2022 Spring Neurology Seminar – Schedule

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All schedule times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Saturday, May 7

Time (EDT) Speaker Presentation/Event CME Credits
10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT Marvin Berman, PhD Photobiomodulation and Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Neurodegeneration
11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT Jillian Stansbury, ND Neuroprotective Effects of Herbal Medicine
12:00 - 12:45 PM EDT Break and Exhibitor Time
12:45 - 1:45 PM EDT Jay Lombard, DO Autonomic Dysfunction 1 CME
1:45 - 2:45 PM EDT Jay Lombard, DO Neurodegenerative Disorders, Part 1
2:45 - 3:30 PM EDT Break and Exhibitor Time
3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT Jay Lombard, DO Neurodegenerative Disorders, Part 2
4:30 - 5:30 PM EDT Jay Lombard, DO Paroxysmal Disorders in Neurology 1 CME

All schedule times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Earn up to 2 CME credits.

Seminar Sessions

Photobiomodulation and Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Neurodegeneration

Marvin H. Berman, PhD, CBT
The focus of this session is to outline the history and clinical application of pulsed near infrared light, specifically transcranial and intraocular stimulation in treatment adults diagnosed with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. We will review the research in this area and identify the root cause factors that can be intervened on using noninvasive non-pharmacological approaches. Several different methods of stimulation delivery will be discussed to highlight the value of a more systemic and integrative approach to treatment protocol design.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop a framework for understanding photobiomodulation as a treatment modality.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences of specific types of light stimulation methods, .e.g, photodynamic, low level (cold) laser, LED-based infrared therapies.
  • Understand the relationship between EEG frequencies and neural networks and discrete states of consciousness and neurocognitive functioning.
  • Recognize the differential clinical relevance and utility of brainwave biofeedback and photobiomodulation in the treatment of age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Provide a foundation for the integration of neurofeedback training, and photobiomodulation as a comprehensive treatment methodology for systemic neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Neuroprotective Effects of Herbal Medicine

Jillian Stansbury, ND
In this session, we will discuss the indications and mechanisms of action of herbal medicine in neurology. We will define the research on the neuroprotective effects of herbal medicines on head trauma & stroke, and examine the research on neuroprotective effects of herbal medicines on neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and dementia. We will discuss the effect of reducing oxidative stress on symptoms in neurology.

Autonomic Dysfunction

Jay Lombard, DO
The autonomic nervous system is at the axis of virtually all chronic diseases, and dysfunction can present with a myriad of symptoms. This can confound physicians and patients alike – as psychiatric symptoms, cardiovascular symptoms, GI symptoms, and immune dysregulation have been linked to autonomic dysfunction.

Course Objectives:

  1. Overview of the physiology of the autonomic nervous system.
  2. Discuss the diagnosis of autonomic disorders.
  3. Review evidence-based therapeutic modalities in the treatment of autonomic dysfunction.

Neurodegenerative Disorders, Part 1

Jay Lombard, DO
There is an increased incidence and prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases in the general population, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and ALS. In addition to genetic factors, many environmental risk factors including exposure to toxins and infections have been associated with risk of developing a neurodegenerative condition.

Course Objectives:

  1. Overview of signs and symptoms of neurodegenerative disease and recognize the clinical and pathophysiological overlap of these disorders.
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology and evidence-based traditional pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease.
  3. Discuss genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Neurodegenerative Disorders, Part 2

Jay Lombard, DO
In this session, we will discuss the role of autophagy and the glymphatic system in neurodegeneration. The glymphatic system is a recently discovered lymphatic system in the brain that functions to drain abnormal protein particles that build up in neurodegenerative diseases including ALS and Parkinson’s. The glymphatic system becomes impaired during the aging process, due to sleep disruption and head or neck trauma. Head or neck trauma can impair glymphatic function via the dura mater and dentate ligament attachments of the brain and spinal cord which can obstruct cerebrospinal fluid flow resulting in insufficient venous drainage.

Course Objectives:

  1. Overview of the glymphatic system.
  2. Discuss how autophagy is inhibited by environmental toxins and infections and how emerging clinical imaging can assess this in vivo.
  3. Review evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to enhance autophagy in neurodegeneration.

Paroxysmal Disorders in Neurology

Jay Lombard, DO
One of the most frustrating issues for patients and clinicians in neurology are conditions which wax and wane in severity, making a determination of a specific diagnosis very difficult – unlike progressive conditions in the brain. Paroxysmal symptoms can include vertigo, episodes of confusion, motor or sensory loss, etc. In this session, we will discuss the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand the differential diagnosis and work-up of paroxysmal disorders, including seizures, transient ischemic attacks, demyelination, and neuropsychiatric symptoms including bipolar depression.
  2. Review the role of autoimmune dysfunction in these disorders with special attention to demyelination in multiple sclerosis.
  3. Review evidence-based traditional and non-pharmacological approaches.

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5 CME Credits

Earn up to 5 CME. Credit approval through AAFP, OBNM, CONO & PACE.

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