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2015 Neuroscience Expo: Making Connections

Don’t miss the 2015 Neuroscience Expo, hosted by Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center. This event will provide valuable information for anyone affected by a neurological condition, including:


Saturday, July 18, 2015
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, Kentucky 

Admission is free. Space is limited, so register early.

Register online now or call (502) 629-1234.

Parking is available in the Convention Center and Hyatt Parking Garage located on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth streets. Valet parking also will be available at the entrance to the Kentucky International Convention Center, Trackside Lobby located at Third and Jefferson Streets.  

Hosted by Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center and the Norton Healthcare Foundation


ALS educational sessions

9 a.m.                 Overview of the Norton Neuroscience Institute ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic

                           Mark Bazant, M.D., neurologist/neuromuscular specialist


9:40 a.m.            All About the ALS Association

                           Patricia Peak, ALS Association Kentucky chapter

                           Roddy Williams II, Apex Mobility Products

 

10:10 a.m.          Speech and Swallowing Issues With ALS

                           Katherine Dally, M.S., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist

 

10:40 a.m.          Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.          Orthotics for ALS Patients

                           Rusty Mattingly, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, occupational therapist/assistive technology professional

 

11:40 a.m.          Physical Therapy for ALS

                           Laura Miller, P.T., DPT, NCS, MSCS, ATP, physical therapist/MS specialist

 

12:10 p.m.          Questions & answers about ALS

                           Mark Bazant, M.D., neurologist/neuromuscular specialist

 

12:40 p.m.          Visit exhibits

1 p.m.                 Luncheon

Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and caregiving educational sessions

Presented by Caretenders 

9 a.m.                Dementia: The Survival Tool Belt – Part 1 Types, Behavior, Health Care and Questions

                          Bonnie Lazor, M.D., geriatric medicine, and Stephen Bliss, Psy.D., clinical psychologist 

 
9:40  a.m.          Dementia: The Survival Tool Belt – Part 2 Types, Behavior, Health Care and Questions

                          Bonnie Lazor, M.D., geriatric medicine, and Stephen Bliss, Psy.D., clinical psychologist 

 

10:40 a.m.         Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.         Dementia: The Survival Tool Belt – Part 3 Types, Behavior, Health Care and Questions

                          Bonnie Lazor, M.D., geriatric medicine, and Stephen Bliss, Psy.D., clinical psychologist 

                                   

11:40 a.m.         Caregiver Stress and Managing Communication

                          Nancy Orr-Rainey, R.N., B.S. M.S., Caretenders 


12:40 p.m.        Visit exhibits

1 p.m.               Luncheon

Epilepsy educational sessions

 9 a.m.             What Is a Seizure? What Is Epilepsy?

                        Gabriel U. Martz, M.D., neurologist/epilepsy specialist

 

9:30 a.m.         Approaches to Epilepsy Treatments

                        William F. Dotson II, M.D., neurologist/epilepsy specialist

 

10:10 a.m.      Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy

                       Matt Wong, M.D., neurologist/epilepsy specialist

 

10:40 a.m.      Break and visit exhibits

 

11 a.m.           Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

                       David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon/movement disorders specialist, and Gabriel U. Martz, M.D., neurologist/epilepsy specialist

 

11:30 a.m.      Epilepsy and Women’s Issues 

                       Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologist/epilepsy specialist

 

Noon             Cognitive and Psychological Issues

                      Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D., neuropsychologist/movement disorders specialist, and Jayan Thomas, LCSW/LMFT, MSCS, mental health counselor

 

12:45 p.m.    Visit exhibits

1 p.m.           Luncheon

Headache and migraine educational sessions

 

9 a.m.           The Science Behind Migraines

                     Brian Plato, D.O., neurologist/headache specialist

 

9:40 a.m.      Medical Treatments for Migraine

                     Victoria Shipman, APRN, neurology nurse practitioner

 

10:10 a.m.    Behavioral Treatment for Migraine

                     Jayan Thomas, LCSW, LMFT, MSCS, mental health counselor

 

10:40 a.m.  Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.     Diet and Alternative Treatments for Migraine Relief 

                      Amy Jones, APRN, neurology nurse practitioner

 

11:40 a.m.     Botox and Other Injectables for the Treatment of Migraines

                     Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., neurologist/headache specialist

 

12:10 p.m.    The Future of Migraine Treatments

                      Brian Plato, D.O., neurologist/headache specialist

 

12:40 p.m.     Visit exhibits

1 p.m.            Luncheon

 

Multiple sclerosis educational sessions

9 a.m.            News from 2015 MS Consortium

                      Geeta A. Ganesh, M.D., neurologist/MS specialist

 

9:40  a.m.      Are you a research match?

                      Deborah Lockridge, R.N., MSCN, CCRC, registered nurse/MS research, and Laura Kolaczkowski, iConquerMS

 

10:10 a.m.     Wellness and Multiple Sclerosis

                      Robin Tillett, R.N., MSCN, MS-certified nurse navigator

 

10:40 a.m.     Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.     Emerging Concepts in MS

                      Cary Twyman, M.D., neurologist/MS specialist

 

Noon              Is Your Walking Up to Speed?

                      Jenifer Patterson, R.N., MSN, APRN, MSCN, MS-certified nurse practitioner, and Kristie Salerno Kent, patient advocate

 

12:40 p.m.     Visit exhibits

1 p.m.             Luncheon

Parkinson’s disease educational sessions

9 a.m.             Parkinson’s Disease and its Effects on Memory, Thinking, Understanding and Learning

                       Justin Phillips, M.D., neurosurgeon/movement disorders specialist

 

9:40 a.m.        The Benefits of Botox for Neurological Conditions

                       Mohammad S. Alsorogi, M.D., neurologist/movement disorders specialist

 

10:10 a.m.      Surgical Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

                       Todd S. Shanks, M.D., neurosurgeon/movement disorders specialist

 

10:40 a.m.      Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.      Importance of Early Intervention: Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

                       Sarah M. Cline, M.S., OTR/L, occupational therapist

 

11:40 a.m.      Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

                       Liz Ulanowski, P.T., DPT, NCS, physical therapist; Erin Weigle, P.T., DPT, NCS, physical therapist; and Natalie Elliott, P.T., DPT, physical therapist

 

12:10 p.m.      New Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

                       Angela Hardwick, M.D., neurologist/movement disorders specialist, and Angela Condon, R.N., BSN, movement disorders nurse navigator

 

12:40 p.m.      Visit exhibits

1 p.m.              Luncheon

Stroke educational sessions

9 a.m.             Stroke 101: What You Need to Know

                       Lynn Hundley, MSN, R.N., APRN, CNRN, CCNS, ANVP, nurse practitioner

 

9:40 a.m.        Helping Patients Navigate Life After a Stroke

                       Leigh Foxx, BSN, R.N., CNRN, stroke nurse navigator

 

10:10 a.m.      Returning to Work After a Stroke

                       David G. Wright, O.T., occupational therapist

 

10:40 a.m.      Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.      Diet, Oral Care and Swallowing Issues Following Stroke

                       Haley Schenkenfelder, M.S., CCC/SLP, speech-language pathologist

11:40 a.m.      Cognitive and Word Finding Difficulties: To Help or Not to Help

                       Katherine Dally, M.S., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist

 

12:10 p.m.      Why Can’t I Drive?

                       Suzanne Farnan-Maddux, OTR/L, CDRS, occupational therapist

 

12:40 p.m.      Visit exhibits

1 p.m.              Luncheon

Life skills educational sessions

9 a.m.             Understanding Lifelong Care

                       Emily Monarch, Esq., elder law attorney

 

9:50 a.m.        Social Security Disability: “The Listings,” What They Are and How They Can Help You

                       Samuel L. Schad, Social Security Disability Insurance specialist

 

10:40 a.m.      Break and visit exhibits

 

11:10 a.m.      Getting Organized

                       Tracie Utter, CPA, CPO, professional organizer

 

11:55 a.m.       The Benefits of Exercise

                        Laura Miller, P.T., DPT, NCS, MSCS, ATP, physical therapist/MS specialist

 

12:40 p.m.       Visit exhibits

1 p.m.              Luncheon

 

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