Supporting the training of Neurodiagnostic technologists in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia: TBD
Comprehensive Electroencephalographic Congress, India: May 2019
At the Comprehensive Electroencephalographic Congress that will take place from May 25-30 in India, the Global Organization of Health Education, in cooperation with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, will provide comprehensive updates for diagnostic and research practitioners in the specialties of EEG, Bedside Continuous EEG Monitoring, and Neonatal and Pediatric EEG.
Experts from Neurology and Neurodiagnostics will present on the state of the science, research applications, and advanced updates.
For more information on the event and registration, please see the brochures below.
Mission Trip to Lagos, Nigeria: December 2018
In June 2018, we began training staff members of the Epilepsy Support Foundation on EEG. To date, we have shipped books and electrodes that are necessary to perform EEG. We are planning a trip to teach staff members the clinical aspect of EEG, which we will complete once they have reviewed and understand the basics of EEG.
Neurodiagnostics Program at Mekelle University, Ethiopia: 2015-2018
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Neurodiagnostics program at Universite des Montagnes-Cameroon: TBD
The Global Organization of Health Education's (GOHE's) pilot project involves providing Neurodiagnostics education to students at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. GOHE has the support of both ASET (The Neurodiagnostic Society) and ABRET (Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation) in this project and we hope to help students who complete the program achieve accreditation. At GOHE, our ultimate goal is to help graduating students become instructors in order to support the growing need for Neurosciences in developing countries around the world. To date, we have shipped three electroencephalogram (EEG) systems to Ethiopia and five students at Mekelle University are learning the basics of Neurodiagnostics. In December 2017, we made a trip to Mekelle University to teach the clinical component of EEG to these students.
Supporting the Epilepsy Support Foundation, Zimbabwe: June 2018
A team of GOHE members completed a mission trip to Lagos, Nigeria, in December 2018. The goal of this trip was to bring together Neurodiagnostics professionals from across Africa to form the first African Neurophysiological Society (ANS). Delegates from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Tanzania met in Lagos to learn new techniques in Neurodiagnostics from top educators in the field during the 1st African Neurophysiology Conference. Key note speakers at the conference included Maggie March-Nation, President of the International Organisation of Societies for Electrophysiological Technology (OSET), and Rebecca Clark-Bash, a Neurodiagnostics instructor for Knowledge Plus and a GOHE volunteer.
The week-long conference opened at the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Yaba with a welcome from the medical director of the institution, and continued at The Lagos University Teaching Hospital campus. Training and workshop topics throughout the week included instrumentation, board prep for REEG, head measurement, somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). Attendees were also introduced to ANS as an organization and Guidelines for ANS were discussed.
Conference participants received certificates of participation at the completion of the program and earned 30 CEUs. This was a very successful trip and the GOHE team looks forward to another great mission trip soon.
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