Professional Development

2nd Annual Practical Pediatric Neurosciences

We welcome you to the 2nd Annual Practical Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium.

The symposium is designed to enhance basic knowledge about pediatric neurological conditions and facilitate the care of children with these conditions.


8:30 – 8:40 Welcome/Introductions

8:40 – 9:30 TOPIC: Spina Bifida

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

9:30 – 10:20 TOPIC: Autism

Audrey Brumback, MD

10:20 – 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:20 TOPIC: Pediatric Stroke

Steve E. Roach, MD

11 :20 – 12:10 TOPIC: Neuromuscular Disease

Veda V. Vedanarayanan, MD

12:10 – 12:30 Break

12:30 - 1:45 Working Lunch

TOPIC: Concussion

Kelly Getting, APRN, MSN

TOPIC: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Daniel Freedman, DO

TOPIC: Dystonia

Louisa Keith, MD

TOPIC: Selective Doral Rhizotomy

Elsa Arocho-Quinones, MD

TOPIC: Interactive Diagnostic Dilemma

Steve E. Roach, MD

1:45 – 2:35 TOPIC: Neurorehabilitation

Glendaliz Bosques, MD

2:35 – 2:40 Conclusion

Presentation Purpose:

This activity is designed to provide Pediatric healthcare providers a working knowledge of pediatric neurological conditions to ensure patients are managed effectively. The pediatric healthcare provider will enhance knowledge about discussed pediatric neurological conditions and provide specific techniques that will help them manage these children.

Learning Objectives:

Learners will be able to discuss etiology, pathophysiology, assessment, treatment plans and evaluation of infants and children with select neurological conditions. Learners will identify how evidence based communication and interprofessional teams including support groups, can improve care of children with neurological disorders.


Dr. Roach discloses that he has received an honorarium from Elsevier for serving as a journal editor. None of the other planners or speakers have relevant financial disclosures.

Faculty/Course Director/Planners:

Ascension has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of Ascension that all CE/CME 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 the interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nursing, pharmacy, PA & Social Workers, and learners will receive 4.5 IPCE credits for learning and change.

Conflict of Interest:

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Ascension to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE/CME 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 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 CE/CME activity.