Neurotraumatology Committee Report
Tariq Khan and Peter Hutchison, Committee Co-Chairs
Natalia Budohoska (Project Coordinator) and Angelos Kolias (Associate Director) NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma
Like so many other WFNS Ad Hoc Committees, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the activities of the Neurotraumatology Committee since March 2020. However, the Committee has made significant progress in addressing the need for neurotrauma care worldwide.
Co-Chair Peter Hutchinson is Director of the National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma (NIHR GHRGN) based at the University of Cambridge in the UK. The NIHR GHRGN collaborators include groups in Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. Partner organizations, in addition to the WFNS, include over a dozen groups worldwide that are dedicated to global health, surgery, and neurotrauma.
Co-Chair Tariq Khan is Dean of the Northwest School of Medicine in Peshawar, Pakistan. He and his Committee member colleagues, together with continuing medical education (CME) provider Global Neuro, produced the Virtual ICRAN 2020. Presentations for ICRAN (International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology) were held December 5 and 6, with the virtual aspect continuing until December 20.
Following are an update on the activities of the NIHR GHRGN (grouped into four themes) and the final report on Virtual ICRAN 2020.
NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma – Recent Activities
Click to access the final report Virtual ICRAN 2020.