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Korean Neurological Associtation

  • Society Introduction
  • About the JCN
  • Scientific Meeting Schedule
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Welcome to Korean Neurological Associtation

Society Introduction

Society Introduction


Jin-Sang Jung. President of Korean Neurological Association

First, I would like to most sincerely wish you the best of health and happiness.

Starting in March 2018, and for a term of two years, I will serve as the Chairman of the Korean Neurological Association and bear the heavy burden of being responsible for this organization. Established in the fall of 1982, the Korean Neurological Association has witnessed 36 years of amazing development up to the present.

Always wielding a pioneering mindset to overcome challenges, internally the association has developed competencies through education and research and externally it has continuously pioneered and expanded new fields of treatment. The result of such efforts has noticeably developed the diagnosis and treatment of nerve disorders, which have greatly improved their treatment in ways once thought unimaginable in the past. And this has greatly contributed to the quality of life and life expectancy of Koreans. Therefore, it is of my opinion that the Korean Neurological Association has performed its role of protecting the cerebral health of Korean people.

Also, our members have continued to attain academic achievements that transcend the Asian region and are in fact world-class. In particular, the successful attraction and hosting of the AOCN this year in November in Seoul, and the dedicated efforts in the preparation thereof are a particular achievement that is a source of great pride and joy.

Yet, amidst ongoing change in the socio-economic environment and rapid changes in the spirt of the times, the medical community is witnessing the rise of diverse values and organizations and the mutual conflict among them continues to create a new set of challenges. Our association is not immune from such challenges and is facing a great deal of complex, diverse and urgent problems that continue to arise, and are in a situation where we must appropriately and quickly resolve such problems.

Among them are many of the problems that our members are facing first hand in their everyday lives. For example, within the newly emerging medical system of Korea, the field of treatment in the neurology field is expanding. Optimal medical fees are guaranteed, and the system of national responsibility for dementia care and the myriad of problems associated with it must be resolved.

Further, plans must be drawn up to improve the rights and interests of all our members by implementing the guarantee of employment and increased income for neurologists. For the future of neurology, there must also be efforts to secure outstanding human resources, and the problem associated with adequate guarantees for the number of residents and the lack of applicants must be addressed. Further, we have policy tasks that lie ahead of us, such as training the next generation of leaders that can lead the future of our association for the long term.

In that regard, to come up with alernatives to the aforementioned problems, I have divided the association into specialized fields to research these problems systematically and quickly, come up with alternatives and implement impactful countermeasures. This will be done through small, yet powerful groups, or general committees.

In addition, to more quickly and effectively respond to the ever more diverse opinions of members, a special appointment by function will be operated. In particular, we will prepare unwavering systematic means for smoother communication with future generations. Also, members will be notified of the adoption of new policies as soon as they are approved by posting notifications on the association’s homepage, and by sending notifications via email. By doing so we strive to reflect your opinions as much as possible.

I define the present Korean Neurological Association as the "protector of healthy brains of Koreans in the era of 100-year lifespans, and as neurologists that share the same destiny." As chairman I will stive to dynamically and faithfully fulfill my core role: unifying us into one. I entreat you to actively cooperate in these efforts.

Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude for the dedicated efforts made by all the past chairmen, executives and members of the Korean Neurological Association.

Thank you.

March 2018
Jin-Sang Jung
President of Korean Neurological Association


History of Korean Neurologic Association
  • The first Neurology clinic started in the Jin-Ju city by Dr. Charles Inglis Mclaren from Australia at 1910.
  • Dr. Lee Jung-Cheol was the first Korean Neurologist who was trained and studied in China, Australia, and Japan (University of KyuShu) and who started practicing from 1934.
  • Department of Neurology was first created as an independent department at 1958 in the National Meical Center, contributed by Scandinavian countries.
  • The Korean Neurological Association was created at 1981 and the first meeting was held at 1982 with participants of 206.
  • The exam of Korean Board of Neurology began 1983, and 95 out of 113 appliances passed the test.
  • The 9th AOCN (Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology) was held at 1996 and was the first international academic meeting hosted by KNA.
  • Now, the Korean Neurological Association developed to have about 2207 members. (by 2018)
Affiliated Academic Societies
  • Korean Epilepsy Society (1996)
  • Korean Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (1996)
  • Korean Stroke Society (1998)
  • Korean Balance Society (1999)
  • Korean Headache Society (2001)
  • Korean Dementia Association (2002)
  • Korean Sleep Society (2002)
  • Korean Association of Private Practicing Neurologist (2002)
No, of Members in Korean Neurological Association
Members in Korean Neurological Association


Executive Officers of KNA

Position Name Affiliation
President Chin-Sang Chung Samsung Medical Center
Congress President Kwang-Soo Lee The Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Vice-President Jae-Moon Kim Chungnam National University Hospital
Congress Vice-President Eun Ah Lee Hevenly Hospital
Internal Auditor Min-Ky Kim Seoul Medical Center
Internal Auditor Myeong Kyu Kim Chonnam National University Hospital
General Secretary Dae-Won Seo Samsung Medical Center
Chair, Academics Committee Jung-Joon Sung Seoul National University Hospital
Chair, Training Committee Im Seok Koh National Medical Center
Chair, Examination and Certification Committee Byung Kun Kim Nowon Eulji Medical Center
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Neurology Kyoung Min Lee Seoul National University Hospital
Treasurer Jin-Young Ahn Seoul Medical Center
Chair, Insurance Committee Jaseong Koo The Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Chair, Insurance Committee Yang Ki Minn Gangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
Chair, Legislation Committee Dae Seong Kim Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
Chair, Public Relations Committee Il Keun Lee Seoul Brain Neurology Clinic
Chair, Website Committee Kyung-Yul Lee Gangnam Severance Hospital
Chair, Planning Committee Gyeong-Moon Kim Samsung Medical Center
Chair, International Affairs Committee Joung-Ho Rha Inha University Hospital
Chair, Clinical Practice Guideline Tae-Kyeong Lee Soon Chun Hyang University Bucheon Hospital
Chair, Quality Assurance Committee Kun-Woo Park Korea University Anam Hospital
Chair, Policy and External Affairs Committee Hee-Joon Bae Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Chair, Medical Affairs Committee Jun Hong Lee National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital
Chair, Medical Affairs Committee Sungik Lee Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital
Chair, Education Committee Jeeyoung Oh Konkuk University Medical Center
Chair, Education Committee Seong Hye Choi Inha University Hospital
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korean Neurological Association Ae Young Lee Chungnam National University Hospital
Editor-in-Chief, Textbook compilation Committee Hong Ki Song Gangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
Executive Member Byung-Su Kim Bundang Jesaeng Hospital
Executive Member Byeong Chae Kim Chonnam National University Hospital
Executive Member Kwang-Yeol Park Chung-Ang University Hospital
Executive Member Woo-Keun Seo Samsung Medical Center
Executive Member JOON HYUN SHIN Seongnam Citizens Medical Center
Executive Member Sung Sang Yoon KyungHee University Medical Center
Executive Member Soon-Tae Lee Seoul National University Hospital
Executive Member Jun Lee Yeungnam University Medical Center
Executive Member Jae-Myun Chung Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital
Executive Member Jee Hyang Jeong Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital
Executive Member SooJin Cho Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
About the JCN

About the Journal


About the JCN

The Journal of Clinical Neurology (JCN) is the official English-language journal of the Korean Neurological Association. It is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal that is published quarterly. The JCN aims to publish the cutting-edge research from around the world. The JCN covers clinical and translational research for physicians and researchers in the field of neurology. Although we are primarily interested in clinical work, experimental or translational research works are also considered if they are related to clinical practice. The 2016 impact factor of the JCN is 2.593. The JCN will continue to provide high quality research papers for readers and strengthen its reputation.

The JCN is currently indexed, tracked, or covered by Science Citation Index (SCI), PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), SCOPUS, EMBASE, CrossRef, Google Scholar, KoreaMed, Synapse, and KoMCI.

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About the JKNA

The Journal of the Korean Neurological Association (J Korean Neurol Assoc) is the official Korean-language journal of the Korean Neurological Association and Korean Society of Geriatric Neurology.
It aims to enhance patient care, education, and research for neurologists. The J Korean Neurol Assoc covers clinical and translational research for clinical and practicing neurologist.
It is a peer-reviewed journal for neurologists and accepts original article, review, case report, neuro-imaging, and letter to the editor.

The J Korean Neurol Assoc is indexed by KoreaMed and KoMCI.

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Scientific Meeting Schedule

Scientific Meeting Schedule

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