Vining – USA
Prof. G. Kumaresan – Chennai, India
Prof. K. V. Mathai – Kottayam, India
Prof. Michael V Johnston – USA
Prof. R. Narayanan – Chennai, India
Prof. Sakkubai Naidu – USA
Prof. Suresh Kotagal – USA
Prof. C U Velmurugendran – Chennai, India
Dr. V Viswanathan – Chennai, India

  • Evaluation of Neuro Metabolic Disorder & Novel Leuko dystrophies
  • Epilepsy, Intra – OP Monitoring Neonatal EEGs
  • Cerebralpalsy – Evaluation Movement Disorders MRI
  • Sleep Disorders

Dr. Dean M.Wingerchuk - USA
Dr. Erle Lim Chuen Hian - Singapore
Dr. Pittock Sean J - USA
Dr. Robert P Liask - USA

  • Clinical Neuro Immunology
  • Demyelinative Disorder of CNS Multiple Sclerosis Neuro Myelitis Optica
  • Botinlinum Toxin Workshop & Discussion on related movement disorder

Dr. Anil Gulati – USA
Dr. James A Young – USA
Prof. David C Good – USA
Dr. Frans C Good – USA
Dr. Frans Bruyninckx – Europe
Dr. Dilip Pandey – USA
Dr. Jane H Burridge – UK
Prof. George H Kraft – USA
Prof. Michael H Thaut – USA
Prof. Stephanie Clark – Switzerland
Prof. Martin Grabois – USA
Dr. Levi Hargrove – USA
Dr. Mindy F Levin – USA
Dr. Bhagwan Shahani – USA

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • PD & Other Movement Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy & Pervasive Development Disorder

Dr. Andrea M Corse - USA
Dr. Davis R Cornblath - USA
Prof. Pieter A Van Doorn - Netherlands
Prof. Bernd C Kieseier - Germany
Dr. B. Lokesh - India

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Workshops on EMG
  • Nerve Consuction Studies
  • Ultrasonographic Evelution

Dr. Aniruddh Kumar Purohit, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Kailash Bhatia - USA
Dr. Kapil Sethi - USA
Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram, Chennai, India
Dr. Mohit Bhatt, Mumbai. India
Dr. Philip Thompson - Australia
Dr. Suresh Kumar, Kochi
Dr. Uday Muthane, Bangalore, India

  • Movement
  • Gait
  • Balance Disorders
  • Botulinum Toxin

Prof. Antonio Federico - Italy
Prof. Biju Hameed - Bristol
Prof. Bwee Tien Poll - Netherlands
Prof. Harry Thakurdas Chugani - USA
Prof. Hasan Tekgul - Istanbul
Prof. J  Helen Cross - UK
Prof. Ingrid Tein - Canada
Prof. W Jonathan Mink - USA
Prof. Lakshmi Nagarajan - Australia
Prof. Linda Demeirleir - Belgium
Prof. Manjari Tripathi - New Delhi
Prof. Michael Johnston V - USA
Prof. Pratibha Singhi - Chandigarh, INDIA
Prof. Richard Haas - USA
Prof. Robert Ouvrier - Australia
Prof. Sakkubai Naidu - USA
Prof. Soumya Ghosh - Australia
Prof. V  Viswanathan - Chennai, INDIA

  • Developmental Disablities
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Movement & Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Other Diseases
Dr. Allen J Aksamit Jr - USA
Dr. Marc I. Chimowitz - USA
Dr. Rafael Rojas - USA
Dr. Robert P. Lisak - USA
Dr. Tanya N. Turan - USA
  • Immune Mediated Neurological Disorders
  • Imaging Of Brain And Spine
  • Stroke Neurology And Cns Infections

Dr. Bradley F Boeve - USA
Dr. Chitra Venkatasubramanian - USA
Dr. Jose I Suarez - USA
Dr. Marek Marsel Mesulam - USA

  • Cognitive Neurology
  • Critical Care Neurology

Dr. Joaquim Ferreira - Portugal
Dr. Kailash Bhatia - UK
Dr. Nancy J Newman - USA
Dr. Valerie Biousse - USA

  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuro Ophthalmology

Prof Arun Venkatesan, USA
Prof Avindra Nath, USA
Prof David S Zee, USA
Prof Phyllis C Zee, USA
Prof Sarosh R Irani, UK