21st Annual Children's Neuroscience Symposium Program

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Monday, March 13

Critical Updates for the Primary Care Provider

Moderator: P. David Adelson, MD

Noon Registration and Lunch ----
12:15 Lunch N Learn - Medical Marijuana: Implications for Pediatric Practices Marika Maris, PhD
1:25 Opening Remarks P. David Adelson, MD
1:30 Keynote: Neuroprotective Effects of the Ketogenic Diet

Jong M. Rho, MD

2:30 How Much Sleep We Need and How to Get It Matthew M. Troester, DO
3:00 How Neurostimulation Devices are Changing Epilepsy Management: What It Means for You Angus A. Wilfong, MD
3:30 Break ----
3:45 Neuroimaging: What Are You Willing to Order? Jeffrey H. Miller, MD
4:15 Opportunities to Improving the Function of Children with Movement Disorders Taryn Bragg, MD

Acquired Neural Injuries

P. David Adelson, MD
5:15 Adjourn for the Day ----
6:00 Reception ----

Tuesday, March 14

Transitioning the Complex Neurologic Patient

Moderator: David Shafron, MD

Noon Registration and Lunch ----
12:15 Lunch-n-Learn - Practice Parameters and Clinical Algorithms: What They Mean for the Primary Care Provider Steven Spalding, MD
1:25 Opening Remarks Matthew Troester, DO
1:30 Even Kids with Spina Bifida Grow Up Ruth Bristol, MD
2:10 Helping Your Teenage Patient with Neuromuscular Disease Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood Saunder Bernes, MD; Nancy Quay, RN, MSN
2:50 The Epilepsy Patient: Importance of the PCP in the Care and Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood Joseph F. Drazkowski, MD
3:30 Break ----
3:45 Assisting in the Unique Challenges of Becoming an Adult with Autism Denise Resnik
4:15 The Transition of Neurologic Care from Pediatric to Adult Health Care Rebecca J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CPNP
4:50 Patient Story: Preparing the Complex Neuro Patient for Transition Margaret Bobrowitz, RN, MBA; Lisa Soeby
5:00 Adjourn for the Day ----


Phoenix Children’s Hospital is accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Phoenix Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit/sTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Charlie Foundation is accredited and approved for 14.5 CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration(CDR) as a provider Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Registered Dietitians. 

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