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C187 - Mitochondrial Disorders in Neurology

Event Time: Thursday April 27, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Michio Hirano MD, FAAN
Description: Mitochondrial dysfunction accounts for an ever-increasing number of neurologic disorders (mitochondrial encephalomyopathies). Faculty will discuss basic concepts of mitochondrial biogenesis and the dual (and often overlapping) role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (nDNA) in causing these frustratingly heterogeneous clinical disorders. The increasing application of new-generation exome sequencing is revealing novel pathogenic mechanisms and subverting traditional classifications of mitochondrial diseases. In practical terms, faculty will cover the impact of new scientific knowledge on the diagnostic approach to mitochondrial diseases and to emerging experimental therapeutic options.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with recent progress in mitochondrial genetics; gain a better understanding of the relationships, which are not always straightforward, between mutations in either genome (mtDNA or nDNA) and clinical presentations; learn useful clues to the correct diagnosis; glean ideas about pathogenesis (energy shortage, oxidative stress); and get a realistic understanding of palliative and experimental therapy.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
7:00 AM - 7:10 AM Introduction Michio Hirano MD, FAAN 
7:10 AM - 7:35 AM Mitochondrial Biology Eric Schon PhD 
7:35 AM - 7:45 AM Questions and Answers Eric Schon PhD 
7:45 AM - 8:10 AM Mitochondrial Diseases Michio Hirano MD, FAAN 
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Questions and Answers Michio Hirano MD, FAAN 
8:20 AM - 8:45 AM Treatment of Mitochondrial Diseases Salvatore DiMauro MD 
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Questions and Answers Salvatore DiMauro MD 

Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure
Salvatore DiMauro, MD MedLink Neurology. Editor, Neuromuscular Disorders.

Michio Hirano, MD, FAAN Dr. Hirano has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Meves Pharmaceuticals Inc., Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc, and Sarepta Therapeutics Inc.. Dr. Hirano has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for Medlink.

Eric A. Schon, PhD Dr. Schon has received personal compensation for activities with Athena Diagnostics. Dr. Schon has received license fee payments from Affymetrix.

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