- Archana Patel
- Charuta Joshi
- Elaine Wirrell
- Hannah Glass
- Jonathan Mink
- Jorge Vidaurre
- Karen Skjei
- Phillip Pearl
- Rajesh RamachandranNair
- Archana Patel
- Charuta Joshi
- Elaine Wirrell
- Hannah Glass
- Jonathan Mink
- Jorge Vidaurre
- Karen Skjei
- Phillip Pearl
- Rajesh RamachandranNair
From the earliest stages of my career, I have been committed to improving access to appropriate neurologic care for children in resource-constrained regions. As a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, I lead our department’s global health efforts, including trainee education focused on global perspectives of pediatric neurologic conditions and how to work effectively and ethically in limited resource regions. For over a decade, I have worked in Africa, currently spending over 4 months in the region annually focused on: (1) clinical neurology education and infrastructure development in Rwanda and Zambia, and (2) collaborative clinical research focused on early identification and management of children with epilepsy.
In Zambia, I have been deeply involved in training the first Zambian child neurologists, teaching neurology to pediatric residents and non-specialists across the country and promoting epilepsy advocacy through community health worker initiatives. Through the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda, I developed and implemented a child neurology curriculum for pediatric trainees, and continue to provide clinical, education, and research support for young pediatricians as a visiting consultant, with a focus on nurturing interest in our field as the country currently has no child neurologist. My current research is focused on identifying predictive factors for post-malaria epilepsy, with the goal of improving early identification of epilepsy in the highest risk children.
I am active in the global neurology community through several mechanisms that allow me to promote practice and policy change focused on health equity and access to care. I have served as an active consultant with the World Health Organization since 2015. I also serve on the Lancet Commission on Epilepsy; the International League Against Epilepsy’s Commission on Medical Therapies, including as Chair of the Task Force on Access to Medications; and most recently, joined the JICNA editorial board.
The ICNA’s focus on providing education and research opportunities for child neurologists globally with consideration of perspectives from all regions is central to my own career mission. Having seen the impact of child neurology exposure on places where subspecialty expertise is scarce, I have a strong understanding of the needs and potential for improvement in these regions. In Zambia, the field is exponentially growing since graduation of the first local neurologists; in Rwanda, there has been significant improvement in caring for children with neurologic needs with inclusion of neurology education in the pediatric curriculum.
My experiences have highlighted the importance of bidirectional educational exchanges. Should I be elected to the board, I would work to continue to promote such exchanges through several avenues: (1) increasing opportunities for child neurologists from LMIC to see advanced diagnostics and treatments available in resource-rich countries for both experience as well as drive vision for advancing care locally; (2) fostering partnerships with pediatric associations in countries without child neurologists to provide both deeply needed clinical expertise and exposure and training opportunities for local clinicians; (3) expanding opportunities for trainees from high resourced countries to gain direct experience on the impact of resource limitations on children with neurological diseases and to encourage the consideration of global perspectives in research and development of policy and practice parameters; and (4) promoting and advocating for increased investment in research exchanges between higher and lower resourced regions which demonstrate principles of strong and fair partnerships, including building sustainable clinical and research capacity on the ground.
By assuring that these global clinical and research initiatives are appropriately collaborative and respectful of local healthcare needs and priorities, we can continue toward the important goal of achieving equity in child health.
Dr Charuta Joshi is board certified in pediatric neurology in both Canada and the United States, clinical neurophysiology (Canada) and epilepsy (United States). She graduated medical school from Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1995 with high honors. She did her pediatric neurology training in New York Presbyterian Hospital and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Childrens Hospital Michigan. This was followed by seven years in Canada where she practiced pediatric neurology/ epilepsy at the University of Manitoba, Childrens Hospital Winnipeg before returning to the United States. She is presently a Professor in Pediatric Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern, School of Medicine, Childrens Medical Centre Dallas and holds the Dr Roy D. and Ragan S Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy.
She is the Program Director of Advanced EEG and Epilepsy Research Fellowship. She has worked in resource rich as well as resource limited countries and is interested in global health, developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, surgical and non -surgical therapy (ketogenic diet, neuromodulation) of medically intractable epilepsies.
She spoke at ICNA in 2018 (Mumbai) as co-chair of a parallel symposium on infantile spasms. In 2020 (San Diego), she co-chaired a symposium on telemedicine and global heath. In 2022 (Antalya Turkey), she will chair a breakfast symposium on EMAS. She has been an invited speaker for the Epilepsy Colloquium (India 2020- converted to zoom due to COVID), Brain Hour at the McMaster University and at local, regional and national educational congresses.
Dr Joshi is passionate about teaching and has received several awards for teaching(medical student and resident level). She wishes to teach globally. She has participated in the ICNTN webinar and serves on the international affairs committee of the Child Neurology Society. She has started discussions with Dr Edward Kija regarding setting up a curriculum for teaching in Tanzania.
I finished medical training in Mumbai – Grant Medical College -batch of 1989 and am board certified in pediatric neurology (Canada and USA), clinical neurophysiology (Canada), and epilepsy (USA). My main interests are in global health, developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, surgical and non -surgical therapy (ketogenic diet, neuromodulation) of medically intractable epilepsies. I have seen the scope of medical practice in both resource rich and resource poor areas of the world. While there are factors that cannot be changed in how medicine is practiced, I feel that increasing knowledge has the power to change attitudes and finally change practice of whichever field one might be in.
My goal is to take another step in the right direction for the global population of children with epilepsy through greater participation in ICNA. This could be achieved through greater number of seminars/ lectures done online. The seminars could either be directed towards specialists or towards generalists and the hope is that case-based teaching will help the general care of epilepsy patients in areas where the ratio of the patient to doctor is very low. During COVID lockdown, I was bolstered by the educational content on websites like AES and ILAE and hope that I can contribute to enriching the same for ICNA.
I would like to run for the position of treasurer along with my application to the executive board because I believe that sitting at the same table will allow greater participation and would also allow me to use my time more wisely due to the advice received from other members of the board. My work as a treasurer will be geared to towards assuring that ICNA remains financially stable to allow further growth in its activities to promote care for children with neurological disabilities worldwide.
Dr. Wirrell completed her medical school at the University of British Columbia, followed by a residency in Child Neurology at Dalhousie University. She is currently the Director of Pediatric Epilepsy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Wirrell has served as an ICNA Board member since 2018 and is Chair of the ICNA Research Committee. She is also the former Co-Chair of the Nosology and Definitions Task Force of the ILAE, and currently serves on both the Pediatrics and Surgical Therapies Commissions and the Terminology and the SNOMED Task Forces. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, the public education website for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
Dr. Wirrell has a keen interest in Neurology Education and served as the Vice-Chair of the Neurology Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada from 2009-14. She currently is the Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Neurology Residency at Mayo Clinic as well as Co-Chair of the Pellock Epilepsy Symposium, an educational program offered to all North American final year Child Neurology trainees through the Child Neurology Society. Her research interests include optimizing care for children with Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies, epidemiology of epilepsy and co-morbidities of pediatric epilepsy and she has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. She has been the recipient of several awards including the AES Kiffin Penry award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care and the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Clinician award.
I have had the privilege of serving on the Executive Board of ICNA since 2018 representing North America. During this time, I have chaired the ICNA Research Committee, served on the Finance and Nominations committees as well as the Scientific Committees for the 2020 and 2022 ICNA Meetings. I have a keen interest in enhancing collaboration between members of the international child neurology community and have had the privilege of visiting child colleagues in many regions of the globe. This alliance has allowed me to gain valuable insight on global delivery of care to children with neurological disorders, as well as opportunities to enhance collaboration for education and research amongst child neurology providers. My goals for the ICNA:
- Continue the efforts of ICNA to advance child neurology globally, to optimize clinical care of all children with neurological disease, regardless of socioeconomic status or region of residence. This work will involve continued partnering with representatives of other national and international child neurology organizations and health agencies to work towards this goal.
- Support education in child neurology globally, and in particular in resource-limited regions.
- Enhance international collaboration of child neurologists in practice-changing research to reduce burden of disease and enhance quality of life for children impacted by neurological disorders.
The COVID pandemic has challenged our traditional models of care delivery as well as education and research collaboration. ICNA has responded to this challenge by building outstanding educational and research content on ICNApedia, with key input from our junior members (FLICNA), which is readily accessible online to all members. Our Research committee has created on-line content on how to do research and designed a Research Methodology course, to be offered to attendees of the upcoming ICNA meeting in Antalya. We anticipate this work will facilitate international collaboration in child neurology research.
I would be honored to continue to serve on the ICNA Board.
Dr. Hannah Glass, MDCM, MAS (https://profiles.ucsf.edu/hannah.glass) is a Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where she leads clinical, research, and education programs in Neonatal Neurology. She is the founding co-director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), and Director of Neonatal Critical Care Services at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, as well as the director of the Neonatal Neurology Fellowship Program. Dr. Glass leads a robust research program that has received funding from the NIH, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, March of Dimes, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation to conduct research that uses advanced imaging and brain monitoring to predict outcomes following newborn brain injury.
She is co-PI of the Neonatal Seizure Registry (https://neonatalseizureregistry.ucsf.edu/), a ninecenter collaborative that has studied diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of seizures in more than 1000 newborns since 2012. Dr. Glass earned a medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed pediatrics training, a child neurology residency, and chief residency at the University of Calgary. She trained in Neonatal Neurology and earned a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF. She lives with her husband, six-year-old son and nine-year-old dog in beautiful Lafayette, California. When not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, and travel.
There have been rapid advances in neurological care for children over the last decade, including genetic testing, detailed brain imaging, and specialized treatments for rare diseases. Yet many countries around the world lack access to these tools and specialized treatments. As a result, there are growing inequities in the way we understand local frequency, manifestations, and treatment options for important neurological conditions that affect children around the world. As a member of the Executive Board for the ICNA, my overarching goal would be to reduce inequity in the treatment and outcomes of neurological conditions that affect children around the world through education and support for local research programming. To achieve this goal, my primary approach would be to work with the international Scientific Committee to better understand the educational needs of the society members and help plan meetings with strong content to address those needs.
Jonathan W. Mink, MD PhD is Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester (NY) where he is the Frederick A. Horner, MD Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Neurology and Chief of Child Neurology. He has an research program that focuses on 1) understanding the control of movement and mechanisms of movement disorders due to basal ganglia disease and 2) therapy development for the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten Diseases). Clinically, he specializes in pediatric movement disorders with special interests in dystonia and Tourette Syndrome and in childhood-onset neurodegenerative disease. He is former President of the Child Neurology Society (CNS) and was the Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee for the joint meeting the CNS and ICNA in 2020. Dr. Mink is a former Associate Editor of Neurology and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Pediatric Neurology, Neurology, and the Journal of the International Child Neurology Society.
I have been a member of the ICNA since 2004 and have participated actively in the ICNCs since then. I have had the privilege to serve on the ICNA Executive Board since 2014 and Chaired the Constitution and Bylaws Committee from 2014 – 2018. During that time, the ICNA has grown substantially and I have had the pleasure of participating in a number of educational programs in low- and middle-resource settings. This, to me, is the most important mission of the ICNA. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to limit the opportunities for in-person educational programs, but the use of technology has allowed us to reimagine how these programs can occur virtually.
My vision for the ICNA in the next 4 years is to capitalize on more widespread use of video technology to foster the expansion of the ICNA community in the areas of education, clinical consultation, and research. The historical priorities of providing opportunities in low- and middle-resource settings and to younger members of our profession are my priorities as well. As a member of the 2022-2026 Executive Board, I would leverage my prior experiences in these areas and work with my colleagues to develop and expand opportunities in the areas of education and research. In particular, working to develop a platform for consultation and sharing of expertise on children with complex movement disorders will be a priority aim.
Jorge Vidaurre MD, FAES, FACNS
Director, Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology
Program Director EEG laboratory
Nationwide Children’s Hospital - The Ohio State University
Dr. Vidaurre currently serves as Director of the Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology Program and EEG Laboratory at Nationwide Children's Hospital - The Ohio State University Medical Center. He is the Chair of “International Affairs Committee” for the Child Neurology Society (CNS), Chair for the “Education Task Force” from the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)” and “International Education Advisor” for the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).
Dr. Vidaurre actively serves in multiple national and international societies. His activities include: Chair of the “Global Health, Special Interest Group (SIG)” at the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Regional leader for Latin America, from ILAE “Global Task Force” and member of the “Executive Board and Education Committee” at the Ibero-American Child Neurology Association (AINP). He participates in the “Professional Development Mentorship Program” at the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) and “Fellow-Mentor Program” from AES. He also served as member of the AES “Scientific Program Committee” and ACNS “International”, “Clinical Research Committee”.
Dr. Vidaurre is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. He completed his neurology training at State University of New York (SUNY) and epilepsy training at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After finishing his fellowship, he returned to Latin America and worked in El Salvador for three years, before accepting his current position at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As a member of the “ILAE North American Commission”, he collaborated in the implementation of epilepsy surgical programs in El Salvador and continues to work in this project.
Dr. Vidaurre is greatly involved in work related to international outreach collaborative programs in the field of pediatric neurology and epilepsy. He has extensive experience in the planning of educational and training programs in poor- resource regions, fostering collaborative efforts between multiple national and international societies. He works with local leaders in different regions including Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. He has organized numerous local and regional international symposia in different countries and joined collaborative efforts directed at building infrastructure, such as, establishment of EEG laboratories, donations of EEG machines and training of EEG technicians in low -income countries. As chair of the ILAE Education Task Force, he is working on a practical, interactive, basic EEG curriculum to be used in resource limited countries.
Dr. Vidaurre is the recipient of the 2022 “Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism award” form CNS. He has authored and published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research interests and publications are in the field of pediatric epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathies, quality improvement in status epilepticus, and global health. He is an advisor for the international National Institute of Health (NIH) grant “Center without walls grant on antiepileptogenesis in traumatic brain injury”.
Encourage active participation of young leaders from different world regions, especially low-income countries, in the planning of educational programs directed to improve the practice of child neurology in poor-resource areas.
Support specific educational and training programs (These programs include local/regional symposia and training workshops) based on local need assessment.
Stimulating research that is of benefit for resource-limited region. This includes fostering programs directed to mentor and support young investigators, especially researchers working in low-medium income countries
Strengthen collaborative efforts between ICNA , CNS to increase the number of educational programs and develop long term- self-sustainable international outreach programs and facilitate collaborative efforts with other local, regional, and international societies, such as International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).
Facilitate building of infrastructure needed in poor resource areas, throughout collaboration between societies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations
Creation of new initiatives to support training of primary care providers, working in regions with limited or no access to properly trained child neurologist and creating practice guidelines, which are applicable to the specific regions and can facilitate neurological care.
Continue to build online resources which can be used by members seeking educational material and websites that facilitate communication between members and local leaders
Develop collaborations with large academic medical centers, involved in training of child neurologists in poor-resource regions by strengthening their infrastructure and providing support with ongoing programs.
Promote collaboration of academic centers in high income countries to support training in poor resource settings
Karen L. Skjei, M.D. was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after witnessing the impact of limited access to medical care during her 2 years in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a pediatric neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She then completed a 2-year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is active in health disparities research and founded/leads the Health Equity Committee of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium.
After serving in academic leadership positions for 10 years, Dr. Skjei chose to combat health disparities directly by setting up the first pediatric epilepsy practice in El Paso, Texas, a city of 850,000 with a single pediatric neurologist. Internationally she has given lectures in English and Spanish at regional education conferences organized by ICNA, the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Neurology in Ecuador, Paraguay, India and the Sudan. She has been editor of the ICNA Journal Watch since its inception in 2019 and now serves as editor of the Journal Watch section of JICNA. She has been an active participant in Executive Board meetings for the past 2 years.
Dr. Skjei is a fellow of the AES and has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She’s won major awards throughout her career including the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, the Mayo Brother’s Distinguished Fellows Award at Mayo, and the Tower Award for Outstanding Faculty at the University of Texas-Austin. She founded the Epilepsy Fellowship at the University of Texas and has garnered several teaching awards. Her passion has inspired many trainees to pursue pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy and she continues to mentor trainee from the undergraduate level through fellowship.
There are great disparities in Pediatric Neurology training and specialty care across the globe. Through its international reach, ICNA is positioned to ameliorate some of these disparities. I believe ICNA’s priorities in the coming years should include:
1) Improving our understanding of the needs of our membership. This can be accomplished through a biannual membership renewal survey which I suggested at the most recent Executive Board Meeting and which was approved by the Board.
2) Focusing our educational efforts on practice-changing discoveries. I have assisted in this through the educational lectures I have given in India, the Sudan, and Latin America, and through founding an organized ICNA Journal Watch, which has now been incorporated as a section in JICNA
3) Promoting international networking so that we can assist each other on an individual scale. This is accomplished through our biannual meetings and through sub-organizations such as FLICNA and the ICNA committees. I believe this can be aided by providing opportunities to a broader pool of interested members to be actively involved in ICNA committees, ICNApaedia and other ICNA activities. These members and their areas of interest and talent will be identified through the biannual membership survey.
4) Expanding the reach of our communal knowledge through virtual Pediatric Neurology training and other in-person and online educational opportunities.
Phillip L. Pearl, M.D. is Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pearl, originally from Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory of Music and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He took his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was Division Chief of Neurology at Children’s National Medical Center, Director of Neurology Education Programs, and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Music at the George Washington University School of Medicine until returning to Boston in January 2014. Dr. Pearl also is a faculty member of the Music and Health Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Dr. Pearl served on the Neurology RRC of the ACGME for six years and was a principal author of the revised program requirements for training in child neurology in the US as well as for the epilepsy fellowship. He has been a member of examination writing committees of the ABPN for 20 years and served as an oral board examiner over 20 times.
His major research interest is inherited metabolic epilepsies with specific focus on disorders of GABA metabolism. His book, Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies, had a second edition published in 2018. He is an editor of Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Pearl is Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology and the immediate Past President of the Child Neurology Society. He has authored over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 150 chapters and reviews, written or edited five books including one translated into Chinese and another into Japanese, and produced two musical CDs, the first of which debuted at Georgetown’s Blues Alley and supports the care of indigent children in the capital city, Washington, D.C.
On one hand, it was jarring to have had the “pandemic presidency” of the Child Neurology Society (CNS). Having looked forward to leading the CNS into the long anticipated 2020 combined meeting with ICNA, and then our 50th Anniversary 2021 meeting, we were instead thrust with rapid fire and unprecedented needs, e.g. changing the standard of care for infantile spasms, assembling telemedicine toolkits, responding to crises in institutional racism.
On the other hand, what was inspiring above all was to work with Jo Wilmshurst and Pratibha Singhi in organizing the ICNA-CNS conference, a true albeit virtual success that required rapid implementation of a unique e- format. Furthermore, I developed more connections with international colleagues, with an especially important new group consisting of the presidents of child neurology societies across the globe. I have had meaningful international experiences previously, from working in Romanian orphanages during the 1990s, including establishing an epilepsy clinic in an orphanage in Siret, Romania and bringing children to the US for care before a moratorium was placed there on international adoptions, to wonderful visits and lecturing at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
These international experiences, now facilitated by our new electronic means to meet and communicate, have been eye opening and enlightening. While I hope the input of the Child Neurology Society and my experiences will be helpful to ICNA, it is me that has truly benefitted from widening my horizons and working on behalf of pediatric neurology globally to enhance our discipline and improve conditions for all of our practitioners and investigators and, above all, our mutual patients and their families. The current pandemic only proves our interdependence. It would be a special pleasure and honor to join the ICNA board and continue to work on behalf of pediatric neurology worldwide.
Rajesh Ramachandran Nair, MD,FRCP, FRCPCH,FRCPC is an Associate Professor at McMaster University and the Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program (CPEP) at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), Canada.
Dr Ramachandran Nair is the Co-Program Director of the International Child Neurology Teaching Network (ICNTN) of the ICNA. He initiated the ICNTN grandrounds in early 2021, providing the membership with the oppurtunity to interect with experts in child neurology worldwide. Dr Ramachandran Nair and team is develeoping a comprehensive learning module based certificate program in Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Ramachandran Nair leads the creation of the epilepsy module. His team will be presenting a symposium on ICNTN at the ICNC 2022, Turkey.
In 2020, Dr. Ramachandran Nair established the Canadian Epilepsy Teaching Network (CETN) the Canadian league Against Epilepsy (CLAE0.. In addition to monthly webinars CETN also started an EEG teaching course for neurology trainees. Dr. Ramachandran Nair started the weekly McMaster Pediatric Neurology Rounds “Brain Hour” in 2007, which are now attended (virtually) by an international audience. In 2012, he helped to develop the accredited EEG training program for EEG technologists. In 2017, he was awarded the McMaster Pediatric Neurology teaching award. Dr. Ramachandran Nair started the first epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) at MCH in 2008, and developed CPEP in 2014. He was an active member of the Provincial Epilepsy Task Force.
Dr Ramachandran Nair was the co-Chair of the committee that drafted the Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy. He was an invited member of the SUDEP Task Force of the AES, and a board member of the Canadian Association of Child Neurologists (3 years) He is a member of the scientific program committee of the AES. He is funded by the Ontario Brain Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Innovation Fund of the Academic Health Sciences by the Ministry of Health, and SUDEP Aware. To date he has authored over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, 4 book chapters and numerous conference abstracts. His publications on SUDEP communication with patients are widely cited by healthcare professionals, in conferences and in professional guidelines about SUDEP.
ICNA should continue to function as the primary global professional organization of child neurology clinicians that advocates and facilitates quality, comprehensive and optimal clinical care for children with neurological diseases worldwide at the right time and at the right place. This can be achieved through fruitful collaboration with regional child neurology professional organizations, global membership campaign, and working with child neurology patient advocacy groups. As the co-program director of ICNA’s Child Neurology Teaching Network (ICNTN), my major goal will be around education.
- Enhance the work of International Child Neurology Teaching Network (ICNTN) through better visibility and quality work using modern technology.
- Timely completion of the all the modules of ICNTN ICNA child neurology e-learning modules
- Facilitate translation of e-learning modules to major languages.
- Providing the e-learning modules at reduced fee to professionals from low-income regions.
- Working with national and regional child neurology training institutions and Universities to encourage trainees to adopt the ICNTN ICNA Child Neurology teaching modules as part of their curriculum.
- Provide more opportunities for young child Neurologists in ICNA education and policy working groups.
- Create a framework for international trainee exchange programs, and national and international mentorship program.