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Scottsdale Agenda

Our event schedule is listed below.  Please choose the tabs at the top to navigate the agenda for each day.  We look forward to seeing you.  

 

 

Day 1
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
Day 2
Sat, 02 Jun 2018
Day 3
Sun, 03 Jun 2018

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

Organic, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Conference Starts

 Jeremy Phillips - Introductory comments and Opening 

Morning Session

THEME: BRAIN TRAUMA AND MEMORY SYNDROMES - Latest Clinical Strategies

What is the latest science and how can this improve practice?
8:30am – 9:00am - Dr. Anderson: TBI, mild TBI and CTE – Who and How?
  • In this scene-setting talk Dr. Anderson will briefly relay the mechanisms, characteristics and patient types associated with these common brain trauma syndromes.
9:00am – 9:30am - Dr. Harch: The Injured Brain, Genomics and Oxygen
  • Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after 354 years: Oxygen, Pressure, and Gene Therapy.
9:30am – 10:30am - Dr. Harch: The latest in chronic mild TBI/HBOT studies.
  • A summary of the latest related studies including a forthcoming Department of Defense publication. Updates regarding appropriate dosing and other clinical factors.
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

Mid Morning Session

11:00am – 12:00pm - Dr. Harch: Case series in CTE
  • In this session Dr. Harch will present cases from his clinical practice as well as published peer-reviewed cases from the literature and discuss the clinical implications of each.
12:00pm – 12:30pm - Dr. Anderson: Clinical wrap-up merging the science with genomic and supportive clinical modalities.
  • In this brief session Dr. Anderson will summarize the morning sessions importance for treating the injured brain and set up the afternoon discussion regarding the synergy of multiple modalities in brain healing.
12:30pm – 1:00 PM - Clinical Presentation (Non-CME)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Synergy and clinical take home points in brain injured patients
2:15pm – 4:00pm - Dr. Anderson: Clinical Practice Synergy in Brain Injury Syndromes
  • In this session Dr. Anderson will continue building on the morning’s information and share clinical protocols he has used providing synergy for oxygen and genomic therapies, restoring oxidative-reductive balance, healing damaged blood-brain barriers and more.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Afternoon Break

Late Afternoon

4:30 – 5:15 PM Dr. Annibali: Neuropsychiatric considerations in traumatic brain injury
  • In this session Dr. Annibali will discuss the main clinical neuropsychiatric considerations in patients with TBI or related injuries. Warning signs, referral points and primary neuropsychiatric considerations in clinical care. (This will also be continued in Dr. Annibali’s contributions later in the conference).
5:15 – 5:45 PM All Faculty Panel: Brain Trauma and Healing – What is the state of the art in clinical practice.
  • In this forum the three faculty will give final comments on the topics from the day and offer opportunity for attendee questions and expert discussion.

BREAKFAST

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CONFERENCE STARTS

Saturday: PAN SYNDROME (PANDAS) – Adult and Child CNS Infectious/Autoimmune Syndromes

Morning Session

Morning Session: Latest clinical data and just how complex can this syndrome be?
9:00 – 9:30 AM Dr. Anderson: PANS - Latest Diagnostic Criteria, Assessment and Workup
  • In this session Dr. Anderson will update the latest patient assessment criteria as well as elaborate on atypical and “non-Strep” considerations in PAN or “PAN like” patients.
9:30 - 10:30 AM Dr. Anderson: Therapeutics in PAN and PAN-like patients, young and old.
  • Over the years Dr. Anderson has developed a step wise therapeutic order for patients in this syndrome to minimize the amount of therapy required but also to “catch” the recalcitrant cases and not allow them to fall through the cracks.
10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

Mid Morning Session

11:00 – 12:30 PM Dr. Anderson: When it’s more than PANS - Adults, co-infections, other triggers and more.
  • In this session Dr. Anderson will use the latest data and case examples to illustrate assessment and treatment of the more complex cases. When to consider other infections, how to sequence therapies and much more will be discussed.
12:30 – 1:00 Clinical Presentation (Non-CME)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session: When it’s more than PANS or “PAN-like” What do I think and how do I proceed?
2:15 – 2:45 PM Dr. Harch: Clinical presentation of a PANS-like case
    2:45 – 4:00 PM Dr. Annibali: Other causes of encephalopathy and clinical pathways to consider
    • In this session Dr. Annibali will discuss non-Strep encephalopathy assessment and treatment in the area of encephalopathy related to tick-borne infections. Specifically treating the neuropsychiatric aspects.
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    AFTERNOON BREAK

    Late Afternoon Session

    4:30 – 5:00 PM Dr. Anderson: Clinical Practice Summary – Tying the day together
      5:00 – 5:30 Clinical Presentation (Non-CME)
        5:30 – 6:00 PM All Faculty Panel: PANS, PAN-like and related syndromes – Making it work in the clinic.
        • In this forum the three faculty will give final comments on the topics from the day and offer opportunity for attendee questions and expert discussion.

        BREAKFAST

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        CONFERENCE STARTS

        Sunday: ATTENTION, MEMORY AND FOCUS – Strategies for Adults and Children Alike

        Morning Session

        Morning Session: Metabolomics and Neurological Inflammation – From Bench to Bedside
        9:00 – 10:30 AM Dr. Annibali: An integrated approach to memory deficits
        • A discussion of integrated therapies for memory issues. Dr. Annibali will relate extensive clinical experiences in the treatment of memory impairment/early dementia/Alzheimer's using multiple interventions to optimize brain and body function.
        10:30 am - 11:00 am

        COFFEE BREAK

        Mid Morning Session

        11:00 – 12:00 PM Dr. Nick: Glutathione, Detoxification and Neuorinflammation
          12:00 – 12:30 PM Clinical Presentation (Non-CME)
          12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

          LUNCH BREAK

          Afternoon

          1:30 – 2:30 PM Dr. Nick : Brain Nutrients and New Medical Technologies for Optimizing Brain Function
          • The effects of nutrition and various forms of transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) on cognitive processes has long been studied. There are newly described influences of key brain nutrients and TES technologies on cognitive function that reveal important mechanisms of action that provide neuronal protection and improve brain metabolism and mental health.
          Afternoon Session: Synthesis – Something to take back to your clinical practice
          2:30 – 3:45 PM Dr. Anderson: Tying it all together
          • What is the best way to take the information garnered from the three days and implement it in your patient population next week?
          3:45 – 4:15 PM All Faculty Panel: Best practices for your patient’s brain health and cognition
          • In this forum the three faculty will give final comments on the topics from the day and offer opportunity for attendee questions and expert discussion.