Nurturing the Global Pipeline of Academic Child Neurologists

Nurturing the Global Pipeline of Academic Child Neurologists

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Junior Member Seminar
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Thursday 15 October 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Course Description There is an ever-growing gap between the need for clinical Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities services and the number of trained practitioners throughout the world. In this setting, nurturing and encouraging trainees and junior faculty towards an academic career path is a constant, but necessary, enterprise to ensure that clinically focused research in our field continues to scale as well. This seminar will discuss the current challenges and opportunities for training the next generation of Child Neurology physician – scientists both within the US and globally.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand and educate others about the training and funding mechanisms available to support trainees and junior faculty interested in an academic Child Neurology career path.
  2. Be aware of the research and service delivery priorities for expanding Child Neurology access globally in addition to training more practitioners.

Impact Statements

  1. Encourage trainees and junior faculty to pursue academic career paths.
  2. Prioritize lines of research and training that are globally applicable. ICNA • CNS | San Diego 2020 25

Alexander Li Cohen, MD, PhD; Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The NIH Perspective on the Child Neurology Physician- Scientist Workforce
Adam L. Hartman, MD, FAAP, FANA, FAES; National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke Neuroscience Center, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Building a More Diverse Pediatric Research Community
Erika Augustine, MD, MS; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA

Growing a Global(ly Capable) Pediatric Neurology Workforce
Jo M. Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MD
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


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