Global Neurology Forum: Neurodegeneration and the Environment

Event Details

Exploring Core Challenges is Global Neurology:

Neurodegeneration and the Environment: Toxicants, Pollution, and Environmental Factors Implicated in Neurodegeneration Around the World

people walking in polluted city

The Global Neurology Forum is organized by GBHI and the Global Teleneurology Service (GTS) at the University of California, San Francisco (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
  • Impact of toxicants and other environmental factors contributing to neurodegeneration 
  • Exposure to air pollution and its impact on dementia . A longitudinal aging study that explores genetic and environmental factors that contribute to disease in older people
  • Carlie Tanner, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, UCSF; Director, UCSF Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center
  • Laís Fajersztajn, PhD, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health (Brazil), Global Brain Health Institute; Researcher, Laboratory of Environmental and Experimental Pathology, University of São Paulo, SP Brazil
  • Mary Berlik Rice, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Mohamed Salama, MBBCH, DTQM, PhD, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health (Egypt), Global Brain Health Institute; Associate Professor, Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, The American University in Cairo
Curated by
  • Riley Bove, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, UCSF
  • Jon Van Leeuwen, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor in Neurology, UCSF; Director of Strategic Initiatives, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences