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24th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update

24th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Children’s National (main auditorium)
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

• Focusing on advances in the molecular understanding of childhood neurologic diseases and how these insights translate into therapeutic and preventative strategies
• Featuring Children’s National and other internationally known experts, including Dr. Kate Bushby, the 2014 Richmond Paine Lecturer, and Dr. Jeffrey Wisoff, the 2014 McCullough Lecturer

Sponsored by Children’s National Health System


7:45-8 am  Introduction Roger J. Packer, MD, Children’s National
8-8:45 am Advances in the Medical Management of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Katherine Bushby, MD, Newcastle, United Kingdom
8:45-9:15  am Molecular Diagnostics and the Future Eric P. Hoffman, PhD, Children’s National
9:15-9:45 am Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Myopathies Carsten Bonnemann, MD, National Institutes of Health
9:45-10:15 am Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Anterior Horn Disease Petra Kaufman, MD, MSC, National Institutes of Health 
10:15-10:45 am Childhood Myasthenic Syndromes Mathula Thangarajh, MD, PhD, Children’s National
10:45-11:15 am Break
11:15-11:45 am Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic/Acquired Pediatric Neuropathy Robert F. Keating, MD, Children’s National 
11:45 am-12:15 pm Management of Associated Medical Conditions of Children Meganne Leach, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, Children’s National/ with Neuromuscular Disease/Multidisciplinary Care Kathleen Smart, Children’s National
12:15-12:30 pm Round Table
12:30-1:30 pm McCullough Lecturer: Introduction Robert F. Keating, MD, Children’s National Surgical Treatment of Sellar Tumors Jeffrey Wisoff, MD, New York University
1:30-2:15 pm Lunch
2:15- 2:35 pm Pupil and Optic Nerve Disorders Robert Avery, DO, Children’s National
2:35-2:55 pm Biologic Management of Orbital Tumors Roger J. Packer, MD, Children’s National
2:55-3:15 pm Strabismus & Cranial Nerve Disorders: The Ophthalmologist meets the Neurologist
Michael X. Repka, MD, Johns Hopkins University 
3:15-3:35 pm Pediatric Optic Neuritis and Inflammatory Optic Neuropathies Benjamin J. Osborne, MD, Georgetown University
3:35-3:55 pm Pseudotumor Cerebri: Medical and Surgical Treatment Options Todd A. Goodglick, MD, Washington, DC
3:55-4:15 pm Round Table
4:15-4:30 pm Migraine Marc Disabella, DO, Children’s National
4:30-4:45 pm Epilepsy William D. Gaillard, MD, Children’s National
4:45-5 pm Neurobehavioral Therapy Adelaide S. Robb, MD, Children’s National
5-5:15 pm Movement Disorders Bennett Lavenstein, MD, Children’s National

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Conference Chairs
Roger J. Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National;Director, Brain Tumor Institute; Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Robert Avery, DO, Co-Course Director, 24th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update; Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Program; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
Mathula Thangarajh, MD, PhD, Co-Course Director, 24th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update; Director, Neuromuscular Program; Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

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Learning Objectives
1.    Apply means for early detection of childhood neuromuscular diseases
2.    Recognize, diagnose, and manage medical conditions associated with childhood neuromuscular diseases
3.    Counsel neuromuscular patients on the transition from pediatric to adult care
4.    Diagnose and distinguish different aspects of pediatric neuro- ophthalmological diseases
5.    Understand new advances in common pediatric neurologic conditions

Target Audiences
This conference is intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, neuropsychologists, nurse/nurse practitioners, allied neuroscience, and pediatric health care professionals.

Accreditation Statement
The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Office of Continuing Medical Education for Inova Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 8.5 credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia.

Faculty Disclosure
The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Medical Society of Virginia Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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