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    The Pan-African Association of Neurological Sciences has just ended its fourth congress in Algiers. Nervous?

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    GV EXTERIOR Conference building showing flags of participating nations
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    MV INTERIOR Conference banner
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    GV Conference hall, delegates, with Professor Abada on rostrum
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    CV Professor Abada and another delegate
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    CU Two African delegates
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    MV Top table showing Professor Dada and others
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    MV Delegates listening to speech (2 shots)
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    CV Person taking notes
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    GV Delegates listening to speeches
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    MV Professor Abada presenting Professor Dada with medal
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    GV Delegates applauding
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    GV Conference hall PAN TO speaker addressing conference
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    SIDE VIEW Professor Abada listening to speech
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    Background: The Pan-African Association of Neurological Sciences has just ended its fourth congress in Algiers. Nervous system problems prevalent in Africa dominated the discussions.

    SYNOPSIS: The congress began on Monday (16 April) at the Aurassi Hotel in Algeria's capital, Algiers -- under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Health and Algeria's Medical Union. This fourth congress was attended by neurologists from all over Africa as well as Soviet, European, American and Canadian specialists. Speakers included the world's most eminent nervous system specialists, as well as African experts in nervous disorders.

    The first morning's discussions focused on central nervous system disorders. Papers read included one from the Ivory Coast on Parkinson's disease and one from France on problems associated with Dystonia -- a condition in which patients lose muscular control. Later on in the session, the Association's President, Professor T.O. Dada, of Lagos, Nigeria, talked about his country's experience with central nervous system diseases. During Monday's official opening session, the Association's Vice President, Professor M. Abada of Algiers, presented Professor Dada with a medal.

    As the congress progressed delegates heard case studies of African patients, including a Nigerian project looking at brain wave changes in patients with migraine headaches. On Tuesday delegates discussed surgical ways of treating circulatory problems in the brain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AUCQCKIERO30TXDHSUPRM49A
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AUCQCKIERO30TXDHSUPRM49A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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