The Cody Unser First Step Foundation 2007 Southwest Symposium on Neuro-Immunologic Disorders

April 26 – 28, 2007 | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sponsored by The Cody Unser First Step Foundation & The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disabilities

Conference Goals and Welcome Address
Paul Roth, MD & Leslie Morrison, MD | University of New Mexico
Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders: An Overview
Benjamin Greenberg, MD MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Acute Therapies: Steroids, IVIG, Plasma Exchange, Cytoxan
Benjamin Greenberg, MD MHS | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Distinguishing Pediatric MS from TM and ADEM
Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Conception, Pregnancy, and Labor in Women with Demyelinating Disease
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS & Donna Chattin, RN | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clinical Significance of Demyelinating Lesions of the Central Nervous System
Elaine Edmonds, MD, PhD | University of New Mexico
Stem Cell Technologies – Current State, Future Promise
Oswald Steward, PhD | Director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UCI
Depression in Transverse Myelitis and Multiple Sclerosis
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Rare Presentations of Multiple Sclerosis
Corey Ford, MD, PhD | University of New Mexico
Concepts Neuroprotection and Neuro Repair
Corey Ford, MD, PhD | University of New Mexico
Moderated Discussion
Oswald Steward, PhD
Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD
Leslie Morrison, MD
Chitra Krishnan, MHS
Transverse Myelitis: Clinical and Immunologic Considerations
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Stem Cells and Neurologic Diseases
Douglas Kerr, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pediatric ADEM and Transverse Myelitis
Leslie Morrison, MD | University of New Mexico
Rehabilitation Pathways to Pain Management
Denise Taylor, MD | University of New Mexico
The Role of Primary Care Physician in Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders
Alyson Thal Corrales | Family Practice Corrales
Predicting Neuromyelitis Optica in Patients with Transverse Myelitis
Biljana Berench, MD, MPH | University of New Mexico
Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Neuroimmunologic Disorders
Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Arts & Athletics Beyond Limits
Junior Wheelchair Sports, Recreation and Arts Programs | The UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital Rehabilitation Team | Carrie Tingley Hospital
Promoting a Lifestyle of Health and Fitness in Children and Adolescents with Motor Impairments
The UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital Rehabilitation Team | Carrie Tingley Hospital
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Neurorestorative Principles of Rehabilitation
John McDonald, III, MD, PhD | Kennedy Krieger Institute
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