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Third Annual UMass Department of Neurology Clinical & Research Updates Agenda

Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.

12:30  Click Here to join the Zoom
12:40  Carolina Ionete MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology - Program Co-Director 
Opening Remarks
12:45 KEYNOTE: Robert H. Brown, Jr., MD DPhil, Vice-Chair for Research and Professor of Neurology​​​​​​​
Recent Advances in Hereditary and Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy HSAN1: From Rare toward Common Phenotypes
1:15 Janice Dominov, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dysferlinopathy Pathogenesis and Development of New Therapeutic Strategies
1:35 Lawrence Hayward MD, PhDProfessor of Neurology                        
Update on Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD): Cellular Models and New Approaches to Therapy
1:55 Break
2:05 Charles Emerson, Jr. PhD  Professor of Neurology
Patient iPSCs for development of gene editing therapeutics for human muscular dystrophies  
2:25 ​​​​​​​Daryl Bosco PhD, Professor of Neurology - Program Co-Director
Elucidating mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration with iPSC-derived cells
2:45 Break
2:55 Brian Silver MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, Chair and Professor of Neurology- Program Co-Director
Tenecteplase vs Alteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke
3:15 Majaz Moonis MD, Professor of Neurology
Advances in Stroke Prevention
3:35 Ajit S. Puri MD, Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Neurology 
Stroke Thrombectomy-trials, current evidence and future implications
3:45 Break
3:55 Felicia Chu MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Seizure Detection Devices
4:15 Kyle Rossi, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Electroencephalography in 2021: An update on modalities and utility of EEG
4:45 Neville Jadeja MDAssistant Professor of Neurology 
​​​​​​​New Antiepileptic Drugs
5:05 Adjourn for the day

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

8:30 Click Here to join the Zoom
8:40 Brian Silver MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, Chair and Professor of Neurology - Program Co-Director​​​​​​​
Opening Remarks
8:50 Andrew Galica, MD, Neurorehabilitation Fellow 
Neurorehabilitation and neurorecovery: current concepts and updates
9:10 Nils Henninger, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Med., FANA, FWSO, Professor of Neurology                       
Modeling TBI in the mouse to elucidate mechanistic links between brain injury, axonal degeneration, and aberrant tau accumulation after closed head injury
9:30 Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH, FNCS, FCCM, FAAN, Professor of Neurology
Neuroprognostication in severe acute brain injury
9:50 Break
10:00 Elaine Teng-Ting Lim, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
​​​​​​​Fine-mapping neurodevelopment timepoints of a complex locus
10:20 ​​​​​​​Yingleong (Rigel) Chan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Multiplex population in-vitro modeling of complex diseases
10:40 Delia Bakeman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
The Future of Alzheimer's
11:00 Break
11:10 Anindita Deb MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Updates in medical management of Movement disorders
11:30 Wissam Deeb MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Neurostimulation for Movement disorders: A New Era in DBS Therapy
11:50 Ari Wilkenfeld MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Treating Parkinson’s disease in a pandemic
12:10 Idanis Berrios, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology 
Update on new DMT's use in Multiple Sclerosis
12:30 Christopher Hemond, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Updates on the identification and treatment of smoldering neuroinflammation in MS
12:50 Carolina Ionete MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology - Program Co-Director
New biomarkers and The Use of Innovative Target Therapies in Sjogren’s Syndrome
1:10 Adjourn for the Program

Organizing Committee

Colleen Burnham, MBA, Instructor | Department of Medicine
Morna Larson, Secretary, SR | Department of Neurology
Jennifer Shimer, Web Communications Content Specialist | Department of Neurology

Program Directors

Daryl Bosco, PhD | Department of Neurology
Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD | Department of Neurology
​​​​​​​Brian Silver, MD,FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA | Department of Neurology

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Designation Statement:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: This offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 10.8 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Other Health Professionals: Will receive a certificate which states the activity was designated for 9 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™