Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium

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An Update for Pediatricians

September 9, 2023
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.

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


Time Name Topic
7:30 a.m.   Check-in and Breakfast
8:20 a.m. David Sandberg, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP
Gretchen Von Allmen, MD
8:30 a.m. Stuart Fraser, MD Pediatric Stroke – Emergent Management and Emerging Therapies
9 a.m. Brandon Miller, MD, PhD, FAANS CNS Infections in Children: Red Flags for Urgent Referral
9:30 a.m. Shade’ Moody, MD Update on New Treatments for Neuromuscular Disease: Focus on SMA and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
10 a.m.   BREAK
10:15 a.m. Shelley Varnado, MD Neonatal Seizures: Causes, Management and Prognosis
10:45 a.m. Manish Shah, MD, FAANS Beyond Surgical Resection, the Stimulation Frontier in Pediatric Epilepsy
11:15 a.m. Michael Watkins, MD Diagnosis of Common Epilepsy Syndromes in Childhood
11:45 a.m.   LUNCH
12:45 p.m. Jeremy Lankford, MD Syncope and Dysautonomia in Teenagers: Diagnosis and Management
1:15 p.m. Stephen Fletcher, DO Bump on the Head – Management of Head Trauma in Children
1:45 p.m. Tim Borden, MD Diagnosis and Management of Scoliosis in Children
2:15 p.m.   BREAK
2:30 p.m. Sam Nicholas Russo, MD Pediatric Neurodegenerative Diseases
3 p.m. David Sandberg, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP Brain Tumors in Children: An Overview
3:30 p.m. Discussion
4 p.m. Adjourn

Accreditation Statement/Credit Designation

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.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses may receive a maximum of 6.0 contact hours.

Memorial Hermann Health System is a Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) Accredited Provider of continuing education. This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider 2507019TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.  The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

  • TPTA CCUs: 6.0
  • TPTA requires PT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits given.

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