Author’s Name: Assoc. Prof. Mikhail Poluektov
PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Nervous Diseases and Neurosurgery of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Head of the Sleep Medicine Department, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Russia
A regional teaching course organised by the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and the All-Russian Society of Neurologists took place online on April 15-17, 2021 on the digital platform of Sechenov University of Moscow, Russia. For the first time the course was held online due to epidemiological reasons. A new format allowed almost 600 participants from more than 18 countries to attend the event.
The three days of the course were focused on headache, cognitive impairment, and sleep disorders. The keynote speakers were Professor Claudio L. Bassetti, EAN President and Professor of the Department of Neurology, Bern, Switzerland; Professor Zaza Katsarava, Chief of the Department of Neurology, Evangelical Hospital in Unna, Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Essen, Germany; and Professor Vladimir Parfenov, Head of the Chair of Neurology and Neurosurgery at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia.
The first day was dedicated to the different types of headaches. Prof. Stefan Evers from Münster, Germany and Prof. Rigmor Jensen from Glostrup, Denmark gave their lectures in the morning. Three workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of headaches were held in the afternoon:
- How to treat migraine – byAssoc. Prof. Alexei Sergeev (Moscow, Russia)
- Management of tension-type headache – byProf. Vera Osipova (Moscow, Russia)
- Enigma of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia – byDr Yulia Azimova (Moscow, Russia)
The speakers presented clinical cases and explained the ways they can be managed.
The next day of the course was devoted to disorders of cognition. Together with the chairs: Dr. Kristian Frederiksen (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Prof. Vladimir Zakharov (Moscow, Russia) the impairment of cognitive functions in different clinical situations was discussed with Prof. Irena Rektorova (Brno, Czech Republic).
The afternoon was dedicated to the Young Scientists Symposium. The young Russian neurologists presented their projects and discussed them with European experts.
Dr Nina Vashchenko, the Treasurer of the Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS), presented a report on the work of the RRFS at EAN and the opportunities of professional growth for young neurologists and residents.
The final day was devoted to sleep disorders with insightful lectures from Prof. Claudio Bassetti (Bern, Switzerland), Prof. Luigi Ferini-Strambi (Milan, Italy), Assoc. Prof. Mikhail Poluektov (Moscow, Russia) and Dr. Rolf Fronczek (Leiden, The Netherlands).
This international EAN event took place in Moscow for the first time. Participants and chairpersons appraised it as an important milestone in the development of collaboration between European and Russian neurological communities. Find out more about the EAN’s Regional Teaching Courses here