19th Annual Meeting of the WSNS is October 7, 2023
Aloft by Westin in Redmond, Washington. This CME program is free to WSNS members. Register today and join us in the fall.
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Washington State Neurological Society
Supporting the practice of neurology in Washington state
Available CME for Neurology Specialists
September 18, 2023
Monday at 12:00 noon-start time (Pacific Time)
Women in Neurology Virtual Journal Club
See below for details.
October 7, 2023
WSNS Annual Meeting
Aloft -Westin in Redmond, WA
Social Event with the UWMC Women In Neurology (WIN) Group.
Faculty and topics for the meeting:
Jason Aldred, MD | Infusional Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease-A Review and Update
Michael Elliott, MD | ALS Overview and Update
Kate Kennedy, ARNP, BC | Migraines
Pravin Khemani, MD | Movement Disorders
Eric Kraus, MD | Cranial Nerve “Hyperactive” Vascular Compression Syndromes
Pavle Repovic, MD | Autoimmune Neurological Disorders-A Review and Update
Lynne Taylor, MD | The Birth of Neuropalliative Care
The Women in Neurology Virtual Journal Club
The Women in Neurology/Gender Equity Task Force in the Dep of Neurology at UW would like to reach out to members of WSNS who share an interest in this topic and are passionate about initiatives in improving equity within Neurology. We hope to build connections and collaborations across the state and would like to welcome you to 2 events in the fall:
A virtual journal club on September 18th – we will discuss a recent Neurology publication on disparities in salary in Neurology (paper attached) – there will also be an introduction of our WIN group and brief overview recent initiatives, and we’d love to learn more about you.
The Women in Neurology (WIN) will also be hosting a joint reception at the WSNS annual meeting on October 7, 2023. From 4:45 pm- 6:00 pm. Join us at the Element Seattle Redmond at 15220 NE Shen St. Redmond, WA 98052
More information on the UW: Survey on wearable devices in Parkinson’s Disease
To advance the care of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the University of Washington is conducting an anonymous online survey of the experiences and perceptions of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their specialist healthcare providers on the use of wearable devices for the management of Parkinson’s Disease. Through this study, we seek to better understand the current barriers and limitations of wearable technology in the healthcare ecosystem. We hope that this knowledge will support the development of solutions that ultimately enhance the lives of those with PD.
The survey should only take 15 minutes to fill out. Thank you.
57 year old woman with a history of a left frontal lobe glioblastoma diagnosed and treated nine years previously. She presents with an acute fall and new onset weakness. Moderately severe headache along with her falls and weakness.
On exam she is afebrile with normal, stable vital signs. She has no verbal output (though does follow some simple one-step commands), and a right hemiplegia face = arm = leg.
Question: What is the most likely diagnosis?
Answer: SMART Syndrome (stroke like migraine attacks after radiation therapy)
60 year old man has a two year history of slowly progressive low back pain. Superimposed on that chronic history there is a one year history of progressive weakness and sensory changes distal to the T7 level, worse in the left leg and requiring walking with a FWW.
On exam he had a T5 sensory level. Strength and tone are normal but In the lower extremities on the left, patient’s iliopsoas is 2/5, quadriceps 2/5, tibialis anterior 2/5, EHL 0/5, gastrocnemius 2/5. No abnormal plantar responses. Reflexes are normoactive and symmetric.
Systemic work up including PET-CT reveals no evidence of a systemic cancer. CSF flow cytometry and oligoclonal bands are unremarkable. Brain MRI is normal.
Question: This is a very rare disorder that is connected to the bone marrow. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Answer: Rosai Dorfman of the CNS
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