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Child Neurology Society

Faculty members of the Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are active in supporting the Child Neurology Society (CNS), the preeminent professional association of child neurologists in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. CNS is devoted to fostering the discipline of child neurology and promoting optimal care and welfare of children with neurological and neuro-developmental disorders.

Annual Meeting and Scientific Program

The CNS Scientific Program, the core component of the Annual Meeting, is planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). It is designed by and primarily intended for child neurologists and professionals in other fields of study related to neurologic and developmental disorders in children and adolescents. The goal is that attendees will be able to better care for children with neurological disease through an understanding of recent advances in neuroscience, neurodiagnostics and therapeutics relevant to child neurology.
The 44th Annual Meeting took place October 7-10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Visit the Child Neurology Society for details.

CNS Support and Participation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was proud to once again support the CNS Annual Meeting in October. Several Nationwide Children’s faculty and staff members are active with the organization and participated in this year’s meeting:

Photo of E. Steve Roach, MDE. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology, is a former president of the Child Neurology Society. He currently chairs the Nominating Committee. Dr. Roach is the recipient of the 2015 Hower Award presented by the Child Neurology Society. The Hower Award Lecture, “Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Toward Molecular-Based Therapy” took place Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9-10 a.m.


Photo of Emily C. De Los Reyes, MDEmily C. De Los Reyes, MD, is an attending child neurologist and associate director of the Department of Pediatric Neurology. At the 2015 meeting, two of Dr. De Los Reyes’ posters appeared in the Genetics Presentation Group, “Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis-2 (CLN2) disorder, a type of Batten disease caused by TPP1 enzyme deficiency: Current knowledge of the natural history from international experts” and “Real-world experience in the diagnosis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2): Report from an international collaboration of experts.”

Debabrata Ghosh, MD, is an attending child neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Nationwide Children’s. His poster, “Botulinum toxin in children with spasticity- long-term safety and efficacy: Experience from a tertiary care center,” appeared in the Movement Disorders Presentation Group.


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



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’s poster, “Eteplirsen, a Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomer (PMO) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): clinical update,” appeared in the Neuromuscular Disorders Presentation Group.


Photo of Anup D. Patel, MD

Anup D. Patel, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Electronic Communications Committee. At the 2015 meeting, Dr. Patel was one of the presenters for Platform Session 1-2, “The Pediatric Epilepsy Emergency Risk Score (PEER): Predicting Frequent ED Use with Data From an Electronic Health Record System,” Friday, October 9, at 8:30 a.m.

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



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. Dr. Weisleder’s poster, “Trust but verify: Misrepresentation of publications among Child Neurology residency applicants,” appeared in the History / Teaching of Child Neurology Presentation Group.

Photo of Julie Campbell

Julie Campbell, C-TAGME, Neurology education coordinator, presented the poster, “ACGME NAS: Do Child Neurology Programs Have What it Takes?” in the History / Teaching of Child Neurology Presentation Group.




Future CNS Annual Meetings

CNS 45th Annual Meeting - October 26-29, 2016
Vancouver, BC

Learn more about the Child Neurology Society.

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