Day 1 :
CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, China
Time : 10:00-11:00
Wai Kwong Tang was appointed as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are addictions and neuropsychiatry in stroke. He has published over 100 papers in renowned journals and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the Editorial Boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Depression is common following an acute stroke. Poststroke Depression (PSD) has notable impacts on the function recovery and quality of life of stroke survivors. Incidence decreased across time after stroke but prevalence of PSD tends to be stable. Many studies have explored the association between lesion location and the incidence of PSD. For example, lesions in frontal lobe, basal ganglia and deep white matter have been related with PSD. Furthermore, cerebral microbleeds and functional changes in brain networks have also been implicated in the development of PSD. In this study, evidences of such association between the above structural and functional brain changes and PSD will be reviewed. Specifically, PSD is related to fronto-subcortial circuit infarcts, vascular markers of large and small vessael diseases as well as abnormal white matter integrity and functioning connectivity in various brain regions.
Pediatric Epileptologist, USA
Time : 11:05-11:50
Priya Monrad is a practicing Pediatric Epileptologist and the program director for the Child and Adolescent Neurology program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Her child neurology training was completed at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and her clinical interests are prenatal/neonatal neurology and genetic/metabolic disorders.
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable diagnostic tool in pediatric neurological disorders and pediatric epilepsy, but insurance or access to specialist testing remain major barriers in its widespread implementation. Currently it is primarily performed after standard workups have failed to provide a unifying diagnosis. Studies have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness and sensitivity of WES as a diagnostic modality, but a major remaining question for clinicians is whether WES results affect daily clinical decision-making about patient care in pediatric epilepsy. We will review the existing evidence for the use of WES in pediatric epilepsy, discuss case studies where WES is used in pediatric epilepsy patients in our personal practice and will discuss whether WES could become a useful clinical tool for changing management of pediatric epilepsy patients.
Team Doctors Treatment Center, USA
Time : 14:50- 15:50
Dr. James Stoxen has his honors in FSSEMM and FWSSEM. He is the President of Masters Academy Publishing Chicago Inc since 2015. He has finished his Bachelors in Human Biologic Sciences from National College of Chiropractic. He has been appointed to be part of the Global Advisory Board, The International Sports Hall of Fame. Dr Stoxen has been invited to speak at over 65 medical conferences for over 50,000 doctors and scientists in China, Japan, UK, Germany, Monaco, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Australia, Thailand, Mexico, Columbia, South Africa, Scotland, India, Ireland, UAE, Portugal, Brazil, Italy and throughout the United States. Masters Academy Publishing will publish its first book entitled, Neck Pain, Upper Back Pain and Shoulder Pain, Could it be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? By Dr James Stoxen DC, It is a 700 page fully referenced self-help book on the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of thoracic outlet syndrome based on the integrated spring-mass model and human spring approach to care.
The utilization of Hand-Held Devices (HHD), for example, cell phones, tablets, convenient media players have expanded drastically in past decade. This drastic change has led to new batch of difficult to treat, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities such as myofascial pain syndrome of neck and upper back and thoracic outlet syndrome. The thoracic outlet anatomy and how the bundle passes through the passageway is complex for even musculoskeletal experts. So, for doctors trained in other specialties there can be an inadequate understanding about nature and cause of thoracic outlet syndrome. A syndrome rather than a disease, the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, plus top 10 ranked hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery agree persistent compression of nerves, arteries and veins traveling through the thoracic outlet is what leads to thoracic outlet syndrome. There are three models of human movement the inverted pendulum model, the spring-mass model and the Integrated Spring-Mass Model (ISMM). The (ISMM) which integrates the spring suspension systems of the foot and shoulder region as well as the torsion spring of the spine and the mass, the head. Clinical findings show compressive disorders like TOS and herniated discs are merely an over control of tension on the human spring mechanism leading to these syndromes. This study gives us a brief review of the symptoms and their patterns, the common orthopedic tests, and diagnostic tests, the 16 different common conservative therapies and the 10 reasons for when surgery is medically necessary. There has been an alternative treatment for this disorder based on the integrated spring mass model.