This School will focus on covering different aspects related to epilepsy and its management in poor –resources setting and where antiepileptic drugs are missing. The program will shed light on the impact of epilepsy on 1) female gender from teenage to pregnancy and breastfeeding and 2) on neurodevelopment outcome in children with epilepsy as well as learning problems in children living with epilepsy. Topics will also discuss the management of epilepsy in the context of the COVID19 pandemic. The speakers will explore how to improve skill in research opportunities in the field of neurosciences in Africa, as well as in networking and effective scientific communication.
About the School
This extensive 6-days workshop provides a condensed scientific program covering important topics related to CNS functional organization and pathogenesis that lead to comorbidity disorders. One special session will be dedicated to the management of epilepsy in the context of COVID-19. The program also will include skill-development forums on presentation preparations.
Who should apply to this School?
This workshop targets residents in neurology and young faculty from the African region who are actively engaged in neuroscience research programs.
What costs will be covered for selected participants?
The candidates will be fully supported (Flight ticket – Accommodation – Printouts and meals) for the duration of the workshop. Travel arrangements, including the process of obtaining a visiting visa under the current global pandemic of COVID-19, along with all required procedures of performing PCR tests and having a health insurance document is the responsibility of the accepted applicant. Confirmation of participation and booking the flight ticket will be provided upon obtaining the visa.