The priorities of the department are teaching students in the General Medicine and Dentistry programs. In 2005, Assoc. Prof. Waberžinek, M.D., Ph.D., and Dagmar Krajícková, M.D., Ph.D., issued a textbook at Charles University in Prague entitled Basics of General Neurology and in 2007 another one entitled Introduction to Specialized Neurology. For medical students both textbooks are primary sources for the study of neurology. In April 2014, the department was joined by renowned expert Prof. Roman Herzig, M.D, Ph.D., FESO. Dagmar Krajícková, M.D., Ph.D., successfully completed habilitation at the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University Prague and was appointed associate professor of neurology, effective from July 2014. We have fulfilled the conditions for obtaining accreditation for postgraduate studies in the field of neurology and the first students began their studies in 2015. Also in 2015, the Department of Neurology held postgraduate course for doctors from all over the Czech Republic. In August 2015, we organized the ESO Stroke Summer School, which was attended by more than 40 physicians.
Health and sleep
Since 2011, when the Department of Neurology branched off from the main building of the University Hospital, our research has been focused on headaches, cerebrovascular disease, demyelinating and extrapyramidal disorders of the nervous system, seizure, dementia, pediatric neurology, and sleep disorders. We succeeded in setting up a network of sites for EEG at the University Hospital, electromyography labs, evoked potentials, and polysomnography and polygraphy. We are engaged in centralized, specialized neurological care. !e center has been involved in diagnosing and treating demyelinating diseases since 1996 and biorhythms since 2004. In 2010, neuromuscular centers and an interdisciplinary comprehensive stroke center were established. Since 2012, we have had a center for the treatment of spasticity.
We are involved in international multicenter studies aimed at treating demyelinating diseases and epilepsy, the international genetic research of moyamoya disease, and other projects in the field of neurology. In recent years, the department has received many awards, for example the National Psychiatric Prize and the Rector’s award for best monograph. We are also the recipient of the Prusík national prize in 2013 for our article entitled Periprocedural Risk and Long-term Outcome of Intracranial Angioplasty Based on a Single-Center Experience. !e Clinic for Sleep Disorders is involved in diagnosing different types of sleep disorders and biological rhythms.