More than 90 Penn Medicine neurologists and researchers will present over 120 studies and abstracts at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
Penn Medicine brain experts are available to speak with media about a wide range of neurological disease throughout the meeting, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Please contact Kim Menard at Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-200-2312, and follow @PennMedNews.
Editor's note: All media attending the meeting must register with AAN.
On Saturday, dozens of Penn Medicine doctors, nurses and social workers will be interacting with thousands of patients, families, caregivers and members of the public attending the American Brain Foundation's 2014 Brain Health Fair. Faculty members from Penn Neurology and Neurosurgery will present educational sessions with research and treatment updates on topics ranging from multiple sclerosis to traumatic brain injury. Social workers from the Penn Memory Center and Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center are leading support groups for patients and caregivers. And dozens of volunteers will be at Penn Medicine booths with resources on stroke prevention (including screenings), brain tumor clinical trials, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and brain injury prevention.
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A
On Sunday evening, an all-star team of Penn Medicine neurologists will compete in a battle of the minds, during Neuro Bowl, a game show-like event where panelists are asked to diagnose perplexing neurological conditions, based on symptoms, video clips, X-rays, etc. The Penn Medicine team will go head-to-head with the reigning champions, an All-Star team of neurologists from across the country. Sunday, April 27 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom I–IV
On Thursday afternoon, learn about Neurology’s origins in Philadelphia, starting at Pennsylvania Hospital, from Penn Neurology professor emeritus and former department chair, Donald Silberberg, MD. Silberberg continues his work on global neurology initiatives, leading successful programs in Ecuador, Iraq, and most recently a program in India slated to screen 230 million children for neurodevelopmental disorders. Thursday May 1, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 A
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