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The COMMON THREADS: POST-INFECTIOUS AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE BRAIN Conference, a two day event founded and organized by The PANDAS Network, is an international, multidisciplinary conference that breaks down the silos in medicine by bringing together clinical and research experts in the areas of neurology, immunology, psychology, psychiatry, infectious disease and more to explore the commonalities among post-infectious autoimmune disease models and best practices for treatment.  The event will also highlight the newly integrated clinical and research site for PANS/PANDAS patients at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) serving pediatric patents in the greater New York area.

The Professional Day for Clinicians, Researchers & Other Medical Professionals on Friday, March 9th explores commonalities, new research, diagnosis, treatment and best practices for Autoimmune & Infectious Triggered Neuropsychiatric & Related Disorders including basal ganglia encephalitis, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Tourette, Sydenham Chorea and more. This event is ideally suited for researchers, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, residents, fellows and other healthcare and mental health professionals including pediatric neurology, pediatric psychiatry, pediatric otolaryngology, family practice, urgent care, internal medicine and pediatrics, integrative specialists, pediatric dentistry and more. 

The COMMON THREADS Conference features top experts in their fields from across research institutions worldwide, as they collaborate and share data and treatment experiences. Columbia University Alzheimers expert Dr. Richard Mayeaux will welcome a worldwide audience as we begin with a moderated Plenary Roundtable including NIMH’s Dr. Susan Swedo, autoimmune encephalitis expert Dr. Souhel Najjar, Columbia neuroscientist Dritan Agalliu, Ph. D., and others. Presentations from various disciplines, including neurology, neuroscience, immunology, autoimmunity, genetics, infectious disease and psychology will provide attendees with a rare opportunity to understand how the common threads across seemingly disparate disciplines of medicine align to create both biologically based and neuropsychological issues common in a subset of the pediatric population.

A translational science based Grand Rounds session focused on treatment protocols for PANDAS-PANS will support practitioners and clinicians in the field. Attendees are encouraged to register for CME credits, offered free for the day long event. Download the Friday, March 9 AGENDA here.

[PLEASE NOTE: With generous support of the PANDAS Physicians Network, we are able to provide CME credits at no cost to attendees. At this date, CME accreditation through Columbia University Medical Center is pending approval.  For CME credit, please select the PROFESSIONAL CME Ticket in the ticket options below. We encourage medical professionals to share theCommon Threads event flier with your patients and colleagues. For more details, visit Parent & Educator Day.]

On Saturday, March 10th, PANDAS Network and our alliance partners welcome Parents & Caregivers, School Specialists and Professionals of all disciplines  at CUMC’s Alumni Auditorium as we explore basic brain science, new research, diagnosis, treatment and the commonalities among Autoimmune & Infectious Triggered Neuropsychiatric & Related Disorders including basal ganglia encephalitis, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Tourette, Sydenham Chorea and more.  

All Parents, Educators and Professionals will hear from experts in the morning Plenary Roundtable discussion, followed by sessions on neuroscience, neurology, autoimmunity and genetics. PANDAS Network will make a special announcement during the afternoon luncheon at nearby Bard Hall. And an afternoon dual track will provide 6 additional topics from which to choose allowing attendees to navigate to the most relevant content depending on their stop on the PANDAS/PANS journey.

We encourage families and school personnel to share the Common Threads event flier with your pediatricians, school nurses and other medical and psychological support team. Download the Saturday, March 10 AGENDA here.

AGENDA for DAY 1 & DAY 2 is here

This conference is designed for Medical Professionals (M.D., Ph.D., NP, RN) in the specialty of
Pediatrics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neurobiology, Neurology or Psychiatry, as well as
mental health professionals involved in the research and treatment of children with sudden onset
neuropsychiatric conditions.

Accreditation Statements
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Columbia University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


AMA Credit Designation Statement 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.


ANCC Credit Designation Statement
Columbia University School of Nursing designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 total Credits,
8 credit hours for March 9, and 9 for March 10. RNs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Directors
Richard Mayeux M.D. M.Sc. Director, Chair, Dept. Of Neurology, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor
Of Neurology, Psychiatry And Epidemiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons,
New York, New York

Dritan Agalliu Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Neurology and
Pharmacology) at CUMC, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York

Judy Honig, EdD, DNP, CPNP, PMHS, FAAN, Dorothy M. Rogers Professor of Nursing at CUMC,
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Dean of Students, Columbia University College of Nursing.


For Medical Professionals seeking CME and CNE credit, please check in at the CME/CNE Education Station at Registration on Friday and Saturday. A downloadable CONFERENCE PROGRAM is here.
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Common Threads Conference convener PANDAS Network would like to dedicate this conference to Columbia’s own pediatric neurologist Dr. Arnold Gold.
We’d like to sincerely thank Sandra Gold, PN Director of External Relations, for her dedication and support in helping make our first annual Common Threads Conference at Columbia University Medical Center a reality.

Diana Pohlman,  Executive Director
Board Members: Heather Korbmacher, Angelique LeDoux, Christian Schamberger, Chris Walters

Faculty
Dritan Agalliu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology in Neurology and Pharmacology Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University
Cigden I. Akman, MD, Chief, Division of Child Neurology and Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.
Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD, Child Neurologist, Jerusalem, Israel
Michael Benros, MD, PhDSenior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark 
Kenneth A. Bock, MD, Family Practitioner, Bock Integrative Medicine, NY
Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute.
Gonca Celik, MD- Associate Professor, Cukurova University
Madelaine W. Cunningham, PhD, Professor Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma
Patricia Doran, EdD, Assistant Professor Department of Special Education, Towson University 
Brian Fallon, MDDirector the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center CUMC, MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
James Giordano, PhD Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center
Heather Korbmacher, Courageous Educational Services LLC,
Elizabeth Latimer, MD, Child Neurologist, Latimer Neurology Center & Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center
Angelique LeDoux, Board of Director, PANDAS Network; Executive Director, PALNYC
Souhel Najjar, MD, Chair of Neurology Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, Chair and Professor of Neurology Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine, NYC
Wendy Nash Moyal, MDis a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating a wide variety of patients from infancy to adulthood.
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS, Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, University of South Florida 
Sally J. Plone, LMHCCounseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing, MA
Diana PohlmanFounder, PANDAS Network, Menlo Park, CA
Susan Schulman, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, NYU Langone
Susan E. Swedo, MD, Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch, NIMH
Margo Thienemann, MDCo-Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services
Janice Tona, PhDClinical Associate Professor and Occupational Therapy Program Director Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo, NY
Kyle A. Williams, MDHarvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
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LOCATION INFORMATION:

PLEASE NOTE: VENUE LOCATIONS FOR DAY 1 & DAY 2 ARE NOT THE SAME. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9— DAY 1 Ticket holders-- VAGELOS EDUCATION CENTER
YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR DAY 1 TO ATTEND
The Common Threads Conference Day 1 for Doctors will take place at Vagelos Education Center on the campus of Columbia University Medical Center located near 168th Street at:
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center,
104 Haven Avenue
(Take 168th Street West and it becomes Haven Avenue heading north; The gorgeous VEC Center is a few blocks north of 168th on the west side of the street)

SATURDAY, MARCH 10,— DAY 2 Ticket holders-- BARD HALL + ALUMNI AUDITORIUM
YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR DAY 2 TO ATTEND
PLEASE NOTE-- CHECK IN & BREAKFAST begin at 8:15 and are located at BARD HALL, 50 Haven Avenue, Columbia University Medical Center, 
 
The sessions for the Common Threads Conference Day 2 for Parents and Professionals begin promptly at 9 am at ALUMNI AUDITORIUM on the campus of Columbia University Medical Center located at:
 Alumni Auditorium, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

For detailed Directions & Hotel Recommendations, please see the Directions + Hotels tab on the Conference website. Our featured hotel is Aloftwith a limited block of rooms offering $209 a night and located within walking distance  of the CUMC campus venues.

DOCTORS: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 1 MARCH 9, 2018 -- A DAY DEDICATED TO THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND PLANNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE NEEDS OF CLINICIANS, RESEARCHERS, RNS AND OTHERS IN RELATED FIELDS.  A MEDICAL LICENSE OR PROOF OF AFFILIATION IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER.  WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER FREE CME CREDITS FOR ALL ATTENDEES AT THE EVENT ON MARCH 9.

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Friday, March 9
 

8:15am

Registration, Check-In & Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Please sign-in, check coats and join us for a brief continental breakfast in the lobby of Vagelos Education Center prior to commencement of our Plenary beginning promptly at 9 a.m.


8:45am

Welcome and Introductions with Dr. Richard Mayeux
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction by Richard Mayeux, M.D., M.Sc. 
DIRECTOR Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology
Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
Chair & Neurologist-in-Chief, Department of Neurology
Co-director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons



Speakers
avatar for Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc

Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc

Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center Chair & Neurologist-in-Chief, Department of Neurology Co-director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He is the director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the co-director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain... Read More →



Friday March 9, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201

9:00am

Plenary Roundtable- Come Together: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the 
Common Threads Among Autoimmune & Infectious-Triggered Diseases of the Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

Autoimmune Encephalopathies

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Brian A. Fallon, MD

Brian A. Fallon, MD

MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physiscians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY, Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center & Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY
avatar for Souhel Najjar, MD

Souhel Najjar, MD

Chair of Neurology Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, Chair and Professor of Neurology Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine | New York, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital; Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine / Northwell Health, New York, NY
Souhel Najjar, MD is the Chair of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital and is Chair and Professor of Neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine/ Northwell Health. Dr. Najjar is a world-renowned physician, internationally recognized... Read More →
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →
avatar for Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research |Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen National Centre for Register-based Research
Michael E. Benros, MD PhD Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research | Copenhagen, Denmark  
avatar for Tyler Cutforth, PhD

Tyler Cutforth, PhD

Associate Research Scientist Dept. of Neurology Columbia University Medical Center, Agalliu Lab Department of Neurology Columbia University Medical Center
Biomedical Research Scientist, Pediatric Autoimmune Disease, Agalliu Lab Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, 
avatar for Claudia Wallis

Claudia Wallis

Health columnist for Scientific American, award-winning science journalist, writing instructor, Interim Director of The Teacher Project at Columbia University's School of Journalism; veteran science journalist
Claudia Wallis is a veteran science journalist who recently served as managing editor of Scientific American Mind, a bimonthly magazine covering mental health, psychology, neurology and the workings of the brain. She previously worked as an editor and writer at Time magazine, where... Read More →



10:00am

Neuroscience + Neurology- Autoimmune Encephalopathies
Limited Capacity seats available

Autoimmune Encephalopathies

Speakers
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for Souhel Najjar, MD

Souhel Najjar, MD

Chair of Neurology Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, Chair and Professor of Neurology Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine | New York, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital; Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine / Northwell Health, New York, NY
Souhel Najjar, MD is the Chair of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital and is Chair and Professor of Neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine/ Northwell Health. Dr. Najjar is a world-renowned physician, internationally recognized... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Cutforth, PhD

Tyler Cutforth, PhD

Associate Research Scientist Dept. of Neurology Columbia University Medical Center, Agalliu Lab Department of Neurology Columbia University Medical Center
Biomedical Research Scientist, Pediatric Autoimmune Disease, Agalliu Lab Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, 




Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:05am
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201

11:15am

Infectious Disease- Infectious Disease & The Potential Impact on the Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

Infectious Disease- Infectious Diseases & The Potential Impact on the Brain

Speakers
avatar for Brian A. Fallon, MD

Brian A. Fallon, MD

MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physiscians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY, Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center & Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY
avatar for Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research |Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen National Centre for Register-based Research
Michael E. Benros, MD PhD Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research | Copenhagen, Denmark  




Friday March 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201
  • Recorded Presentation Link TBD

12:30pm

Luncheon
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note your lunch location corresponds with the identifier on your badge: Room information to be determined:
404 and 405
902 and 903
1202 and 1203
1302 and 1303










Friday March 9, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Vagelos Classrooms- 4th, 9th, 12th & 13th floors

1:35pm

Autoimmunity + Genetics- Impact of Strep on Children of Israel, Turkey & The U.S.
Limited Capacity seats available

Autoimmunity + Genetics- Impact of Strep on Children of Israel, Turkey & The U.S.

Speakers
avatar for Gonca Celik, MD

Gonca Celik, MD

Associate Professor, Cukurova UniversityÜniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey, Cukurova University, Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Turkey
Gonca Celik, MD;  Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Cukurova University, Üniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey 
avatar for Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd, Shaare Zedek Medical Center & NeuroCan Ltd
Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd | Jerusalem, Israel
avatar for Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD

Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD

George Lynn Cross Research Professor Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine
Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD George Lynn Cross Research Professor Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine | Oklahoma City, OK



Friday March 9, 2018 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201

2:45pm

Special Session-- Psychiatry + Immunology: The Evolving Patient Profile
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL




2:45pm

Afternoon Plenary Session- Grand Rounds : PANS Clinicians on the Complexities of Diagnosis & Treatment
Limited Capacity seats available

 PANS Clinicians on the Complexities of Diagnosis & Treatment     

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center, Latimer Neurology Center & Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center
M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD  Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical CenterM. Elizabeth Latimer, MD received her medical degree from Tufts University School of M... Read More →
avatar for Susan Schulman, MD

Susan Schulman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY, NYU Langone Medical Associates
Susan Schulman, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY.
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL




Friday March 9, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201

3:55pm

Special Session-- When Neurology & Psychology Collide: Inflammation & The Spectrum of Chorea, Tics and OCD
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd, Shaare Zedek Medical Center & NeuroCan Ltd
Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd | Jerusalem, Israel
avatar for Scott E. Hirsch, MD

Scott E. Hirsch, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Lagone Health
Scott E. Hirsch, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology;  Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry;  Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Lagone Health.  His interests include behavioral complications... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute, Child Mind Institute. Anxiety Disorders Center and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service
Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute. He is a cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD... Read More →



4:15pm

Moderated Q&A with the Doctors
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center, Latimer Neurology Center & Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center
M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD  Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical CenterM. Elizabeth Latimer, MD received her medical degree from Tufts University School of M... Read More →
avatar for Susan Schulman, MD

Susan Schulman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY, NYU Langone Medical Associates
Susan Schulman, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY.
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL


Friday March 9, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201

5:30pm

Closing Remarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Diana Pohlman

Diana Pohlman

Founder, Executive Director, PANDAS Network, , Founder and Executive Director
Diana Pohlman is the Founder and Executive Director of PANDAS Network.


Friday March 9, 2018 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Vagelos Education Center, Room 201
 
Saturday, March 10
 

8:15am

Registration, Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available


Saturday March 10, 2018 8:15am - 8:45am
BARD HALL, CUMC

9:00am

Welcome, Introductions + Plenary / Roundtable- Come Together: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the 
Common Threads Among Autoimmune Infectious Triggered Diseases of the Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for James Giordano, PhD

James Giordano, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
James Giordano, PhD Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Brian A. Fallon, MD

Brian A. Fallon, MD

MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physiscians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY, Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center & Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center | New York, NY
avatar for Souhel Najjar, MD

Souhel Najjar, MD

Chair of Neurology Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, Chair and Professor of Neurology Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine | New York, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital; Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine / Northwell Health, New York, NY
Souhel Najjar, MD is the Chair of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital and is Chair and Professor of Neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine/ Northwell Health. Dr. Najjar is a world-renowned physician, internationally recognized... Read More →
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →
avatar for Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research |Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen National Centre for Register-based Research
Michael E. Benros, MD PhD Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research | Copenhagen, Denmark  



Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

10:00am

Neuroscience + Neurology- Basic Science: Understanding Your Child’s Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for James Giordano, PhD

James Giordano, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
James Giordano, PhD Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Speakers
avatar for Cigden I. Akman

Cigden I. Akman

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University., College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Chief, Division of Child Neurology and Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
Dr.Cigden I. Akman  is Chief, Division of Child Neurology and Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia... Read More →




Saturday March 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

10:15am

Autoimmunity & Genetics- An International Panel: The Role of Infectious Triggers on the Brain-- AE, Tourettes, PANS, Sydenham Chorea and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd, Shaare Zedek Medical Center & NeuroCan Ltd
Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd | Jerusalem, Israel
avatar for Souhel Najjar, MD

Souhel Najjar, MD

Chair of Neurology Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, Chair and Professor of Neurology Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine | New York, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital; Hofstra North Shore-LU School of Medicine / Northwell Health, New York, NY
Souhel Najjar, MD is the Chair of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital and is Chair and Professor of Neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine/ Northwell Health. Dr. Najjar is a world-renowned physician, internationally recognized... Read More →
avatar for Gonca Celik, MD

Gonca Celik, MD

Associate Professor, Cukurova UniversityÜniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey, Cukurova University, Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Turkey
Gonca Celik, MD;  Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Cukurova University, Üniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey 
avatar for Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD

Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD

George Lynn Cross Research Professor Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine
Madeleine W. Cunningham, PhD George Lynn Cross Research Professor Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine | Oklahoma City, OK
avatar for Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Michael E. Benros, MD PhD

Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research |Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen National Centre for Register-based Research
Michael E. Benros, MD PhD Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital and Aarhus University · Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and National Centre for Register-based Research | Copenhagen, Denmark  
avatar for Dritan Agalliu PhD

Dritan Agalliu PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology in Neurology and Pharmacology Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University, Columbia University
Dritan Agalliu PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology in Neurology and Pharmacology Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Columbia University | New York, NY




Saturday March 10, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

12:15pm

Lunch & Special Announcement
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday March 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
BARD HALL, CUMC

1:15pm

PANDAS/PANS PART 1: Diagnosis + Treatment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center, Latimer Neurology Center & Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center
M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD  Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical CenterM. Elizabeth Latimer, MD received her medical degree from Tufts University School of M... Read More →
avatar for Susan Schulman, MD

Susan Schulman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY, NYU Langone Medical Associates
Susan Schulman, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY.
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL



Saturday March 10, 2018 1:15pm - 1:50pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

1:15pm

Special Session-- The Gut-Brain Connection, the Microbiome & Alternative Treatments
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth A. Bock, MD

Kenneth A. Bock, MD

Family Practitioner, Bock Integrative Medicine, Fellow American Academy of Family Practice and American College for Advancement in Medicine, Faculty Member Institute for Functional Medicine | Redhook, NY, Bock Integrative Medicine, Family Practitioner, Bock Integrative Medicine, Fellow American Academy of Family Practice and American College for Advancement in Medicine, Faculty Member Institute for Functional Medicine | Redhook, NY
Dr. Kenneth A. Bock, MD  Family Practitioner Bock Integrative Medicine, Fellow American Academy of Family Practice and American College for Advancement in Medicine, Faculty Member Institute for Functional Medicine | Redhook, NYKenneth A. Bock, M.D., graduated Summa Cum Laude from... Read More →




Saturday March 10, 2018 1:15pm - 1:50pm
P&S Amphitheater 1, 1st floor

2:00pm

PANDAS/PANS PART II: Moderated Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Susan E. Swedo. MD

Susan E. Swedo. MD

Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health
Susan E. Swedo, MD Chief, Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch National Institute of Mental Health | Bethesda, MDDr. Swedo is currently Chief Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the NIMH. Dr. Swedo received her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School... Read More →
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD

Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center, Latimer Neurology Center & Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center
M. Elizabeth Latimer, MD  Pediatric Neurologist Latimer Neurology Center | Washington, DC; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Medical CenterM. Elizabeth Latimer, MD received her medical degree from Tufts University School of M... Read More →
avatar for Susan Schulman, MD

Susan Schulman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY, NYU Langone Medical Associates
Susan Schulman, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Associates | Brooklyn, NY.
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL



Saturday March 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

2:00pm

Special Session- Deciphering the Spectrum of Chorea, Tics & OCD
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD

Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd, Shaare Zedek Medical Center & NeuroCan Ltd
Hilla Ben-Pazi, MD Child Neurologist and Medical Entrepeneur, Director Pediatric Movement Disorders Neuropediatric Unit Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Founder and CEO NeuroCan Ltd | Jerusalem, Israel
avatar for Wendy Nash, MD

Wendy Nash, MD

Wendy Nash Moyal, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, Child Mind Institute
Wendy Nash Moyal, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating a wide variety of patients from infancy to adulthood.Dr. Moyal has an expertise treating patients with learning, language or developmental... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute, Child Mind Institute. Anxiety Disorders Center and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service
Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute. He is a cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD... Read More →



Saturday March 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
P&S Amphitheater 1, 1st floor

3:00pm

Psychiatry + Psychology- Managing Common Symptoms of the PANDAS/PANS Child
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of experts will provide concrete examples and solutions to better manage the common symptoms of the PANDAS & PANS child including  Tics, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, rage, eating disorders, hallucinations and other common behaviors that can overwhelm parents.

Speakers
avatar for Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC

Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing, Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing
Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing  | Watertown Square, MA
avatar for Gonca Celik, MD

Gonca Celik, MD

Associate Professor, Cukurova UniversityÜniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey, Cukurova University, Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Turkey
Gonca Celik, MD;  Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health And Disease, Adana; Cukurova University, Üniversite Mah., Adana Province, Turkey 
avatar for Margo Thienemann, MD

Margo Thienemann, MD

MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric Services, Stanford
Dr. Margo Thienemann, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Specialist in O.C.D.; Co- Director, Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic; Director of Psychiatric ServicesDr. Thienemann helped to develop the first clinic in the country exclusively devoted... Read More →



Saturday March 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

3:00pm

Special Session- Managing Disruptive Behavior in the Home & School Settings
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Patricia R. Doran, EdD

Patricia R. Doran, EdD

Assistant Professor Department of Special Education Towson University | Towson, MD, Towson University, Assistant Professor Department of Special Education Towson University | Towson, MD
Dr. Patricia R. Doran, EdD Assistant Professor Department of Special Education Towson University | Towson, MD. Rice Doran's teaching focuses on differentiated assessment and instruction for students with diverse abilities.
avatar for Heather Korbmacher, MEd, NBCT

Heather Korbmacher, MEd, NBCT

Founder, Courageous Educational Services LLC; PANDAS Network Board of Directors, Courageous Educational Services LLC,
Educational advocate, coach/consultant, specializing in supporting students with challenging behaviors in the school and home settings.
avatar for Janice Tona, PhD OTR

Janice Tona, PhD OTR

Clinical Associate Professor and Occupational Therapy Program Director Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY, Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo
Janice Tona, PhD OTR Clinical Associate Professor and Occupational Therapy Program Director Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY




Saturday March 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
P&S Amphitheater 1, 1st floor
  • Recorded Presentation Link Powerpoint

4:00pm

Fireside Chat- You are Not Alone: A Conversation with Families and Experts about the Family Dynamics of PANDAS/PANS
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for James Giordano, PhD

James Giordano, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
James Giordano, PhD Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Speakers
avatar for Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC

Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing, Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing
Sally J. Plone, MA, LMHC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center for Integrative Healing  | Watertown Square, MA
avatar for Kyle A. Williams, MD

Kyle A. Williams, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital
Kyle A. Williams, MD Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA
avatar for Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS

Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida
Tanya K. Murphy, MD, MS Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics Director and Professor Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry University of South Florida | Saint Petersburg, FL


Saturday March 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor

5:15pm

Closing Remarks with Diana Pohlman
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for James Giordano, PhD

James Giordano, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
James Giordano, PhD Professor, Department of Neurology and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Speakers
avatar for Diana Pohlman

Diana Pohlman

Founder, Executive Director, PANDAS Network, , Founder and Executive Director
Diana Pohlman is the Founder and Executive Director of PANDAS Network.



Saturday March 10, 2018 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Alumni Auditorium, P&S Building, CUMC, 1st floor