Global Neurology

*You must be registered for the ANA2021 Virtual Annual Meeting to access the live SIG Series sessions.

Date/Time ET: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Session Title: Global Neurology in the Time of COVID: Addressing Clinical Care, Research, and Education

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has had major global impacts on neurology care, education, and research, particularly in resource-limited settings. In this session, a diverse group of leaders in global neurology from around the world will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on delivery of neurologic care, research, and neurology training.

Chair: Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

Co-Chair: Felicia Chow, MD, MAS, University of California, San Francisco

Learners will be better prepared to navigate pandemic-induced changes in neurology by: 

  • Learning from diverse global leaders about challenges and successes around the world during the last year
  • Participating in a dialogue with global leaders from diverse practice settings about care delivery in the time of COVID-19
  • Applying innovative strategies to continue to advance global neurology care delivery, education, and research under current constraints


A Nation within a Nation: Neurologic Care in the Navajo Nation During COVID-19


Garrett Riggs, MD, PhD

Northern Navajo Medical Center, Indian Health Service

Keeping a Clinical Study Afloat During a Pandemic: Stories From Two Asia Cities



Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Global Neurology in the Time of COVID: Addressing Clinical Care, Research, and Education


Elisa Resende, MD, PhD

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID: Disparities in Recognition and Challenges in Management


Allison Navis, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Neurological Manifestations of Patients with Mild-to-moderate COVID-19 Attending a Public Hospital in Lima, Peru

Oral Presenter: 

Monica Diaz, MD

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Epilepsy Stigma in the Republic of Guinea and its Demographic, Social, and Clinical Associations: A Cross-sectional Analysis

Oral Presenter: 

Dylan Rice, BA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Continuing Medical Education

The American Neurological Association hosts a wide range of educational programs. These programs seek to enhance the development and success of those pursuing a career in academic neurology at all levels. There are educational offerings to benefit those at the beginning stages of their careers, including students and those in their first faculty position, as well as those looking for best practices in Chair level positions. These programs seek to enhance attendee success in the field of academic neurology and to contribute to the overall education of neurologists and neuroscientists.

The Special Interest Groups offer CME to eligible participants. Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

ACCME Accreditation, AMA Designation, and MIPS Statements **Pertaining to Each Session Awarding CME**

The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).


Instructions For Obtaining CME

Following the event, the evaluation and credit claiming system will open in OnDEC. Please complete the online evaluation by 12/31/2021 to obtain CME credit. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA Meeting Coordinator at:

Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. Any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies will be mitigated according to ACCME Standards prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

ANA received educational grants from the following ACCME-defined ineligible companies to support the CME aspects of this event: Added as confirmed.

DISCLAIMER: The ANA does not endorse or affiliate with third-party companies, products or services including those that may have elected to support the Special Interest Groups.