The 13th International Symposium of The Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias


Membrane molecules, Models & Modulating Neurons...
Approching Bedside to Bench and Back


May 10 - 12, 2024 in Mumbai, India

INVITATION

Save the Date

The Board of the SRCA and its local partners invites you and your colleagues to attend the upcoming 13th International Symposium. This meeting is organised in loving memory of
Prof. Bing-Wen Soong.


SRCA 2024 Official Tribute

In solemn remembrance, we reflect upon the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Bing-wen Soong, a luminary in the field of neurology and neurosciences. Holding the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus at the National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Soong was not only a cherished friend and colleague but also a trailblazing leader. For over three decades, Dr. Soong steered a funded research program, commencing in 1988, dedicated to unraveling the complexities of inherited ataxias. His unwavering commitment and contributions were instrumental in advancing our understanding of various ataxia syndromes, with a notable achievement being the identification of the genetic locus for SCA22.

Beyond the laboratory, Dr. Soong's benevolence extended to his patients, earning him a legendary reputation for kindness and compassion. In 2016, he spearheaded the establishment of the Association for Rare Neurological Disorders in Taiwan and inaugurated a brain bank, fostering a platform for further research. In 2018, Dr. Soong hosted the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Research in Cerebellum and Ataxia, providing a gathering space for like-minded professionals in Taipei, Taiwan. His role as an exemplary physician-scientist was marked by a deep commitment to patient care, mentoring numerous trainees as a dedicated educator, and contributing creatively to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

Dr. Soong's legacy is that of a gentleman and a scholar, embodying qualities of faith, devotion, and grace. His impact reverberates through the lives he touched, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of medicine, research, and compassion.