2017 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium

October 20-21, 2017 | Columbus, Ohio

What are rare neuro-immune disorders?
Brenda Banwell, MD | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Workshop sessions on the diagnosis of rare neuro-immune disorders

Transverse myelitis
Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, MD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Allen DeSena, MD, MPH | Cincinnati Children’s

Acute flaccid myelitis
Sarah Hopkins, MD, MSPH | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and optic neuritis
Michael Levy, MD, PhD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Maureen Mealy, RN, BSN, MSCN | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Brenda Banwell, MD | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Cynthia Wang, MD | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Workshop sessions on the treatment of rare neuro-immune disorders

Recognizing and treating neuropathic pain
Maureen Mealy, RN, BSN, MSCN | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Managing fatigue in rare neuro-immune disorders
Michael Sweeney, MD | University of Louisville

Bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction in rare neuro-immune disorders
Philippines Cabahug, MD | The Kennedy Krieger Institute

Living with a rare neuro-immune disorder: neuropsychological factors to consider
Lana Harder, PhD | University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center

Rehabilitation in rare neuro-immune disorders
Daniel Becker, MD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and INI

Open forum for questions and answers

Research updates and the future of research

Improving certainty of a myelitis diagnosis
Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, MD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Advanced imaging to better understand myelitis and pain in children and young adults
Nadia Barakat, PhD | Boston Children’s Hospital

Are new drugs on the horizon for NMOSD?
Maureen Mealy, RN, BSN, MSCN | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dalfampridine for gait in transverse myelitis
Michael Levy, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ADEM: past, present and future?
Cynthia Wang, MD | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Can brain imaging tell us more about a spinal cord disorder?
Lana Harder, PhD | University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center

What have we learned from the CAPTURE study?
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center

Hope vs. Hype: Are we ready for stem cells in neuro-immune disorders?
Jaime Imitola, MD | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Can functional electrical stimulation restore function?
Daniel Becker, MD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and INI

Genetics of familial transverse myelitis
Michael Levy, MD, PhD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Can the immune system help repair myelin?
Denise Fitzgerald, PhD | Queen’s University Belfast

Are remyelination strategies realistic?
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS | University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center

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