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.

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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 participating in this year’s meeting:

Steve Roach, MD, chief of Neurology and professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is a former president of the Child Neurology Society and recipient of the prestigious Hower Award in 2015. He is co-chair of the CNS History and Archives Committee.

Jorge A. Vidaurre, MD, attending child neurologist and assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, chairs the CNS International Affairs Committee. At the 2017 meeting, Dr. Vidaurre is the organizer and a presenter for Symposium III: Global Health Scientific Symposium. Disparities In Neurological Care Around the World. Avenues for Intervention. His portion of the program will cover “Global health disparities and limitations for collaboration. Can we overcome these limitations?” Dr. Vidaurre is also organizer and a presenter for Special Interest Group CME Course: International Relations. He will introduce the program and present on the topic, “Developing High Impact Outreach Projects. Importance of Collaborative Efforts.”

Emily C. De Los Reyes, MD, is an attending child neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. At the 2017 meeting she will present the poster, “Long-term safety and efficacy of intracerebroventricular enzyme replacement therapy with cerliponase alfa in children with CLN2 disease: Interim results from an ongoing multicenter, multinational extension study” (#129).

Margie A. Ream, MD, PhD, is an attending pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children's and assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ream also serves as director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. At the 2017 meeting she participated in the Professors of Child Neurology Meeting.

Jo Ellen Lee, MSN, APRN, , neurosciences nurse practitioner at Nationwide Children’s, will present during the 2017 Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) Conference on “The Many Faces of Pediatric Stroke.” The ACNN Conference is held concurrent with the CNS meeting.

Dara Albert, DO, is a pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She serves on the CNS Archives Committee.

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, is an attending pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves on the CNS International Affairs Committee.

Kelsey Merison, MD, a child neurology fellow at Nationwide Children’s, received a scholarship for the Pellock PGY5 course taking place at this year’s meeting.