Faculty and staff from the JHTMC and the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will discuss issues commonly confronted by patients with TM, such as pain, spasticity, weakness, depression, bowel and bladder dysfunction. The latest trends in management of these issues, rehabilitation strategies, and new research developments in TM will be discussed.
Speakers will include:
- Daniel Becker, MD
- Michael Levy, MD, PhD
- Janet Dean, PNP
- Scott Newsome, DO
- Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD
- Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR
Date: June 15, 2013, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Registration begins at 9:30 am.
Venue: Schaffer Auditorium, Main Level of the Bloomberg Children’s Center.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 East Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
RSVP: Send an email to hopkinsTMcenter@jhmi.edu to reserve your space.
While the event is free to all, space is limited!
Please note that the Orleans garage is conveniently situated across the street from the hospital between Wolfe & Broadway, and the Bloomberg pedestrian bridge on the 4th floor of the garage links to the Main Level of the hospital for safe and easy access. However, garage parking is not free and validation is not available. Light refreshments will be provided and there is a cafeteria on-site.
In 1999 the TMA held its first international symposium. More than 100 participants from all over the world attended the symposium for the exchange of information regarding research and treatment strategies for rare neuroimmunologic disorders. Clinicians and scientists from around the world participated in the event and Dr. Brian Weinshenker made his first public presentation on the results of his Plasma Exchange Clinical Trial.
Since that first symposium, in partnership with organizations including Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center, UT Southwestern Transverse Myelitis Center, and Johns Hopkins Project RESTORE, we have continued to support and conduct numerous international symposiums for rare neuroimmunologic disorders. Several of them have been captured on video and are available as a resource to our community below.
These events are extremely important and beneficial for the exchange of information regarding research and treatment strategies as well as providing an opportunity to bring together our membership and medical community. It is our goal to continue providing this valuable resource to our community for many years to come.
Read about our prior symposia