Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences
Association Pan Africaine des Sciences Neurologiques

XVIIth PAANS Congress, Lagos, Nigeria, August 8 – 11, 2006

Pre-congress Seminar on Movement Disorders

8th August 2006

The Scientific Programme committee of the XVIIth Congress of the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences hereby announces that a pre-congress seminar on Movement Disorders will take place as part of the pre-congress educational programme. The seminar will hold on the 8th of August, 2006, in the Seminar Room of the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine / Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi araba, Lagos.

Objectives: The purpose of the seminar is to update neurologists and other neuroscientists on the current diagnostic evaluation and management of various movement disorders. Emphasis will be placed on neurogenetics, clinical diagnostic criteria, and treatment modalities available in the African region.

Resource persons: The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Jim Bower from the Movement Disorders Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and Dr. Jonathan Carr from South Africa.

Course content: The seminar will be a one-day programme comprising of lectures, interactive sessions, and video demonstrations of various movement disorders. The topics to be covered include an overview of movement disorders, parkinsonian syndromes, tremors and myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, and interesting gait disorders.

Registration: The seminar registration fee is US$50 (N7000) for fellows and faculty, and US$40 (N5000) for trainees. Trainees must provide letters from their institution of training or appropriate institutional identification as proof of their status. Interested participants should send a notification of intention to attend via e-mail, including the following: full names, title, status (trainee, attending physician/consultant, medical officer, etc), institution and affiliation, contact address, to the e-mail address provided below. The e-mail message should be captioned “PAANS Movement Disorders Seminar”. The deadline for registration is 15th July 2006, while the deadline for payment is 31st July 2006. In special circumstances, payment may be made onsite (following receipt of notification of intention to attend by the deadline). Acceptance for the seminar is on ‘first-come first-served’ basis and confirmation of registration will be done only after receipt of payment.

Method of payment: Payment of fees must accompany the notification of interest. Payment can be made by the following methods: bank certified cheques, bank drafts and or international money order should be in Nigerian Naira (Nigerian delegates only) or US$ and made payable to PAANS 2006.

Transportation and Accommodation. Please see the general announcement for the main conference. The Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Idi Araba, Lagos, venue of the seminar, is 30 and 45 minutes by car from the domestic and international airports respectively.

Applications and payment should be sent to: Dr. Njide Okubadejo, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospita, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Professor M. T. Shokunbi

Chairman, Scientific Programme Committee, PAANS 2006

Department of Neurological Surgery, Institute of Neurological Sciences

University College Hospital, PMB 5116,

Ibadan, Nigeria

e-mail: paans2006@yahoo.com

Tel: +234-802-291-2220

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