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2016 Regional Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium

August 13, 2016, EST @ 8:00 am, EST - 5:00 pm, EST

2016 Regional Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium
2016 Regional Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium

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An education and advocacy conference for families, caregivers and individuals diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis (including the subtype Acute Flaccid Myelitis), Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder, Optic Neuritis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis


August 13, 2016 | Denver, Colorado

Hosted by The University of Colorado, Denver & The Transverse Myelitis Association

12605 E 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045  


Welcome to the 2016 Regional Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium for Transverse Myelitis (TM) (including the subtype Acute Flaccid Myelitis), Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), Optic Neuritis (ON) and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).

This conference hosted by The Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA) and The University of Colorado, Denver is dedicated to the exchange of information regarding diagnosis, research and treatment strategies and to providing an opportunity to bring together the community of individuals diagnosed with these rare neuro-immune diseases, families, caregivers and the medical professionals who have interest and are specializing in these disorders.

This is the first regional conference focused on rare neuro-immune disorders.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Acquire an understanding of rare neuro-immune disorders (TM, NMOSD, AFM, ADEM and ON) and how they relate to each other
  2. Learn about the latest therapies and strategies to manage the symptoms associated with these chronic rare neuro-immune disorders, including clinical studies and future treatment strategies

AUDIENCE

This conference is open to all individuals diagnosed with AFM, TM, NMOSD, ON or ADEM, their families and caregivers. Medical professionals interested in these diseases are also welcome to attend.


8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Discussion of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Teri Schreiner, MD

8:30-8:45 am Discussion of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and Transverse Myelitis (TM) Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD

8:45 – 9:45 am TM, AFM, NMOSD, ADEM: Diagnosis and Treatment Discussion Panel Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD | Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD | Siamac Esfandi, MD Augusto Miravalle, MD | Sara Qureshi, MD | Teri Schreiner, MD

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 pm Understanding the Symptoms After a Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Sara Qureshi, MD

11:00-12:00 pm Role of Rehabilitation in Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm Symptoms Management: Pain Augusto Miravalle, MD

1:30-2:00 pm Symptoms Management: Fatigue Anastacia Wall, PA-C

2:00 – 2:45 pm Symptoms Management: Autonomic Loss of Function Jill Schofield, MD

2:45 – 3:00 pm BREAK

3:00-3:30 pm Overview on Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Timothy Vollmer, MD

3:30 – 4:00 pm Question and Answer Session

© The Transverse Myelitis Association and The University of Colorado, Denver take responsibility for the content of this education activity. This schedule is subject to change.

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Date:
August 13, 2016, EST
Time:
8:00 am, EST - 5:00 pm, EST
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Venue

University of Colorado
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045 United States
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Date:
August 13, 2016, EST
Time:
8:00 am, EST - 5:00 pm, EST
Event Category:

Venue

University of Colorado
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045 United States
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