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Saint Clare's Hosts First Annual Pediatric Neurology Conference on May 10


Event Reinforces Saint Clare’s Commitment to Pediatrics

Furthering its commitment to pediatric care through The Roberta C. Ferguson Center and the Children’s Neurology and Epilepsy Center, Saint Clare’s Health System, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, today announced that it will host its First Annual Pediatric Neurology Conference on Saturday, May 10 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany. The conference is a Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference geared towards pediatricians and other members of the medical community. The Children’s Neurology and Epilepsy Center at Saint Clare’s Hospital offers comprehensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and other neurological conditions to the region’s children. 

The First Annual Pediatric Neurology Conference combines the efforts of renowned pediatric neurologists, epileptologists and neurosurgeons who will be discussing current issues and treatment options for headaches, learning disabilities, ADHD and epilepsy.

“We are honored to host this first annual conference to discuss new breakthroughs that can play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions for young patients in our community,” says Dr. Sandy Waran, an accomplished pediatric neurologist and Medical Director of the Children’s Neurology & Epilepsy Center at Saint Clare’s. “Saint Clare’s offers first-class pediatric care that is comparable to or better than its larger counterparts and hosting this important event demonstrates our commitment to educating pediatricians to better care for the youngest citizens of our community.” 

Three local pediatric physicians will be included in the event program. In addition to Sandy Waran, M.D. delivering the welcome message, Trevor DeSouza, M.D., an Attending Pediatric Neurologist at Saint Clare’s Hospital and Leonid L. Topper, M.D., also an Attending Pediatric Neurologist at Saint Clare’s Hospital will be co-presenting What You Should Know About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbidities.

Other noted speakers include:

  • Abraham Chutorian, M.D., Professor and Former Chief of Pediatric Neurology at New York Cornell-Presbyterian Medical Center and Memorial Hospital and Clinical Professor of Neurology in Pediatrics at Weill-Cornell Medical College - Keynote Address
  • Marc Souweidane, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College - Abnormal Head Shape: When Should the Pediatrician be Concerned?
  • Prakash Kotagal, M.D., Head of Pediatric Epilepsy at The Cleveland Clinic - Shakes and Stares: How Should the Pediatrician Recognize an Epileptic Event?
  • Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University and the Lorna S. and James P. Langdon Chair of Pediatric Epilepsy at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL - What’s New in Febrile Seizures?
  • Paul K. Winner, D.O., Director, Palm Beach Headache Clinic, Professor of Neurology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and nationally known authority on pediatric headaches - Management of Pediatric Headaches
  • Peter Rosenberger, M.D., Private Practice, Developmental Neurology in Boston, MA and Former Neurologist, Associate Pediatrician and Director of the Learning Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School - Learning Disorders:  What the Pediatrician Needs to Know

The event is open to pediatricians, neurologists, epileptologists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners and the media.  For a complete schedule and more information about the conference, contact Donna Hameier at the Children's Neurology Center at 973-993-8777, x210.

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