2008 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium

July 16-19, 2008 | Redmond, Washington

Sponsored by The Transverse Myelitis Association &Johns Hopkins ProjectRESTORE

Inaugural Presentation and Welcome Remarks
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sandy Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association

Keynote Speaker
Allen Rucker, Author ‘The Best Seat in the House’

The RNDS Community: Past, Present and Future
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Neuroimmunologic Disorders: An Overview
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Brain, Spinal Cord and Cells: The Actors and The Movie
Carlos Pardo, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Understanding the Immunopathology of Central Nervous System Diseases
Mariko Kita, MD | Virginia Mason MS Center
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
James Bowen, MDMS | EvergreenHealth
Approach to Acute Myelopathy
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 Pardo, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Neuromyelitis Optica and the concept of Autoimmune Aquaporin-4 Channelopathy
Sean Pittock, MD | Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Neurological Manifestations of Lupus and other Systemic Rheumatologic Disorders
Julius Birnbaum, MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Accelerated Cure Project Presentation
Art Mellor & Benjamin Greenberg | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Auto-Immune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World out of Balance and the Cutting Edge Science that Promises Hope
Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Acute Therapies: Steroids, IVIG, Plasma Exchange and Cyclophosphamide
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Choosing a Treatment for New Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP | University of Maryland Medical Center
Future Immunotherapies and Neuroprotective Therapies
Mariko Kita, MD | Virginia Mason MS Center
Fatigue in Autoimmune Neurological Diseases
Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP, MRCP, MSCN | University of Maryland Medical Center
Demoralization, Depression and Cognitive Impairment in MS, TM NMO & Other CNS Autoimmune Diseases
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical and Interventional Approaches to Neuropathic Pain and Paresthesias
Denise Taylor, MD | University of New Mexico
Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis and other Demyelinating Diseases
Bobbie Severson, ARNP | EvergreenHealth
Bladder Dysfunction and Management
Claire Yang, MD | University of Washington
Spasticity Management
Frank Pidcock, MD | Kennedy Krieger Institute
Patient Centered Care: The Role of Self-Management
Stephen Wegener, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Self-Advocacy and Employment with Disabilities
Sandy Hanebrink, OTR/L
Obstetric Issues in Women with Demyelinating Disease
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Donna Chattin, BSN, RN
The Genetics of Autoimmunity
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Relating Sensorimotor Function to MRI
Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OT | Kennedy Krieger Institute
High Dose Cyclophosphamide (HiCy) in Multiple Sclerosis
Chitra Krishnan, MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis
James Bowen, MD | EvergreenHealth
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Neuroprotection
Laura Balcer, MD | University of Pennsylvania
Neurorehabilitation – Now and the Future
Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OT | Kennedy Krieger Institute
Stem Cells and Neuroregeneration – The Future
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
A Moderated Discussion – Part 1
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
A Moderated Discussion – Part 2
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
A Moderated Discussion – Part 3
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
A Moderated Discussion – Part 4
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
A Moderated Discussion – Part 5
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
Children’s and Family Camp
Sanford Siegel, PhD | The Transverse Myelitis Association
Paula’s Talk about TMA at Victory Junction Gang Camp
2008  TMA Distinguished Service Award
Members Tell Their Stories Before and After TM/ON 
Conclusion – Thank You 
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