To educate audience about the global situation of pediatric neurology, using data and statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).The program brings international leaders and speakers with extensive experience in international outreach/collaborative projects directed to reduce gap in medical knowledge and access to neurological care. The symposium will educate audience about importance of collaborative efforts between medical societies (including CNS), to support local efforts in low income countries. The panel of speakers (which includes current president of the international Child Neurology Association and past president of the international League against Epilepsy) will share their wide experience working with poor – resource regions in Africa and other poor – resource regions and will educate audience with potential solutions to improve access to neurological care for children living in these areas.
As a result of this educational session participants will be able to:
- Learn about the global situation of pediatric neurology and understand the situation of pediatric neurology practice in low income countries.
- Learn about importance of collaborative international projects directed to improve education and clinical care in low income countries. Impact Statements
- Learning about the global situation of pediatric neurology and becoming more active in supporting international educational programs.
- Recognizing importance of international outreach programs directed to improve pediatric neurological care, and finding ways to collaborate, as a CNS member.
Organizer: Jorge Vidaurre, MD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Co-Organizer: Agustin Legido, MD, PHD, MBA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Introduction: A Global Perspective of Child Neurology
Agustin Legido, MD, PHD, MBA
Jorge Vidaurre, MD
Child Neurology in Africa. Narrowing the Gap in Access to Medical Care
Jo M. Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MD; Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Yes. There are Global Disparities in Epilepsy Care. Can we do Something?
Solomon L. Moshé, MD; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
Practicing Pediatric Neurology in Poor Resource Regions. Importance of Collaborative Efforts
Arushi G. Saini, MD, DM; Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India