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February 21-27, Volume 8, Issue 8


Please join us in congratulating our residents & faculty that have had submissions accepted to the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting being held in Vancouver, BC April 16 through 21, 2016.  Many abstracts get submitted for presentation, but only small percentages are accepted.  We are very proud of our residents & faculty!


Congratulations to Dr. Abhishek Lunagariya for having 3 additional abstracts accepted for AAN:

1.     ​“Ethical Dilemma: A National Perspective on Utilization of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Status Epilepticus”:

  • Poster presentation: Session P1 on 4/16/2016.

2.     ​“Burden and Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Cirrhosis”

  • Poster presentation: Session P5 on 4/20/2016

3.     ​Co-Author of “Effect of Annual Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcomes after Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: An Analysis of 13,502 Procedures”  – First author: Achint Patel, MD, post-doctoral fellow at Mount Sinai College of Medicine and Senior author, Sonal Mehta, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of South Carolina.


​​Dual platform presentation

  • Presentation #1: I6.006 Session Title: Future Directions and Challenges in Stroke Team Action Therapy (STAT) Data Blitz Presentations, 4/18/2016, 4:10:00 PM to 4:15:00 PM
  • Presentation #2: S16.002 Session Title: Prehospital/Emergency Room Stroke Care and Intracerebral Hemorrhage Session, 4/17/2016, 3:45:00 PM to 4:00:00 PM

If you have had an abstract accepted and would like us to share the news, please e-mail Allison Beal so we can include in next week’s neurotransmitter.


Congratulations to Sabrina Sanchez, Executive Assistant to Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, Interim Executive Director, McKnight Brain Institute and Kelly Sharp, Administration & Finance Director, McKnight Brain Institute for winning one of the Division 5 – 2015-2016 Superior Accomplishment Awards!
Conference Schedule
Feb. 21
Feb. 22
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 25
Feb. 26
Feb. 27
12pm Noon Conference, , MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room
12pm Neurology Grand Rounds, Xuemei Huang, MD, “Scientific Skepticism: Lesson learned from Cholesterol, Statins, and Parkinson’s disease” MBI, LG-101, DeWeese Auditorium
12pm Noon Conference, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room
12pm Noon Conference, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room
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