UPCOMING CLINICAL EXCHANGE WORKSHOP

Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform: Neurological Infectious Diseases: Focus on Diagnosis & Management of Brain Infections

27 May | 2pm UK time | Register here

This interactive session will cover pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis of major infections of the brain, including meningitis, encephalitis and abscess. We will additionally discuss acute involvement of the nervous system in COVID-19.

Chair: Professor Tom Solomon CBE FMedSci
Chair of Neurology and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections. Professor of Neurological Science; Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

My research focuses on Emerging Infections, particularly those that affect the brain. I head the Liverpool Brain Infections Group, which works to reduce the burden of neurological disease in the UK and globally, through research, training and capacity building, and public engagement.

Speaker: Dr Bhagteshwar Singh, MBChB MRCP DTMH
Lead fellow for the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Brain Infections & MRC-funded COVID-Neuro Global research programme in Brazil, India and Malawi.
Clinical Research Fellow in the Liverpool Brain Infections Group, and senior clinical trainee in Infectious Diseases.

My research interests include infections of the brain and of global health importance, healthcare improvement, and evidence synthesis.


PREVIOUS CLINICAL EXCHANGE WORKSHOPS

Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform: A focus on headache

29 April 2022

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the detection and characterisation of headache in high, medium, and lower income settings.

This is an open session for policy makers, academics and clinicians organised by The Global Health Network.

Chair: David García-Azorín MD PhD MSci
Department of Neurology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Spain. Spanish Society of Neurology board.
Speakers:
Professor, Dr. Med. Director Rigmor Højland Jensen, Danish Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen
Dr. Marcio Nattan Souza, Coordinator of the Headache Fellowship Program at University of São Paulo and member of the Education Committee of the International Headache Society.
Learning Objective
-Gain insights into practice in different settings through knowledge exchange with fellow participants


Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform: A focus on paediatric neurology

25 March 2022

In this interactive workshop, Assoc Prof Roa will discuss clinical cases in paediatric neurology, including pediatric NeuroCOVID/MIS-C. This is an open session for policy makers, academics and clinicians.

Chair: Ass Prof (Dr) Ericka Fink
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Paediatrics, Dept of Critical Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Speaker: Assoc Prof Juan David Roa, MD MSc
Associate Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Paediatric Intensive care, Universidad Nacional de  Colombia, LARed Network, SLACIP

Learning Objective

  • Gain insights into practice in different settings through knowledge exchange with fellow participants

Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform: Coma - Approach to encephalopathy

25 February 2022

In this interactive workshop, Asst Prof Omar Siddiqi will discuss the approaches taken to the encephalopathic patient in high, medium, and lower income settings.
This is an open session for policy makers, academics and clinicians.

Asst Prof (Dr) Omar Siddiqi:
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Director of Global Neurology Program, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA.

Chair
Prof (Dr) Kameshwar Prasad:
Professor of Neurology. Director & Chief Executive Officer, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Learning Objective

  • Gain insights into practice in different settings through knowledge exchange with fellow participants

Brain Health Clinical Exchange: Acute neurology in resource-limited settings: tackling clinical dilemmas using decision analysis

24 January 2022 | 2 PM (London, GMT) 

Prof Aaron Berkowitz: Professor and Director of Global Health, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (USA); Health and Policy Advisor, Partners In Health; Senior Specialist Consultant, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

Chairs
Dr Kiran Thakur: Neurologist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA Consultant, World Health Organisation: Brain Health Unit

Dr. Biniyam A. Ayele: Department of Neurology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Post-Doctoral Neuroinfectious Fellow, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NY, USA

Decision Analysis to Address Clinical Dilemmas in Resource-Limited Settings, Aaron Berkowitz MD PhD | Download presentation [pdf 1.8mb]


 

Brain Health Clinical Exchange: ’Seizures in the Fields’…Using Public Health to Address Neurologic Illness

30 November | 2 PM (London, GMT) 


In this interactive workshop, Dr James Sejvar from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will use a recent outbreak investigation to outline how public health professionals go about solving medical mysteries.

The Brain Health Clinical Exchange is co-organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Neurology & COVID-19 Global Forum and The Global Health Network.