Dr. Naila Z. Khan
The ICQE2019 Team is pleased to introduce one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Naila Z. Khan.
Professor Naila Z. Khan has joined the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) as a full time Director of its Clinical Neurosciences Center (CNC) from July 2018, after being its honorary director and part time consultant since 2008. Up until June 2018 she headed the Department of Pediatric Neuroscience (DPNS), Dhaka Shishu Children’s Hospital (DSH), Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH), which she founded in 1992. This was the first department in this discipline in Bangladesh within a national hospital. From the outset, to make the service more practically useable and accessible to children presenting with a range of acute and chronic neurological and neurodevelopmental problems, Dr. Khan involved several disciplines such as pediatricians, psychologists, therapists, counselors, etc., within the service. She succeeded in making this a multi-professional discipline and service, combining child neurology and neurodevelopment, replicable in tertiary hospitals across Bangladesh; and post graduate FCPS and MD courses offered in the sub-speciality of Pediatric Neurology and Development. Till date Dr. Khan has successfully established 26 Child Development and Neurology Services across government (15), autonomous (3), non government (4), and private hospitals (2) ; and NGOs (2), across the country. Some countries who have operationalized tools, scales and procedures developed by her are Bhutan, Zambia, Guatemala, Haiti, Australia, and the USA. She has over 150 publications in journals, monographs and books. She is the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Society for Child Neurology, Development and Disability (BSCNDD).
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Dr. Khan. Registration info coming soon.