Children’s National Health System
Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Main Hospital
Washington, DC, 20011
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The Children’s National Health System’s Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine is once again pleased to host the 28th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update course. The Center is committed to translating the newest discoveries in child neurology to more effective treatments.
This year’s course will be focused on new understandings, molecular pathogenesis, novel treatment and outcomes of infections which affect the central nervous system, as well as the often indistinct boundaries between CNS infections and neuro immunologic diseases of the nervous system.
Invited, internationally renowned speakers will complement talks from Children’s National faculty. This year’s Richmond Paine Lecturer, Kenneth Tyler, M.D., a world expert on central nervous system infections, will present new understandings of Enterovirus D-68 flaccid myelitis. This will be followed by lectures by Ariane Soldatos, M.D., from NINDS on “Acute Encephalitis in Childhood.”
Members from Children’s National will also discuss new exciting research and clinical understandings of Zika Virus (Sarah Mulkey, M.D.), CMV (Roberta DeBiasi, M.D.) and novel immunotherapeutic (T. cell) approaches to treat such infections.
Douglas Postels, M.D., who recently joined Children’s National and is an international expert on cerebral malaria, will review his groundbreaking work in Malawi. In the afternoon, experts will discuss perinatal CNS infections, infections occurring in the neuro-critical care setting and in the immunosuppressed host, and immunologic diseases of the nervous system.
There will be multiple opportunities for participation by attendees, including an interactive “Professor Rounds” and a round table session reserved for cases presented by the attendees. We request case description/slides of possible cases to be sent no later than one week prior to meeting.
- Understand the most up-to date concepts concerning the central nervous system infections in pediatrics and how they are best diagnosed
- Understand how the advances in the understanding of perinatal disease and neonatal infections are dramatically affecting the diagnosis of these illnesses and their management
- Discuss the new understandings of the molecular and biologic pathogenesis of childhood neuro-immunologic disease and how these conditions may overlap or be associated with CNS infections.