Oxford University Neurosurgery Department Professor Tipu Z Aziz addressing a neuroscience symposium at United International University yesterday. Photo: AA
The number of patients with neurological disorders is on the rise. However, the number of specialist in this field is growing too slowly. President of Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeons Prof Kanak Kanti Barua revealed the poor number, and said although currently there are some 138 neurosurgeons in Bangladesh, it is not too past while the country had only 35 of them.
Prof Barua does not believe the current number of neurosurgeon is sufficient, and he wants more and young medical students dedicated to the specialized sector. The Professor of Neurosurgery Department of BSMMU made the call yesterday at the 'IBRO-APRC Bangl-adesh Associate School of Translational Neuroscience and Research and BRAIN Symposium' yesterday.
AIMS Lab of CSE Department of United International University (UIU) has organized the five-day-long program. Prof Tipu Z Aziz of Neurosurgery Department of Oxford University was present at the symposium. Prof Aziz, the vanguard of developing deep brain stimulation over many years, said more people with Parkinson's disease are being diagnosed mentioning a clear rise and the current number is nearly 3 lakh around the globe. "They return to normal life after surgery," said the Professor born at a family of physicians in Bangladesh.
The 5-day long workshop consists of fourteen lectures, two live demonstrations, three discussions, and one mini conference. The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for students from Bangladesh and the Asia-Pacific region interested in the field of neuroscience.
UIU VC Prof Dr M Rezwan Khan, Pro-VC Prof Dr Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman and AIMS Lab Director Dr Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun, among others, were present on the occasion.
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