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Call for papers - Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care

Guest Editors

Sabine Bayen, MD, PhD, University of Lille, France
Soo Borson, MD, University of Southern California, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 14 November 2024

BMC Primary Care invites submissions for a Collection on Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care. The Collection emphasizes the need for innovative strategies in primary care, covering early detection, interdisciplinary management, patient-centered interventions, technology integration, and education/training for providers. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, the Collection underscores primary care's crucial role in improving health outcomes for those affected by neurodegenerative diseases.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Sabine Bayen, MD, PhD, University of Lille, France

Dr Sabine Bayen is a general practitioner at the University of Lille, and is an associated coordinator of the Studies and Diploma in General Practice, INSERM 1172 (Lille neuroscience & cognition), a Research Referent of the CEMG College of the teaching General Practitioners, and French National Representative of European General Practitioner Research Network (EGPRN). Her research is centered around person-focused communication in primary care settings, aiming to enhance the overall and interprofessional approach to individuals living with chronic conditions. Their specific focus lies in primary care management, from the onset of symptoms to end-of-life care at home, with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals with Parkinson’s disease and understanding their lived experiences.

Soo Borson, MD, University of Southern California, USA

Dr Soo Borson is a physician specializing in dementia detection, diagnosis, and dyadic care.  She co-leads the Public Health Center of Excellence of Early Detection of Dementia and is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck USC School of Medicine. Her work has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Alzheimer’s Association, and various state and local funders. Additionally, she is a Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her contributions and leadership efforts aim to make specialist knowledge of dementia practical and accessible to generalists by developing simple tools and models that align with the values, practice patterns, and population health goals of primary care.

About the Collection

BMC Primary Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care.

Neurodegenerative diseases have a significant societal impact requiring a comprehensive and proactive approach in primary care as people living with neurodegenerative disease require regular and long-term support from health care providers, social care providers, and family caregivers. To address this significant challenge, BMC Primary Care invites submissions for a new Collection, Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care. This Collection aims to explore innovative strategies, interventions, and best practices to effectively address the complexities of providing care to people with neurodegenerative disease in the primary care setting.

This Collection supports research exploring all facets of managing neurodegenerative disease in the primary care setting including but not limited to:

  • Early detection, diagnosis, and referrals: Approaches for ensuring early identification and referral of neurodegenerative diseases within the primary care setting.
  • Interdisciplinary management: Integration of interdisciplinary care models to enhance collaboration and strategies for coordinated care among primary care practitioners and specialists.
  • Patient-centered interventions: Patient education and empowerment for self-management of neurodegenerative conditions as well as lifestyle interventions and support programs to improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers.
  • Technology in neurodegenerative care: Utilization of telemedicine and digital health solutions for remote monitoring and management, and to support patients with neurodegenerative disease with their routine care and well-being.
  • Strategies for optimizing primary care for patients with neurodegenerative disease.
  • Education and training for providers: Advancements in medical educational programs to equip primary care providers with the knowledge, continuous learning incentives, and skills required for providing care for patients with neurodegenerative disease and support to caregivers. 

This Collection aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, emphasizing the crucial role of primary care in achieving better health outcomes for individuals affected by neurodegenerative diseases.

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.