Pennsylvania Neurological Society: Update in Clinical Neurology V

Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

 

  

 

7:00-7:45 AM        Registration and full breakfast

7:45-8:00 AM        Welcome

                               Louis W. Catalano, MD, FAAN

                               President, PNS

                               Neurological Institute of Western Pennsylvania

                               Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD, FAAN

                               Professor and Chair

                               Department of Neurology

                               University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Mini-Symposium on Epilepsy

8:00-8:45 AM        VNS and Non-Medication Therapies:  Results and Benefits

                               Deborah L. Holder, MD
                               Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology

                              Medical Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

                               Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

                               Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

8:45-9:30 AM           Surgical Intervention Therapies:  Results and Surgical

                                 Pathological Findings

                               Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

                               Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery

                               Surgical Director, Surgical Epilepsy Program Director

                               Spasticity and Movement Disorder Program

                               Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

9:30-9:45 AM           Q&A Panel Discusssion

9:45-10:05 AM      Break

 

Mini-Symposium on Concussion and Mild to Moderate Head Injury

10:05-10:30 AM    Concussion and Postconcussive Syndrome:  Is it all in your

                             Head?

                           Michael W. Collins, MA, PhD

                           Director, Sports Concussion Program

                           UPMC Center for Sports Medicine

10:30-11:15 AM    Roll of Cell Death in Neurologic Diseases

                          Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA

                          Chairman and Professor of Neurological Surgery

                          UPMC Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology

                           University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

11:15-12:00 PM   Traumatic Brain Injury/Clinical Trials and Diffusion Tensor

                            NeuroImaging

                          David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

                          Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

                          Director, Neurotrama and Brain Trauma Research Center

                          University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

12:00-12:15 PM   Q&A Panel Discussion

12:15-1:00 PM    Lunch

1:00-1:45 PM    Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and

                      "Other Reasons to Lose Your Mind."  Pathology Syndromes and

                      Latest Advances

                      Eric McDade, DO

                      Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

                      Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

                      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1:45-2:30 PM   Parkinson's Disease:  How to Manage Late Stage Disease/

                        Update 2011

                      Nabila Dahodwala, MD

                      Penn Neurological Institute

                      Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

                      University of Pennsylvania

                      Fellow, Institute of Aging, University of Pennsylvania

2:30-3:00 PM   Update on Neurology Legislation

                      Derrick Brandt

                      Congressional Affairs Representative

                      American Academy of Neurology

3:05 PM           Resident Poster Awards

                      PNS Poster Committee

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