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CNA Thailand

About CNA Thailand

Founding the Thai Child Neurology Association (CNA) was the inspiration of Professor Emeritus Pongsakdhi Visudhipan. In 1970, he completed his training in Child Neurology from the US, and started work as the only child neurologist at the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand. Due to increasing concerns about whether enough child neurologists were being trained to meet the needs of our children, child neurology academic training in Thailand was established. In 1972, the first Thailand child neurology training took place and this training continues to provide professional child neurologists to help our patients in many parts of Thailand.

In 1990, the Thai Child Neurology Society was founded and has developed into a passionate network of professionals who care for children with a wide variety of neurological disorders. The society not only provided a place of cooperation in sharing cases but also conducted research to improve the workforce and strengthened the Thai Child Neurology training program. In collaboration with the International Child Neurology Association, the 4th Asian Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology was successfully held in Chiangmai, Thailand, in November 1993.

Following this important milestone, we moved forward with a training program that meets the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standard. After 25 years, our team in 2015 made a dynamic move and the Thai Child Neuro society became the Thai Child Neurology Association (CNA). Incorporation of the association required the establishment of an Executive Board with succession policies and adding administrative staff to manage the association’s many and ongoing needs, including organization of regular annual meetings and providing international collaboration.  Now, there are 122 professional child neurologists taking care of patients with neurologic difficulties throughout Thailand.

The growth of Thai Child Neurology Association (CNA) since its inception in 1972 has been remarkable, with the energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and passion its members have for taking caring of children with neurological diseases.


Local Organizing Committee
President Anannit Visudtibhan, MD
Vice President Chacrin Na Bangchang, MD
Secretary General Apasri Lusawat, MD
Assistant Secretary General Sorawit Viravan, MD
Treasurer Somjit Sriudomkajorn, MD
Chair, Scientific Committee Surachai Likasitwatanakul, MD
Chair, International Relations and Affairs Kamornwan Katanyuwong, MD
Committee member Tayard Desudchit, MD
Committee member Thanin Wechapinan, MD
Committee member Utcharee Intusoma, MD
Committee member Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, MD
Committee member Chanikhan Sattaporn, MD
Committee member Chidchanoke Therapati, MD

Greetings from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues

On behalf of the Child Neurology Association (Thailand), it is my great pleasure to announce the upcoming 16th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology (AOCCN) which will be held in Bangkok from 4 – 6 of August 2023.

The venue of the congress is Shangri-La Bangkok, which is a superb place for a scientific meeting as well as for visiting Bangkok. The organizing committee is in the process of preparing the scientific program and social events.

This 3-day congress will provide up-to-date and practical information to participants to render proper care of children with neurological problems through various sessions including main plenary lectures, morning lectures and seminars, luncheon and evening sessions, and symposia which would be organized in parallel to serve the interests of the participants.

A Professor Fukuyama Memorial Lecture to honor the honorary founder of Asian and Oceania Child Neurology Association and a special session entitled Professor Pongsakdi Visudhiphan’s Lecture to honor the founder of child neurology in Thailand will be the highlights of the congress.

In addition, there will be sessions devoted to oral and poster presentations of research.  A Welcome Reception on the first evening and a Gala Dinner on the second day are social events that will be included in the registration.

Attending this congress will be a great opportunity for everyone to keep pace with current knowledge, to exchange experiences, to strengthen long-standing friendships, and to make new friends.  We do hope that this congress will be the bridge to harmonize the diversity in child neurology in our region.  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Bangkok in 2023.


Anannit Visudtibhan, MD, President, Child Neurology Association (Thailand)