Cerebral palsy from pediatric neurologist perspective

Sergiusz Jozwiak

Sergiusz Jóźwiak

Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland

Head of the Department of Pediatric Neurology at Warsaw Medical University (since 2015). Head of Department of Neurology and Epileptology in the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw (1997-2015). National consultant for child neurology (2009-2013). President of the Polish Society of Paediatric Neurology (2003-2011). Coordinator of the European project on TSC EPISTOP.

In the years 2006-2009, Prof. Jozwiak was the recipient of the Polish Academy of Science awards and Ministry of Health. In 2012 he has been nominated to the Gold Lancet Award for Innovation in Medicine. Professor Jóźwiak is a recipient of the Manuel Gomez Award, established by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (USA) for "creative or pioneering efforts that have appreciably improved either the understanding of the disease or the clinical care available for individuals with tuberous sclerosis".

Professor Jóźwiak’s research focuses mainly on neuro-cutaneous disorders and epilepsy, with a particular interest in infantile spasms. For more than 25 years, he has directed a special program for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and participated in the discovery of the TSC1 gene, working out practical guidelines for TSC management. He also conducts clinical research and directs basic studies on TSC pathogenesis. Other interests include pediatric multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and metabolic diseases.

Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 25, 2020