The chief executive officer of the Child Neurology Foundation provided insight on her new position at the National Health Institute’s National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]
WATCH TIME: 4 minutes
"My hope is that I can provide a lens into those discussions. My training and my current role have always been in pediatrics. Even when I try not to, I will always be thinking of children and adolescents. I am representing the full spectrum, though, especially as the artificial wall on what is adult vs pediatric conditions is sort of dissolving."
In addition to working on behalf of children with special needs and their families for over 2 decades, Amy Brin, MSN, MA, PCNS-BC has served as the executive director and chief executive officer of the Child Neurology Foundation since 2015. Her dedication to the field helped land her a new additional position as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council. As a published author, award-winning speaker, and trusted convener, she brings plenty of experience to the table, which she feels is important during this time for child neurology.
In an interview with NeurologyLive®, Brin discussed who else makes up the council, the responsibilities they hold, and how they assist the NIH in major decision-making. She also discussed some of the most notable topics within the child neurology field, why the crossover between pediatrics and adult neurology is fading, and the need to keep families active, engaged, and educated on children with neurological conditions.