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Duke Neurology at AAN 2018: Highlights from Los Angeles

Friday, April 27, 2018

Members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the field of neurology in areas from autoimmunity to improving participation multiple sclerosis research through smartphone technology at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology this week. More than 20 faculty members, residents and fellows from the Department directed courses, gave lectures, or presented their findings at the meeting in Los Angeles.

Aatif Husain, MD, directed and taught courses in the Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Skills Workshop, while Janice Massey, MD directed and taught courses in the Women in Leadership workshop. Both Massey and Jeffrey Guptill, MD, MHS taught courses in the  Neuromuscular Junction Disorders I: Myasthenia Gravis, Ocular, and MuSK Myasthenia workshop.

Posters by members of the Department included the following:

  • Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Central Nervous System Autoimmunity: A Case Series - by Suma Shah, MD, , Anastasie Dunn-Pirio, MD, Matthew Luedke, MD, Joel Morgenlander, MD, Mark Skeen, MD, and Christopher Eckstein, MD
  • Hypocupremia induced Encephalomyelopathy with CSF Oligoclonal Bands - by Anastasie Dunn-Pirio, MD  Suma Shah, MD, Mark Skeen, MD
  • Optic Neuritis Neuroimaging Characteristics Are Affected By Etiology - Casey Farin, MD and Christopher Eckstein, MD
  • MS PhotoMosaic: Evaluating Feasibility of Incorporating PhotoVoice into MS Mosaic by F. Lee Hartsell, MD, MHS, Casey Farin, MD, and Katherine Heller, MD  
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Adult Patients with Ependymoma by Katy Peters, MD, PhD, Annick DesJardins, MD, (Duke University Medical Center), Dina Randazzo, MD, and colleagues
  • Adult Pilocytic Astrocytoma: Clinical Management and Prognostic Factors by Ovais Inamullah, MD, Dina Randazzo, MD, Katy Peters, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • A Case of Remission from Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Following Rituximab by Vern Juel, MD, and colleagues
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenia With and Without Cancer: Clinical Characteristics and Long-term Survival by Shruti Raja, MD, Vern Juel, MD, Janice Massey, MD, Lisa Hobson-Webb, MD, Jeffrey Guptill, MD, MHS, Karissa Gable, MD, and Donald Sanders, MD
  • Optimal Systolic Blood Pressure Goals after Successful Mechanical Thrombectomy for Patients with Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes by Ovais Inamullah, MD, Suma Shah, MD, Christa Swisher, MD, and colleagues