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Researchers Present at the 2018 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting

April 19, 2018

Neurologists and researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting some of their latest research at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference in Los Angeles from April 21 – 27. A selection of these presentations is included below.


Saturday, April 21

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Neurohospitalist Track

Neurological Intensive Care III: Vascular Diseases

Medical Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Sherry H-Y Chou MD, M.MSc, FNCS, FCCM


Sunday, April 22

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Solving Burnout

Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN


4 – 4:30 p.m.

Transitioning from Private Practice to Academics

Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN


Scientific Platform Sessions

4:18 p.m.

Secular increases in spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage during pregnancy.

Ashutosh Jadhav, MD

Cynthia Kenmuir, MD


Monday, April 23

4 – 4:45 p.m.

Striking the Balance – A Neurologist’s Personal Wellness Journey

Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN

4:35 – 4:50 p.m.

Potential Strategies to Meet Challenges of the 24-Hours Window for Acute Stroke

Lawrence Wechsler, MD, FAAN


Tuesday, April 24

1 – 3 p.m.

Scientific Platform Sessions

Revascularization in Acute Ischemic Stroke

1:48 p.m.

Laterality is an independent predictor of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with lower NIHSS Score.

Shashvat Desai, MD

Ashutosh Jadhav, MD 

Wednesday, April 25

Poster Session III

11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Presenters stand by posters 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Efficacy of Simultaneous Scalp and Intracranial EEG in Detecting Seizure Onset Zone

Arun Antony, MD

Anto Bagic, MD, PhD

Joanna Fong, MD

Jullie Pan, MD, PhD

Tanya Rath, MD

Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

Ying Sun, MD

Alexandra Urban, MD

Naoir Zaher, MD


Poster Session IV

11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Control of vascular risk factors at baseline in Crest-2

Lawrence Wechsler, MD, FAAN

1 – 3 p.m. C151

Cerebrovascular Disease III: Update on Neuroimaging Modalities and Endovascular Therapies for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Update on Endovascular Intervention for Acute Ischemic Stroke

 Lawrence Wechsler, MD, FAAN

Thursday, April 26

1 – 3 p.m. C188

Neuroimaging for the General Neurologist I: Spine and Peripheral Nerve

Vascular Imaging of the Spine

Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD


3:30 – 4:10 p.m.

Operation Brain Trauma Therapy Consortium

Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM


Friday, April 27

Poster Session VI

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Presenters stand by posters 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Neuro-Oncology: Genes, Biomarkers, Patient Care, and Outcomes

Undetected CSF and Low Serum Epstein Barr Virus PCRs in EBV-Positive CNS Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder

Shreya Nayak, MD

Islam Zaydan, MD