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Non-Parkinson Movement Disorders & Epilepsy 2013

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
7 a.m - 5 p.m

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           There is no registration fee but limited space is available. Please register to secure your spot.


The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
United States
1-800-832-9053
                                                      
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Lodging and Accommodations
For information regarding lodging at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center or to make a reservation please contact www.invernesshotel.com or 1-800-832-9053.


Accreditation
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME credit will be offered.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

 

Faculty Speakers
 

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS     

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
CME Program Director
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Kluger specializes in movement disorders, behavioral neurology and in the overlap of these two fields. He has a particular interest in the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including cognitive deficits and fatigue. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and Michael J Fox Foundation.

 

Brian D. Berman, MD, MS     

Brian D. Berman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Brian Berman sub-specializes in movement disorder. Dr. Berman’s research includes studying the pathophysiology of movement disorders such as Parkinson disease and Dystonia. He sees a variety of neurological patients in the Movement Disorders Clinic.


 

 

Abigail Collins, MD     

Abigail Collins, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Abigail Collins is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director of the Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at Children's Hospital Colorado. She also directs the Ataxia Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital and has significant interest in research and advocacy for people affected by ataxia.


 

 

Joseph Drazkowski, MD     

Joseph Drazkowski, MD
Assistant Professor or Neurology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Dr. Joseph Drazkowski is a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. He received sub-specialty training in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ. He has been part of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Department and Epilepsy Clinic for decades, with a focus on epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. His research interests are: driving in patients with epilepsy, quality of life issues concerning patients with epilepsy, and exercise in epilepsy. Another research focus is device trials in epilepsy.


 

 

Olga S. Klepitskaya, MD     

Olga S. Klepitskaya, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Olga Kleptiskaya’s clinical interest and expertise is in surgical treatments for movement disorders. She is the co-director of the multidisciplinary Deep Brain Stimulation program of the University of Colorado that includes neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry and specialists in Physical Medicine, Speech Therapy, and Rehabilitation. She evaluates all potential surgical candidates, performs neurophysiological recordings during surgery and postsurgical programming of the stimulator. She is known for multiple research presentations about DBS at national and international meetings. In addition, she continues to evaluate and treat medically variety of movement disorders, conducts clinical trials of new medications and other treatment options for Parkinson disease and related disorders.  She performs Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, migraine headaches and other neurological disorders. 


 

    

Eryn Lonnquist, MD
Faculty Fellow
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Eryn Lonnquist sub-specializes in Behavioral Neurology, including having a clinic specifically for patients with Conversion Disorder, or Functional Neurologic Disorder. Dr. Lonnquist is continuing her training with a research fellowship through the Denver VA in order to better study FND, including diagnosis, patient characteristics, and treatment interventions. She also sees a wide variety of patients in the Dementia Clinic at University Hospital.

 

 

Dr. Maureen A. Leehey, MD

Chantal O'Brien, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Chantal O’Brien has fellowship sub-specialty training in epilepsy. Particularly, she evaluates and manages refractory epilepsy patients with medications, VNS treatment and surgical evaluation. Dr. O’Brien also interprets outpatient EEGs and covers our inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit regularly to characterize seizures and guide management, as well as engage in evaluation for epilepsy surgery. Her research interests are management of pregnant women with epilepsy and pharmaceutical trials with anticonvulsant drugs.


 

 

Michael Okun, MD     

Michael Okun, MD
Co-Director for the Center for movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Professor of Neurology

University of Florida
 

Michael S. Okun, MD is currently Administrative Director and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.  The center is unique in that it is comprised of 40 interdisciplinary faculty members from diverse areas of campus, all of whom are dedicated to care, outreach, education and research. Dr. Okun has been an advocate of this interdisciplinary care concept, and since his appointment as the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation in 2006, he has worked with the over 40 NPF centers to help foster the best possible environments for care, research and outreach in Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Okun has been supported by grants from the National Parkinson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Smallwood Foundation, the Tourette Syndrome Association, the Parkinson Alliance, the UF Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Bachmann-Strauss Foundation.  He runs the online international “ask the doctor forum,” on the National Parkinson Foundation website.  This web-forum is free, and to date he has answered over 10,000 questions on Parkinson’s disease for patients, families and physicians worldwide. Dr. Okun has been an integral part of many of the pioneering studies exploring the cognitive, behavioral, and mood effects of brain stimulation. Dr. Okun holds the Adelaide Lackner Professorship in Neurology and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles.  He is the author of the Amazon number 1 bestseller, Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life (Amazon, 2013).


Laura Strom, MD     

Laura Strom, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Laura Strom is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and specializes in the care of patients with Epilepsy. She is Medical Director of the Outpatient Neurology Clinic at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, University of Colorado and is past president of the Physicians Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation. She sits on committees of the American Epilepsy Society and has been a past American Clinical Neurophysiology committee member. Her specific research interest is in new and emerging treatment for medically refractory epilepsy and she  is primary investigator for Epilepsy Clinical Trials currently underway at the University of Colorado; she has a growing reputation in this field. Her clinical practice is based both in the Outpatient and Inpatient Anschutz Pavilions where she sees patients and interprets electroencephalograms.

 

 

                             Non-Parkinson Movement Disorders & Epilepsy 2013                            
                                       
Inverness Conference Center & Hotel


 
 
 

7:00-7:50     Breakfast

 

7:50-8:00     Welcome and Introduction
                    Benzi Kluger, MD, MS
                    Associate
Professor of Neurology
                    
University of Colorado Denver

 

8:00-9:00:    Lessons Learned in Neuromodulation
                    Michael Okun, MD

                    Co-Director for the Center for Movement Disorders &
Neurorestoration 
                    Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and History
                    University of Florida

 

9:00-9:50:    Ataxia Update: Diagnosis and Management
                    
Abigail Collins, MD
                    
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
                    
University of Colorado Denver

 

9:50-10:00:   Coffee Break

 

10:00-10:50: Dystonia Update: Diagnosis and Treatment
                     Brian Berman, MD

                     Assistant
Professor of Neurology
                    
University of Colorado Denver

 

10:50-11:15: Tremor: Diagnosis and Medical Treatment
                    
Olga Klepitskaya, MD
                    
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
                    
University of Colorado Denver

 

11:15-11:40: Tremor: Surgical Treatment Options
                     Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD

                     Associate
Professor of Neurosurgery
                     
University of Colorado Denver


11:40-12:00: Palliative Care in Movement Disorders I
                     Benzi Kluger, MD, MS

                    
 Associate Professor of Neurology
                    
 University of Colorado Denver

 
12:00-1:00:   Lunch


1:00-1:50:     Advances in Epilepsy Therapy: Medications and Surgical Treatment
                     
Laura Strom, MD
                    
 Assistant Professor of Neurology
                    
 University of Colorado Denver

 
1:50-2:40:     Loss of Awareness: Implications for Driving
                     
Joseph F. Drazkowski, MD
                     
Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

 

2:40-3:30:     Women’s Issues and Epilepsy
                     
Chantal O’Brien, MD
                     
Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     
University of Colorado Denver

 

3:30-3:40:     Coffee Break

 

3:40-4:30:     Non-epileptic Seizures & Conversion Disorder
                     
Eryn Lonnquist, MD
                     Faculty Fellow

                     University of Colorado Denver

 

4:30-5:00:     Palliative Care in Movement Disorders II
                      Benzi Kluger, MD, MS
                     Associate
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
                    
University of Colorado Denver

• Learning Objectives / Performance Objectives: what should the learner be able to accomplish after the activity? Objectives should bridge the gap between the identified need/gap and the desired result.

-How to diagnose and treat patients with dystonia, tremor, and ataxia.

-When to refer patients without Parkinson’s for deep brain stimulation surgery.

- Attendees should be able to explain to patients the indications, dosing schedule, and common adverse effects of recently approved antiepileptic drugs, including their use in women of child-bearing age.

- Attendees should be able to identify conditions associated with increased risk of accidents and while driving and provide recommendations on how to implement precautions

-Attendees should be able to identify, diagnose and manage patients with non-epileptic seizures.