Objective: The "International Symposium on Arousals in Children" was organized in Tokyo in October 2002 to promote the development of study on arousals in children through the scientific collaboration of scientists involved in the field. Design: The interdisciplinary symposium included the collaboration of pediatricians, neurologists, physiologists, pathologists and forensic medicine experts. Materials and Methods: Eighteen guest lecturers, including 10 foreigners, were invited with the following perspectives: 1) The comparison of scoring systems for arousals in children; 2) The functional brain mapping associated with arousals in children; 3) The characteristics of autonomic reactions and arousal reactions in children; 4) Clinical topics referring to pediatric arousal reactions. 5) Lectures on molecular aspects of arousal and infant mind development were also included. Results: International discussion has led to the establishment of common research programs. Conclusions: With the recent development in technology and knowledge, research on arousals characteristics in children is expected to be further developed to benefit clinical conditions in children.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2003|