The Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Pediatric Neurology took place for the eighth time this week, from February 20 to 26, 2022. 33 fellows from 23 different countries gathered at Schloss Arenberg to hear 20 state-of-the-art didactic lectures, learning about topics such as genetics in child neurology, common neuromuscular disorders, neuro manifestations of COVID and MIS-C, pediatric stroke, psychiatry for the child neurologist, and more.
Dr. Jennifer McGuire from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia led the course, with Dr. Barbara Plecko from the University of Graz serving as the course co-director. The faculty was completed by Dr. Madeline Chadehumbe, Dr. Annette Hackenberg, Dr. Sara Molisani, and Dr. Sabrina W. Yum. Dr. Barbara Plecko participated for the fifth time, while all other faculty members participated in the OMI seminar for the first time.
This week’s learning objectives included reviewing common pediatric neurologic disorders, describing the pathophysiology of a variety of neurologic disorders in children and adolescents, discussing frequently utilized diagnostics and therapeutics in pediatric neurology, recognizing the signs and symptoms of neurologic disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, and discussing the differential diagnosis, management and outcomes, both short-term and long-term, of common neurologic disorders in children and adolescents.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon were dedicated to fellows’ case presentations, in which seven were selected by faculty for the OMI Online Case Library. In the midst of a full agenda, Wednesday afternoon provided a break for faculty and fellows, in which they could use their free time to rest or discover parts of the beautiful city of Salzburg.
Fellows and faculty had the opportunity to attend a chamber music concert at Schloss Arenberg on Thursday evening,with Andrei Gologan performing Beethoven and Enescu. The seminar week concluded with a graduation ceremony on Friday evening, where fellows received their course certificates and enjoyed a wonderful three course meal.