N2 - Neuroscience in the Clinic: Child Neurology: Neurologic Disorder Through a Lifespan- A Focus on MS

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology
Director(s): Shafali Jeste MD, Rebecca Lehman MD
Description: The onset of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) most commonly occurs in young adults, but onset may also occur in children and in the elderly. Pathological features include both focal demyelination, inflammation, neuronal and axonal loss, as well as a more global loss of central nervous system tissue integrity. Cognitive impairment is a major source of morbidity for patients with MS, but cognitive sequelae vary by age. In this course, we will take a "life-span" approach to the clinical, neurobiologic, and radiographic aspects of cognitive impairment in MS. This course will provide up-to-date information for all clinicians caring for patients with MS and will foster discourse between pediatric and adult neurologists.
Completion Message: The foremost goal of this course is to bring the neurology community together to consider the impact of MS on cognitive function- a key patient-centered outcome. Attendees will gain insight into the biological underpinings of cognitive performance in MS with a focus on MS in the maturing, mature, and senescent CNS.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Systems-Based Practice

Abstract Presenters

Start Time Pub. Title Presenter
4:20 PM 001 Risks of psychiatric disorders in children and young adults with demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system: a national record-linkage study Julia Pakpoor, MBBS
Disclosure:
Dr. Pakpoor has nothing to disclose.

4:35 PM 002 Structural Connectivity Abnormalities Underlying Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Ermelinda De Meo
Disclosure:
Dr. De Meo has nothing to disclose.

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