Understanding Our Minds and Bodies

Nov 15, 2023

Neurology focuses on human anatomy, function, and disorders of the nerves and the nervous system, which includes the brain. By learning about the nervous system, we can better understand how our minds and bodies work. Neurologists at Weill Cornell Medicine, who are consistently ranked among the USA’s best providers of neurology care, are experts in the full range of neurologic disorders, treating the most common to the rarest conditions. The OMI is honored to have had experts from Weill Cornell Medicine lead the OMI MEX Weill Cornell Seminar in Neurology, which took place from November 6 to 8, 2023, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Dr. Joshua Weaver, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine, served as the course director for the first time. Alongside him was an excellent group of faculty members, including Dr. Padmaja Kandula, Dr. Saad Mir, and Dr. Anna S. Nordvig from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, as well as Dr. Antonio Arauz-Góngora, a local neurologist from Mexico City.

The expert team of neurologists put together an intriguing schedule of 12 interactive lectures that focused on subjects such as Updates in Acute Stroke Management, Seizure Semiology, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Long COVID Brain Fog Heterogeneity in Clinical Practice, Neck and Back Pain Management, and more. Monday and Tuesday afternoon provided the fellows an opportunity to present clinical cases from their own work experience to the faculty and colleagues, which instigated excellent conversations and allowed the faculty members to provide feedback and advice for next steps.

To conclude the three-day course, a wonderful graduation lunch and ceremony took place for the fellows, in which fellows mingled with the faculty and received their certificates of participation. We are grateful for our collaboration with AMSA and for the commitment and generosity of the faculty members, who kindly shared their time and expertise with 18 physicians from Mexico!

Joshua Weaver, MD

Joshua Weaver, MD

Course Director

I was honored to direct the OMI MEX neurology seminar. The faculty and I had a wonderful time teaching the latest updates in a variety of neurological conditions. We learned a great deal from the fellows’ cases and had lively discussions. Most importantly, we learned about the differences in our respective cultures and healthcare systems, as well as the many similarities that unite us as doctors. I look forward to continued collaboration with the OMI.