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C25 - Cerebellar and Afferent Ataxias: Diagnosis and Management

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Movement Disorders
Director(s): Massimo Pandolfo MD, FAAN
Description: Ataxia is the predominant manifestation of many acquired and inherited neurologic disorders affecting the cerebellum, its connections, and the afferent proprioceptive pathways. This course covers the phenomenology and etiologies of cerebellar and afferent ataxias and provides indications for a rational approach to diagnosis and management. Particular attention will be given to inherited ataxias and new developments in genetic testing. Through case presentations, faculty will discuss the diagnostic process and test result interpretation.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with the differential diagnoses and work-up, including genetic testing, of ataxias.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM Introduction Massimo Pandolfo MD, FAAN 
7:20 AM - 8:00 AM The Dominant Spinocerebellar Ataxias Stefan Pulst MD, FAAN 
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Recessive and X-linked Ataxias Massimo Pandolfo MD, FAAN 
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Case Presentations Faculty 

Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure
Massimo Pandolfo, MD, FAAN Dr. Pandolfo has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Voyager Therapeutics, Biomarin, Apopharma. Dr. Pandolfo has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Neurology Genetics. Dr. Pandolfo has received royalty, license fees, or contractual rights payments from Athena Diagnostics. Dr. Pandolfo has received research support from Biomarin, Voyager Therapeutics.

Stefan M. Pulst, MD, FAAN Dr. Pulst has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology, Neurology: Genetics. Dr. Pulst has received royalty payments from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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