Schedule at a Glance

Note: All session times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

*This session is not available for AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Please refer to the CME page for more information. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Opening Symposium: Insights Into the Genetic Underpinning and Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Aberrant Inclusion of Poison Exons Leads to Premature Truncation of Ion Channels in Epilepsy
  • Genetic Basis of Epilepsy
  • Oncogene-Driven Epileptogenesis
  • Rescuing SCN1A Haploinsufficiency Using an Antisense Oligonucleotide (ASO) Targeting a Poison Exon in a Genetic Model of Epilepsy
  • Stereo-electroencephalographic Language and Memory Mapping: “Electric Wada” and High Gamma Activity
Poster Viewing*
E-poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the meeting.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presidential Symposium: COVID-19 Pandemic: Population Impact and Responses, and Neurological Complications
  • How COVID-19 Has Emphasized Health Care Disparities
  • Long-term Effects of Covid-19: Characterization of Clinical, Imaging and Laboratory Features
  • Neurobiology of COVID-19
  • Neurological Consequences of COVID-19: Acute and Chronic
  • Operation Warpspeed: How COVID Vaccines Were Developed in Record Time
10:00 AM – 8:45 PM
Poster Viewing*
E-poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the meeting.
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Course 1: Becoming a Successful Medical Director
Professional Development Course: Early to Mid-Career Level
  • Developing a Basic Understanding of Financial Aspects of an Academic Medical Practice
  • Negotiating for Additional Clinical and Research Resources
  • The Role of Medical Directors in Academic Settings
Course 1: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Take to Make Real Progress and How Do You Improve the Pipeline?
Professional Development Course: ANA-AUPN Chair Career Level
  • Insights from other Specialty about Improving Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline
  • Putting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into Practice
  • Tips for Hiring a Diverse Workforce - Lessons Learned from...Alabama?
Course 1: Landing Your Fellowship and First Faculty Position
Professional Development Course: Early Career Level (Student, Resident, Trainee, Postdoc Fellow)
  • Approaching Negotiation and Contracts
  • Finding Good Fits in Fellowship & Faculty Positions
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Emerging Scholar Lecture Series 1
  • Cortico-hippocampal Circuit Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Dravet Syndrome
  • Imaging Prodromal Neuromelanin and Iron Pathology in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Real-time Longitudinal Tracking of Neuronal Death and Seizures After Perinatal Oxygen-glucose Deprivation
  • Sleep Disruption in a Mouse Model of Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Advances in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy for SOD1 ALS
  • Mapping of Critical Events in ALS Progression
  • Recent Advances in ALS
  • Regulation of TDP-43 Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling and Therapeutic Targeting
  • Unraveling the Genomics of ALS
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Poster Tours*
As an exciting addition to this year’s program, each poster tour session will feature content grouped by topic and presented in a fast-paced format.
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Poster Tours*
As an exciting addition to this year’s program, each poster tour session will feature content grouped by topic and presented in a fast-paced format.
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Monday, October 18, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Course 2: Social Media and Web Presence: How Do You Make Your Internet Presence Effective, and How Do You Handle Social Media "Surprises"?
Professional Development Course: ANA-AUPN Chair Career Level
  • Overview of Social Media for Chairs
  • Social Media from the Trainee Perspective
  • Stepping Carefully in the Twitter Verse
  • Using Social Media for Neurology Education
Course 2: View From the NINDS, NIA, NICHD, DOD and the VA
Professional Development Course: Early Career Level (Student, Resident, Trainee, Postdoc Fellow) & Early to Mid-Career Level
  • DOD Funding Opportunities for Neuroscience and Neurology Research
  • Meet the NINDS
  • NIA Alzheimer's Disease Funding Update
  • Opportunities in VA Research
  • Research Opportunities From the NICHD
10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Poster Viewing*
E-poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the meeting.
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Curing Coma – Science and Decision-Making for Recovery of Impaired Consciousness
  • Biomarkers from Electrophysiology and Imaging to Identify Capacity for Coma Recovery
  • Developmental Aspects Relevant to Recovery From Coma in Children
  • The Science of Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty After Coma
  • The World Brain Death Project: Developing International Consensus
  • Therapies for Coma Recovery: Current Treatments and Future Interventions
IDEAS to Action: Leading Diversity Initiatives in Academic Neurology
  • Community Partnerships in Academic Neurology
  • Diversity in Education
  • Inclusive Healthcare: A Triple Tier Academic Approach
Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Adults and Children: Approach to the Diagnosis and Potential for Precision Behavioral Neurology
  • Advances in Neuropsychiatric Genomics
  • Mechanisms of Antibody Mediated Cognitive Impairment
  • Neuropsychiatric Characteristics of Autoimmune Encephalitis in Adults and Children
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Emerging Scholar Lecture Series 2
  • Childhood Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Caused by Excess Sphingolipid Synthesis
  • Global Burden of Pain-related Disorders: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study (1990 - 2019)
  • Monocyte Transcriptomic Analysis of High-risk Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Neuronal Subtype-specific Vulnerability to Demyelination in DRG Neurons
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium*
  • Audrey S. Penn Lectureship - Inclusive Healthcare: A Triple Tier Academic Approach
  • Audrey S. Penn Lectureship - Sustainability and Growth: the MGH Youth Neurology Education and Research Program
  • Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar - Basic Science - The Striatal Origins of Action Selection and When They Fail
  • Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar - Clinical Science - Piloting Individualized Therapies for Orphan Neurogenetic Disease
  • Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar - Neuroscience - New Approaches to Alzheimer’s: From Neural Deficits to Neural Stimulation
  • Grass Foundation - ANA Award in Neuroscience - APOE Genotype and Cognitive and Reactive Glia Phenotypes in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Wolfe Neuropathy Research Prize - Insights Into the Pathogenesis of TRPV4 Neuropathy Highlight the Therapeutic Potential Of TRPV4 Ion Channel Inhibition
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Poster Tours*
As an exciting addition to this year’s program, each poster tour session will feature content grouped by topic and presented in a fast-paced format.
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Poster Tours*
As an exciting addition to this year’s program, each poster tour session will feature content grouped by topic and presented in a fast-paced format.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Course 3: Physician-Scientist Careers and Collaborations With Industry
Professional Development Course: Early Career Level (Student, Resident, Trainee, Postdoc Fellow) & Early to Mid-Career Level
  • Academia-Industry Collaborations in Clinical Trial Readiness
  • Physician-Scientists in Industry: An Inside View
  • Scientist Careers and Collaborations with Industry
Course 3: Supply and Demand in Neurology Subspecialties: How Can You Match the Trajectories of Trainees to the Needs of the Present and Future?
Professional Development Course: ANA-AUPN Chair Career Level
  • Scenario 1 - The Medical Student (MD and MD, PhD, Physician Scientist)
  • Scenario 2: The Non-Committed Resident
  • Scenario 3: Returning Resident with Location Preferences (General Neurology)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Poster Viewing*
E-poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the meeting.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
A Good Recovery? Under-Recognized Deficits Significantly Impact Functional Outcomes Post-Stroke
  • Cognitive Disruption After Minor Stroke Is Due to Network Disruption
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction May Improve Post-Stroke Cognition
  • The Impact of Hemispatial Neglect on Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
  • The Role of TMS to Treat Post-Stroke Cognitive Deficits
Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Clinical Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • AI Applications for Omics in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • AI Applications in Imaging for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Benefits of AI in the Alzheimer’s Clinic: A Clinician’s Perspective
Deconvoluting FDA Decisions Regarding Neurological Diseases
  • Crossing the Finish Line: Marathons and SPRINTS
  • Moving Medical Devices to Patients in the US
  • Serving on a FDA Advisory Committee: A Neurologist’s Perspective
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Emerging Scholar Lecture Series 3
  • Autophagy & Neurons: Targeting Protein Quality Control for Modifying Proteostasis and Discovering Therapeutic Targets for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Complexes of Soluble α-synuclein and Amyloid-ß with Their Cognate Antibodies Activate the NLRP3 Inflammasome in hiPSC-Derived Microglia
  • Gamma Frequency Sensory Stimulation in Probable Mild Alzheimer's Dementia Patients: Results of a Preliminary Clinical Trial
  • Pulse-chase Proteomics of the App Knock-in Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s Disease Reveals Synaptic Dysfunction Originates in Presynaptic Terminals
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Plenary Session: Hypoxic/Anoxic Injury in the CNS
  • Epigenetic Regulation of Abcc8 and Trpm4 is Associated with Intracranial Hypertension and Outcome After Severe TBI
  • Harnessing Hypoxic Adaptation to Interdict Ferroptosis and Treat Neurological Diseases
  • Hypoxia-Inducible Factors in Physiology and Medicine
  • Precision Therapy for Neonatal HI: Role of HIF and Metabolomics
  • TMS and Post-Stroke Recovery