Past Meeting Topics:

"The Evolving Landscape of Inflammatory Myopathies"

Ali Habib, MD

November 16, 2017


"The Changing Landscape of Headache Medicine"

Robert Cowan, MD

October 19, 2017


"Management of ‘Civilian’ Concussions: Head Injuries or Brain Injuries"

Michael Alexander, MD

May 18, 2017


"Update in Myasthenia Gravis: Understanding Episodic Weakness"

Jeffrey Rosenfield, MD

April 20, 2017


"The Headache Pipeline"

Alan Rapoport, MD

February 16, 2017


"Myotonia and More"

Charles Jablecki, MD

December 8, 2016


"Myotonia and More"

Charles Jablecki, MD

December 8, 2016


"Recent Progress in Epilepsy Care"

John Stern, MD

November 17, 2016


"Neuroimaging Showcase: Solving Clinical Problems with Innovative Techniques"

Roland Lee, James Chen, Andrew Sung, MD

September 15, 2016


"Neuro-Ophthalmology Refresher"

Benjamin Frishberg, MD

June 23, 2016


"MR-Neurography: High-resolution Imaging of the Peripheral Nervous System in TTR and AL Amyloidosis"

Jennifer Kollmer, MD

March 17, 2016


"Update on Headache-Trigeminal Neuralgia"

Hossein Ansari, MD

January 21, 2016


"The Coming of Age of Neurological Bioengineering"

Todd P. Coleman, PhD

December 19, 2015


"Diagnositc and Treatment Issues in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders"

Irene Litvan, MD

November 19, 2015


"Endovascular Treatment of Stroke"

Michael Hill, MD

October 15, 2015


"Controversies in Multiple Sclerosis"

Charles Smith, MD

September 17, 2015


"Alzheimer's Disease Update"

Michael S. Rafii, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, UC San Diego Health System

June 18, 2015


"The How and Why of DBS for PD"

David Barba, MD

Clinical Professor, UCSD Div. Neurosurgery

May 14, 2015


"Updates in Headache 2015"

Christy Jackson, MD

Professor of Neurosciences, UCSD

Director, Dalessio Headache Center, Scripps Clinic La Jolla

April 30, 2015


"Regulations: What are we to do?"

March 19, 2015


"Updates in Neurocritical Care"

Navaz Karanjia, MD

Directoe, UCSD Neurocritical Care and Neuro-ICU

Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Anesthesiology, UC San Diego Health System

February 19, 2015


"Pompe Disease"

Shafeeq S. Ladha, MD

Ira and Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Motor Neuron Diseases, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

January 15, 2015


"Psychiatry, Bird Brains, and the Evolution of Mammilian Cortex"

Harvey J. Karten, MD

Professor Emeritus, UCSD Department of Neurosciences

December 11, 2014


"Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension"

Stuart Isaacson, MD

Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, Boca Raton, Florida

November 20, 2014


"Intracranial Hypertension"

Kathleen B. Digre, MD

Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology Chief, Division of Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Utah

October 16, 2014


"Neurogenetics in the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders"

Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator, Neurogenetics Branch NINDS

Director, NIH Md-PhD Partnership Training Program

September 18, 2014


"CARE of Patients with Sleep Disorders in Neurology Practice: Etiology-Based Management Strategies for Excessive Sleepiness" 

Karl Doghramji, MD; Alon Y. Avidan, MD MPH; J. Steven Poceta, MD

June 19, 2014


"A Tale of Five Demyelinating Neuropathies"

Tahseen Mozaffar, MD, PhD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology

Director, MDA ALS and Neuromuscular Center, University of California Irvine Medical Center

May 15, 2014


"Traumatic Brain Injury"

Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, FAAN

Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Attending physician in Neuro Critical Care, John Hopkins Hospital

April 17, 2014


"Improving Management Strategies for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: An Evaluation of Current Practice"

Patricia Coyle, MD

Professor and Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs), Department of Neurology

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York

March 20, 2014


"Lessons Learned from the Electric Brain"

Michael Okun, MD

Professor of Neurology

Co-Director, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida College of Medicine

January 23, 2014


"Diagnosis and Evaluation of Degenerative Ataxias"

Stefan Pulst, MD

Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Utah

November 21, 2013


"The Self As a Construction of the Brain"

Patricia Churchland

Professor of Emerita of Philosophy, UCSD

Adjuct Professor, Salk Institute

October 17, 2013


"New and Future Treatments for Headache Disorders"

Alan Rapoprt, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurology, The David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

September 19, 2013


"The Changing Scene of MS Therapy Options"

Jay Rosenberg, MD

Neurology Center of Southern California

June 20, 2013


"New Horizons in Glioblastoma Therapy"

Clark Chen MD, PhD 

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, UCSD

Director, Stereotactic and Radiosurgery

Director, Medical Education

Co-Director, Surgical Oncology

May 16, 2013


"Tardive Dyskinesia"

Christopher O'Brien MD, FAAN

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

April 18, 2013


"Patent Cardiac Foramen Ovale"

J.P. Mohr, MD, MS

Daniel Sciarra Professor of Neurological Sciences

Director, Doris and Stanley Tananbaum Stroke Center, New York Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center

March 14, 2013


"Willis-Ekbom Disease (Restless Legs Syndrome)"

  1. Steven Poceta, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department, Scripps Research Institute

February 21, 2013   


"Update on Deep Brain Stimulation: Selection for Success"

Nelson Hwynn DO

Movement Disorder Specialist, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla

January 17, 2013


"A Life in Academic Neurology: What Have I Learned?"

Lewis P. Rowland MD

Professor of Neurology

December 13, 2012


"Alzheimer's Deisease: New Diagnostic Criteria"

Ronald C. Petersen MD

Professor of Neurology, Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research, and Director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Deisease Research Center, Mayo Clinic

November 15, 2012


"Video Rounds and Update on Tourette Syndrome"

Joseph Jankovic MD

Professor of Neurology, Director of Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

October 18, 2012


"Comprehensive Stroke Care"

Rene Sanchez-Mejia MD

Head of Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Scripps Clinic

September 20, 2012


"Approach to the Patient with Hereditary Neuropathy"

Bassam A. Bassam, MD

Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuromuscular Clinic and EMG Laboratory, University of South Alabama

June 21, 2012


"Approach to the Patient with Myalgia"

John T. Kissel, MD

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Director of the Division of the Neuromuscular Medicine, Ohio State University

May 17, 2012


"Management of SEGA in TS (Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytomas in Tuberous Sclerosis)"

Steven Sparagana, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

April 19, 2012


"Update on Neuro-Oncology"

Santosh Kesari, MD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, UCSD School of Medicine

March 15, 2012


"Recent Advances in Migraine"

Alan Rapoport, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurology, The David Geffen School of Medicine, UCSD

February 16, 2012


"Diagnosis and Management of Diplopia"

Gregory Ostrow, MD

Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Stabismus, Scripps Clinic

January 19, 2012



 Michael Lobatz, MD 

VP of Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Scripps Rehabilitation Center, Encinitas

November 17, 2011


"Recent Innovations in Neurosurgery"

Bob Carter, MD, PhD and Associates

Chief of Neurosurgery, UCSD

October 20, 2011


"Neurovascular Brain Ultrasound"

Thilo Hoelscher, MD

Director, Brain Ultrasound Research Lab, UCSD

September 15, 2011


"Update on Migraine"

Andrew M. Blumenfeld, MD

Director, Headache Center of Southern California

June 16, 2011


"Pseudobulbar Affect"

Richard A. Smith, MD

Director, Center for Neurologic Study, La Jolla, CA

May 19, 2011


"Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease"

Peter A. LeWitt, MD

Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Henry Ford Hospital

April 21, 2011


"CNS Lymphoma - Primary, Secondary, and Unusual Variants"

Jeremy Rudnick, MD

Neuro-oncologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angelos

March 17, 2011


"How to Perform Quality EMGs"

Charles Jablecki, MD

Voluntary Clinical Professor, UCSD

February 17, 2011


"Treatment of Essential Tremor with Deep Brain Stimulation"

Kenneth P. Martinez, MD

Medical Director of the Movement Disorder Program, South Coast Medical Center, Aliso Viejo, California

January 20, 2011


“Introducing GILENYA (Fingolimod): Prescribing Information, MOA, Patient Services and Q & A”

Jody Corey-Bloom, MD

Director of the UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Center and UCSD Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence (HDSA)

November 18, 2010


“Update on Multiple Sclerosis”

Nancy Sicotte, MD

Cedars Sinai

October 21, 2010


“Update on Epilepsy” 

Vicente Iragui, MD                          

September 23, 2010


“Huntington Disease Treatment Update”

Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD

June 17, 2010


“Multifocal Motor Neuropathy; Clinical, Electrophysiological and Treatment Aspects”

Said R. Beydoun, MD, FAAN

May 20, 2010 


“Surgical Treatments for Pharmaco-Resistant Epilepsy”

Nicholas Barbaro, MD

March 18, 2010


“Advances in Migraine Pathophysiology and Update on Emerging Therapies”

Alan M. Rapoport, MD

February 18, 2010


“Update on DBS for Movement Disorders”

William J. Marks, Jr., MD

January 1, 2010 


“Genetic Testing for Neuromuscular Diseases”

Jonathan Katz, MD

November 10, 2009


“Prion Diseases and Rapidly Progressive Dementias”

Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

October 15, 2009


“Update on Parkinson's Disease”

Joseph Jankovic, MD

September 17, 2009


"A New First-in-Class AED: A Case-Based, Interactive Discussion"

Steve Chung, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Arizona

Director, Barrow Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

June 18, 2009


"Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Spasticity"

Daniel Bandari, MD

Southern California MS Center

May 21, 2009


"Tics and Tacs Plus Emerging Migraine Treatments"

Alan Rapoport, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurology

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Founder and Director-Emeritus

The New England Center for Headache, Stamford, Connecticut

April 16, 2009


"New Paradigms in Multiple Sclerosis"

Andrew Woo, MD, PhD

Santa Monica Neurological Consultants
 Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA

March 19, 2009

"Controversies in Stroke Prevention"

Stanley Cohen, MD

Director, Stroke Prevention Program 
Nevada Neurosciences Institute at Sunrise Hospital Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Nevada School of Medicine

February 19, 2009


"CMT: A Biological and Clinical Perspective"

Michael E. Shy, MD

January 15, 2009 


"Update on Parkinson's Disease and the ADAGIO Trial"

  1. William Langston, MD

Parksinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, CA

November 20, 2008


“The Impact of PRoFESS and ECASS III on Clinical Management of Stroke”

Dawn Matherne Meyer RN, FNP-BC

Stroke Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner

NIH Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles

Sharp Memorial Hospital

October 16, 2008


"Controversy in Parkinson's Disease:  Early/Aggressive vs. Delayed/Conservative Treatment with Levodopa."

Homer Moore, MD

Kaiser Permanente Neurology

September 18, 2008  


"Canine and Feline Models of Human Muscular Dystrophies"

Diane Shelton, MD

UCSD Department of Neurology

June 18, 2008