The Diploma in Syncope & Related Disorders, the first of its kind, aims to provide participants with the expert knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively diagnose, treat and manage syncope and related disorders in a range of clinical settings and within a syncope clinic.
The diploma will run from September 2014 to May 2015.
Applications are currently open on our website www.rcpi.ie
Young people aged 10–24 years represent 27% of the world’s population, and up to 75% of mental disorders occur within 25 years (Kessler et al., 2007). If many mental disorders continue across different developmental stages, do mental health services guarantee continuity of care? Unfortunately the current service configuration of distinct Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) is a barrier to providing continuity of care. For this reason, the current service configuration of CAMHS and AMHS has been described as the “weakest link in a system where it should be most robust” (McGorry, 2007). Therefore we need a new, evidence-based ‘youth mental health paradigm’: the STraMeHS Conference aims at raising awareness and improving mental health providers, policy makers, decision makers and health administrators’ knowledge about youth mental health and factors affecting this area. The event will also promote the development of integrated and continuous models of care and functioning of mental health services targeted to the specific needs of youth.
The WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award, worth £3000, recognises and rewards a neurorehabilitation project that has benefitted patients. Named after Professor Franz Gerstenbrand in recognition of his continuous contributions in neurorehabilitation, the Award is open to WFNR members and non-members worldwide. Entries for the WFNR Award are welcome from clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals who are currently working in neurorehabilitation.
ECTRIMS offers a comprehensive range of fellowship programmes for different target groups:
- ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Exchange Programme
- ECTRIMS Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Training Fellowship Programme
- ECTRIMS Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Training Programme
- ECTRIMS-MAGNIMS Fellowship Programme in MRI in Multiple Sclerosis
Details about all ECTRIMS Fellowship Programmes and application material can be obtained from the ECTRIMS website: www.ectrims.eu/fellowships or by writing to the ECTRIMS Fellowship Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Sessions in clinical categories will center on stroke community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, endovascular and nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, in-hospital treatment, and outcomes of stroke. Sessions in basic science categories focus on vascular biology in health and disease, experimental mechanisms and models, and basic and translational neuroscience of stroke recovery. Further specialized topics include rehabilitation and recovery, pediatric stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, nursing, preventive strategies, vascular cognitive impairment, aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage and other neurocritical management, vascular malformations, and ongoing clinical trials. Cutting-edge presentations on these topics attract a wide range of healthcare professionals and investigators including adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, pharmacists, and basic researchers spanning the fields of cerebrovascular function and disease.
MRI techniques are essential to making a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) especially at the very early stages of the disease. Moreover, in the everyday clinical setting MR markers are more and more crucial for treatment choice and monitoring. Innovative imaging techniques are now available enabling new insights into the pathogenesis of MS and its functional consequences. In this context, specific training is mandatory to analyze and interpret MRI findings. The live educational preceptorship will provide learners with lectures given by world renowned experts in MR in MS and hands-on training, held at the Neuroimaging and Neuroimmunology Research Unit.
By attending this live educational course the learners will be able to:
- Apply MR diagnostic criteria for diagnosing MS
- Distinguish and rule out clinical conditions that can mimic MS at the MR scan
- Summarize the novel functional and structural markers of disease severity obtained by advanced MRI techniques
- Interpret MRI scans and estimate other relevant imaging outcomes
The World Society of Pain Clinicians 2015 meeting (WSPC 2015) will build on the successful 2012 gathering, held in Granada, Spain. WSPC 2015 will attract experts in the field, united by the desire to increase awareness of pain as a disease in its own right. By focusing on participant-friendly educational activities together with hands-on courses, WSPC 2015 will facilitate an important discussion regarding interventional techniques for the management of pain. This educational forum for both young and established pain specialists is being held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 5-7 March 2015.
Up to €1 000 000 to be awarded annually to fund innovative research in MS. Research topics could include: pathogenesis, response to treatment, prediction of MS subtypes, and identification of predictive or surrogate markers for treatment response.
To find out more about the Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation, go to:www.GrantForMultipleSclerosisInnovation.org. This grant will be awarded by EMD Serono to academic researchers based in the USA or Canada, and by Merck Serono to those based in the rest of the world.
For further information on the Awards and to register interest in applying for a grant for 2015, researchers should contact: email@example.com
The programme in Dubrovnik will again provide a forum for active discussion on innovative medicine in neurology and the latest developments in neurodegeneration, movement disorders and dementia, botulinum toxin in neurology, pain and headache, patient´s forum, and teaching courses.
This is an annual course for consultants and senior trainees in neurology and other neuroscience specialties from Britain, other European Countries and elsewhere. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive update on the practical hospital management of neurological diseases. The emphasis of the course is on modern techniques and therapies in a clinical setting, and on the clinical practice of neurology.
The six plenary sessions are on: therapy in acute neurology, neuromuscular diseases, headache and Parkinson’s disease, difficult therapy areas, neuropsychiatry and dementia, stroke. There is also a ‘Nobel Lecture’ by the 2014 Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Jim Rothman. The programme also includes video sessions, a clinico-pathological conference and a ‘Town Hall’ session. The meeting is intended to be didactic but also entertaining and informative. A reception will be held at the National Hospital, Queen Square. The course carries 15 CME points.
Registration fees are kept very low, in order to make the course accessible for as many as possible.
Bernhard Bettler (Switzerland) Molecular insights into the regulation of GABAB receptor trafficking and signaling
Moritz Helmsteadter (Germany)
Alejandro Schindler (Argentina) A novel view of neurogenesis and memory encoding in the dentate gyrus
Hongjun Song (USA) Single-cell analysis of adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis
Deadline Call for Abstracts: October 30th, 2014
Folgende Themen sollen Schwerpunkte der kommenden Tagung darstellen:
• Antiepileptika 2015
• Epilepsie und Kognition
• Genetik der Epilepsien
• Kindliche Enzephalopathien
• Neue Trends in der Epilepsiechirurgie
• Patientensicherheit: Technische Trends und Visionen
• Paroxysmale Bewegungsstörungen
• Psychiatrische Störungen bei Epilepsie
• Sport, Musik und Kunst bei Epilepsie
• Stimulationsverfahren und Anfallsvorhersage
The purpose of EFRR is to advance research and education in biopsychosocial aspects of rehabilitation. The outcomes of such research are implemented and disseminated with the aim of improving both the provision of social, vocational, health-care and rehabilitation services and the standards of practice in these services, for the benefit of people with disabilities.
The theme of the congress is “Being, Doing, Participating” referring to the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The congress is providing an arena with a wide spectrum of different fields in the rehabilitation research.
The congress will provide shared knowledge to be used in human health, new scientific research, and for the improvement of educational efforts in rehabilitation. We will concentrate in both scientific and practical issues. For further information, please visit the congress web site www.efrr2015.org