Latest treatment advances for Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke discussed at symposium

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

CORE Health Care is very excited to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming Collaborating for Cures symposium on May 1 in Austin. Several of the country’s most expert practitioners will discuss cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

The symposium will feature presentations on stem cells, treatments for closed head injury, disorders of consciousness, dementia imaging, drug screening for degeneration, pain syndrome after stoke, emerging therapeutics in ischemic stroke, and neurorecovery versus neurorehabilitation, as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaboration.Older man and young girl sitting on a dock

Patients and their families may attend at no cost.

“We are committed to providing advanced care to our patients while pioneering the science of medicine through research,” said Mark Burnett., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare. “This symposium will allow us to share what we already know and to explore the endless opportunities for new treatment options for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of stroke.”

Speakers include:

  • John Bertelson, M.D., Neurologist, Seton Brain & Spine Institute/Assistant Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern
  • Mark Burnett, M.D., Executive Medical Director, NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare
  •  Mattew Cowperthwaite, Ph.D., Director of Research NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare
  • Christopher Garrison, M.D., Physiatrist, Seton Brain & Spine Institute/Director of UT Southwestern Physiatry Residency Program at Austin
  • Johanna Morton, M.D., Medical Director Stroke Program at St. David’s HealthCare
  • John Pierce-Shimomura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, UT Austin
  • Gustavo Roman, M.D., Director of the Nantz National Alzheimer’s Center/Methodist Hospital Research Institute & Cornell Medical College
  • Joseph Urquidez, M.D., Founder, Physical Medicine & Neurotoxin Institute/Medical Director CORE Health Care
  • John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Moss Rehabilitation & Research Institute

The symposium is presented by Texans for Stem Cell Research, Texas Cures Education Foundation and the CORE Health Foundation and sponsored by NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare and St. David’s Rehabilitation, Seton Brain & Spine, Texas Neurorehab Center, CORE Health Care, Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital, New Braunfels Rehabilitation Hospital, Reliant Austin Rehabilitation Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann.

“All the groups who developed this symposium want to facilitate partnerships between research institutions with mutual goals,” said David Bales, chairman of the Texans for Stem Cell Research. “This event will be important for people interested in Alzheimer’s, brain injury and stroke treatment, rehabilitation, patient advocacy, and collaboration toward advancing research in central Texas.”

Collaborating for Cures will be held at the Shoal Crossing Event Center in Austin on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception follows. Registration is $35 for medical professionals and free to patients and their families. Continuing education credits are available. For more information or to register, visit: http://texascures.org.

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