C222 - The Global Burden of Neurologic Diseases

Event Time: Friday April 28, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): General Neurology, Global Health
Director(s): Jerome Chin MD, PhD, MPH, FAAN
Description: Neurologic diseases and infections represent approximately 10 percent of the global burden of disease. The incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for neurologic diseases and infections in different regions of the world are constantly changing due to epidemiologic transitions, demographic changes, and other factors. The faculty of this course will present and discuss up-to-date information on the global burden of neurologic diseases from the most recent reports of the Global Burden of Disease Study Collaborators, the WHO, and the CDC, as well as relevant systematic reviews, observational studies, and case series.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to discuss the importance of primary prevention to reducing the global burden of stroke, implement interventions to improve epilepsy care and treatment in resource-limited regions, and identify the leading neurologic infections in different regions of the world.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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