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2018 St. Mary's Neurology Conference Program Schedule

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8:00-8:10

McCord Smith, M.D.
Neurologist, Vascular Neurologist & Neurohospitalist (retired)
St. Mary's Health Care System

 

 

 

 

Welcome

 

8:10-8:55

David C. Hess, M.D.
Dean, Medical College of Georgia
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Integration
Augusta University, Augusta

 

 

 

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Exercise and Exercise Mimetics for Stroke and Vascular Dementia

Objectives:

  • Understand the role of exercise in stroke prevention
  • Understand the concept of "exercise mimetics"
  • Understand the concept of preconditioning and how it applies to stroke
  • Review the importance of prescribing exercise for patients

 

8:55-9:25

Nadja Zeltner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Cellular Biology
University of Georgia, Athens

 

 

 

Modeling Disease of the Peripheral Nervous System with Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Objectives:

  • Review the peripheral nervous system
  • Understand the use of human pluripotent stem cells to model neurological disorders
  • Understand Familial Dysautonomia, a genetic disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system

 

9:25-9:55

James D. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology
University of Georgia, Athens

 

 

 

 

Aniridia Syndrome: Lessons from Mutations in the PAX6 Gene

Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of PAX6 mutations on human health
  • Understand what is being done to better understand Anirida Syndrome
  • Consider and manage individuals with aniridia
  • Understand the current treatment options and future approaches: strengths and limitations

 

9:55-10:15         Break

 

10:15-11:00

Diogo Haussen, M.D.
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiologist
Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, Atlanta

 

 

 

 

Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Past, Present and Future

Objectives

  • Review the care of the acute stroke patient since the advent of Alteplase
  • Understand the care of the acute stroke patient since the advent of neurointervention, including the DAWN and DEFUSE 3 trials
  • Review and describe new and emerging acute stroke therapies

 

11:00-11:30

Franklin D. West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens

 

 

 

 

Neuroprotective and Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy in a Pig Stroke Model

Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn about a novel porcine model for studying stroke pathophysiology and therapies
  • Attendees will learn about the potential of neural stem cell therapy to enhance brain metabolism and white matter integrity post-stroke
  • Attendees will learn about novel modalities for assessing stroke in a pig model including magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and motor function tests.

 

11:30-12:30       Lunch

 

12:30-1:15

Jeff Switzer, DO, MCTS, FAHA, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Director, Telestroke and Teleneurology
Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University

 

 

 

Telestroke

Content:

  • Role of telemedicine in stroke symptoms of care
  • Telestroke models
  • Telestroke in the interventional era
  • Prehospital telestroke

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how telemedicine is used to optimize stroke outcomes
  • Describe the best practices in stroke telemedicine

 

1:15-2:00

David C. Hess, M.D.
Dean, Medical College of Georgia
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Integration
Augusta University, Augusta

 

 

 

Stem Cells in Stroke: Hype or Hope?

Objectives:

  • Review basic biology of stem cells and mechanism of action in stroke
  • Review completed clinical trials of stem cells in stroke
  • Understand types of cell therapy and role of exosomes
  • Understand concerns about stem cell tourism

 

2:00-2:15           Break

 

2:15-2:45

Lohitash Karumbaiah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens

 

 

 

 

Preclinical Development of Regenerative and Neoadjuvant Therapies for Brain Injuries and Brain Tumors

Objectives:

  • Understand the unique composition of the brain extracellular matrix and its role in injury and disease
  • Identify opportunities for functional electrical stimulation paradigms to accelerate recovery after traumatic brain injuries
  • Demonstrate the need for anti-invasive neo-adjuvant therapy for glioblastoma

 

2:45-3:30

Steven L. Stice, Ph.D.
Director of Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens

 

 

 

 

Exosomes as a cell free biologic therapeutic for stroke

Objectives:

  • Understand the nature of exosomes as nano-sized particles that reflect their cell source through surface markers and content
  • Understand the role of proprietary human neural stem cells in producing exosomes
  • Identify means by which exosomes cross the blood-brain barrier with IV dosing
  • Demonstrate CNS Distribution specificity for both cells and tissue
  • Demonstrate knowledge of inherent exosome properties, including reduced inflammation and neuroprotection in stroke

 

3:30-4:15

Wrap up panel discussion

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