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New Education Module "Vascular Cognitive Impairment" is now available on WPA’s Education Portal

The new education module: “Vascular Cognitive Impairment- Conceptual Overview and Clinical Diagnosis” is now available on the WPA Education Portal.

Major-neurocognitive disorders can present a challenge to clinicians both from a diagnostic point of view and in its management. The many variations in its presentations and also aetiology, necessitate a good understanding of conditions that are less likely to be diagnosed. While there is diagnostic criteria, many patients have symptoms that are hard to categorise, Vascular Dementias can pose a particular challenge in clinical practice. With our rapidly aging population, COVID and the rising cost of investigations, there are key clinical symptoms of which one needs to be aware.

This course covers issues around accurate diagnosis of this commonly encountered clinical presentation. It aims to provide learners with an understanding of Conceptual Evolution of Vascular cognitive impairment, the clinical diagnostic criteria, the different types of vascular cognitive impairments and the best clinical approach towards an accurate diagnosis.

Developed by Prof. Ramalingam Chithiramohan and Dr. Tamara Chithiramohan from the Memory Assessment Service. Prof Chithiramohan is the Lead Psychiatrist in the Birmingham and Solihull NHS Foundation trust fully accredited Memory Assessment Service. Dr. Chithiramohan is currently a trainee working in Leicester Memory Assessment Service and is in an academic post doing research in looking at ethnic variations in Leicester Memory service.

The module is now available on the WPA Education Portal. For the nominal fee of USD $15, it is also possible to purchase the WPA CPD Certificate and the associated CPD points for completing this module.

To access the "Medically Unexplained Symptoms" module, please visit the Education Portal.

For any queries relating to this education module or the WPA Education Portal in general, please contact

Author: WPA Education Coordinator



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