Hartford HealthCare’s First Neuroscience Symposium Set for Oct. 27

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Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute will host its first symposium to help providers care for patients with common neurological conditions and make appropriate subspecialty referrals.

Called “Innovations and Advances in Neuroscience Conditions,” the event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. The target audience is primary care providers, advanced practice providers, emergency medical services and other healthcare professionals. Continuing medical education credits are available.

“Primary care and emergency providers are often faced with the challenge of helping patients with an assortment of symptoms from headaches of unknown cause, movement disorders and seizures. We want to arm them with the latest information on neuroscience conditions so they can best help their patients,” said Dr. Mark Alberts, physician-in-chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, which includes Hartford Hospital.

The symposium agenda includes a variety of topics presented by an expert team of neuroscience physicians, such as: “Approaches to Patients with a Tremor”; “Back Pain: Workup and Treatment”; “Epilepsy: Approaches to Patients with a Possible Seizure”; “Approaches to the Headache Patient”; “Distinguishing TIA from Other Spells”; “Menstrual Migraine”; “Diagnosing and Distinguishing Between Various Movement Disorders”; “Approach to the Snoring Patient and Sleep Apnea”; “Understanding New Multiple Sclerosis Treatments”; and “Gait Disorders: When My Patient Has Trouble Walking.”

The day’s keynote speaker is Scott Kress (pictured above), an accomplished leadership and team development trainer, author and speaker who has created successful programs for many Fortune 500 companies. Kress has gained great insight into the inner workings of leadership and high-performance teams through almost 30 years of leading climbing expeditions. He is the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest and one of less than 300 people in the world to climb the seven summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents). He will talk about team-building between medical professionals to best serve patients.

The symposium costs $99 for physicians, $69 for other healthcare professionals and $49 for residents, fellows and medical students. That includes break refreshments and lunch. 


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