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AAN 2024: The American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Neurology leaders from Massachusetts General Hospital will present their latest research at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2024 Annual Meeting. This hybrid event takes place both in-person in Denver, CO, and virtually on April 13–18, 2024.

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) hosts its hybrid 2024 Annual Meeting both in-person in Denver, CO, and virtually on April 13–18, 2024. In its 76th meeting, AAN 2024 offers participants an opportunity to network with international colleagues and learn the most cutting-edge science via top-tier educational learning formats. 

Massachusetts General Hospital will have a strong presence at the event, with experts from the Department of Neurology presenting on a variety of topics, including neuromuscular and clinical neurophysiology, brain health equity, functional movement disorders, and more.

Saturday, April 13

Strategies for Addressing Health Care Disparities Using Value-based Methods

Seminar Introduction, Panel Discussion, and Closing Remarks: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

Access Disparities in Current Neurology Practices: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: 12:35 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

Leadership as a Mid-Career Academic Physician

Academic Hub Discussion Speaker: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Justin Jordan, MD, MPH

Skills Workshop: Neurological Examination Skills for Advanced Practice Providers

Introduction, First Breakout Session, Program Discussion & Wrap Up: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Michael Bowley, MD

Operationalizing Advanced Drug Services From Screening to Infusion

Practice and Policy Hub Speakers: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marcelo Matiello, MD, & Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

Efficient Screening Tools for the Aging Population

Speaker: 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Marcelo Matiello, MD

Skills Workshop: Neurological Examination Skills for Advanced Practice Providers

Third Breakout Session Speaker and Program Discussion & Wrap Up: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Denis Tan Kerim Balaban, MD

Neuroscience in the Clinic: Emerging Autoantibodies in Neurologic Disease

Session Introduction, Wrap Up & Q&A: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marcelo Matiello, MD

Ketogenic Therapy in Epilepsy and Beyond

Speaker: 3:15 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD

Program Coordinators: Starting a Fellowship Program

Academic Hub Speaker: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Silviya Eaton, MBA, MA, C-TAGME

The Emergence of Expanded Access Protocols in ALS

Speaker: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Motor Neuron Disease

Seminar Q&A: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Health Disparities and Their Effect on Brain Health

Speaker: 5:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Altaf Saadi, MD

Sunday, April 14

The Dystonias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Update on Etiologies

Seminar Introduction and Q&A: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Christopher Stephen, MBCHB

Dystonia Diagnosis, Phenomenology, and Etiology

Speaker: 7:10 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Christopher Stephen, MBCHB

ARIA Insights From the Donanemab Trials

Abstract: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Alessandro Biffi, MD

Seizures in Childhood Cerebral X-linked Adrenal Leukodystrophy (X-ALD)

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Nicole Page

Headache Disorders Among LGBTQ+ Patients: A Scoping Review

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Anson Wang, MD

Navigating the Future of Neurology: Unveiling Natural Language Processing (NLP)'s Impact and Addressing Interoperability Challenges

Practice and Policy Hub Discussion, Q&A and Closing Remarks: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

A Conversation on Brain Health and Wellness for the Neurology Workforce

Wellness Hub Discussion Speaker: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Justin Jordan, MD, MPH

New Inpatient and Critical Care Coding Guidelines and Challenges

Practice and Policy Hub Speaker: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Duffy

Quality of Life in Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Pioneer Cross-sectional Study

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Levi Coelho Maia Barros

Inpatient and Emergency Department Epidemiology and Differences Across Health Disparity Populations in People With Functional Neurological Disorders

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Christopher Stephen, MBCHB

Monday, April 15

Patient Journey in Status Epilepticus: Understanding Treatment Pathways, Outcomes, and Health Care Burden Using Patient Level Hospital Data

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Megan Barra, PharmD

Clinical Characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis in an Asian American Population

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Manali Divyesh Shah, MD

Natural History of FGFR Gliomas

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Maya Viera, BS

Association Between a Brain Care Score and Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in American Women

Abstract: 11:51 a.m. - 12:03 p.m.
Leidys Gutierrez-Martinez, MD

Door in-Door out Time for Stroke Thrombectomy Transfers in a Large Hub-and-Spoke Network

Abstract: 1:24 p.m. - 1:36 p.m.
Robert Regenhardt, MD, PhD

Leveraging REDCap and Clinical Data Collection Systems

Speaker: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

Clinician Education Initiatives for General Neurologists on ALS: Why It Is Needed and ThinkALS, a Possible Solution

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Tuesday, April 16

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Speaker: 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Rebecca Gillani, MD, PhD

Phase 2 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of the Anti-nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Antibody Tanezumab in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Pain Due to Schwannomatosis

Abstract: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Danielle Silverman

Education Coordinator Programming Day 4

CME and Grand Rounds Speakers: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Bo Carol Qian, MBA & Silviya Eaton, MBA, MA, C-TAGME

A Qualitative Study of Facilitators, Barriers, and Gender Disparities in Academic Neurology Research Careers

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Marisela Dy-Hollins, MD

Association of HLA-DRB1*15:01 Status With Transcriptomic Pattern of B cells in CSF in Multiple Sclerosis

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Takahisa Mikami, MD

Using an Intracortical Brain Computer Interface to Decode Contextual Modulation From Speech

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Daniel Rubin, MD, PhD

Immunotherapy Associated Complications: Case Presentations From Clinical Practice

Speaker: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Amanda Guidon, MD

Checkpoint Inhibitor-associated Central Nervous System Complications

Speaker: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
James Hillis, MBBS, DPhil

CAR-T Cell Associated Neurologic Complications

Speaker: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD

Continuous EEG Monitoring Practice Variation in TBI: Early Findings in the ELECTRO-BOOST Cohort

Abstract: 2:36 p.m. - 2:48 p.m.
Kaitlyn Piotrowski

CAR-T Cells in Primary and Secondary CNS Lymphoma

Abstract: 3:54 p.m. - 4:06 p.m.
Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD

Brain Health: A Global Priority

HeadTalks Hub Speaker: 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH

Relapse and Non-relapse Hospitalizations in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (NMOSD)

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Philippe-Antoine Bilodeau, MD

PrimeC, an Oral Candidate for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Meets Primary Safety and Secondary End Points in the Phase 2b PARADIGM Trial

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 5:36 p.m.
Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc

Wednesday, April 17

Validation Process of NMOSDCopilotTM, a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) for Patients Living With Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Michael Levy, MD, PhD

Caroticocavernous Fistulae: A Real World Comparison of Clinicoradiographic Features and Treatment Approaches

Abstract: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Justin Vranic, MD

Incorporating General Neurology Into Your Career

Trainee Hub Speaker: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Michael Markowski, DO

Clinical Trials Diversity: A Surmountable Problem

Research Hub Speaker: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Shibani Sharon Mukerji, MD, PhD

Global Health Equity in Neurology

Speaker: 1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD

Salsa Dance

Wellness Hub Speaker: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Denis Tan Kerim Balaban, MD, & Galina Gheihman, MD

Building for Success – Creating a Team to Lead and Excel in Clinical Trials

Academic Hub Speaker: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
James Berry, MD, MPH

Turning Science Into Policy: AAN Leading the Charge

Speaker: 5:05 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Justin Jordan, MD, MPH

The Feasibility of a Brain Care Self-assessment Tool in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

Abstract: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Akashleena Mallick, MD, MBBS

Thursday, April 18

Advancing Neurology Practice: AI-driven Clinical Documentation Efficiency

Seminar Introduction, Q&A, and Closing Remarks: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

AI's Influence on Neurology Practice

Speaker: 7:05 a.m. - 7:25 a.m.
Lidia Maria Veras Rocha Moura, MD, PhD, MPH

Funding the K Gap for Leaders and Trainees

Speaker: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc