Neurology & Africa Task Force

Neurology & Africa Task Force

In 2008, the Task Force Neurology & Africa was established as a cooperation of former EFNS Education Committee members and WFN Africa Committee officers. Since then, the African Academy of Neurology (AFAN) was found and is now an equal partner in teaching Neurology on the African continent. 

The Initiative is not only supported by EAN, AAN and WFN, who are the core supporters, but also by several (changing) Neurological Associations and sub-specialty societies such as WHO, IBRO, MDS, WSO, ILAE, to name a few.

The overall goals of this Task Force are:

  • To foster relationships to neurologists and neurological societies and to teach residents in neurology and neighboring specialties in the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa by organising the annual Regional Teaching Course (RTC) 
  • To partner with other associations and societies interested
  • To organise a Special Session dedicated to Neurology and Africa at the annual EAN congress 
     

Benefits for African Neurologists

from EAN corresponding institutional member countries or who are residents of HINARI Group A countries (partly)

AFAN and PAUNS are eligible to nominate one representative for each EAN Scientific Panel.

Involving the representatives in the scientific and educational work of the Scientific Panels shall contribute to foster knowledge exchange and raise awareness of activities for mutual benefit.

For further information please contact the EAN Scientific Department (scientifc(at)ean.org).

African neurologists in training from corresponding institutional members who are members of RRFS are eligible to apply for the EAN spring or autumn school, as well as Science school.
This is also open to residents of HINARI Group A countries, but NOT ALL African countries.
In addition, application for a travel grant of up to € 500,- is possible (2 per school are made available).

Further information can be found on the EAN Website: https://www.ean.org/learn/educational-events

African neurologists in training from corresponding institutional members who are members of RRFS are eligible to apply for the clinical fellowship for financial support of 6-12 weeks in a European department of neurology (https://www.ean.org/learn/fellowships-and-funding/clinical-fellowship). This is also open to residents of HINARI Group A countries, but NOT ALL African countries.

Further information can be found on the EAN Website: https://www.ean.org/learn/fellowships-and-funding/clinical-fellowship.

African neurologists in training from corresponding institutional members who are members of RRFS are eligible to apply for the Mentorship programme:

Further information can be found on the EAN Website:  https://www.ean.org/learn/mentorship-programme/mentees

African neurologists in training from corresponding institutional members who are members of RRFS are eligible to participate and register for free to virtual Masterclasses & online webinars

Further information can be found on the EAN Website: https://www.ean.org/learn/eeducation

African medical students from corresponding institutional members who are EAN Student Members are eligible to apply for the Student Teaser fellowship for financial support a stay outside the city of residence and ideally in a European neurological department.

Further information can be found on the EAN Website: https://www.ean.org/learn/student-teaser-fellowship

Chairs

Boon, Paul A.J.M.

Co-Chair

Boon, Paul A.J.M. (MD,PhD,Prof, FEAN)
Gent, Belgium
Charway-Felli, Augustina

Co-Chair

Charway-Felli, Augustina (MD, PhD)
Accra, Ghana

Members

Dekker, Marieke C.J.

Member

Dekker, Marieke C.J. (MD PhD)
HARSKAMP (GLD), The Netherlands
García Azorín, David

Member

García Azorín, David (MD)
Valladolid, Spain
Schmutzhard, Erich

Member

Schmutzhard, Erich (MD, Prof)
Innsbruck, Austria
Vallat, Jean-Michel

Member

Vallat, Jean-Michel (MD, Prof)
Limoges, France
DIOP, Amadou

AFAN representative

DIOP, Amadou (Prof., MD, PhD)
Dakar, Senegal

AFAN representative

Gams Massi, Daniel
Douala, Cameroon
Tucker, Lawrence

AFAN representative

Tucker, Lawrence (Dr)
Cape Town, South Africa

MDS representative

Okubadejo, Njideka
Lagos, Nigeria
Gouider, Riadh

PAUNS representative

Gouider, Riadh (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tunis, Tunisia
Grisold, Wolfgang

WFN representative

Grisold, Wolfgang (MD, Prof)
Vienna, Austria
Owolabi, Ojo

WSO representative

Owolabi, Ojo
Nigeria

IBRO representative

Kalaria, Raj
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Chin, Jerome

AAN representative

Chin, Jerome (Adjunct Professor)
New York, United States

Discover more

More info on the annual Regional Teaching Course (RTC) in sub-Saharan Africa can be found here: