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WFN –Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro) and Canadian Neurological Society: Department Visit Program 2022

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and The Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro), together with the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS), are pleased to invite two colleagues from Central or South America, and one neurology trainee or junior faculty from Africa to visit the Neurology Department of The Neuro at McGill University in Quebec, Canada.

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) was founded in 1934 by Dr. Wilder Penfield and has become the largest specialized neuroscience complex in Canada. Its specialized clinics cover movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, rare diseases, pain, brain tumours and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Last year, it received more than 42,000 ambulatory patient visits, more than 28,000 diagnostic tests were carried out and brain surgeons performed some 1,800 procedures. Always at the forefront of innovation, The Neuro was the gateway to Canada for technologies like electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and computer-assisted tomography. In 2019, The Neuro installed Canada’s first 7-Tesla whole-body MRI. The Neuro is the first academic institute to fully embrace the Open Science philosophy.  It houses one of the largest biorepositories of neurological disorders in the world, as an open access resource for the global scientific community.

The CNS was established in 1948 and represented both neurologists and neurosurgeons. In 1965, the original CNS was dissolved, and two new societies were created to represent the two distinct groups, the Canadian Neurological Society (modern day CNS) and the Canadian Neurosurgical Society. The mission of the CNS is to enhance the care of patients with diseases of the nervous system through education, advocacy, and improved methods of diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. 

The WFN was formed in Brussels in 1957 as an association of national neurological societies. Today WFN represents 123 professional societies in 123 countries in all regions of the world. The mission of the WFN is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.

Project description

Central and South American initiative

The Neuro and CNS would like to support the Central and South American initiative of the WFN by inviting two neurology trainees or junior faculty who are within five years of certification in neurology to visit The Neuro for a duration of four weeks.

African initiative

The Neuro and CNS would like to support African initiative of the WFN by inviting one neurology trainee or junior faculty from Africa who are within five years of certification in neurology to visit The Neuro for a duration of four weeks.

The purpose is to experience the Canadian neurological system in an international environment, meet new colleagues and foster future co-operation.

More information about The Neuro can be found at https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/about.

The visit will take place during November 2022

 

Details about support

The Neuro will provide the following support:

  • Travel expenses: 
    • Central and South American initiative
      Central or South America – Montreal, Canada – Central or South America
    • African initiative
      Africa – Montreal, Canada – Africa
  • Accommodation for four weeks
  • Living expenses (food and beverage) during the four weeks
  • Costs of health insurance during the stay in Canada

Criteria for applications

  • The applicant must be a resident of a country in Central or South America OR of a country in the African continent  
  • The applicant must be a neurology resident or junior neurology faculty within five years of completion of training 
  • The applicant must be born after 31 December 1981.

Evaluation Committee

Central and South American initiative

  • Two representatives of the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS)
  • Two representatives of the WFN Education Committee
  • Two representatives from the Pan American Federation of Neurological Societies (PAFNS)

African initiative
  • Two representatives of the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS)
  • Two representatives of the WFN Education Committee  
  • Two representatives from the African Academy of Neurology (AFAN)

Deadline for application

 

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Deadline for applications: Monday 29 August 2022 

For any questions regarding your application, please contact Mrs Jade Levy (Executive Assistant Education Project Co-ordinator) by email at  jade@wfneurology.org

 


Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 Global pandemic the training programme may have to be cancelled/postponed at short notice.