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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 45th Annual Meeting will take place October 26-29, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C.. Visit the Child Neurology Society for details.

CNS Support and Participation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is 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 and was honored at last year’s Annual Meeting with the prestigious Hower Award. This year in Vancouver he will chair the Biomedical Writing Workshop along with Marc Patterson, MD, from Mayo Clinic. The post-meeting program will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 1 to 5 p.m.


Photo of Emily C. De Los Reyes, MDEmily C. De Los Reyes, MD, an attending child neurologist and associate director of the Department of Pediatric Neurology, serves on the Child Neurology Society Nominating Committee. At the 2016 meeting she will present the poster, “Intracerebroventricular cerliponase alfa (BMN 190) in children with CLN2 disease: Results from a Phase 1/2, open label, dose-escalation study Translational/experimental therapeutics” (#228).


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. At the 2016 meeting Dr. Mendell will present the poster, “Eteplirsen, a Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomer (PMO) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): Longitudinal Comparison to External Controls on Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and Loss of Ambulation (LOA) Translational/experimental therapeutics.” (#231)

Photo of Anup D. Patel, MD

Anup D. Patel, MD, attending child neurologist, serves on the CNS Electronic Communications Committee. At the 2016 meeting he will present as part of the Child Neurology Foundation Symposium VI, Cannabis in Epilepsy: Clinical Science, Parent & Advocacy Perspectives, on Saturday, October 29, from 1 to 4 p.m.


Geoff Heyer, MD, an attending child neurologist at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the Child Neurology Society Research Committee. At the 2016 meeting he will present the poster, “A comparison of semiologies between tilt-induced psychogenic non-syncopal collapse and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures” (#47).


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



Debbie Terry, MS, APRN, is a neurosciences nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s and the recipient of the 2016 Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) Innovative Clinical Practice Award. She received the award for work in developing the Urgent Epilepsy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s.

In Vancouver Debbie will present two sessions for the 2016 ACNN Conference, Wednesday, October 26. The first, “School Nurse Perceptions of Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Events in Schools,” will take place from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., and the second one, “Reduction of Emergency Department Visits Using an Urgent Clinic for Children with Established Epilepsy,” will start at 1 p.m. The latter presentation is the 2016 Clinical Practice Award Lecture.

Jo Ellen Lee, MSN, APRN, neurosciences nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the CNS Practice Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN). She will present during the 2016 ACNN Conference on Friday, October 28 at 2 p.m. on “How to Host a Regional Child Neurology Nursing Educational Program - The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Experience.”


Lauren James, MD, Clinical Neurology Fellow at Nationwide Children’s, will present the poster, “A Study of Restless Legs Syndrome in Children Movement Disorders” (#142) at the 2016 meeting.


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