Author: Aida Kondybayeva
MD, PhD, Neurologist
Chairperson of Educational committee at Kazakhstan National Association of Neurologist “Neuroscience”
Institutional Delegate at European Academy of Neurology from Kazakhstan
On April 23, 2021, within the framework of the International Educational Online Forum “Neurology Update in Kazakhstan”, the EAN-Day in Kazakhstan was held virtually. This event was organised with the joint work of the European Academy of Neurology, the Kazakh National Association of Neurologist «Neuroscience» and the al-Farabi Kazazakh Natioanal University. The event was attended by 985 doctors including neurologists, internists, GPs, rehabilitation specialists, intensive care specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Ukraine.
A welcoming speech to the participants was given by Professor Saltanat Kamenova, president of KNANN; Nadezhda Petuhova, Chair of the Public Council of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Professor Raushan Isayeva, Director of High School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, al-Farabi KazNU and Mikhail Mazurchak, vice president of KNANN. They noted the special significance of the EAN-Day in Kazakhstan for all practicing doctors who took part in this event.
The speakers of this event were Professor Aksel Siva from the Department of Neurology of Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine (Istanbul Turkey); Professor Erik Taubøll from the Department of Neurology Oslo University Hospital (Oslo, Norway) and Professor Maxwell Simon Damian, Department of Medicine, Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK). The speakers presented reports on the situation with MS, epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, these presentations aroused great interest among all participants of the event.
In the second half of the event, workshops were held, in which speakers presented analyses of difficult clinical cases and the possibilities of their resolution. We are very proud that the EAN-Day in Kazakhstan received very positive feedback from all registered participants of the event.