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WFNS-15th Interim Meeting ANIN Nurses Expo

The Association of Italian Neuroscience Nurses invites you to attend their conference celebrating their 40th anniversary. The conference will be held in collaboration with the WFNS at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, from September 9, 2015. The conference will welcome nurses from across the world to explore nursing education, research and clinical practice.

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World Parkinsons' Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.

WFNS-15th Interim Meeting ANIN Nurses Expo

The Association of Italian Neuroscience Nurses invites you to attend their conference celebrating their 40th anniversary. The conference will be held in collaboration with the WFNS at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, from September 9, 2015. The conference will welcome nurses from across the world to explore nursing education, research and clinical practice.

International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Join us for a two day educational event in sunny Northern California that will welcome clinicians, managers, nurses, physician assistants, nurses scientists and educators working in the field of neuroscience. The Neuro Assessment boot camp will provide a broad overview of neuro anatomy, hands on learning for neuro assessment and an introduction to neuro monitoring and neuro imaging. The full day conference will feature a line up of international speakers on TBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and more.

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Christi
06/30/15

Study shows gender difference in pain transmission

Bedside nurses of the future may be checking the gender of their patient before considering the best pain management strategies.

A recent animal model study showed that gender played an important role in pain transmission and that different immune cells were responsible for pain perception in male and female mice.

The researchers found that interfering with microglia function blocked pain in male mice but not female mice.

"The realization that the biological basis for pain between men and women could be so fundamentally different raises important research and ethical questions if we want to reduce suffering," states Dr. Mogil.

The study was published in Nature Neuroscience and was conducted by researchers from McGill University, Duke University and The Hospital for Sick Children. Original source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/296042.php

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Dawn
06/08/15

Updates the WFNN

Christi has recently attended the EANN conference in Belgrade which she says was fantastic.

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Christi
02/27/15

WFNN introduces a great new app!

Mobile technology has transformed the way we communicate and access information. Smart phones are more than just phones, they are powerful mobile computers with the ability to retrieve information almost anywhere.

The free phone app, “Neuroscience Nurse” was developed by the WFNN as a tool to provide rapid reference for common neurologic diseases such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and neurological examination.

The app “Neuroscience Nurse” is available on Google Play and the App Store. DeLemos, who is also President of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, hopes to collaborate with international nurses to refine the app for use worldwide.

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Dawn
02/26/15

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN MULAGO HOSPITAL

The general ICU was the first to be established in Mulago Hospital to cater for all critically ill patients in the hospital. Because Mulago Hospital is a national referral hospital, the same ICU had to cater for all critically ill patients who needed intensive care from around the country.

In Uganda so many accidents occur due to reckless driving, bad roads and also bad drivers especially the motorcycles riders who ride without helmets! Therefore, a big percentage of critically ill patients are those with head injuries, before and after surgery. Intensive care unit also admits many patients with neurologic problems both surgical and medical especially after the elective operations.

When a team from Duke University came to carry out neuro surgery in 2007, among the nurses who came with the team was Karen March. We noted that she was knowledgeable in neuro nursing and was a very good teacher. We talked to her about our weaknesses and she offered to help us.

Karen took it upon herself to come twice a year to give us both lectures and practical instructions and this has led to great improvement in the management of not only the critically ill neurologic patients but all patients who come to the unit, both adults and children. We owe a lot to her. More patients walk out of ICU than before and much as other hospitals have established other ICUs, we still have many patients who are referred from those hospitals.

At the moment the hospital is under a massive renovation and a new wing will be built. ICU will have twenty two beds instead of twelve and eight beds as high dependency beds.

The challenge we have however, is lack of fully trained ICU nurses and this might pose a problem when a larger unit is opened.

Elizabeth Florence Naigaga Intensive Care Unit Mulago Natinal Referral and teaching Hospital, Uganda

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Dawn
01/15/15

Upcoming Canadian Annual Conference

Please check out the website: www.cann.ca for the upcoming annual Canadian Neuroscience conference to be held in beautiful Newfoundland. This is a spectacular province with the best people. Abstract deadlines have been moved to the end of Feb 2015. Dawn

Upcoming Events:

WFNS-15th Interim Meeting ANIN Nurses Expo

The Association of Italian Neuroscience Nurses invites you to attend their conference celebrating their 40th anniversary. The conference will be held in collaboration with the WFNS at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, from September 9, 2015. The conference will welcome nurses from across the world to explore nursing education, research and clinical practice.

International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Join us for a two day educational event in sunny Northern California that will welcome clinicians, managers, nurses, physician assistants, nurses scientists and educators working in the field of neuroscience. The Neuro Assessment boot camp will provide a broad overview of neuro anatomy, hands on learning for neuro assessment and an introduction to neuro monitoring and neuro imaging. The full day conference will feature a line up of international speakers on TBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and more.

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World Parkinsons' Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.