The Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity (SSNN) was established in 2005 by an international group of clinicians and basic researchers at the initiative of Prof. Dr. Dafin F. Muresanu, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in order to promote a strong collaboration platform for translational medicine and to strength the knowledge flow from academic community to practitioners.
SSNN is a scientific organization focusing on basic and clinical research, creating a discussion forum to contribute to a better understanding of endogenous basic biological processes and consequently the development of pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for positive manipulation of neurotrophicity, neuroprotection, neuroplasticity, and neurogenesis.
Soon after its establishment, the SSNN became an affiliated organ of the Global College of Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration (GCNN), founded by Russell Pendleton, London, UK and Hari Shanker Sharma, Uppsala, Sweden in 2004. Until this day, the SSNN has managed to establish scientific and academic relations with prestigious European and international institutions, like the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNR), World Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (WFNR), "IuIiu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tel Aviv University, Danube University Krems, Austria and the "RoNeuro" Institute for Neurological Research and Diagnostic.
The Society has succeeded over the years to establish a highly international useful academic framework, enabling local and international specialists to benefit from an informal and intimate setting that usually stimulates open discussions. Our goal is to continue to expand over the years and set up an international educational network tool to serve our international based young and senior specialists’ needs. In order to provide an accurate framework for the future, and accomplish the goals of our Society, several international educational events are organized annually in the form of an open stage for debates and updated theories in the field.
In order to provide an accurate framework for the future, and accomplish the goals of our Society, staring 2005, an international congress is organized annually in the form of an open stage for debates and updated theories in the field.
Beside this, our society is coordinating the European Teaching Course on Neurorehabilitation (9 editions), the International Summer School of Neurology (15 editions), EAN’s Task Force on Rare Neurological Disorders Teaching Course, PhD School of "IuIiu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania (since 2015) and 57 Seminars of the Department of Neurosciences of “Iuliu Hatieganu” University with the aim of creating bridges between the academic community, researchers, and practitioners.
As can be seen above, these educational events have a longstanding tradition of conducting scientific meetings of the highest quality with internationally renowned experts from multiple disciplines in neurosciences.