Neuropharmacology Overview: Basic Science, Clinical Use, & Future Direction #300062

 

TUES 24 OCT // PART 1: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM // PART 2: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Primary Content Focus: Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)

This course surveys the basic principles of neuropharmacology with an emphasis on the molecular pharmacology of drugs used to treat CNS disorders which are of particular interest to Rehabilitation Medicine Practitioners. The course will provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission with discussion of drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. We will examine how the neurotransmitter systems influence nervous system as well as therapeutic targets affecting these transmitter systems. Clinical applications of neuropharmacology, current research investigating the development of drugs for neuronal targets, and pharmacogenetics will be addressed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Introduce neuropharmacology and the basic sciences involved
  2. Educate via clinical practice oriented discussion of Neuro-pharmacology: Drugs and Receptors, mechanism of action etc.

PRESENTERS

Joseph Rosenthal, MD, MPH
The Ohio State University

Arshia Ahmad, MD, MSc, MRCP
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University & Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences

Ana Durand-Sanchez, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Min Jeong Graf, MD
Hennepin County Medical Center / University of Minnesota

Douglas Katz, MD
Boston University / Braintree Rehab

Cindy Ivanhoe, MD
Baylor College of Medicine and Mentis Neuro Health

Sheital Bavishi, DO
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

BIOS

Joe Rosenthal

Dr. Joseph Rosenthal is a physiatrist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Ohio State University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine. He has clinical interest in brain injury rehabilitation and older adult falls prevention. He is active in research, including TBI Model Systems.

 

Arshia Ahmad

Arshia Q. Ahmad, MD, MRCP, MSc, is a Consultant Neurologist/Internal Medicine. She trained in UK, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. She did her Masters in Clinical Neurology from Queen Square, University of London. She was the Assistant Research Professor PM&R, at the Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is visiting faculty member and consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition she is currently establishing an interdisciplinary educational center where arts and neuroscience come together. Arshia has been working on Brain Injury management and rehabilitation. Over the last 3 years she has done research to identify the gaps in management in brain injury in third world countries like Pakistan, and has been working on frameworks and proposals to bridge these gaps. She has been conducting training workshops and delivering talks at various forums, medical and non-medical, to spread the awareness of improving brain injury rehabilitation, and utilizing the window of opportunity of appropriate management of brain injured individuals so that they can be re-integrated into practical life more productively. She is an artist, an author, a motivational speaker and founder of "Mind over Body" dealing with neurological rehabilitation issues.

Ana Durand-Sanchez, MD, is a brain injury rehabilitation physician at Baylor College of Medicine and Memorial Hermann TIRR Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is or has been involved in several research projects on brain injury, stroke, spasticity and post-TBI cognition, as well as in the writing of book chapters on neurorehabilitation topics. She trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine/The University of Texas Health Science Center PM&R Alliance in Houston, where she later completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma, and one in Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury and Spasticity management, with a strong focus on research of motor recovery. She has written scientific posters and papers for academic meetings; she has also participated in academic lectures and conferences in the United States and Mexico.

Min Jeong Park, MD

Min Jeong P. Graf, MD obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at Jeju National University School of Medicine in South Korea in 2007. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York in 2013. Following her residency, She completed a fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Brain Injury Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Outpatient Program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota.

Douglas Katz

Douglas I. Katz, MD, is Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, a member of the academic neurology staff at Boston Medical Center and Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Massachusetts. With subspecialties in cognitive/behavioral neurology, brain injury medicine and neurorehabilitation, he is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation with over 30 years of experience in TBI clinical research, clinical care, education and program development. Research interests include neuropathology, natural history and outcome prediction in TBI, disorders of consciousness after brain injury, pharmacologic treatment of cognitive problems after TBI, structural and functional imaging in relation to recovery and rehabilitation after TBI and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He has numerous publications in these areas and has co-edited four books, including a comprehensive text with Drs. Zasler and Zafonte on TBI, Brain Injury Medicine (Demos). He has been center PI on a number of multi-center collaborative grants on TBI and is presently a co-investigator on 2 NIH funded studies on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He is director of the Neurorehabilitation fellowship at Boston University, and has been a national leader in developing training and certification standards for neurorehabilitation. He serves on a number of editorial boards for major journals on brain injury and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Katz is President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2015-2017 and has served on other the boards including the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Brain Injury Association of America and presently MAB Community Services and the Ivy Street School. His honors include the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Services Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (2001), the Ken Viste, Jr. award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitaiton (2012) and the Compassionate Care Award of the Brain Injury Association of MA (2013).

Dr. Cindy Ivanhoe is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Brain Injury Medicine. She is Professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ivanhoe is Chief Medical Officer of Mentis Neuro Health & an admitting physician in the Brain Injury and Stroke program at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ivanhoe served on the Board of Directors of the International Neurotoxin Association (INA), their educational committee and assorted nonprofit boards. She has been on the Advisory Board of the REEL Abilities-Houston arts festival, the HAPS (Houston Area Parkinson's Society) and has served on several task forces and committees for American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ivanhoe is a member of speakers' bureaus for companies involved in the treatment of spasticity and other aspects of the Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome. She is recognized by US News and World Report, Best Doctors and has received awards from the Brain Injury Association of Texas, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and the Distinguished Clinician award by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Sheital Bavishi is the Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program and Disorders of Consciousness program at Dodd Hall with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at University of Cincinnati and completed her fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma at Virginia Commonwealth University and Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine.

 


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