Release Date: October 15, 2012
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 Biomedical Sciences.
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will give welcoming remarks.
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.