Chairperson & Convener

Dr. Paranjothi Shanmugam

Dr. Justin


Advocacy means an act of pleading or lobbying or being activist for some cause or purpose. The long term mission is to familiarize all members of academy with the concepts, themes and good practices of advocacy for neurology so as to improve the status of neurology education and services all over the country.


India attained Independence from British Raj on 15th August 1947. Britishers ruled some parts of India for over 300 years although northern India was under their empire for just over 100 years. Credit must be given to the Englishmen for creating the Health structure in India by establishing rural dispensaries, Tehsil and District Hospitals, in addition to some of Medical Schools and Colleges in the country.


Members of advocacy subsection are engaged in many periodic and non periodic activities. Workshops are held to train the members in skills of advocacy. Lobbying is being done to increase the residency seats for DM/DNB neurology. Neurology education at grass root level is enhanced by National Neurology Quiz for MBBS and MD Medicine students. Neurology education courses are conducted for primary care physicians from remote areas. Attempts have been made for better certification of neurological disabilities. Public health education and patient education is streamlined, enhanced and made more comprehensive, authentic, detailed, varied and widely disseminated. Neurology services are extended to far corner of the country through health camps and life-line train. Public awareness day for Stroke, Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis is organized regularly every year