AAN 2024: Brigham Neurologists Share Latest Research

This year’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN)’s Annual Meeting will be a hybrid event held in-person in Denver, CO, and virtually on April 13–18, 2024. Faculty from the Neurosciences Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will join international colleagues and present their latest research at the event.

AAN 2024 is considered the world’s premier neurology meeting, offering the most cutting-edge science via top-tier educational learning formats and allows participants to network with colleagues from around the world. Brigham researchers will present on various topics at the conference, including autoimmune neurology, sleep apnea, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Learn more and register for AAN 2024 here.

Saturday, April 13

Nonepileptic Behavioral Events in Pregnancy

Speaker and Q&A: 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Regan Jo Lemley, MD, MS

Program Coordinators: Starting a Fellowship Program

Academic Hub Speaker: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Silviya Eaton, MBA, MA, C-TAGME

Sunday, April 14

Hot Topics in Clinical Practice: Advances in Neurology Education

Seminar Introduction and Q&A: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Tamara Kaplan, MD

Technological Advancements and Solutions in Virtual Undergraduate Medical Education

Speaker: 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Tamara Kaplan, MD

Improving Virtual Education for Residents and Fellows

Speaker and Q&A: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Christopher Doughty, MD

A Case Series of Patients With Glycine Receptor Antibody-mediated Neurological Syndromes

Abstract: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Aditi Vian Varma-Doyle, MD

Interventional/Surgical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Speaker & Panel Discussion: 8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Paul Mathew, MD

Neurological Examination Skills for Advanced Practice Providers

Skills Workshop Introduction, Discussion and Q&A: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Michael Bowley, MD, PhD

Neurological Examination Skills for Advanced Practice Providers – Weakness

Skills Workshop Discussion and Q&A: 12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Margaret Naclerio, PA-C

Neurological Examination Skills for Advanced Practice Providers – Altered Mental Status

Skills Workshop Discussion and Q&A: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Galina Gheihman, MD

Monday, April 15

Presenter: Multi-institutional Study of Neurologic Outcomes in People With Multiple Sclerosis Who Are Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Oncologic Indications

Speaker: 10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Prashanth Rajarajan, MD, PhD

Case Studies in Integrative Neurology: New Approaches to Challenging Neurologic Conditions

Seminar Speaker, Discussion, and Q&A: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Carolyn Bernstein, MD

Clinical Characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis in an Asian American Population

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Manali Divyesh Shah, MD

Cases of Neurogenic Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment—Case 2: Parkinsonism

Speaker: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tamara Kaplan, MD

Cases of Neurogenic Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment—Case 3: Cauda Equina Syndrome

Speaker: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tamara Kaplan, MD

Practical Tips for a Successful Poster

Speaker: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

Sex Steroid Hormone Serum Concentrations in Pregnant Women With Epilepsy in MONEAD

Abstract: 4:30 p.m. – 4:32 p.m.
Paula Emanuela Voinescu, MD

Prediction of Annualized Relapse Rate at First Clinic Visit Among Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Evan Madill, MD

Tuesday, April 16

Differential Diagnosis of Myelopathy

Speaker: 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

Cervical Radiculopathy

Speaker: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meabh O’Hare, MBBCH

Education Coordinator Programming Day 4

CME and Grand Rounds Speaker: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Silviya Eaton, MBA, MA, C-TAGME

Single-cell Transcriptomic Analysis Identifies a Unique Monocyte Profile That Distinguishes Progressors vs Non-progressors With Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Toby Black Lanser

Imaging Signs: Neuroinflammatory Disorders

Speaker: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

Imaging Signs: Cerebrovascular Diseases

Speaker: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD

Nasal Anti-CD3 Monoclonal Antibody Presents a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Abstract: 1:48 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saef Izzy, MD, MBChB

Mastering the Art of Simulation Education – Scaling-up Simulation

Speaker and Q&A: 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Galina Gheihman, MD

Neuromuscular Disorders for APPs

Speaker: 3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Margaret Naclerio, PA-C

Multiple Sclerosis for APPs

Speaker: 4:25 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
John M. Sullivan, PA-C

Very Late-onset Friedreich’s Ataxia (VLOFA) Presenting as Spastic Ataxia in Later Life

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aditi Vian Varma-Doyle, MD

Wednesday, April 17

Menopause: Endocrinological Changes & Associated Neurologic Disorders

Abstract: 7:10 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
Mary Angela O’Neal, MD

Brain 7T MRI Findings in Patients With Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Disease (MOGAD)

Abstract: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Negar Molazadeh, MD

Diagnostic Approach to Hemorrhagic Stroke

Speaker: 1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Joshua Klein, MD, PhD

Treatment of PIRA With Nasal Foralumab Dampens Microglial Activation and Stabilizes Clinical Progression in Non-active Secondary Progressive MS

Abstract: 1:12 p.m. – 1:24 p.m.
Tarun Singhal, MD, MBBS

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of the BRAINs Program (Bedside Rounding Alliance for Internal Medicine & Neurology Residents) to Promote Internal Medicine Residents’ Confidence With Assessing Neurological Patients

Abstract: 2:00 p.m. – 2:12 p.m.
Prashanth Rajarajan, MD, PhD

Salsa Dance

Wellness Hub Speaker: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Galina Gheihman, MD

Continuum Test Your Knowledge: A Multiple-choice Question Review 2

Neuroimaging Speaker: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Joshua Klein, MD, PhD

Neuroscience in the Clinic: Exploring the Gut-brain Axis

Session Co-Director: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Howard Weiner, MD

Microbiome Immune Interactions in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease

Speaker and Q&A: 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Laura Cox, PhD

7T MRI Leptomeningeal Enhancement and Brain Atrophy Are Associated With Alterations in Arginine-polyamine Metabolism in Multiple Sclerosis

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Jonathan Zurawski, MD

Thursday, April 18

Update on Polymyositis and Inclusion Body Myositis

Speaker and Q&A: 1:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Anthony Amato, MD

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Brain Network That Breaks Your Heart

Abstract: 1:12 p.m. – 1:24 p.m.
Frederic Schaper, MD, PhD

The Role of Specific Gut Microbiome Populations in Modulating Disease in the SOD-1 Mode of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Abstract: 2:36 p.m. – 2:48 p.m.
Megha Kaul, MBBS

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