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2012 NSTA Symposium Information – 10/20 – 10/21/12

06 Oct

I am pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2012 symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The symposium will take place on the weekend of October 20 and 21. We have a great line up of guest speakers for this symposium with interesting topics. The following is the Symposium schedule with guest speakers and topics.


Saturday October 20, 2012
7:30am Sign-in / Walk-in Registration Booth / Breakfast
8:20am – 8:30am Ken Price
NSTA President
Long Beach, California
“Welcoming Remarks”
8:30am – 9:15am Mark LeDoux, MD, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
“Spasmodic Torticollis – Phenomenology, Classification and Diagnostic Evaluation”
9:15am – 10:00am Jay A. Van Gerpen, MD
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Florida
“Oral Medications for Spasmodic Torticollis”
10:00am – 10:15am 15 MINUTE BREAK
10:15am – 11:00am Marian L. Evatt, MD, MS
Emory University
“Injection of Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Spasmodic Torticollis”
11:00am – 11:45am Jill Ostrem, MD
University of California San Francisco
“Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia”
11:45am – 12:30pm Guest Speaker Panel, Questions and Answers –Moderator(LeDoux) Panel: Van Gerpen, Evatt, Ostrem
12:30pm – 2:00pm LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Hyder Jinnah, MD, PhD
Emory University
“The Dystonia Coalition and Rating Scales for Spasmodic Torticollis”
2:45pm – 3:30pm Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
“Genetics of Spasmodic Torticollis”
3:30pm – 4:15pm Vince Clark, PhD
University of New Mexico
Neuroimaging in Spasmodic Torticollis
4:15pm – 5:00pm Guest Speaker Panel, Questions and Answers –Moderator(LeDoux)
Panel: Jinnah, Clark, Van Gerpen, Evatt
7:00pm – 8:00pm DINNER

Date: Sunday October 21, 2012

7:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 9:15am Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PT, PhD
University of Minnesota
“Physical Therapy for Spasmodic Torticollis”
9:15am – 10:00am Brenda Wieber, RN, BSN, CPC
Regional Reimbursement Manager – Midwest
Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Billing and Coding for Injections of Botulinum Toxin
10:00am – 10:15am 15 MINUTE BREAK
A meeting for family members and friends of people living with ST
10:15am – 12:00pm ST SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
A meeting for people with Spasmodic Torticollis
12:00pm – 1:15pm BOXED LUNCH – END