Upcoming National and International Events

4th International Conference on Functional Neurological Disorders

June 14 - 16, 2020, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.
Please visit FND Society Website  https://www.fndsociety.org/meetings/2020/program

Monthly FND Rounds

Fourth Thursday at 11:30 am PST.
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Upcoming Rounds

March 26, 2020

Case Presentation - Open to subscribing clinicians

Past Presentations

February 2020

 Topic: Towards an Integrated FND Model, Evidence from Neurophilosophy, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry and Neurophysiology

Time: Feb 27, 2020 11:30 AM Vancouver
Presenter: Dr M M Gheis, Neuropsychiatrist
1. To recognize the characteristics of the new FND Disorder model, and how it differs from prior models
2. To Understand how the new model explains the common foundations of FND and emotional disorder, trauma and other medical illnesses
3. To integrate some findings from different disciplines including philosophy, physics and physiology, as relevant to the new FND model.

January 2020

Presentation: Directional Phenomena, A Review
Dr. Karen Kit, Neuropsychologist - Lindsay Millala , Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Approximately 2-3 years ago, some diplomats serving in Havana, Cuba, reported uncharacteristic sensory changes and other neurological symptoms. These changes and symptoms were attributed to exposure to auditory and other sensory phenomena. Interest grew in exploring mechanisms of head injury in the context of these directional phenomena. Some attempted to explain these symptoms along the functional model of neurological disorders. We present a brief review of these events, with the following objectives:

  • To outline the characteristics of what is now referred to as the “Havana Syndrome”
  • To describe some other historical events which are seen to bear similarity with Havana Syndrome.
  • To present a brief literature update on Havana Syndrome.