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Course Description The participants will gain specific knowledge about barriers to access to child neurology care in diverse settings, with an emphasis on South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. They will learn about socioeconomic, geographic, and infrastructure barriers that continue to limit access to care. They will acquire knowledge about three specific settings where training programs are bridging these gaps in access to child neurology care. Learning Objectives
- Understand some of the socioeconomic, geographic, and infrastructure barriers that continue to limit access to child neurology care globally.
- Become aware of a variety of approaches to training to overcome those barriers.
- How to design educational and training programs to sustainably improve access to child neurology care in diverse settings.
- How to participate in educational and training programs that increase access to child neurology care in low to moderate resource settings.
Organizer: Alex R. Paciorkowski, MD; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
Child Neurology in Brazil, a Model and Challenges Helio van der Linden, Jr., MD; Instituto de Neurologia de Goiânia, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Breaking New Ground in Zambia – First Child Neurology Trainees Nfwama Kawatu, MD; University Teaching Hospitals, Children’s Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Innovative Child Neurology Curriculum in Ecuador Kevin Shapiro, MD, PhD; Cortica Healthcare, Los Angeles, California, USA