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DCMC Workshop: Practical Pediatric Neuroscience

This symposium will offer you the option to register to attend in person or online. Zoom link will be provided.


  • E.Steve Roach,MD, Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Dell Medical School
  • William Qubty, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Manikum Moodley, MD, Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Virginia Harrod, MD,PhD, Affiliate Faculty of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School
  • Collin Swafford, DO, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Sireesha Chinthaparthi, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Patrick Spicer, MD, Affiliate Faculty of Department of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Cynthia Austin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School
  • Dave Clarke, MD Professor of Neurology, Dell Medical School

Presentation Purpose: The purpose of this symposium is to enhance the attendees’ knowledge about the pediatric neurological conditions and to provide specific techniques that will improve management of these children.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Recognize patients with macrocephaly who are unlikely to require neurosurgical evaluation

  • Recognize the patient with an abnormally shaped head that is not positional plagiocephaly and warrant a visit with the craniofacial team

  • Discuss the incidence, genetics and clinical features and diagnosis of neurofibromatosis

  • Discuss new approaches in the management of neurofibromatosis

  • Review current concepts on pathogenesis of migraine

  • Recognize headache red flags that suggest neuroimaging and neurology consultation

  • Discuss acute treatment and prophylaxis of migraine, including medication (contraindications, potential adverse effect)

  • Describe simple, generalized and focal seizure types and recognize urgent epilepsy syndromes

  • Discuss basic epilepsy management that can be done by primary care practitioners

  • Recognize various unique early signs of several neurological conditions

  • Recognize clinical manifestations that predict concussion recovery.

Disclosures: E.Steve Roach,MD; Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD ;William Qubty, MD; Manikum Moodley, MD, Virginia Harrod, MD; MD; Collin Swafford, DO; Sireesha Chinthaparthi, MD; Patrick Spicer, MD; Cynthia Austin,PhD; Dave Clarke, MD have no relevant financial disclosures and will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products. All Ascension planners and reviewers report no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty/Course Director/Planners: Ascension has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of Ascension that all CME/CE planning committees, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial interests upon nomination or invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and if relevant, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.

Target Audience:
This activity is designed for an interdisciplinary audience, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and psychologists.
Gaps in Knowledge: *Lack of knowledge about the problem *Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice

Conflict of Interest: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Ascension/St. Vincent’s Health to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

Credit Designation: In support of improving patient care, Ascension/St. Vincent’s Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.5 IPCE credits for learning and change.

Commercial Interest: No commercial interest was received for this ICPE activity