Sub-Saharan Africa

EAN-AFAN Regional Teaching Courses in Sub-Saharan Africa

The RTCs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) aim at bringing teaching of excellence to residents in neurology and neighboring specialties in the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The RTC is organised in cooperation with AFAN – African Academy of Neurology - and other scientific societies who through their contribution make the RTC possible. The EAN Task Force “Neurology and Africa” together with the EAN Education Committee and Quality Assurance task-force guarantee the high scientific standard of the RTC. This educational activity in SSA started in 2008 and saw the participation of about 900 residents from over 20 countries of SSA.
The EAN Head Office together with the Chairperson of the EAN Task Force “Neurology and Africa” and the local organizer are responsible for the logistics surrounding the RTC in SSA.

RTCs in SSA reaches out to the following audience: Residents in neurology, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and all neighboring specialties to neurology.

14th Regional Teaching Course in Sub-Saharan Africa

Saturday, October 28 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Please note that the faculty members listed in the programme are tentative.

Overarching theme

Brain health across the life span

Saturday, 28 October 2023

Stroke: what can be done, what must be done

Stroke semiology: Making a diagnosis in acute settings, differential diagnoses. mimics and chameleons

Diagnostic and therapeutic acute care stroke management. Including stroke in infectious diseases (HIV, TBC)
Hany Aref (Egypt) - PAUNS

Pediatric stroke: Nuances of diagnosis and management, hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease and other conditions specific to children
Angelina Kakooza (Uganda) - AFAN

Stroke: neurorehabilitation and secondary stroke prophylaxis
Mayowa Owolabi (Nigeria) - AFAN

Clinical Grand Rounds: Stroke 

How to …. prepare a case- or a scientific presentation
David Garcia Azorin (Spain) - EAN

Clinical case presentations by the faculty in rotating groups

Sunday, 29 October 2023

Epilepsies and seizure disorders across all ages

Epilepsies: Semiology
Paul Boon (Belgium) – EAN

First seizure management
Marieke Dekker (Tanzania) - AFAN

Pharmacological management of epilepsy – choosing the ASM, rational polytherapy and pharmacoresistant epilepsy
Augustina Charway-Felli (Ghana) - AFAN

Contemporary and appropriate use of technology in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy
Lawrence Tucker (South Africa) - AFAN

Clinical Grand Round: Epilepsy and seizure disorders 

How to …. apply for a scientific grant    
Amadou Gallo Diop (Senegal) - AFAN

Clinical case presentations by the faculty in rotating groups

Monday, 30 October 2023

Emergency Neurology across all ages with specific emphasis on history and clinical presentation

Acute headache with and without fever
Cristina Tassorelli (Italy) - IHS

Impairment of consciousness with and without fever 
Erich Schmutzhard (Austria) - EAN

Acute confusional state with and without fever
Riadh Gouider (Tunisia) - PAUNS       

Acute paraparesis with and without fever
Sarah Misbag El-Sadig (Sudan) - AFAN

Acute neuro-myopathies
Wolfgang Grisold (Austria) - WFN

Clinical Grand Rounds:Neurological emergencies           

How to …. conceive a scientific project

Clinical case presentations by the faculty in rotating groups 

Video dinner (TBC: Movement Disorders & Epilepsies)

Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Dementias and Movement Disorders, particular emphasis on history and clinical presentation

Cognitive aging – from normal aging to dementia

Practical tools in the evaluation of cognitive impairment
Chafiq Hicham (Morocco)

Movement disorders and cognitive decline

Treatment of Parkinson‘s disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes

Management of advanced neurological disease; palliative care in and out of a hospital setting

Clinical Grand Rounds: Cognitive impairment and movement disorders 

How to …. write a scientific paper


Closure and farewell

Organised in cooperation with:
EAN - European Academy of Neurology and AFAN - African Academy of Neurology
Partner Organisations:
AAN    American Academy of Neurology
IBRO  International Brain Research Organisation
MDS   Movement Disorder Society 
WFN   World Federation of Neurology
WSO   World Stroke Organisation 

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There is no price tag to the learned knowledge and education nor the new connections you make for your future career path. The value of tuition, travel grant, accommodation & board for each RTC Africa participants corresponds up to € 2.300,-.