The objective of this school is to involve young African scientists in research on brain disorders by providing access to high-level scientific content, reinforcing capabilities, and discussing opportunities and perspectives in this field of research.
About the School
Neurological and neurodegenerative diseases (NND) are ranked among the most common diseases worldwide with high morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in the field have proven the complexity of these disorders and research is ongoing to understand their basis mechanisms, particularly for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy, among others. It is of note there is a huge gap in knowledge of NND in low and middle income countries due to the limited training for scientists, lack of resources, and the burden of infectious diseases which are particularly common in many African countries. The number of clinical neurologists and neuroscientists are significantly low and only essential education is provided at many medical schools in the region. Science is greatly advancing and there is a need to keep pace with the standard in able to decrease the burden of these disabling conditions.
Who should apply to this School?
Neurology residents, or students in basic sciences or basic neuroscience in the Africa region.
What costs will be covered for selected participants?
Travel, accommodation and meals.
April 11, 2022 – May 11, 2022 (5:00 p.m. CET)
School dates and location:
August 11-20, 2022
University of Sciences, Technics and Technology of Bamako, Mali
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