Global Brain Health Clinical Exchange Platform - Virtual Workshop

22 Mar 2024


The next Clinical Exchange workshop for 2024 will run on 22 March, 2pm (GMT):

Using virtual technologies to improve training in global neurology

The World Health Organisation estimates that the median number of neurologists in sub-Saharan Africa is 0.3 per million people. How can we build capacity in global neurology and use technology to do so? Can technology help patients gain quicker or more effective access to care for neurological conditions? In this clinical exchange we will hear how telemedicine is being used to manage and provide education on Movement disorders in Africa and also about the implementation of Teleneurology for Electroencephalography (EEG) in Zambia.

Chair: Dr Ali S. Shalash MD, PhD Professor of Neurology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Shalash is the founder of the first movement disorders clinic at his institute, an active member of Egyptian Society of Neurology, and the Clinical Coordinator of Egyptian Network of Neurodegenerative Diseases (ENND). He organized the first movement disorders society (MDS) School for Young Neurologists in Africa (in Cairo, Egypt) and other several national and international, live and online educational activities in the field of movement disorders. Recently, Ali has been nominated as Consultant with the WHO for launching of Parkinson disease: a public health approach: technical brief and PD global disparities.

Speaker: Dr Melody Asukile MB.ChB, MMed (Neurology), FC Neurol (SA) Adult Neurologist and Lecturer at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

Dr Asukile is one of Zambia's first Zambian neurologists. She has a special interest in epilepsy and recently completed a clinical epilepsy fellowship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She directs the national EEG laboratory at the UTH and is a tutor on a 6-month online EEG course. Together with Prof Deanna Saylor, she helped set up a teleneurology clinic in Zambia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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