2006 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium

July 20-23, 2006 | Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsored by The Transverse Myelitis Association & Johns Hopkins Project RESTORE

Conference Goals and Welcome Address
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sandy Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders: An Overview 
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Brain, Spinal Cord and Cells:  The Actors and the Movie, A Neuro-Primer for Non-Neurologists
Carlos Pardo, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
An Overview of Immunopathogenetic Mechanisms
Peter Calabresi, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
Anita Venkataramana, MBBS | Thomas O. Crawford, MD
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Peter Calabresi, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or Devic’s Disease
Dean Wingerchuk, MD | Mayo Clinic
Transverse Myelitis (TM)
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pediatric Transverse Myelitis
Frank Pidcock, MD | Kennedy Krieger Institute
Pediatric TM as Different from CIDP, and Pediatric ADEM
Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD | Vanderbilt University
Neurosarcoidosis
Carlos A. Pardo, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Neurological Manifestations of Lupus and Other Systemic Rheumatologic Disorders
Julius Birnbaum, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Acute Therapies: Steroids, IVIG, Plasma Exchange, Cytoxan
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Principles of Rehabilitation: Overview
Barbara deLateur, MD
Patient-Centered Care: The Role of Self-Management
Stephen Wegener, PhD
Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Gait Abnormalities
Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OT | Kennedy Krieger Institute
Demoralization and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Approach to Neuropathic Pain and Paresthesias
Joanne Lynn, MD | Ohio State University
Interventional Approach to Neuropathic Pain
Paul Christo, MD
Bladder Management
Karen DeBusk, RN, BSN
Bowel Management
Katharine Finney, CRNP
Fatigue in TM and Related Disorders
Joanne Lynn, MD | Ohio State University
Transition in Adolescents with Disabilities
Eric Levey, MD
Spasticity Management
Samuel Mayer, MD
Sexual Dysfunction
Frederick Foley, PhD
Keynote Address and Banquet
Bruce Downey, CEO | Howard Weiner, MD

MC for the evening

ProjectRESTORE video

ProjectRESTORE award to Sandy Siegel

2006 Distinguished Service Award

MS: Past and Future

The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls

Complexities of Clinical Trials: A Primer for Patients and Physicians
Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH
Bone Density and Rehabilitation Approaches for Paralysis
Cristina Sadowsky, MD | Kennedy Krieger Institute
The Impact of Power Assist Wheelchairs on Quality of Life: An Update and Progress Report
Charles Levy, MD
Future Immunotherapies
Peter Calabresi, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biological Basis of Depression
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Novel Imaging Strategies in Inflammatory and Degenerative Disorders
Daniel Reich MD, PhD
Novel Neuroprotective Therapies
Sanjay Keswani, MBBS, MRCP
Our Experience at the JHTMC
Chitra Krishnan, MHS
Gait and Orthoses
Frank Pidcock, MD | Kennedy Krieger Institute
Evaluation of the Effect of Pregabalin (Lyrica) on Spasticity and Function in Transverse Myelitis Patients
Barbara deLateur, MD
Bone Marrow Transplantation in MS
James Bowen, MD | EvergreenHealth
Neurorestorative Princples of Rehabilitation
John W. McDonald, III, MD, PhD
Stem Cells and Neurogenesis
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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