Patients and caregivers: Learn about the latest advances at the 2019 Neuroscience Expo

The lineup for the 2019 Neuroscience Expo features sessions with neurological experts and others on a range of topics from specific conditions to financial considerations. The Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, event at the Kentucky International Convention Center is free and open to the public.

Sessions are organized in tracks largely around conditions, but participants can attend any session.

Free valet parking will be available on Market Street. Use the entrance on the corner of Fourth and Market streets. The day begins with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Vendors will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plan your day around sessions important to you or someone you care for.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Lower Concourse, Conference Room L014

Presenter: Cheryl L. Young, MAMFT, social services coordinator, Norton Neuroscience Institute

9:30 a.m.Normal Aging, Dementia and the Value of Objective Data

Brandon C. Dennis, Psy.D., neuropsychologist, Norton Neuroscience Institute

10:30 a.m. • The Changing Faces of Dementia

The Rev. Rebecca Church, D.Min.., director of pastoral services, Wesley Manor Retirement Community

NoonLunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C

1 p.m. Life With Lewy

Diane Vance, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s disease community education volunteer

2 p.m. Having the Conversation of a Lifetime: A Group Discussion

Moderators: The Rev. Rebecca Church, D.Min.; Cheryl L. Young, MAMFT

Benefits of rehabilitation

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Main Concourse, Ballroom A

Presenter: Susan Barker, MHA, M.S., CCC-SLP

9:30 a.m. • Getting the Point: Dry Needling for Neurological Conditions

Colin Hulls, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center

10 a.m. • Mobility and Wheelchair Needs

Ryan Rhodes, MSOT, OTR/L, ATP, SMS occupational therapist, Norton Healthcare

10:30 a.m. • Traditional Therapy to Community Wellness and Everything in Between: Rehabilitation for Management of Neurological Conditions

Liz Ulanowski, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Healthcare; Natalie E. Vance, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Healthcare; Jeanette Lanoire, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Healthcare; Anne M. Blandford, SLPD, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, Norton Healthcare

11:30 a.m. • Neuro Choir

Kerry Willis, MT-BC, music therapist, Norton Healthcare

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C

1 p.m. • The Game of Life: Improving Cognition and Function Through Games

Amber Brennan, M.S., OT/L, CBIS, CLT, DPAM-cert., occupational therapist, Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center; Lindsey Russell, M.S., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center

1:30 p.m. • There’s a Therapy for That?!: Common Myths and Misconceptions of Pelvic Floor Therapy for Neurological Conditions

Lindsey Adler, DPT, CLT, physical therapist, Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center 

2 p.m. • Stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease patient panel discussion

Moderators: Jeanette Lanoire, DPT, NCS; Natalie E. Vance, DPT, NCS


Lower Concourse, Conference Room L016

Presenter: Stephanie Jackson

9:30 a.m. • Latest Information on Surgical Management of Epilepsy

David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon and movement disorders specialist, Norton Neuroscience Institute

10:30 a.m. • Neuromodulation and Surgical Epilepsy Roundtable

Audience participation encouraged

William F. Dotson II, M.D., neurologist, Norton Neurology Services; Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologist, Norton Neurology Services

11:30 a.m. • Women’s Health and Epilepsy Through All Phases of Life Roundtable

Audience participation encouraged

Rebekah J. Woods, D.O.; William F. Dotson II, M.D.

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C

1 p.m. • Update on Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy and the Keto Clinic

Maureen K. Murray, APRN, nurse practitioner, Norton Neuroscience Institute

1:50 p.m. • Health Care and Prescription Assistance

Christopher B. Hurley, CSW, social worker, Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center

2:30 p.m. • Understanding Health Insurance Plans

Shelley Snow, licensed agent, AgentLink

Headache and migraine

Main Concourse, Ballroom D

9:30 a.m. • What Is Migraine? Understanding the Science of Migraine

Vincent Martin, M.D., director, UC Headache and Facial Pain Center, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

10 a.m. • Migraine Triggers and How to (Possibly) Avoid Them

Vincent Martin, M.D.

10:30 a.m. • Break

10:45 a.m. • Medications to Treat Migraine: What They Are and How to Use Them

Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., neurologist and headache specialist, Norton Neuroscience Institute

11:15 a.m. • CGRP Drugs, Botox and Devices for Treating Migraine

Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D.

11:45 a.m. • Wrapup, questions and answers

Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D.

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C

1 p.m. • Food as Medicine: Nutritional Therapy for Migraine Management

Anna Hartman, RDN, L.D., dietitian, Food Smarts Nutrition LLC

2 p.m. • Strategies for Stress Management and Migraine

Jayan Thomas, LCSW, mental health counselor, Norton Neuroscience Institute

Legal and financial matters

Lower Concourse, Conference Room L013

Presenter: Sam Schad, Social Security representative, Schad and Schad P.C.

9 a.m. • Special Needs Planning for Neurologically Disabled Young Adults

Gordon Homes, CFP, Westpoint Financial Group; Jefferey M. Yussman, Esq., Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

10 a.m. • 9 Basic Financial Steps for Adults with Special Needs

Gordon Homes, CFP

11 a.m. • Short- and Long-term Disability

Mike Grabhorn, Esq., Grabhorn Law 

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C

1 p.m. • Getting Back to Work with the Help of Career Services Roundtable

Sam Schad;  Shannon Edison, Kentucky Career Center

2 p.m. • Proving Your Case: Epilepsy and MS in Social Security Disability Claims

Sam Schad

Life after stroke

Room: Lower Concourse, L015

Presenter: Brittny D. Wannemuehler, R.N., stroke nurse navigator, Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center

9:30 a.m. • Risk Factor Modification to Prevent Reoccurrence

Brittny D. Wannemuehler, R.N.

10:30 a.m. • The Importance of Rehab After Stroke and Neuroplasticity

Colin Hulls, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center; Keegan Humphrey, MSOT, OTR/L, CDE, CLVT, DPAM, occupational therapist, Norton Healthcare

11:30 a.m. • The Role and Resources of the Kentuckiana Stroke Association

Carrie Orman, executive director, Kentuckiana Stroke Association

Multiple sclerosis

Main Concourse, Ballroom B

Presenter: Robin Tillett, R.N., MSCN

9:30 a.m. • New and Emerging Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Geeta A. Ganesh, M.D., neurologist and MS specialist, Norton Neurology Services

10:30 a.m. • Mindfulness and Resilience

Maryanna Klatt, Ph.D., professor of clinical family medicine, The Ohio State University

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C 

1 p.m. • Cognitive Changes in MS Patients

Sara L. Perry, APRN, Norton Neurology Services

2 p.m. • Anti-inflammatory Diet and Multiple Sclerosis

Anna J. Hartman, RDN, L.D., dietitian, Norton Healthcare

Parkinson’s disease

Main Concourse, Cascade Ballroom E

Presenter: Angela Condon, R.N., BSN

9:30 a.m. • Diagnosis of and Medical Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Justin T. Phillips, M.D., neurologist and movement disorders specialist, Norton Neurology Services

10:20 a.m. • Nonmotor Features of Parkinson’s Disease

Meaghen L. Hart-Williams, APRN, Norton Neurology Services

11:10 a.m. • Neuropsychiatric Manifestations in Parkinson’s Disease

Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D., neuropsychologist, Norton Neurology Services

Noon • Lunch, Exhibit Hall – Ballroom C 

1 p.m. • Rehab for Parkinson’s Disease

Anne M. Blandford, SLPD, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, Norton Healthcare; Morgan Robertson, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Healthcare; Natalie E. Vance, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Norton Healthcare 

2 p.m. • Surgical Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Options

Abigail J. Rao, M.D., neurosurgeon, Norton Neuroscience Institute

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