Event Details

Clinical Pathological Case Conference:

Crumbling Tower of Babel

Crumbling tower of babel - art by Luis Martinez

The Global Neurology Forum is organized by GBHI and the Global Teleneurology Service (GTS) at UCSF and:

  • Provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions worldwide
  • Aims to enhance understanding of these conditions and increase awareness of approaches to care in varied settings
  • Is for a global audience, including in resource-limited settings, to consider challenges in brain health and how to change the perception of neurological disease
  • Has two tracks: Clinical Pathological Case Conferences (CPCs) organized by GBHI and Exploring Core Challenges in Global Neurology organized by GTS
  • Is for educational purposes only, is free, and held via videoconference
Participants will learn about:

Changes in multilinguist skills in neurodegeneration

Differences between tonal and non-tonal language shifts

Potential pattern differences between those speaking a first or second language


Luis Martinez, MD, MPH, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health; Neurologist; Clinical Researcher & Artist


Boon Lead Tee, MD, MS, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health; Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Jessica de Leon, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Curated by 

Salvatore Spina, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, UCSF


Please contact Camellia.Latta@gbhi.org.


Current Fellows, Faculty, GBHI Mentors, Global Atlantic Fellows, People with Lived Experience of Dementia, Public, Regional Mentors, Staff