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Plenary Sessions

Presidential: Tuesday, April 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Features the AAN's premier lecture awards for clinically relevant research, and a presentation by a leading lecturer. Top researchers speak on some of the most significant findings in neurology in 2014.

Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN, Chair, AAN Science Committee
George C. Cotzias Lecture:
Endowed by Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Stefan M. Pulst, MD, FAAN
Degenerative Ataxias: From Genes to Therapies
Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology Lecture:
Endowed by an anonymous donor.
Darryl C. De Vivo, MD, FAAN

Rare Diseases and Neurological Phenotypes

Robert Wartenberg Lecture:
David M. Holtzman, MD, FAAN

Alzheimer's Disease in 2014: Mapping a Road Forward

Hot Topics: Tuesday, April 29

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Features translational research related to clinical issues of importance. Four outstanding physician-scientists provide summaries of their recent research findings and describe the clinical implications of the results.

Aleksandar Videnovic
Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, Msc, Member, Science Committee
Contemporary Clinical Issues: Wednesday, April 30

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highlights issues most critical to practicing neurologists, including abstracts related to new therapeutic developments, clinical applications of basic and translational research, and innovative technical developments.

Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN, Chair, Science Committee

William K. Mountford
Comparison of Thrombolytic Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Pre- and Post-Telemedicine Implementation in the Spoke Hospital Setting
Jeff Wagner, MD
Lee Schwamm
Lee H. Schwamm, MD

Epigenetic Therapy for Friedreich's Ataxia: A Phase I Clinical Trial
Massimo Pandolfo, MD

William Herring
Clinical Profile of the Orexin Receptor Antagonist Suvorexant for the Treatment of Insomnia in Phase-3 Clinical Trials
William Herring
Phillys Zee
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Jon Stone
Jonathan Stone, MB, ChB, FRCP, PhD
Functional (Psychogenic) Disorders in Neurology
Ken Marek
Kenneth L. Marek, MD
The Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiative: Developing a Translational Toolbox for PD Progression
David Goldstein
David B. Goldstein, PhD
Moving Toward Precision Medicine in the Epilepsies
Frontiers in Neuroscience: Thursday, May 1

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Focuses on translational research related to clinical issues of importance. Six physician scientists outline their recent research findings, along with the clinical implications.

S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
Tissue Environments for Brain Repair
Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc
The Nightlife of Astrocytes
Controversies in Neurology: Thursday, May 1

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

The program features experts discussing the most current and controversial issues in neuroscience. It is set up as a series of debates in which two speakers argue opposing sides of a single topic, followed by a rebuttal. Each round concludes with a 10-minute question and answer period.

Joseph Jankovic
Joseph Jankovic, MD, Member, Science Committee
Walter Rocca
Walter A. Rocca, MD, MPH, Member Science Committee, Chair, Clinical Research Subcommittee

Maria Trajano
Does Preventing Relapses Protect Against Progressive MS?
Pro: Maria Trojano, MD

Robert Friedlander
Is Intervention for Asymptomatic AVM Useful?
Pro: Robert M. Friedlander, MD

Barbara Koppel
Should Neurologists Prescribe Marijuana for Neurological Disorders?
Pro: Barbara S. Koppel, MD, FAAN
Clinical Trials: Friday, May 2

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

This mid-day session covers important clinical topics that affect patient care identified from other society meetings. The latest updates within several clinical trials conducted over the course of the last year will be presented with an open panel discussion at the conclusion.

Natalia Rost
Natalia S. Rost, MD, FAAN, Vice-chair, Science Committee
Petra Kaufmann, MD, FAAN, Member, Clinical Research Subcommittee
Jeffery Saver
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAAN
FAST-MAG Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Neurology Year in Review: Friday, May 2

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

This plenary session will feature six speakers, each focusing on the latest research that has happened in the last year within a specific subspecialty topic.

Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN
Anne Cross
Anne H. Cross, MD
Multiple Sclerosis
Peter Goadsby
Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD
Robert Griggs
Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN
Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen M. Shannon, MD
Movement Disorders
David Greer
David M. Greer, MD
Neurocritical Care
Todd Golde
Todd E. Golde, MD, PhD
Alzheimer's Disease

2014 Annual Meeting on Demand

AAN is pleased to offer three educational products from this year's Annual Meeting.

AAN Annual Meeting On Demand

AAN Annual Meeting On Demand is the comprehensive digital library of content with more than 500 hours* of presentations from the 2014 AAN Annual Meeting education programs.

*Total hours of presentations available subject to speaker permissions.

Neurology Update On Demand

Neurology Update On Demand offers a pared-down library of approximately 70 hours* of presentations focused on the latest updates in the field of neurology. Sessions in this online only catalog will be available within 24 hours of the live presentation.

*Total hours of presentations available subject to speaker permissions.

Syllabi on CD
Syllabi on CD serves as a quick reference tool with syllabi summaries of more than 160 programs presented during the 2014 Annual Meeting. Order now.

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