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European Academy of Neurology Virtual Day in Armenia

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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Conference Agenda

15-05-2021 | 10:00 - 16:00

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Conference Speaker

Dr. Bella Grigoryan

Neurology

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.

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Dr. Carlo Colosimo

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.

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Dr. Claudio L. A. Bassetti

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.

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Dr. Jean-Michel Vallat

Neurology

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.

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Dr. Matteo Bologna

Neurology

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.

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Dr. Samson Khachatryan

Neurology

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.

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Dr. Vanessa Carvalho

Neurology

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. 

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