2014 Arnason Symposium Schedule


The Arnason Symposium is held on the first Saturday of June every year. The 2014 Symposium will be on June 7.

Platform presentations begin at 9:00am in P117.

Lunch and poster presentations begin at 1:00pm in the S corridor.

Please email Marla Scofield with questions.



The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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2014 Platform Presentations (P117)
Louis Caplan MD

9:15am
Louis Caplan MD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
"Lateral Medullary Infarction: Continuing Evolution of Ideas"

10:30am
Elena Grebenciucova MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Anti- NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, Diagnostic Challenges and Updates"

10:45am
Priya Tatachar MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"Rainbows in Pediatric Neurology: A Clinical Case Conundrum"

11:00am
Ahmer Ali MD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Pregnant and a Headache That Won’t Go Away"

11:15am
Break

11:30am
Ahmad Daher MD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"A Case of Posterior Fossa Swelling: Etiology, Complications, and Management"

11:45am
Rui Guan MD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Utility of DaT Scan in Parkinsonism"

12:00pm
Manisha Kak MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"La Chorée Fibrillaire: An Insidious Disorder of Intractable Pain"

12:15pm
Fadi Mikhail MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Gene Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease: LRRK2 and Tau"

12:30pm
Tania Rebeiz MD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Exceptional aggressiveness of CCM3 Phenotype: Challenges and Opportunities"
2014 Poster Presentations (S Corridor)
1:00pm (with lunch)

Dara Albert MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"Case Logs in the Assessment of Medical Students on a Neurology Clerkship"

Christopher Allen MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"ARX Gene Mutation:  A Case Report"

Lena Derani MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"NMO-IgG in a Patient with Neurosarcoidosis"

Alexia Flangini MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"Familial Trigeminal Neuralgia, A Case Report"

Joshuae Gallardo MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Abnormal Enhancing Lesions in Patient with Known HIV: A Case Report"

Staci Graf MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Stiff Person Syndrome: A Case Report"

Meziane Guerch MD
NeuroCritical Care Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Apnea Test: A Challenging Test In Determining Brain Death in Patient on ECMO"

Alejandro Hornik MD
NeuroCritical Care Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Transcranial Doppler in Patients with Left Ventricular Assisted Devices"

Karina Icay MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Juvenile Cataracts, Diarrhea and Spastic Paraparesis"

Antonio Iglesias MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Epileptic Syncope: A Case Report"

Naoum Issa MD PhD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"VZV Encephalitis in an Immunized Patient that Developed During Fingolimod Therapy"

Jisoon Kim MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Unusual Case of Demyelinating Disease"

Jennifer Liebenthal MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Association of Prone Position with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy"

Shanele McGowan MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Chiari I Malformation and 6q24-25 Deletion: Correlation or Coincidence?"

Scott Mendelson MD PhD
PGY-III Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"48 Year Old Male With Jawdrop"

Mahesh Padmanaban MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Bilateral Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation for Generalized Dystonia in Wilson’s Disease"

Christopher Newey DO
NeuroCritical Care Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Neuromuscular Blockade in Patients with Post Anoxic Myoclonus"

Ifeoma Nwaneri MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Department of Neurology
"GFPT1-Associated Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome"

Diana Sieciechowicz MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"Transdermal Nicotine Patch as a Novel Treatment for Epilepsy Associated with Mutations in Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors"

Lei Shi MD PhD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Department of Neurology
"Aging Masks Detection of Radiation-Induced Brain Injury"

Julia Staisch MD
PGY-II Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Gripped by Fear - A Tale of Terrifying Spasms"

Connie Taylor MD
Child Neurology Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Child Neurology
"Factors that Affect Resident Satisfaction with Continuity Clinic"

Pedro Vivar Cruz MD
PGY-IV Neurology Resident
Department of Neurology
"Unusual Presentation of Vasculitis Related Neuropathy"