BUFFALO, N.Y. – Patients and families dealing with
Alzheimer's disease, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis
and other neurological conditions will have a chance to learn about
and discuss new treatments and research at the University at
Buffalo’s second annual "Brains & Gains” on
Saturday, Nov. 2. The free, public event takes place from 9 a.m. to
noon at the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North Campus.
Sponsored by the Department of Neurology in the UB School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the event features briefings on a
broad range of neurological conditions and diseases as well as
breakout question-and-answer sessions with UB’s leading
Seating is limited, and registration is required to attend. For
more information, and to register, go to http://www.alumni.buffalo.edu/brainsandgains
or contact Jennifer Silverman-Van Treese at 716-881-7482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and chair
of the UB Department of Neurology and chief of Kaleida Neurology
Services, will moderate the event and discuss Neuromuscular
Disorders with Nicholas Silvestri, MD, assistant professor of
Other topics that will be featured are:
Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory: Kinga
Szigeti, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and director of
the Alzheimer‘s Disease and Memory Disorders Center.
Multiple Sclerosis and Neurocognition: Bianca
Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology at UB, director of
the Baird MS Center and the Pediatric MS Center one of six centers
of excellence established by the National MS Society and Ralph
Benedict, PhD, UB professor of neurology.
Neuro-Ophthalmology: Norah Lincoff, MD, professor of
Stroke: Robert Sawyer, Jr., clinical associate