Report on the 18th International Congress on Neurorehabilitation

From June 22-23, a series of courses was held, within the framework of the memorandum of understanding and SAP-E, which took place at the Hilton Tashkent City hotel

The course aimed to familiarize participants with various fundamental and complex topics regarding dysphagia, starting with its importance in medical practice and healthcare. Careful research into normal and impaired swallowing has provided the basis for understanding the difficulties associated with dysphagia. Despite the huge variety of underlying diseases, the course focused not only on post-stroke dysphagia.

The Identifying Swallowing Disorders section allowed participants to recognize subtle but important signs and symptoms that indicate a swallowing disorder. And it continued with an in-depth discussion of the Diagnosis to Treatment pathway, explaining the processes involved in formulating a strategic, individualized treatment plan.

The section entitled “Special Considerations” addressed the unique characteristics and considerations associated with dysphagia and tracheostomy patients, increasing participants’ understanding of the nuances of this condition.

Finally, the course featured a session on “Practical Implementation Plan.” This highly interactive hands-on segment allowed participants to apply the knowledge and techniques learned during the course, providing an opportunity to consolidate knowledge and improve skill acquisition.

Lecturers and trainers for this course:

1. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Duchac has been Professor of Speech Therapy at the SRH University of Applied Medical Sciences in Germany since 2018. Prior to this, she had many years of experience as a clinical academic speech therapist, particularly in the area of swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

She is the initiator of the digital dysphagia continuing education portal and dysphagia mentoring program in Germany, and co-founder of the first German-language dysphagia podcast

2. Björn Degen is a speech therapist working exclusively with patients with swallowing disorders in the Greater Area of Vienna since 2011. Together with his team and colleagues, he is developing pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dysphagia with or without tracheostomy in inpatient and rehabilitation settings, as well as in long-term care and home care settings.

This series of dysphagia courses has been an enriching and educational experience for all participants, enabling them to provide expert care to people suffering from dysphagia.


Within the framework of successful implementation of the bilateral agreement between Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and KazNMU named after S.D. Asfendiyarov and academic mobility programme from 30 October-7 November 2023, Associate Professors of the Department of Neurology, Child Neurology and Medical Genetics D.M.Sc. Usmanova D.D. and D.M.Sc. Omonova U.T. conducted a series of lectures and practical classes for interns in the specialty of Neurology, which served as a successful scientific and educational process, and Dr.M.Sc. Omonova U.T. conducted a series of lectures and practical classes for interns in the speciality of Neurology, which served as a successful scientific and educational process.
For information: Kazakh National Medical University named after Sanzhar Asfendiyarov is included in the TOP-650 ranking of QS World University Ranking.