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Italian Society of Neurology

The Italian Society of Neurology was established in 1907 and has the institutional aim of promoting Italian Neurological research aimed at the development of scientific research, training, upgrading of specialists and improvement of professional quality in assisting individuals with the system diseases nervous. The ISN is the society of neurologists, whether they work in the public or in private, in the territory, in the hospitals or the University. The number of members has increased substantially in recent years, surpassing in 2008 the number of 3000.Vogliamo remember the main ISN initiatives. The Annual Congress, which now is the most important annual meeting of the scientific and professional development compared to the Italian neurologists and whose recognition SIN members have important benefits, is divided into several parts, some of which are intended for the free communication of results achieved by the research groups, other dedicated to update on specific issues, decided annually by the Board. Attendance to the Congress by law to claims of Continued Medical Education, which are divided in individual events Meeting, so that everyone freely choose which sessions to attend. Particular attention has always been dedicated to young neurologists, who have a variety of scholarships for free attending the Congress. The study groups and independent associations belonging to the ISN, which have now reached the impressive number of 29, have spaces reserved for the Congress, in order to inform neurologists on the progress in specific areas of which they are working.

The ISN has an official magazine, Neurological Sciences, which reached in 2002 an Impact Factor very close to 1, and which places it among the most important magazines in Europe. Subscribing to the SIN, you will receive free of Neurological Sciences at home.

The ISN site is organized so as to facilitate the navigation of the visitor, which can be accessed from every page to every other topic. Will thus be able to know the history of the company, its statutes, the composition of the governing bodies, the activities of the many study groups and members of independent associations, the Regional Sections programs, meetings and Congresses sponsored by the Company to be held in the coming months, guidelines issued by the Company, as well as jobs in the neurological world. All this is to facilitate contact between the visitor and the ISN, which will make filling out the application form on-line downloadable form. Members ISN will have access to the confidential section of the site using your username and password. Simply enter your name in the space user name, your name in the password space and choose the city of belonging.

This short history of the Italian Society of Neurology focuses on its founders and leading personalities. The article also considers the present and the future of Italian neurology, emphasising in particular the scientific impact of Italian neurological research on the main international journals and the activities undertaken to increase the role of neurologists. The history of Italian neurology has long been bound up with the treatment and study of mental disorders: indeed, the Society Frenopatica Italian (Italian Phrenopathic Society) attracted scientists interested in brain and mental disorders. This society was founded in 1861 with the aim of studying the anatomy and physiology of the brain and nerves, as well as the organisation of hospitals for the treatment of mental illness. In 1873, in Rome, the society Freniatrica Italian (Italian Society of Phreniatry) was born, bringing together experts in nervous and mental diseases. At the start of the 1900s, several scientists, involved mainly in investigation of the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and its pathological conditions, began to see the usefulness of an autonomous development of the neurosciences as a separate field comprising scientists involved in the study and evaluation of mental illness and in the organisation of psychiatric hospitals. Hence the creation of the Italian Society of Neurology (society Italian di Neurology, SIN), which was officially founded in with Leonardo Bianchi, professor at the University of Naples as its first president. The individuals involved in this endeavour were the founders of the modern Italian neurology: Leonardo Bianchi, Carlo Besta, Amico Bignami, Ugo Cerletti, Cesare Lombroso, Giovanni Mingazzini, Onofrio Fragnito, Ottorino Rossi, Camillo Negro, Enrico Morselli, Eugenio Tanzi, Ernesto Lugaro, Camillo Golgi, and so on.

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The following is the list of scholars from Italian Society of Neurology who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences