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