How to use patient and public involvement to improve global brain health

19 Jul 2023 14:00 to 15:00


Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable disease that affects about 50 million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of those affected live in low-middle-income countries, with three-quarters not getting adequate treatment. In addition, those affected face stigma from their community. In this session, experts in the field will discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing epilepsy.

Chair: Professor Gagandeep Singh, MD, AM, FAMS, FRCP (London), FIAN, FICP. Professor & Head, Department of Neurology at Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India. Honorary Associate Professor at UCL, London, UK. Secretary General of Indian Epilepsy Association.

Dr. Singh is a Professor in Neurology with expertise in Epilepsy and Neurological Infection. He is trained in Epilepsy from University College, London Institute of Neurology. He has nearly 30 Years of clinical and consulting experience in his field of expertise. He is an active researcher in Epilepsy and recipient of >10 International, National grants. He is President of the Indian Academy of Neurology.

Speaker: Dr Tiwonge Phiri MBBS Neurologist, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

Dr Phiri trained at Tygeberg Hospital in Cape Town as a Paediatric Neurologist, but whilst working as a Medical Officer on a John Hopkins Research Project she realised there was a gap in Adult Neurology. Dr Phiri is the first Adult Neurologist in Malawi, she earned this speciality via a Fellowship in Neurology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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