The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has elected Terrence L Cascino, Mayo Clinic of Rochester, USA, as its 34th president. Cascino succeeds Timothy A Pedley, who completed his two-year term as president during the recent AAN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, USA.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime to serve our 28,000 members with unparalleled resources to help them provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care for the one in six people worldwide who have a brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, autism, and Parkinson’s disease,” said Cascino. “I am privileged to follow a long line of distinguished neurologists committed to expanding the reach of the AAN, demonstrating the value of neurologists, enhancing their career satisfaction and most importantly, being indispensable to our members.”
Cascino is a career-long member of the AAN, most recently serving as president-elect and on the AAN Board of Directors. He has served in a multitude of other leadership positions, including serving on the AAN’s Education and Meeting Management Committees.
Since 1982, Cascino has served as a staff consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic and is a professor of neurology and neuro-oncology. Cascino also served as vice chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and was a leader in clinical practice at the Mayo Clinic serving as the chair of the Clinical Practice Committee. He also held a role as the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic, completing his tenure in October 2012.
In addition, Ralph L Sacco will now serve as president-elect of the AAN for a two-year term. Sacco is the chairman of Neurology, Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders and a Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, USA.