Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium

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Children with Neurological and Neurosurgical Conditions:
An Update for Pediatricians

September 17, 2022
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Hermann Pavilion Conference Center
6411 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Join us for an informative conference about neurological and neurosurgical conditions. This educational event will include an overview of current and changing concepts in the care of children with neurological conditions.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Antidote Education Company and UTHealth Houston Neurosciences. Antidote is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Antidote designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOTA logoMemorial Hermann Healthcare System is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 5239. This live activity is offered at 6.5 CEUs Intermediate, OT Foundational Knowledge.

AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

CNE application has been made.

Registration Fees:

  • Physicians: $75
  • NP, RN, PA: $50
  • PT/OTs: $25
  • Residents/Fellows: No charge

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize and diagnose neurological problems in the pediatric patient.
  • To incorporate guidelines in your office practice for more effective management of the pediatric patient with neurological disease.
  • To identify available alternatives in the treatment of neurological disease in infants and children.

Course Directors

Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, FACNS
Professor and Division Chief of Child Neurology
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston


David I. Sandberg, M.D.David I. Sandberg, MD, FAANS
Dr. Marnie Rose Professor in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital


7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
8:10 a.m. Welcome — David Sandberg, MD, and Gretchen Von Allmen, MD
8:15 a.m. Headache in Children and Adolescents — Pamela Lupo, MD
8:45 a.m. Chiari Malformation: When to Refer and Treatment Options — Brandon Miller, MD, PhD
9:15 a.m. Neonatal and Childhood Stroke: What are the causes, and what do we do about it? — Stuart Fraser, MD
9:45 a.m. What’s Wrong with My Baby’s Head Shape? — Matthew Greives, MD
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. First Time Seizures in Childhood: Everything That Falls or Shakes — Jeremy Lankford, MD
11 a.m. Closed Loop Stimulation for Medically Refractory Epilepsy—Manish N. Shah, MD
11:30 a.m. Diagnosing Autism Early and Impact of Treatment—Pauline Filipek, MD
Noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Detection and Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Delay—Sonia Varghese, MD, MPH, MBA
1:15 p.m. A Decade of In-Utero Repair for the Child with Spina Bifida: Is It Worth the Effort?—Stephen Fletcher, DO
1:45 p.m. Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder: My child has spina bifida, so what does the future hold?—Jason Au, MD
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Cognitive and Language Development and Problems in Childhood—Amanda Child, PhD
3 p.m. Management of Arachnoid Cysts and Other Brain Cysts—David Sandberg, MD
3:30 p.m. Discussion
4 p.m. Adjourn


Only self-park in TMC – Garage 4 (1406 Cambridge Street) will be validated for attendees. Parking vouchers will be handed out at the end of the event.

Directions from Garage to Event:
Hospital access is available on the 2nd floor of Garage 4. From the 2nd floor entrance, follow the walkway into the Sarofim Pavilion where you will see the Arboretum Café and an elevator bank. Take the Sarofim elevators to the 1st floor, then follow the walkway around the corner until you reach the central Atrium area and see the escalators. At the escalators, turn right towards Cullen Pavilion and go down the next set of escalators that will take you to the Ground Floor. The Hermann Conference Center will be straight ahead to the left of the escalators.

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