ERN CRANIO Exchange Programme
What is it about?
The European Commission in cooperation with ECORYS has launched a Clinical Exchange Programme to share knowledge and to stimulate collaboration between healthcare professionals in European Reference Networks (ERNs). The programme is designed to strengthen the clinical capacities and organisation of the Network.
The aim of the ERN Exchange Programme is to harmonize specific knowledge and reduce gaps in expertise. The basic idea is to transmit expert knowledge by experts visiting other sites or on-site training of professionals at experienced CRANIO centres. The programme is open to clinicians and other groups of healthcare professionals (e.g. psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians) from ERN member and affiliated partner hospitals.
Facts about the visit packages:
We are envisioning the following typical scenarios for this programme:
How to find a suitable HCP?
There are 2 possibilities to find a suitable ERN CRANIO HCP for a visit:
Specific CRANIO criteria you can find here
For more information about the Exchange programme please click here
All frequently asked questions you can find here FAQ
Please consider to become a visiting expert, trainee or a hosting institution in this new exchange programme. Here you can express your interest to apply as a HOST and/or VISITOR. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact ERN CRANIO Project manager Ikram L’khssim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Educational sessions at ERN CRANIO annual network meetings
Educational sessions form part of the ERN CRANIO annual network meetings. Multi-disciplinary care is key to the treatment of patients with rare and/or complex craniofacial and ENT disorders. Each network meeting features an educational session from a different health discipline.
Sharing resources on areas of good practice
ERN CRANIO encourages its members to share resources on areas of good practice. See resources page.
Development of illustrative e-learning videos for patients and families
ERN CRANIO has received additional funding from the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union to develop illustrative e-learning videos for patients with diseases covered by ERN CRANIO and their families. Development is currently in progress. See resources page.
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