This School aims to train health care practitioners in epilepsy and also to establish faculties of trainers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other key Francophile countries e.g. Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Burundi and Rwanda. The aim of the latter is that these countries would then have “in-house” faculties to ensure the sustainability and reach of the course could be maintained, permitting further courses in the future.
About the School
This highly focused and concise course provides the entry level practitioner with a clear approach to children and adults who present with seizures. Diagnosis and care of people with seizures is very limited in Africa. With treatment gaps reported between 50-89% in the continent, there is a great need to empower clinicians with the skills to recognize and put in place safe practices for the care of affected people.
A main part of the School will be focused on the use of EEG. Following the School, participants will be able to perform an EEG recording. Participants will also be able, when back to their respective countries, to train their teams in recording EEG.
Who should apply to this School?
Health care practitioners from French speaking countries receiving and managing people with seizures. This includes pediatricians, psychiatrists, neurology trainees, neurologists, nurses, primary health care workers, and community health care workers.
What costs will be covered for selected participants?
Air ticket and accommodation for international students. Accommodation and meals for local students.
Insurance and Visa
Applicants will have to apply for a visa. They are also asked to take out insurance for their stay.
July 1-31, 2022 (5:00 p.m. CET)
School dates and location:
December 19-21, 2022
INRB, Kinshasa, DRC
For any queries, please contact Prof. MK Luabeya at firstname.lastname@example.org .