Grand Rounds Videos


Dystonia: Recent advances in clinical definitions/genetics and phenotype-genotype correlations
Kailash Bhatia
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Sobell Department of Movement Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London

The hematoma target: predicting early ICH behavior
Dar Dowlatshahi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Stroke Neurologist, Ottawa Hospital

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration, the next therapeutic frontier

Adam Boxer, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit (NCRU), UCSF

Pathophysiology of Dystonia
Mark Hallett, MD
Chief, Human Motor Control Section

Perfusion Instability in the Ischemic Penumbra: Tissue Salvage Beyond 6 H
Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, Professor and Head
Cerebrovascular Disease Section, Dept. of Neurology, Washington U. St. Louis

Facing the Daunting Tasks Post Recent Endovascular Stroke Trials: Treating More Patients and New Therapy
Osama Zaidat, MD, Professor and Director
Comprehensive Stroke Program, Medical College of Wisconsin

Three Topics in Neuro-Oncology
David Piccioni, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Neuro-Oncology, UC San Diego

Developmental Dyslexia: Genes, Brains, Behaviors
Albert Galaburda, MD, Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, Mind Brain Behavior Initiative, Harvard University

An Update on Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease
Peter LeWitt, MD, Professor of Neurology
Wayne State University
Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Michigan
Brain Computer Interface Based Stroke Rehabilitation
Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Dept. of Neuroradiology
University of Wisconsin

Personalized Medicine for Rodents
Mark H. Tuszynski, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Neural Repair
Professor, UCSD Neurosciences

Therapeutic implications of genetic discoveries in cerebrovascular disease
Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Division of Neurocritical Care, Mass General Hospital
Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Mass General

An Update on Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Adnan Qureshi, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology
Director, Interventional and endovascular procedures, Fairview-UMMC hospital, U of Minnesota 
Realizing Precision Medicine in Multiple Sclerosis: Designing an Individualized Strategy for Prevention Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard University
Associated Scientist, Medical Population Genetics, Broad Institute
Unmet Needs in MS: Hispanics and Multiple Sclerosis Lilyana Amezcua, MD
Assistant Clinic Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, MS Comprehensive Care and Research Center
University of Southern California
High Throughput Sequencing for Clinical Diagnosis and Discovery Matthew Bainbridge, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Seeing Faces and Knowing People: The Neuropsychology of Acquired Prosopagnosia Jason Barton, MD, PhD
Professor, Koerner Chair in Brain Diseases
University of British Columbia
On the Horizon: Advances in ALS Therapeutics Shafeeq Ladha, MD
Director, Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center, Barrow Neurological Institute


Inflammatory Myopathies: Translational Studies Steven A. Greenberg, MD
Associate Neurologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech: Clinical, Neuroimaging and Molecular Features Keith A. Josephs Jr., MD, MST
Professor and Consultant of Neurology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Motor Selection and the Basal Ganglia: Can We Look Before We Leap? Ihtsham Hag, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical Director
Janeway & Davie Neurology Clinics
Wake Forest University
Mitochondrial Disorders Richard Haas, MB, BChir
UCSD Professor of Neurosciences & Pediatrics
Co-Director, Mitochondrial & Metabolic Disease Center
Cortical Demyelination in MS: New Thoughts on an Old Observation Revere (Rip) Kinkel, MD, FAAN
Director of UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Program
Come into the Light - Understanding Photophobia Kathleen Digre, MD
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Epilepsy in Pregnancy/My Epilepsy Story Kimford Meador, MD
Professor of Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
Dynamic Magnetic Flux in Managing Headaches Albert Leung, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, UCSD
Techniques, Concepts & Pitfalls in Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Neuroimaging, Focusing on CT Angiography James Chen, MD
UCSD Neuroradiology
Impact of neurogenetic advances on diagnosis and treatment of the hereditary spastic paraplegias Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Neurogenetics Branch, NINDS
National Institutes of Health
Translational research in central nervous system Injury: A tale of sex, drugs, and pork Candace L. Floyd, PhD
Associate Professor/Director of Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Increasing Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke: The SMART Approach
Medical Director
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
Comprehensive Stroke Center (CCSC) Director
Clinical Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, CPMC Center for Stroke Research, San Francisco
Advances in EEG-Based Neurodynamics Jeffrey Gertsch, MD
Medical Director, Surgical Neurophysiology
UC San Diego Dept. of Neurosciences
Neuroimaging of Epilepsy: Multimodality/Multidisciplinary Approach Noriko Salamon, MD
Professor in Residence, Radiology
Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, UCLA
ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia Cathy Lomen-Hoerth, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director of the ALS Clinic, UCSF
When Neurologist and Patient Disagree on Reasonable Risk Norm Cachuck, MD
Chief of Neuroimmunology
USC School of Medicine
From Synapse to Sickness: Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors and Brain Disease Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology
Duke University
Protocol for PTC Pater Savino, MD
Clinical Professor
Ophthalmology and Neurosciences
UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy Timothy Furnish, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Center, UCSD
A Translational Approach to Inherited Neuropathies Michael Shy, MD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Physiology
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Developing Treatment for Kennedy’s Disease Kenneth Fischbeck, MD
Chief, Neurogenetics Branch, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Molecular Diagnostics and the Treatment of Gliomas David Piccioni, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Neuroscience and Neuro-Oncology, UCSD
Mindfulness For Our Patients, Mindfulness for Ourselves Steven Hickman, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Director, UCSD Center for Mindfulness
Patent Foramen Ovale: New Frontier or Fool's Gold John Volpi, MD
Co-Director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center
Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Lab
Methodist Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston
Discovering the Early Behavioral and Neural Phenotype of Autism Karen Pierce, PhD Associate Professor, UCSD Neurosciences; Assistant Director, UCSD Autism Center of Excellence
The Rising Cost of MS Drugs: Too Big to Fail? Dennis Bourdette, MD
Chair and Roy & Eulalia Swank Family Research Professor, Neurology Oregon Health & Science University
Neuroprotective studies in Parkinson’s disease. Can we face the challenge? Tanya Simuni, MD
Professor of Neurology; Director, Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
CSF: Insights into MS Patricia Coyle, MD
Professor, Neurology; Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Neurogenetics: a medical geneticist’s view from the trenches Maren T. Scheuner, M.D., MPH, FACMG
Chief, Medical Genetics, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Neurophysiology of Language Eric Halgren, PhD
Prof of Radiology, Neurology and Psychiatry, UCSD
Co-director, Multimodal Imaging Lab
Eye of the Tiger Kapil Sethi, MD
Professor of Neurology
Georgia Health Sciences University
The Use of Personalized Medicine to Improve the Safety and Outcomes of Care: Examples in PCI and Acute Ischemic Stroke John Spertus, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor
University of Missouri - Kansas City
The Lewy Body Dementias James Leverenz, MD
Chair of Neurological Science
Cleveland Clinic
Medulloblastoma: Transition to Molecular Based Therapy and Challenges Roger J. Paker, MD
Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children's National, Washington, DC
Lessons Learned in the Electric Brain Michael Okun, MD
Administrative Director, Co-Director, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration; Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
Exploring the Human Brain Function with Intracranial EEG and Electrical Brain Stimulation Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Stanford University
Handwriting Kinematics in Movement Disorders Michael Caligirui, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD
Variations on a theme of CIDP Lewis-Sumner Syndrome & Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Richard A. Lewis, MD
Director, EMG Neurology and Special Clinics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles


Optimizing Neuromuscular Recovery after Peripheral Nerve Injuries Tahneen Mozaffar, MD
Professor, Neurology & Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, UC Irvine ALS and Neuromuscular Center
Status Epilepticus in Children and Adults John M. Pellock, MD
Professor and Chair, Child Neurology
Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education and President and CEO, UHS Professional Education Programs, Inc. Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Placebo Response in Clinical Trials of Parkinson’s Disease Christopher Goetz, MD
Director, Movement Disorders Center
Professor of Neurological Sciences and Pharmacology Rush University Medical Center
The spinocerebellar ataxias Stefan-M Pulst, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurology
University of Utah
Neurological Rehabilitation David Alexander, MD
Professor, UCLA Dept. of Neurology
Rehabilitation and Research Unit
Is it time to change our definition of Parkinson's Disease? Matthew S. Stern, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Pharmacogenetics in Neurology Kelly C. Lee, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSD
Introduction to Neuroinformatics and the Neuroscience Information Framework Maryann Martone, PhD
UCSD Dept. of Neurosciences
Neuropsychology of Dementia with Lewy Bodies David Salmon, PhD
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, UCSD
New and Future Headache Therapies Alan Rapoport, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA
Advances in Frontotemporal Dementia Bruce Miller, MD
Dept of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, UC San Francsico
Gullain Barre Syndromes and Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathies
.Michael Weiss, MD
Professor, Director of Neuromuscular Diseases
Director of EMG Laboratory
U. of Washington
The Next Generation of Carotid Stenosis Studies: Are You Ready to Randomize?
Surmant, Chatervedi, MD
Professor of Neurology
Stroke Program Director, Wayne State U.
Too Young to Have a Stroke: Emerging Concepts of Cerebrovascular Disease in Young Adults
Aleksandra Pikula, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
Boston University
Populations at Risk: Stroke and Diabetes
Kerstin Betterman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Penn State
Prehospital Study Enrollment Enables Initiation of Neuroprotective Agent for Acute Stroke in Hyperacute Time Windows
Royya Modir, MD
Vascular Neurology and Stroke Fellow
UCLA Medical Center
Clinical and Pathological Features of Autonomic Failure of Synucleinopathies
Eduardo Benarroch, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Cerebral Location of Functions: Fact Versus Fiction or is it Something Else?
Elliott D. Ross, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology, U. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Cartoid Atherosclerosis: Recurring Conversations
Bruce M. Coull, MD
Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Vice Dean
University of Arizona College of Medicine
The Creative Brain
Kenneth Heilman, MD
Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology
University of Florida
Functional Imaging and Plasticity William Davis Gaillard, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
The Washington University Children's National Medical Center
From Charcot to Lou Gherig: Mechanism and Therapy for ALS and Beyond
Don Cleveland, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD
Vestibular Dysfunction and Plasticity
Sascha du Lac, PhD
Associate Professor, Salk Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sleep Rhythms
Eric Halgren, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Neurosciences and Psychiatry
Co-director, Multimodal Imaging Lab, UCSD
Dementia in the Oldest Old: the 90+ Study
Claudia Kawas, M.D.
Al and Trish Nichols
Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Neurology,
UC Irvine
Advanced Neuroimaging in the Detection and Treatment of Epilepsy and Brain Tumors
Carrie R. McDonald, PhD, ABPP-CN
Professor of Psychiatry
Multimodal Imaging Laboratory
Post-Stroke Infection: Risks and Consequences
Kyra Becker, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and co-director University of Washington
Stroke Center


Management of unbled brain AVMs: the ARUBA trial. J.P. Mohr M.D., MS
Daniel Sciarra Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Stroke Center
NY Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center


Synapses in Health and Disease
Roberto Malinow ,M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Section of Neurobiology,
Professor of Neurosciences
Shiley Chair in Alzheimer's Disease
In Vivo Imaging Tools for Studying Mouse Models of Human Brain Disease
Anna Devor, PhD
Associate Professor
UCSD Neurosciences and Radiology
Tales from the neurology clinic: "Doc, I have an upside-down circadian clock"
William J. Schwartz, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Massachusetts
Medical School
"What is C9orf72-ALS/FTD and why is it transforming our view of neurodegeneration?"

John Ravits, M.D., FAAN
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Head, ALS and Neuromuscular
Translational Research, UCSD

Exercise in Parkinson Disease: Is it Worth the Sweat?"

Cynthia Comella, MD
PDF Movement Disorder Center
Rush Medical Center, Chicago

"Rett Syndrome, Autism and Autonomic Dysfunction, and Advances in Treatment" Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Neurosciences
Baylor College of Medicine


"Imaging Clues in Neuroscience: The Impact of Preterm Birth"

Terri Inder, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis Children's Hospital

"Saccadic Oscillations: Membrane Kinetics, Genetics, Pharmacotherapy"

David S. Zee, MD
Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"Pathways in Neural Stem Cells"

Harley Kornblum, MD, PhD
Semel Research Institute and Depts. of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Pharmacology, UCLA

"Psychogenic Seizures and Other Psychogenic Symptoms"

Selim Benbadis, MD,
Professor of Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
University of South Florida

"New Criteria for Alzheimer's Disease: Do They Work?"

Ronald Peterson, MD, PhD
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic

"Let's Look at Migraine in a Different Light"

Ana Recober, MD
Dept. of Neurology
University of Iowa

"How to Optimize Use of TPA and What to Do When TPA Doesn't Work"

James Grotta, MD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurology
UT Houston Medical School

Integrative Functional Genomics in Neurodegenerative Disease: Endophenotypes and Functional Validation in Drosophila Joshua Shulman, MD
Associate Neurologist
Massachusetts General Hosptial
Treatment of Parkinson's Diseaes Joseph Jankovic, MD,
Professor of Neurology
Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders
Baylor College of Medicine
Advances in the Endovascular Management of Cerebrovascular Disease

Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MS
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Surgical Director of Neurocritical Care, UCSD

Plasmapharesis for Neurological Diseases David Ward, M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation; Medical Director, Apheresis Program, UCSD
Antisense based therapies for the Treatment of Motor Neuron Diseases

C. Frank Bennett
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad

"Can advanced imaging extend the time window in reperfusion therapy in acute stroke?" Greg Albers, MD, Stanford Stroke Center
"Blurring the Distinction Between Mind and Machine: Translational Implications" Todd P. Coleman, Ph.D., Associate Professor Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD
"Stroke Center Certification and Ipact on Patient Care" Thomas Hemmen, MD, Director, UCSD Stroke Center
"Clinicians Guide to Dystonia" Alberto Expay, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Neurology, U. of Cincinnati, Gardner Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
"Amyloid Imaging in Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease" Adam Fleischer, MD, MAS, Director of Brain Imaging, Associate Professor, UCSD Neurosciences
"Sleep in Older Adults" Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Medicine, UCSD; DIrector, Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center, UCSD
"Inherited Leukodystrophies" Josh Bonkowsky, MD, PhD, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
"The Second Time Around" Marisela Dy, MD, Child Neurology Fellow, UCSD
"Progressive Stupor in a 21-yeaer-old Male" Neel Dixit, MD, UCSD Neurology Resident
"Suspected Huntington's Disease: When the Genetics are Negative" Justin Rouseau, MD, UCSD Neurology Resident
"Rare Cause of Acute Weakness" Galina Nikolskaya, MD, UCSD Neurology Resident
"Mapping the Brain in the 21st Century: Seeing the Details within the Big Picture" Harvey Karten, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, UCSD
"Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Timely Review of a Rags to Riches Story" John T. Kissel, MD, Department of Neurosciences, Wexner Medical Center, National Children's Hospital, Ohio State University
"Radiation Optic Neuropathy" Leah Levi, MBBS, Clinical Profesor of Ophthalmology and Neurosciences, UCSD
"Monitoring and Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials and Everyday Care" Bruce Dobkin, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research, UCLA
"Axonal Transport - Facts, Hypotheses and Guesses" Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurosciences and Pathology, UCSD
"Pathophysiology of Psychogenic Movement Disorders" Mark Hallet, MD, Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD
 "Angelman Syndrome: Recognition, Current Treatment, Potential for "Cure"  Mark Nespeca, M.D. Program consultant/Medical director of the Clinical EEG Laboratory Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
 "Examining the malignant sensory plasticity of migraine"  KC Brennan, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Neurology University of Utah
 "Size matters: Small versus Large Nerve Fiber-New Models for Diabetic Neuropathy Trials"  A. Gordon Smith, M.D.,FAAN Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology University of Utah, School of Medicine
"Swift and Sure: Prehospital Neuroprotection and Highly Effective Endovascular Recanalization Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke" Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D. Stroke Neurology Director UCLA Stroke Unit Director University of California, Los Angeles
 "Von Economo's dilemma: Hypothalamic regulation of sleep."  Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D, James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Chairman, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Disorders of Consciousness in Children" Steve Ashwal, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
 "Alzheimer's disease therapeutics: An incomplete bench-to-bedside story" Edward H. Koo, M.D. Professor, Department of Neurosciences, UC San Diego
 "Putting together the human brain: Lessons from disease"  Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D. Professor, Neurogenetics Laboratory, Dept. Neurosciences and Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Senior Staff, Rady Children’s Hospital, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UC San Diego
"PSP: Clinical and Etiopathogenetic aspects" Irene Litvan, M.D. Tasch Professor in Parkinson Disease Research Director of the Movement Disorder Program UC San Diego
"DSM V: a view from the inside" Joel E. Dimsdale, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus and Research Professor University of California, San Diego


Mitochondrial Disease Past, Present and Future  Richard Haas, M.D. Professor of Neurosciences Pediatric Neurologist Co-director of the MMDC University of California, San Diego
On the Neurobiology of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Robert Sloviter, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology and Neurology University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona
"Organ Donation from Referral to Recovery" Samantha Blaz, Program Development Manager. Jill Stinebring, RN, BSN, CPTC, Director of Clinical Services, Lifesharing: A Donate Life Organization San Diego, CA
"Thymectomy in immune MG: The rationale for MGTX" Gil I. Wolfe, MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"The neurology of conscious and unconscious mammalian memory" Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology UCSD School of Medicine Research Career Scientist VA Medical Center, San Diego
"Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Today and Tomorrow" Robert Leshner, M.D. Clinical Health Sciences Professor Department of Neurosciences University of California, San Diego  
"Immortality, Stem Cell and the Search for Humoral Signals of Longevity" Andrew Dillin, Ph.D HHMI Investigator Professor-Salk Institute La Jolla, CA
"Development of CNS Therapeutics in the era of translational medicine" Richard Smith, M.D. Director of the Center for Neurological study La Jolla, CA
"Things I've learned about teaching medical students" Sean Evans, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor Department of Neurosciences University of California, San Diego
"The Acute to Chronic Pain Transition: Spinal Glia and Toll Receptors" Tony Yaksh, Ph.D. Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology University of California, San Diego
"Advances in the early identification of autism: From behavior to brain and back again" Karen Pierce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Neurosciences University of California, San Diego
"Current and Future Intervention for Stroke: A Surgical Disease" Elad L. Levy, MD, FFAC, FAHA Professor of Neurosurgery & Radiology Director, Endovascular Fellowship & Stroke Service Go-Director, Gates Stroke Center At Kaleida Health Buffalo, New York
"Alzheimer's Disease and the Systemic Amyloid Precursor Transthyretin: Do two wrongs make a right?" Joel Buxbaum, M.D. Professor Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine The Scripps Research Institute
"New Developments in Parkinson Disease" Peter LeWitt, M.D. Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Henry Ford Hospital; Professor of Neurology Wayne State University School of Medicine
"Neurocircuitry of addiction: a motivational view" George Koob, M.D. Professor and Chair, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute; Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry University of California, San Diego
"HIV and the Nervous System: 30 Years Later" David Croteau, M.D. FRCPC Neuro-AIDS Senior Clinical Fellow HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Diego
"Brain injury in the premature infant: Unexpected mechanisms of regeneration and repair" Stephen A. Back, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology Oregon Health & Science University Clyde and Elda Munson Professor of Pediatric Research Director, Neuroscience Section Pape' Family Pediatric Research Institute
"Anti-MuSK Myasthenia: Do the MuSK Antibodies Cause the Disease?" David Richman, M.D. Professor, Department of Neurology and Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis
"Insights into Huntington's disease pathogenesis offer new opportunities for therapy" Albert La Spada, M.D., PhD Professor, Vice Chairman, and Division Head of Genetics Dept of Pediatrics University of California, San Diego
"Electric Fields in the Brain - A New Interpretation of an Old Signal" Flavio Forhlich, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate McCormick Laboratory Yale University, School of Medicine
"Bridging the gap between synapses and behavior: cortical network dysfunction in models of neurodevelopmental disorders." Peyman Golshani, M.D. Assistant Professor in Residence, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
"Our Environment is Killing Us: Redox Control of Protein Misfolding, Mitochondrial Fragmentation, and Neuronal Synaptic Damage in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases" Stuart Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Scientific Director, Sanford-Burnham Center for Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research; Professor, The Salk Institute and The Scripps Research Center Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Diego
"Flies and zebrafish, and mice, and epilepsy...oh my" Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics University of Iowa
"Presenilins in Neuroinflammation" Suman Jayadev, M.D. Acting Assistant Professor of Neurology University of Washington, Seattle
"Temperature Management in Severe Brain Injury" Joshua Levine, M.D. Assistant Professor, Co Director Neurocritical Care Program Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania
"Brain Repair After Stroke" Steven C. Cramer, M.D. Professor, Departments of Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology University of California, Irvine


"Excitation and Inhibition in Cortical Space" Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D. Professor in the Division of Biology University of California, San Diego Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"The Promise of Antiangiogenic Therapy in Malignant Brain Tumor" Malignant Brain Tumor"
Larry Recht, M.D. Professor of Neurology Director, Neuro-Oncology DMG, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Autoimmune Aquaporinopathies"
Kottil Rammohan, M.D. Professor, Clinical Neurology Director, MS Center of Excellence University of Miami
"Central and Peripheral Nervous System Staging of Lewy Body Disorders: Implications for Classification and Etiology" Thomas G. Beach, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Director, Civin Laboratory for Neuropathology;Director, Brain and Body Donation Program;Co-Principal Investigator, Arizona Parkinsons Disease Consortium
"Emerging Multiple Sclerosis therapies" Bruce Cree, M.D., Ph.D, MCR Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of California, San Francisco
"Stem cells and neurodegenerative disease" Lawrence Goldstein, M.D. Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of California, San Diego
"The Hippocampus in Multiple Sclerosis: Evidence for Subregional Vulnerability" Nancy L. Sicotte, M.D., FAAN Associate Professor Department of Neurology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
"Adventures in Neurosyphillis" Cheryl Jay, M.D. Clinical Professor UCSF Department of Neurology University of California, San Francisco
"Neuromyelitis optica: what it was, is, isn't and might be" Brian Weinshenker, M.D. Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic
"Neuroprotection through hypothermia after ischemic stroke" Thomas Hemmen, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Director, UCSD Stroke Center Department of Neurosciences University of California, San Diego
"MRI and the Otic Labyrinth and IAC" Mahmood F. Mafee, M.D. FACR Clinical Professor Department of Radiology University of California, San Diego
"The Expanding Indications for Nerve Transfers." Justin M. Brown, M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Division Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associate Director Center for Nerve Injury and Paralysis Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri
"Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): Is It Preventable?" Elson So, M.D. Professor of Neurology, Director of Electroencephalography Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
"Case Presentation" Kelly Askim, D.O. Neurology Resident University of California, San Diego
"Cross-Talk and Developmental Programs in Stem Cell Biology-A Key to Regenerative Neuroscience" Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.A.P.Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Director, Program in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Director, Stem Cell Research Center Associate, Sanford Children's Health Research Center Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics UCSD Faculty, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, UCSD Scientific Steering Committee, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
"Magnetoencephalography versus Intracranial EEG in the presurgical epilepsy evaluation: the crux of the matter" Andreas Alexopoulos, M.D., MPH Director, CNP/Epilepsy and EEG Fellowship Program Staff Physician, Epilepsy Center Staff, Lerner Research Institute, Department of Neurosciences Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
"The Anatomy of Drowsiness- Results of Simultaneous EEG and fMRI Studies" John Stern, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurology Acting Director of the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center
"Case Presentation" Ana Maria Grijalvo-Perez, M.D. Neurology Resident University of California, San Diego
"Collateral Perfusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke" David S. Liebeskind, M.D. Associate Neurology Director, UCLA Stroke Center and Neurology Director, Stroke Imaging Program University of California, Los Angeles
Migraine- what's new? Peter Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D. Chief of UCSF Headache Center University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Deciphering ALS: motor neuron degeneration in the house of mirrors John Ravits, M.D., FAAN Virginia Mason Medical Center Associate Research Scientist, Benaroya Research Institute Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington
Case Presentation Patricia De Marco Centeno, M.D. Neurology Resident, University of California, San Diego
Case Presentation Daniel Lavery, M.D. Neurology Resident University of California, San Diego
Case Presentation Jay Yao, M.D Neurology Resident University of California, San Diego
"Wake-up Strokes" Branko Huisa, M.D. Stroke Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Diego
"The Neurology of Musical Talent" Steven Frucht, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology Colombia University
"Late-life psychosis" Aimee Pierce, M.D. Dementia- Geriatric Neurology Fellow San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
"Perspectives on Subarachnoid Hemmorrhage" Wade Wong D.O., F.A.C.R., F.A.O.C..P.M.R.(honorary), F.A.O.C.R. Professor of Clinical Radiology Interventional Neuroradiology Pain and Paliative Medicine University of California, San Diego Department of Radiology
"Diabetes and the peripheral nervous system: clinical features and mechanisms" Douglas Zochodne, M.D. Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Director of the Neuromuscular Clinic Department of Medicine, University of Calgary Director of Clinical Neurophysiology (Adult EMG) for Alberta Health Services
"Pompe Disease: The Challenge of Diagnosis and Treatment" Robert Leshner, M.D. Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty and Principal Investigator, Children's Research Institute Center for Genetic Medicine Research (CGMR) , Children's National Medical Center
"Human Herpesvirus-6 Infection of the Central Nervous System: A Cause or Consequence of Disease?" John R. Crawford, M.D., M.S. Pediatric Neurologist, Rady's Children's Hospital Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
"Incidental Lewy Body Disease: Is It Early Parkinson's Disease?" Charles H. Adler, M.D, Ph.D. Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Chair, Mayo Foundation Division of Movement Disorders Principal Investigator, Arizona Parkinson's Disease Consortium
"Spinal Muscular Atrophy: An Opportunity for Early Intervention in Neurodegeneration" Kathryn J. Swoboda, M.D., Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics Diplomate, American Board of Medical Genetics Director, Pediatric Motor Disorders Research Program, University of Utah School of Medicine


"Cortical Dynamics Underlying Human Behavior" Edward F. Chang, MD, Chief Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
"Neurophysiology of Human Language" Eric Halgren, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Neurosciences; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
"Scientific and Clinical Advances in the Management of Brain Tumors" Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Director of Neuro-Oncology, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in the Intact and Epileptic Brain Jack Parent, M.D. Associate Professor Acting Director, Epilepsy Research Program Department of Neurology University of Michigan
Gene Expresion in Stroke and Tourettes's Frank Sharp, M.D., FAAN Professor, M.I.N.D. Institute Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Genetics University of California, Davis