67th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

67th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting | AAN 2015

The 2015 annual meeting of the AAN, the world's largest professional association of neurologists, will feature cutting-edge science and research, practical clinical updates and insight, and more.

Conference Coverages

Q&A With Natalia Rost of Massachusetts General Hospital: American Academy of Neurology Meeting Provides hope on Several Fronts
Q&A With Natalia Rost of Massachusetts General Hospital: American Academy of Neurology Meeting Provides hope on Several Fronts VIDEO
When the American Academy of Neurology met in Washington DC results were presented from studies covering a variety of topics and at different levels of completion. Many of those results could eventually have long lasting impacts on the field.
Q&A With Matthew Wong, MD, From Wake Forest School of Medicine: Cannabidiol Shows Benefits for Some Young Epilepsy Patients VIDEO
Patients, especially young patients with some of the rarer forms of epilepsy may benefit from taking cannabidiol for their conditions. While based from marijuana plants the medication does not have many of the traits of other forms of medical marijuana.
Q&A With Sibyl E. Wray, MD, From Hope Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Center: Survey Shows Patients Want More Involvement in MS Treatment VIDEO
A recent study conducted of patients with multiple sclerosis showed that a change could be coming in the field. Just as patients said they wanted to be more involved in their choice of treatment options, their healthcare professionals said they encouraged feedback from the patients.
Q&A With Raj Kapoor, BMBCh, From University College London Hospital: New Treatment Options for Optic Neuritis Shows 'Exciting' Potential VIDEO
As part of the overall picture of multiple sclerosis treatment optic neuritis is one of the early stages of the condition. The studies looked at sodium channels that show promise for future multiple sclerosis patients even if it is not in the field.
Q&A With David Newman Toker, MD, From Johns Hopkins University Medical School: Current and Future Treatments for Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders in the Emergency Room VIDEO
After diagnosing a patient complaining of dizziness it falls to the doctors seeing them to find the proper course of treatment. There are also efforts underway to develop new methods of treatment including modern devices that could be used in the future.
Q&A With David Newman Toker, MD, From Johns Hopkins University Medical School: Diagnosing Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders in the Emergency Room VIDEO
Many patients who come to the emergency department are seen and receive any number of diagnoses based on their symptoms and the length of time of their issues. How those symptoms are addressed can make a significant difference in their overall care.
Treating Psychosis in Parkinson's Patients a Delicate Balancing Act for Physicians VIDEO
Patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease face a wide range of physical ailments with their condition. One of the lesser addressed areas is the psychological aspects they face as well. Therapeutic alternatives are being developed to help treat psychosis in this particular patient group.
Q&A With Mark Freedman, MD, of Ottawa Hospital: Developing Medication for Multiple Sclerosis a Long and Complicated Process VIDEO
Medications in general can take a long time to develop. Depending on the condition they treat that process can be even longer as more questions have to be answered before they can be introduced to the field. This is particularly true of multiple sclerosis treatments.
Q&A With Mark Freedman, MD, of Ottawa Hospital: Study Results show Benefits of Teriflunomide in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment VIDEO
As a treatment for multiple sclerosis teriflunomide has shown benefits over a long development period and has proven effective in the treatment of patients with the relapsing-remitting form of the condition.

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