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October 13 – 14, 2011



This symposium will address potential links between the “after-effects” post-infection and cognition, the nervous system, and behavior. As such, the Symposium has two purposes: (1) scientific exchange in aid of understanding the mechanism(s) of chronic disease and (2) physician education and awareness to improve diagnosis and treatment of post-infectious syndromes. It is open to physicians, psychiatrists, researchers, clinicians, medical and graduate students, mental healthcare professionals, and interested public and/or patient advocates. Day 2 will focus on post-infectious syndromes affecting the nervous system in children. CME credits will be offered for each day of the Symposium.


While the scientific sessions will be highly technical, we do welcome representatives of those patients, or parents of patients, who serve as patient advocates. Their efforts have served to make the scientific and medical community aware, not only of the disease, but also of the issues surrounding it. They have made the clinical community aware of the need for education and awareness of the disease process, the need for new approaches to therapies and the need for new understanding of the treatments currently used. The patient advocates’ crusade has been instrumental in raising public and professional awareness of the issues and has the potential to give a voice to the larger numbers of people affected by the disease.


Due to the overwhelming response generated by this event and the space constraints we face, a limit may have to be placed on the number of scientific, medical professional, and patient advocate attendees, so that we can accommodate only those that are officially registered for the event. You may sign up for either Day 1 or Day 2 of the Symposium, or both. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, by category. However, we will have video-recordings of the event available for purchase after the symposium and possibly a live webcast of the event itself.


PRELIMINARY AGENDA – Times will soon be announced and a website to register, sign up for CME credits and reserve hotel accommodations will be provided as it becomes available. All participants must register through the registration website, regardless of whether they desire CME credit or not.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

MEC Lecture Halls 1 & 2, Scott & White Hospital/ TAMHSC College of Medicine, Temple, Texas


Friday, October 14, 2011

TAMHSC College of Medicine Medical School Auditorium, Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, Texas




Confirmed speakers include the following, along with many other distinguished participants:


W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., Keynote Speaker – Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University


Sue Swedo, M.D., Keynote Speaker, Chief of the Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch at NIMH


Madeleine Cunningham, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, Professor Microbiology and Immunology University of Oklahoma Health Science Center


Margo Thienemann, M.D., pediatric psychiatrist, Stanford University


Brian Fallon, M.D. – Director, Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine, 
Columbia University


Noel Rose, M.D. – Director, Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, Johns Hopkins University


Jack Antel, M.D. Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University


Mady Hornig, M.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Translational Research in the Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University


Patrick Cleary, Ph.D., Professor Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota


Rita Cantor, Ph.D., Professor in Residence, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute


Tanya Murphy, M.D., Professor and Director of Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, University of Southern Florida


Kyle Williams, M.D., Fellow, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, Yale University

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Since there was a discussion earlier about whether parents can attend, and I know some here are interested, I wanted to let everyone know that I spoke to someone at Texas A&M recently who is helping plan the conference. She double-checked for me and said that parents/patients/public CAN attend. They are limiting the number of seats available because of physical space limitations, espcially on Day 2 which focuses on children (smaller venue than Day 1), but it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You don't need to be an official advocate or part of a non-profit group.


The conference brochure and registration are now up on the site: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/research/centers/ccdd/upcoming-events.html

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