BUFFALO, NY -- Alzheimer's disease, autism, Parkinson's disease
and multiple sclerosis are among the topics to be discussed at
"Brains & Gains," a free, public event that will be held
Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Tomorrow
on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.
Briefings on a broad range of neurological conditions and
diseases will be followed by breakout question-and-answer sessions
with leading national experts in the Jacobs Neurological Institute,
the UB Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine and
Seating is limited, and registration is required to attend. To
register, visit http://www.ubnjacobsneuro.wordpress.com
or contact Linda Safran at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean
of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will give
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith endowed
Chair of the UB Department of Neurology and Chief of Kaleida
Neurology Services, will introduce the UB Department of Neurology
and moderate the event.
The following topics and UB specialists will be featured:
New Perspectives on Multiple Sclerosis: Bianca
Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology at UB, director of
the Baird MS Center and the Pediatric MS Center of the Jacobs
Neurological Institute, one of six centers of excellence
established by the National MS Society; Ralph Benedict, PhD, UB
professor of neurology and Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, UB professor
of neurology and director of the UB Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis
Center at Buffalo General Hospital.
Modern Views on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease and Memory:
Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and
director of UB's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at
Buffalo General Hospital; Ralph Benedict, PhD, UB professor of
neurology and Zivadinov.
Autism: Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, UB clinical
assistant professor and medical director of the Children's Guild
Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women and Children's
Hospital of Buffalo, jointly operated by Kaleida Health and UB.
Epilepsy In Children: Arie Weinstock, MD, UB associate
professor of clinical neurology and director of pediatric neurology
for Kaleida Health.
Parkinson's Disease: Thomas Guttuso, MD, UB assistant
professor of neurology.
Hot Flashes and the Brain: Guttuso.