CME credits 4
Duration 6 hours
European Academy of Neurology Virtual Day In Armenia
May 15, 2021, duration 10:00-16:00 Yerevan time
3 Armenian CME
Target audience: neurologists, neurosurgeons, family physicians and rehabilitation specialists
Language: English with Armenian simultaneous translation
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Dr. Bella Grigoryan, MD, PHD, works for the University Hospital of Yerevan since 1999 doing EMG EP and Neurology Consultations. She has had two Fellowships in 1990, 1992 in Columbia Presbiterian Medical Center in New York at the departments of Neuromuscular Diseases, Rehabilition Medicine and the EMG lab, she has done several internships in different European Medical Institutions during last years. During 13 years (2003-2016) she was coordinating Salzburg International Medical Program in Armenia. She is the country representative in the European Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Carlo Colosimo MD, FEAN is the Chairman at the Department of Neurology, Santa Maria University Hospital of Terni, Italy. He is author of more than 300 original scientific papers and editor of three textbooks on movement disorders. Professor Colosimo’s clinical research activity is focused on dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, and other movement disorders, with particular interest in: use of different serotypes of botulinum toxin for the management of dystonia, infusion therapies for the management of advanced Parkinson's disease, and the genetic, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of atypical parkinsonian syndromes. He currently acts as co-chair of the Movement Disorders scientific panel (SP) for the European Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Claudio L. A. Bassetti is full Professor and Chair, Neurology Department, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital Dean, Medical Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland. He received his MD degree from the University of Basel in 1984. He trained in neurology in Bern and Lausanne and performed research fellowships in basic neurophysiology (Basel) and sleep medicine (Ann Arbor, USA). In 2000 he was appointed professor of neurology at the University of Zurich. In 2009 he founded the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, which he directed for 3 years. Since 2012 he is full professor of neurology at the University of Bern and director of the neurology department at Inselspital. Bassetti authored over 400 scientific publications and eight books. He pioneered the research on the bidirectional relationship between, sleep, sleep disorders and stroke using both a human and animal experimental approaches. He made also fundamental contributions to our understanding of narcolepsy, including the recent discovery of specific autoreactive-T lymphocytes supporting the hypothesis of an autoimmune etiology. He served as president of the European Neurological Society, European Sleep Research Society and Swiss Neurological Society and was the founder of the Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuroscientists. In 2018 he became an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. He currently serves as president of the European Academy of Neurology and as the Dean of the Medical Faculty in Bern.
Dr. Jean-Michel VALLAT is Professor emeritus Limoges Medical School. Member of the French National Academy. Neuro-Psychiatrist, Neuropathologist. Former chief of the department of Neurology, Limoges University, France. At the present time: teaching, research and patient care. Former President of the French national society of Neurology; former President of the French national society of Neuropathology. Training: Bordeaux University, Harvard Medical School. Invited for numerous conferences and teaching in many countries all over the world. His research is mainly focused on neuro-muscular disorders, chiefly peripheral neuropathies : clinical and pathological aspects. Since many years, he are in charge of a neuropathology laboratory. Nowadays, he chiefly examined muscle and nerve biopsies using routine techniques and others such as : electron microscopy (EM), teasing, immunocytochemistry and immunopathology at the optical and EM level for the nerve biopsies and also experimental animals. Each year, he publishes articles about acquired and hereditary neuropathies, nerve biopsy, peripheral nervous system, myelin proteins, some animal models of peripheral neuropathies.
Dr. Matteo Bologna, MD, PhD is Assistant Professor in Neurology at the Department of Department of Human Neurosciences Sapienza University of Rome. At the present time: teaching, research and patient care. Training: Sapienza University of Rome (Medical degree in 2003: Residency in Neurology in 2009; PhD in Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience in 2012; Post-doc Research Fellow in Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience 2021 - 2016), Sobell department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders at the University College of London (Research Fellowship in 2008-2009). Invited for conferences and teaching at Italian and international meetings. Scientific production: author of more than 100 papers on international journal Research activities on neurophysiological and clinical aspects related to the field of Movement Disorders, particularly on Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. The research activity is conducted by combining non-invasive transcranial stimulation techniques (NIBS) and kinematic motion analysis in order to characterize and understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of Movement Disorders.
Dr. Samson Khachatryan is a neurologist, Chairman, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, National Institute of Health, Armenia, Neurology Advisor to Ministry of Health, Armenia, Director, “Somnus” Neurology Clinic, Armenia. After completing his neurology residency program at the Department of Neurology, Erebouni Medical Center (YSMU), Dr. Samson Khachatryan successfully defended his candidacy research work in 2008. He passed fellowships, observerships and trainings in the USA and Europe at different neurological clinics, e.g. New-York Cornell Medical Center (2006), Cleveland Clinic Foundation Neuroscience Institute (2006), EFNS Department-to-Department program at InselSpital Medical Center, Bern, Switzerland (2007), Innsbruck Medical University, Austria (2014), Lugano Regional Hospital Neurology Center, Switzerland (2014). Samson Khachatryan’s PhD project was dedicated to epilepsy and done at Armenian Republic Epilepsy Center (“Quantitative assessment of Quality of Life in Epilepsy”). In 2010 he founded “Somnus” Neurology Clinic (with Center for Sleep and Movement Disorders), where he runs scientific research in the frames of his doctoral thesis (Role of sleep disorders in epilepsy) and other projects together with extensive practical work. His interests include epilepsy\/EEG, sleep disorders, movement disorders, dementia, headache, chronic pain, etc. From July 2019 Dr. Samson Khachatryan became the Chairman of the newly reopened Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Armenian National Institute of Health. He helps shaping adult and pediatric neurology residency programs alongside with different length CME programs for practicing neurologists. Also, international scientific collaborations with UCL Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Department of Neurogenetics, ENIGMA-PD, and others are underway.
Dr. Vanessa Carvalho, MD graduated as a Neurologist in 2021 and did her residency training at Hospital Pedro Hispano in Matosinhos, Portugal. She is a PhD candidate since 2018 focusing on genetics in Parkinson’s disease. She started working with the Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS) in 2018 and has been RRFS Chair since May 2020. She is also a member of the Guideline Production Group of the EAN and of the Task force on Gender and Diversity Issues in Neurology since 2020.
3 CME credits
The goal of the conference is to improve knowledge of the specialists on the pain management of patients after trauma acquired during the recent Artsakh conflict.
Target audience: pain management specialist, orthopedists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, general practitioners, family doctors, rehabilitation specialists.
Language: English with Armenian simultaneous translation
Participation is free
6 CME credits
In 2020 the most important health crisis for the World Health Organization (WHO) as well the priority on the agenda of ministries of health in every country is the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid rate of spread of this infection has devastated the humanity as a whole and made significant changes in every life on earth. It is not more than 6 months since the WHO has declared the COVID-19 infection a pandemic, and we now see the true tragedy from the death toll that it has brought globally.
Unfortunately Armenia is not immune from this disaster, the rate of infection and death rate has been increasing dramatically especially from the end of May and well into month of June. The health care workers as well as authorities are in dire need for finding the effective defense mechanism against this infection. There are multiple studies under way and many different strategies have been suggested, however we still need scientifically proven methods to identify, control the spread, treat and prevent the infection as well as design strategies to attend the pre-pandemic health care issues.
This conference addresses thisglobal problem by discussing the experience gained through the period of pandemic worldwide,hence the name –“Lessons Learnt”. The goal is to scale the efforts and shift the course of action in finding the suitable ways to face current surge in infection as well as to address the correct way to return attention to other, usual and pre-pandemic health care matters.
Experts from across the world will be discussing related topics in 4 major categories, the epidemiology of COVID-19 including the comparison of defense strategies globally, clinical issues in general population, subspecialty topics in pregnancy and pediatric population with COVID, and finally the effect on health care industry, innovations, role of information technology and strategies to return to normal work in health care centers. The lectures will be followed by live Q&A sessions by moderators in a virtual format to address concerns from participants.
5 & 3 CME credits
The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War has strained Armenia's health system with the management of thousands of wounded soldiers and refugees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the war in September 2020, our organizations have initiated various efforts including coordination of rehabilitation volunteers traveling to Armenia, donation of therapeutic supplies, clinical webinars related to treatment and assessment of war injuries, teleconsultation with in-country clinicians, and a digital resource library. In order to further advance the field and promote international collaboration, we are organizing the Post-Conflict Rehabilitation Virtual Symposium to be held on July 17th & 18th, 2021. The goals of the conference are as follows:
● To stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration among Armenian healthcare providers to address identified challenges related to post-war rehabilitation.
● Facilitate the connection of Armenian healthcare providers and international rehabilitation experts to share evidence-based treatment methodologies and build local capacity.
● Empower local rehabilitation professionals to share their expertise and experience in an international platform, bringing awareness to the unique challenges of post-war Armenia and Artsakh.
This conference will be a culmination of international experts and participants coming together for the first multidisciplinary rehabilitation conference targeting post-war injuries. We look forward to further collaboration and efforts supporting capacity-building for Armenian rehabilitation.
11 CME credits
International Center for Professional Development – ICPD is cognizant of its duty in honoring those who have dedicated their career to improving healthcare education in Armenia and within the framework of its goal to provide the resources to continuously improving knowledge and experience in the field of healthcare has initiated the 1st Dr. Raffy Hovanessian International Digestive Disease Virtual Conference.
For 40 years, Dr. Hovanessian led a vibrant private practice in Northwest Indiana. Through his efforts at Fund for Armenia Relief and as a Board member of the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO), Dr. Hovanessian has been an activist leader in supporting continuing medical education to physicians in Armenia.
Asadur Jorge Tchekmedyian, MD, Uruguay
John P. Bilezikian, MD, USA
Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Hepatologists, Internal Medicine, Surgeons, Pediatricians, Pediatric Surgeons, Practicing Internists, Family Physicians, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases Specialists, Nutritionists, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Assistants, Surgeons, Oncologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic Imaging Specialists, Clinical Nurse Specialists
English with simultaneous interpretation into Armenian
? 16:00 – 23:20 ?? / Yerevan
? 8:00 – 15:20 ?? / New York
? 13:00 – 20:20 GB / London
Registration is required
The International Center for Professional Development (ICPD) is cognizant of its duty to honor those who made substantial contributions to advancement of healthcare and medical education in Armenia. The ICPD is proud to be the organizer of a Symposium on Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, dedicated to Professor Konstantin Danielyan, who chaired the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology of the National Institute of Health of Armenia since 1985 and contributed to the development of the field.
Many organizations in the world recently issued an urgent warning about mental health crisis among children and adolescents. In the USA it was declared to become a “national emergency” by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children's Hospital Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Although the rates of mental health problems in youth have been rising steadily over the past decade, stress association with the coronavirus pandemic made the situation significantly more acute. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. The percentage of emergency department visits for mental health emergencies in the USA rose by 24% for children between the ages of 5 and 11 and 31% for those 12 to 17, compared with 2019. One in seven 10-19-year-olds in the world experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders has also been increasing worldwide partly due to improved early screening and diagnostic methods. The situation with mental health in youth has been critical in Armenia. Recent war with Azerbaijan had an enormous impact on emotional wellbeing of youth and their families. One of the main targets of the conference is to share the experience and expertise of our colleagues in this field. The knowledge obtained during this meeting will help us to provide more comprehensive and advanced help to youth with mental health disorders in Armenia.
Dr. Arman Danielyan, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
Dr. Armen Soghoyan, MD, PhD, Armenian Psychiatric Association
Dr. Antonio Y. Hardan, MD, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Target audience: Psychiatrist, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, juvenile justice workers, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, family doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, educators
English with Armenian simultaneous translation
2 days, 4 hours per day