Pediatric Neuroscientists from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to present at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - Pediatric experts from the Neuroscience Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will present their research at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) held Dec. 3-7, 2021.

AES is a community of professionals engaged in the understanding, diagnosis, study, prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy with the goal of improving outcomes for persons with epilepsy.

The annual meeting is held each year for the epilepsy community to learn best practices and review breakthrough research.

Le Bonheur Children’s and UTHSC presentations include:  

Saturday, Dec., 4

  • Epilepsy and Behavior: What Physicians Providers Need to Know
    • Le Bonheur Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Specialist Tanjala Gipson, MD
    • 2:30 p.m.
    • Best Practices in Clinical Epilepsy Symposium

Sunday, Dec. 5

  • Prevalence and Treatment of Dysphagia in Children with Infantile Spasms
    • Director of Le Bonheur Children’s Infantile Epilepsy Center Amy Patterson, MD
    • Co-director of Le Bonheur Children’s Neuroscience Institute James W. Wheless, MD
    • Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner Brittany Williams, DNP
    • Poster session: noon to 2 p.m.
  • Attachment Style and Brain Abnormalities in Patients with PNES
    • Director of Le Bonheur Children’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Laboratory Shalini Narayana, MS, MBBS, PhD
    • Le Bonheur Nurse Practitioner and Director of Research Strategies and Collaboration for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pediatric Neurology Tracee Ridley-Pryor, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
    • Poster session: noon to 2 p.m.
  • Presurgical Language Mapping Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is Effective in Surgical Planning and Preserving Language Function in a Predominately Pediatric Cohort with Epilepsy or Brain Tumor
    • Director of Le Bonheur Children’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Laboratory Shalini Narayana, MS, MBBS, PhD
    • Poster session: noon to 2 p.m.
  • Standardizing TMS Language Mapping Protocols in Children with Epilepsy or Brain TUmor: A Multicenter Study
    • Director of Le Bonheur Children’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Laboratory Shalini Narayana, MS, MBBS, PhD
    • Poster session: noon to 2 p.m.

    Monday, Dec., 6

    • Initial Real-World Experience with Cenobamate (Xcopri®) in Adolescents and Adults: A Single Center Experience
      • Le Bonheur Children’s Nurse Practitioner and Director of Research Strategies and Collaboration for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pediatric Neurology Tracee Ridley-Pryor, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
      • Co-director, Le Bonheur Children’s Neuroscience Institute James Wheless, MD
      • Poster session: noon to 1:45 p.m.

    About Le Bonheur Children’s:

    Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children through community programs, regional clinics and a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital. 

    For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens, twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at  lebonheurchildrens.

    About The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.

     


    Posted: 12/2/21

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