A celebration of 20 years of work on transverse myelitis!
Johns Hopkins Hospital- Zayed Auditorium
1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287
The event will take place Saturday, June 22nd from 8:30am to 4:30pm ET. Registration is free but RSVP is required: https://5th-annual-johns-hopkins-tm-center-symposium.eventbrite.com/. For more information, email hopkinsTMcenter@jhmi.edu.
9:00 am Welcome Susan Emrich, Johns Hopkins Project Restore
9:10 am Transverse Myelitis and the Johns Hopkins TM Center: All things we have learned after 20 years. Carlos A. Pardo, MD, Johns Hopkins TM Center
9:30 am Keynote Lecture: Transverse myelitis: An uneasy journey!! Sandy Siegel, PhD, Founder and President of the Transverse Myelitis Association
9:50 am Signs of Progress: Neuromyelitis Optica & MOG-related myelopathies. Michael Levy, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins TM Center
10:30 am Signs of Progress: when TM turns to be a stroke of the spinal cord. Olwen Murphy, MBBS, Johns Hopkins TM Center
10:50 am Signs of Progress: Novel approaches in TM rehabilitation. Cristina L. Sadowski, MD, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute
11:10 am TM: what is in the future and how to help? Chitra Krishnan, MHS, CEO Transverse Myelitis Association
11:30-12 noon Roundtable (Doug Kerr, David Irani, Sandy Siegel, Carlos A. Pardo, Chitra Krishnan)
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch with the experts
1:30 pm Signs of Progress: Stem cells in TM Benjamin Greenberg, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
1:50 pm Signs of Progress: Novel approaches for pain management in TM Maureen Mealy, RN, PhD, Johns Hopkins TM Center
2:10 pm Signs of Progress: Bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction Philippines Cabahug, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
2:30 pm Signs of Hope: A purpose driven life… it applies to TM too!! Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins TM Center
3:10 pm Data Blitz
3:30 pm Signs of progress: Diet, sodas and vitamins. What we have learned in MS may apply to TM!! Ellen Mowry, MD, Johns Hopkins MS Center
3:50 pm Panel Discussion: Tackling pitfalls and frustrations, all things considered!!
4:30 pm Celebration and Adjourn