Building a neuroinfectious disease consensus curriculum

Arun Venkatesan, Felicia C. Chow, Allen Aksamit, Russell Bartt, Thomas P. Bleck, Cheryl Jay, Daniel M. Pastula, Karen L. Roos, Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Deanna Saylor, Tracey A. Cho

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To delineate a comprehensive curriculum for fellowship training in neuroinfectious diseases, we conducted a modified Delphi approach to reach consensus among 11 experts in the field. METHODS: The authors invited a diverse range of experts from the American Academy of Neurology Neuro-Infectious Diseases (AAN Neuro-ID) Section to participate in a consensus process using a modified Delphi technique. RESULTS: A comprehensive list of topics was generated with 101 initial items. Through 3 rounds of voting and discussion, a curriculum with 83 items reached consensus. CONCLUSIONS: The modified Delphi technique provides an efficient and rigorous means to reach consensus on topics requiring expert opinion. The AAN Neuro-ID section provided the pool of diverse experts, the infrastructure, and the community through which to accomplish the consensus project successfully. This process could be applied to other subspecialties and sections at the AAN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-216
Number of pages9
JournalNeurology
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2019

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Venkatesan, A., Chow, F. C., Aksamit, A., Bartt, R., Bleck, T. P., Jay, C., Pastula, D. M., Roos, K. L., Rumbaugh, J., Saylor, D., & Cho, T. A. (2019). Building a neuroinfectious disease consensus curriculum. Neurology, 93(5), 208-216. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000007872