I was wondering how clinical topics in OCNS can play a greater role,
and whether this is something that is seen as an interesting
strategy to follow.
When I saw the new group "Neurotransmitters in Schizophrenia and
Intellectual Disabilities" founded by Maria Dauvermann, I thought,
I have to raise this question now also here, because there are so many
interesting links to clinical issues.
As you might know, I organized the OCNS workshop "Modeling Migraine".
I think, the event was placed in the right community, but I also I have
to admit that beside the people I knew of and invited (about 40)
not that many more came in addition from the CNS*09 main meeting to
On the other hand, there are many links: for example, Hugh Wilson, one
of the pioneers in this field who developed a neural field theory with
Jack Cowan back in the 70ties, talked about migraine modeling. Others
like Wytse Wadmann and Ernie Baretto attended the main meeting, and
again others like Henry Tuckwell were invited to other workshops, so
they had to decline my offer, or had to cancel like Steve Schiff.
Despite all these links, my feeling is, there is some framework missing
to foster such activities.
I would like to get your feedback on how (and if at all) clinical
topics can further be organized in this network. I know, I could just
make yet another group. But before that, I hope to get some feedback.