Global Neurology

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Global Neurology
Room: Hanover AB

Session Overview

Chair: Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital Co-Chair: Ana-Claire Meyer, MD – Yale University The emerging field of global neurology includes a range of newly discovered and ancient neurological diseases. It also incorporates the complex social, economic, political, and scientific issues that affect the understanding of neurology at the macro-level. Focused on resource-limited groups, both abroad and within the U.S.A., this session will include experts on tropical medicine, vulnerable populations research, and novel technologies and therapies for neurological issues outside of our usual circumstances. Issues inherent to studying, practicing, and mentoring in resource-limited settings will also be included and debated.


  • To study the impact of both emerging and common neurological disorders across low-income populations globally

  • To understand the testing of interventions for brain disorders in especially resource-constrained environments