Final Program

 

Wednesday April 11  

Community Outreach

Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona AZ

4 pm to 6 pm

Title:  “Brain Health”

 

Speaker – Maureen W. McEnery, PhD, MAT

Director of Spring Brain Conferences

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Title: “Introduction: Brain Wellness Across the Lifespan” 

 

Speaker - Michael J. Zigmond, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

zigmond@pitt.edu

Title: “Life style, Brain Health, and Aging”

 

Speaker – Darolyn O’Donnell, MS, CTRS

Recreation Therapy Coordinator

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center – A Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

darolyn.o'donnell@dignityhealth.org 

Title: “Community Outreach: A Lifeline for Managing and Living Well with Parkinson's Disease"

 

                                                                

 

 

  Spring Brain Conference 2018

            Poco Diablo Resort

                  Sedona, AZ

      April 12 to April 15, 2018

               Final Program

 

Thursday April 12  (Official Hotel Check-in 4:00p)

05:30p    Cash Bar - Opening Reception

    

6:15p    Introduction    

Maureen W. McEnery, Ph.D., MAT

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Director of Spring Brain Conferences

Department of Neurology UHCMC and the Neurological Institute

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
mwmcenery@gmail.com

Title:  “Spring Brain Conference: Creating a partnership in brain health with the Sedona Community “

 

6:30p    Buffet Dinner

 

7:00p    Keynote #1    

Carl W. Cotman, PhD

Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies

University of California, Irvine

cwcotman@uci.edu

Title: “The Remarkable Power of Lifestyles on Brain Health and Cognition “

 

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Friday April 13

07:00a    Buffet Breakfast

    

07:30a    Plenary #1    

Organizer: John T. Gale, PhD

 

Session Title: “Parkinson Disease”

 

Speaker 1 Michael J. Zigmond, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

zigmond@pitt.edu

Title: “Lifestyle and the brain: How exercise and social interactions can protect our neurons“

 

Speaker 2 John T. Gale, PhD

Acting Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Emory University School of Medicine

john.t.gale@emory.edu

Title: “What we can learn from human intraoperative electrophysiology about basal ganglia communication”

Speaker 3 Ryan Walsh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Movement Disorders

Department of Neurology

Barrow Neurological Institute

Phoenix, AZ

ryan.walsh@dignityhealth.org 

Title: “Multi-modal MRI: A comprehensive approach to imaging Parkinson Disease (or you can’t treat what you can’t see)”

 

8:45a    Plenary #2     

Organizer: Cameron Metcalf, PhD

 

Session Title: “Epilepsy Therapy Development: Novel Tools and Targets”

 

Speaker 1: Cameron S. Metcalf, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Associate Director, Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program

University of Utah, College of Pharmacy

cameron.s.metcalf@utah.edu

Title: “New model development for epilepsy research”

 

Speaker 2 Sookyong Koh, MD PhD FAES 

Marcus Professor in Neurology
Associate Professor
Division of Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

SKOH27@emory.edu

Title: “Immunomodulatory Therapy in Childhood Epilepsy”

            

Speaker 3 Timothy A. Simeone, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Department of Pharmacology

Creighton University School of Medicine

TimothySimeone@creighton.edu

Title:  “Insights into antiseizure mechanisms through the lens of dietary therapies”

 

10:00a    Coffee Break & Posters

    

10:30a Plenary #3     

Organizer: Jeff Noebels, MD, PhD 

 

Session Title: Neurodevelopment and Demise in Sodium Channelopathy

Introduction:   Jeff Noebels, MD, PhD. 

Speaker 1  Doug Nordli Jr, MD   

Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Keck School of Medicine, USC

Los Angeles, CA 

dnordli@chla.usc.edu

Scn1a mutations: a prototype for epileptogenic cognitive dysfunction” 

 

Speaker 2  George Richerson, MD, PhD. 

Professor and Chair, 

Departments of Neurology, Molecular Biophysics 

University of Iowa Medical School

Iowa City, IA

george-richerson@uiowa.edu

 “Too afraid to breathe: The amygdala and apnea in Scn1a mutant mice”

 

Speaker 3  Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD 

Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX 

jnoebels@bcm.edu 

“The depolarizing wave of silence leading to sudden unexpected death in Scn1a mutant mice” 

    

11:45a    Lunch (Pick up Box Lunches)

    

12:30p    Free Time & Recreation

    

05:30p    Cash Bar

    

06:00p    Poster Presentations (3 min summaries & 20 minutes at poster) 

07:00p    Buffet Dinner

    

7:30p    Keynote #2     

Dimitrios Davalos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine

CCLCM-CWRU

Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

davalod@ccf.org

Title: “Microglial Responses at the Blood-Brain Barrier”

 

 

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Saturday April 14

7:00a    Buffet Breakfast

    

7:30a    Plenary #4     

Organizer: Diana Willis, PhD        

 

Session Title: Axonal Translation In Neurological Disease

 

Speaker 1: Ulrich Hengst, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University

uh2112@cumc.columbia.edu

Title:  “A disease-specific transcription factor complex mediates the retrograde spread of neurodegeneration in AD”
 
Speaker 2: Michael R. Akins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Drexel University

mra69@drexel.edu

Title:  “Presynaptic Fragile X Proteins”

 Speaker 3  Dianna Willis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Director
Burke Medical Research Institute

diw2004@med.cornell.edu

Title:  “Failure to upregulate RNA binding proteins after injury leads to impaired regeneration in diabetic neuropathy”

    

8:45a    Plenary #5     

Organizer: Phil Popovich, PhD

 

Session Title: Spinal Cord Injury

 

Speaker 1 Phillip Popovich, PhD
Professor
Ray W. Poppleton Research Designated Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Director - Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Columbus, OH

phillip.popovich@osumc.edu

Title: “SCI/Microbiota effects on neuroinflammation and recovery of function“

            

Speaker 2 Dana McTigue, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neuroscience 

Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair 

College of Medicine 

Department of Neuroscience, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair 

dana.mctigue@osumc.edu

Title: “SCI-Liver axis and effects on spinal cord pathology and recovery of function“

            

Speaker 3 Karim Fouad, PhD 

Professor

University of Alberta

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

karim.fouad@ualberta.ca

Title: “Controlling neuro-immune cross-talk after a spinal cord injury - a systems-based approach to improving recovery of function “

 

10:00a    Coffee Break & Posters.   

 

10:15a    Plenary #6     

Organizer:  Baldomero (Toto) Olivera, PhD

Session Title: “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

Introduction: Toto Olivera, PhD

 

Speaker 1 Lucinda Bateman, MD

Bateman Horne Center, Salt Lake City, UT

support@batemanhornecenter.org

Title: "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): a multisystem illness invisible in plain sight"

 

Speaker 2 Ron W. Davis, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics
Stanford Cancer Institute

Director of the Genome Technology Center

Stanford University

ron.davis@stanford.edu

Title: “Developing new technologies to unravel chronic fatigue syndrome“

                

11:30a    Poster Session -Visit Posters

    

12:15a    Lunch (Pick up Box Lunches)

    

12:30p    Free Time & Recreation

    

06:00p    Cash Bar

    

06:30p    Buffet Dinner    

    

07:00p    Keynote Talk #3    

John H. Morrison, PhD

Professor, Neurology

CNPRC Director & Core Scientist 

Neuroscience and Behavior Unit

School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

jhmorrison@UCDAVIS.EDU

Title: “Synaptic Health: Implications for Cognitive Aging”

 

08:00p    Business Meeting & Plans for Future Meetings

Spring Brain 2019 April 11-14

Spring Brain 2020 Meeting April 2-5

 

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Sunday April 15  (Official Hotel Check-out 11:00am)

7:00a    Buffet Breakfast

    

7:30a    Plenary #7          

Organizer: Tara L. Moore, PhD

 

Session Title: “The effects of curcumin on brain function in aging”

 

Speaker 1 Maria Medalla, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

maya.medalla@gmail.com

Title: “Effects of dietary curcumin on microglia-neuron interactions in middle-aged rhesus monkeys”

 

Speaker 2 Tara L. Moore, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

tlmoore@bu.edu

Title: “Curcumin supplementation improves cognition and motor function in middle-aged monkeys”

 

Speaker 3 Gregory Cole, PhD

Interim Director, Mary S. Eaton Alzheimer Center

Associate Director Research

GRECC GLA VA
Professor

Dept. of Neurology and Medicine

UCLA

gregorycole@mednet.ucla.edu

Title: “Curcumin Targets for Alzheimer Prevention”

    

8:45a    Plenary #8     

Organizer: Edita Navratilova, PhD

        

Session Title: “Brain circuits mediating pain”

 

Speaker 1 Edita Navratilova, PhD 

Research Assistant Professor

Dept. of Pharmacology

College of Medicine

The University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

edita@email.arizona.edu

Title: "Pain processing in the dopamine reward circuit"

            

Speaker 2 Volker E. Neugebauer, MD. PhD

Director, Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics
Professor and Chair, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Giles C. McCrary Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine 

Texas Tech University SOM

Lubbock, TX

volker.neugebauer@ttuhsc.edu             

Title: “Pain processing in the amygdala” 

 

Speaker 3 John T. Gale, PhD

Acting Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Emory University School of Medicine

john.t.gale@emory.edu                

Title:  “Electrophysiological mapping of the somatic sensory nucleus of the thalamus in humans with chronic pain”

            

10:00a    Coffee Break & Posters

 

10:15a    Plenary  #9    

Session Title: "Substance Abuse Disorder and the Science of Addiction”

Speaker:  Maureen W. McEnery, PhD, MAT.

Director, Spring Brain Conferences

Case Western University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

mwmcenery@gmail.com 

Title:  Content and Compassion:  Addressing the Opioid epidemic in medical education.

Speaker  Karen A. Sirocco, PhD

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institutes of Health

siroccok@nida.nih.gov

Title: “Bringing the Full Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction”

                                    

11:45a    Buffet Lunch and Final Reception    

    

12:30p    Meeting Closes - Free Time & Recreation

 

Monday April 16

 

Spring Brain 2018 “Brain Health Outreach”

Sedona Oak Creek High School

07:30a to 12:15 pm

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Spring Brain Conference 2018 is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers and their presentations:

Dr. Carl Cotman
Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies University of California, Irvine

Title: ““The Remarkable Power of Lifestyles on Brain Health and Cognition“ Dr. Dimitrios Davalos

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Title: ““Microglial Responses at the Blood-Brain Barrier”

Dr. John H. Morrison
Professor, Neurology
CNPRC Director & Core Scientist Neuroscience and Behavior Unit School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

Title: “Synaptic Health: Implications for Cognitive Aging” 

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Spring Brain Conference 2018 is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers and their presentations:

 

Dr. Carl Cotman

Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies

University of California, Irvine

 

Title: ““The Remarkable Power of Lifestyles on Brain Health and Cognition“

 

 

Dr. Dimitrios Davalos

Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine

CCLCM-CWRU

Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

 

Title: ““Microglial Responses at the Blood-Brain Barrier”

 

 

Dr. John H. Morrison

Professor, Neurology

CNPRC Director & Core Scientist 

Neuroscience and Behavior Unit

School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

 

Title: “Synaptic Health: Implications for Cognitive Aging”

Brain Conference 2018 is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers and their presentations:

 

Dr. Carl Cotman

Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies

University of California, Irvine

 

Title: ““The Remarkable Power of Lifestyles on Brain Health and Cognition“

 

 

Dr. Dimitrios Davalos

Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine

CCLCM-CWRU

Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

 

Title: ““Microglial Responses at the Blood-Brain Barrier”

 

 

Dr. John H. Morrison

Professor, Neurology

CNPRC Director & Core Scientist 

Neuroscience and Behavior Unit

School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

 

Title: “Synaptic Health: Implications for Cognitive Aging”

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