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Child Neurology Society

2014 Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2014, Columbus, Ohio

Nationwide Children’s Hospital welcomes one of the world's largest groups of BRAIN experts to one of the world's BRAINIEST cities!* Let us help you make the most of your visit to our hometown.

All Aboard the Brain Bus!

Start your Columbus experience with a complimentary shuttle ride from the airport! Nationwide Children's "BRAIN BUS" shuttles will run from Port Columbus to the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High Street, during limited hours:

  • Tuesday, October 21, from Noon-6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 22, from Noon-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 23, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

If you arrive during these scheduled hours, please look for the Group Welcome Center adjacent to baggage claim.

We regret that we may not be able to accommodate members arriving outside of the scheduled hours. For those arriving outside of these hours, or who choose not to take part, Port Columbus offers standard transportation options.

Please note:

  • This courtesy service is for arrivals only, and will only transport individuals (non-stop) from the airport to the Hyatt Regency downtown.
  • Individuals will be responsible for return transportation (from hotel to airport).
  • If you have any questions about this courtesy service, please email Annette McClure or call (614) 355-0884.

Get a Taste of Columbus "Brain Food"

Visit our booth (#31/32) October 23-24 where we will offer many different tastes and treats unique to our hometown. Look for details during CNS week!

Download your Columbus Smart Guide

We've racked our BRAINS for a list of dining and entertainment attractions customized for this year's meeting. Download your Columbus Smart Guide or visit the Nationwide Children's booth (#31,32) in the CNS Exhibit Hall, October 23-24. 

Learn more about Columbus:

CNS Support and Participation

Nationwide Children’s is proud to once again support the CNS Annual Meeting and welcomes participants to visit our booth, just inside the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to meet our faculty and learn more about the Neurosciences Center. We will provide information about our clinical programs and neuroscience research, as well as Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship opportunities. In addition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will again administer the ACCME education for physicians during the Scientific Program.

Several Nationwide Children’s faculty members are active with the organization and participating in this year’s meeting:

Photo of E. Steve Roach, MDE. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology, is the Child Neurology Society Past President. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatric Neurology.


Photo of Emily C. De Los Reyes, MDEmily C. De Los Reyes, MD, attending child neurologist and Associate Director of the Department of Pediatric Neurology, serves on the CNS Long Range Planning Committee.


Photo of Geoffrey L. Heyer, MDGeoffrey L. Heyer, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Research and Program Committee.



Photo of Monica P. Islam, MDMonica P. Islam, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Bylaws Committee.



Photo of Charlotte T. Jones, MD, PhDCharlotte T. Jones, MD, PhD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Training Committee.



Lenora M. Lehwald, MD, attending child neurologist, will present the poster, “Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis and Associated Sleep Abnormalities” in the Sleep Presentation Group.


Jerry R. Mendell, MD, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s, is renowned for fundamental contributions in clinical research in the molecular genetics of neuromuscular disease.  Dr. Mendell is the primary author of two posters at the 2014 meeting: “Eteplirsen in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): 144 week update on six-minute walk test (6MWT) and safety,” and “Pulmonary Function is Stable in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Treated with Exon-Skipping Drug Eteplirsen in Phase 2b Study.”

Photo of Anup D. Patel, MDAnup D. Patel, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Electronic Communications Committee.



Photo of Laurel A. Slaughter, MDLaurel A. Slaughter, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Membership Committee. At the 2014 meeting, she will present the poster, “Conventional MRI in Very Preterm Infants at Term Equivalent Age: prediction of neurodevelopmental impairments at age two” in the Neonatal Presentation Group.


Photo of Jorge A. Vidaurre, MDJorge A. Vidaurre, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS International Affairs Committee.



Amanda Berger-Weber, DO, Child Neurology Resident, will present the poster, “Infantile Spasms Respond Poorly to Topiramate Monotherapy” in the Epilepsy Presentation Group. Additional authors include John Mytinger, MD, director of the Infantile Spasms Clinic, as well as Justin W. Cole, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacist.


Photo of Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhDPedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, an attending child neurologist, co-chairs the Integrated Ethics and GME committees at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also serves on the Ethics Committee for the Child Neurology Society.



Future CNS Annual Meetings

CNS 44th Annual Meeting - October 7-10, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the Child Neurology Society.

Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), “Most Intelligent Communities,” 2013 and 2014.

Contact Information

Phone: (614) 722-4625
Fax: (614) 722-4633


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