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UPMC Department of Neurology Presentations at AAN 2023

April 21, 2023

Faculty, fellows and residents from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology will be participating in a number of sessions at the 2023 American Academy of Neurology annual meeting scheduled for April 22-27 in Boston. For a complete list of all speakers and locations, please visit the AANS meeting website.

Saturday April 22

The Use of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring to Predict Post-Operative Delirium in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Study
Session Name: N1 – Neuroscience in the Clinic: Predicting, Evaluating, and Modifying Risk of Delirium
1:45 – 1:55 p.m.
Authors: Omar Al Ta’ani, Kathirvel Subramaniam, Abdullah Al Qudah, Vamsi Krishna Gorijala, Senthilkumar Sahasivam, Keith Vogt, Neelesh Nadkarni, Victoria Kiselevskaya, Parthasarathy Thirumala

Sunday April 23

Regional Epidemiology of Status Epilepticus: Determinants for Healthcare Cost and Outcome in Central New York
Session Name: P1 – Neuroepidemiology 1
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Authors: Yung-Tian Gau, Elena Kleinhenz, Carolina Cuello-Oderiz, Shahram Izadyar

Outcome after laser insterstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in patients with drug resistant epilepsy
Session Name: P2 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG); Intracranial EEG, Seizure Location & Epilepsy Surgery
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Faculty: Emily In, Mohamed Elrefaey, James F. Castellano, Mark Richardson, Anto Bagic, Niravkumar Barot

Association of a =2 point decrease of MoCA 1 year after noncardiac surgery with patient-important outcomes: a secondary analysis of the NeuroVISION cohort study
Session Name: P2 – Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology: Genetics and Clinical Translational Studies in Cognition 2 
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Maura Marcucci, Parthasarathy Thirumala, Marko Mrkobrada, PJ Devereaux

Area Deprivation Index Predicts Early Severity and Infarct Growth Rate in Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke
Session Name: S3 – Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Disease and Neurology: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Population Health
2:48 – 3:00 p.m.
Authors: Murat Sari, Vanessa Dwairi, Floyd Thoma, Jared Magnani, Marcelo Rocha

Association between Serum Biomarker Profile and Real-World Evidence of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Session Name: S9 – MS Biomarkers, Immunology, and Basic Science
4:06 – 4:18 p.m.
Authors: Wen Zhu, Chenyi Chen, Lili Zhang, Elizabeth Walker, Shruthi Venkatesh, Fujun Zhang, Ferhan Qureshi, Tamara Hoyt, John Foley, Zongqi Xia

A Retrospective Textual Analysis of Sexual and Reproductive Health Counseling for Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Epilepsy
Session Name: P3 – Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology: Seizures 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Elizabeth Harrison, Laura Kirkpatrick, Harry Hochheiser, Yoshimi Sogawa, Traci Kazmerski

Caudal Mediates a Glial Alpha-synuclein Induced Increase in Proteolysis-Related Genes
Session Name: P3 – Movement Disorders: Biomarkers and Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Ming Shen, Abby L. Olsen

Monday April 24

Sudden Death in Autoimmune GFAP Astrocytopathy
Session Name: P5 – Autoimmune Neurology: Autoimmune Encephalitis/Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders 1
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
AuthorsBishow MahatKatharine DermignyLamees AlzyoudMadison Pilato

The Impact of Establishing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in a Single US Adulty Neurology Residency Program
Session Name: P5 – Health Care Disparities: Education, Social Work, Access
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Faculty: Mathura Ravishankar, Keiko Fukuda, Lamees AlzyoudPriya NidamanuriRebecca PollardAnne Van CottPaula ClemensAlexandria SadasivanPage PennellAjitesh Ojha

Immuno-PET Imaging of CD69 Visualizes T-Cell Activation and Predicts Survival following Immunotherapy in Murine GBM
Session Name: S17 – Innovations in Neuro-oncology
2:36 – 2:48 p.m.
Authors: Michal Nisnboym Ziv, Sarah R. Vincze, Raphael Itaym, Zujian Xiong, Chaim T. Sneiderman, Rebecca A. Raphael, Bo Li, Ambika P. Jaswal, ReidAnn Sever, Kathryn E. Day, Joseph D. LaToche, Sameer Agnihotri, Baoli Hu, Dhivyaa Rajasundaram, Carolyn J. Anderson, Deborah T. Blumenthal, Thomas M. Pearce, Shikhar Uttam, Jessie R. Nedrow, Ashok Panigrahy, Ian F. Pollack, Frank S. LiebermanJan Drappatz, Wilson B. Edwards, Gary Kohanbash

Seminar – C105 Mild Cognitive Impairment/Subjective Cognitive Impairment
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Director: Ronald C. Peterson
Speakers: Ronald C. Petersen, Oscar L. Lopez, David J. Gill

Correlation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures with unplanned healthcare resources utilization (HRU) among patients with epilepsy (PWE): a retrospective cohort study
Session Name: P6 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG); Healthcare Utilization
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
AuthorsAlexandra Urban, Laura Kirkpatrick, Vijayalakshmi RajasekaranJoanna Fong-Isariyawongse, Janel Hanmer, Anto BagicParthasarathy Thirumala

Demographic factors associated with unplanned healthcare resource utilization (HRU) among people with epilepsy (PWE)
Session Name: P6 – Health Care DisparitiesL Stroke, Epilepsy, ER
Alexandra Urban, Laura Kirkpatrick, Vijayalakshmi RajasekaranJoanna Fong-IsariyawongseAnto BagicParthasarathy Thirumala

Renal function association with infarct growth rate in anterior circulation large vessel occlusion strokes
Session Name: P6 – Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology: Clinical Science and Systems of Care Research 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Mohammad Kayyali, Bishow Mahat, Jessica Choi, Shlee Song, Marcelo Rocha

Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials as a Predictive Modality for Postoperative Deficit in Cervical Spine Surgery – A Meta-analysis
Session Name: P6 – General neurology; New Treatments
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Rajiv Reddy, Vamsi Krishna Gorijala, Robert Chang, Katherine Anetakis, Jeffery Balzer, Donald Crammond, Varun Shandal, Joon Y. Lee, Jeremy Shaw, Parthasarathy Thirumala

Tuesday April 25

University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Department of Neurology Reception
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Ensemble B

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Early Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes: An Analysis of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Database
Session Name: Aging and Dementia: Mild Cognitive Impairment
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
AuthorsJoseph Malone, Mohamed Elkasaby, Brian Appleby, Charles Duffy, Lindsay Miller-Scott, Tamara Murphy, Paula Ogrocki, Alan Lerner

Neudrawlogy: Simplifying Neurology to Create a Global Social Media Impact
Session Name: P7 – Education, Research and Methodology: Technology and Education 1
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
AuthorsGabriela Figueiredo Pucci, Catherine S.W. Albin

Diagnostic Accuracy of Somatosensory Evoked Potential monitoring during Scoliosis correction surgery in the pediatric population: A Systematic Review
Session Name: P7 – General Neurology: Clinical Practice 2
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Authors: Vamsi Krishna Gorijala, Robert Chang, Katherine Anetakis, Jeffery Balzer, Donald Crammond, Varun Shandal, Joon Y. Lee, Jeremy Shaw, Parthasarathy Thirumala

Pregnancy Seizure Outcomes for Epilepsy Patients with Catamenial Seizure Exacerbation
Session Name: P8 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG); Women with Epilepsy 1
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Faculty: Paula Voinescu, Hernan Nicolas Lemus Esquivel, Lena Liu, Stephanie Allien, Page Pennell

Area Deprivation Index (ADI) and Median Income Associations with Clinical Outcomes of Endovascular Therapy for ACLVO stroke
Session Name: P8 – Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology: Interventional Neurology
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Murat Sari, Vanessa DwairiRishabh JainMarcelo Rocha

H210 – Fireside Chat: Clinical Trials Plenary Session (Research Hub)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Director: H.E. Hinson
Discussion: H. E. Hinson, Reena Parada Thomas, Sabrina Paganoni, Raul G. Nogueira, Danny Bega, Jeffrey Statland, Richard B. Lipton, Christopher van Dyck, Michael Barnett, Amrou Sarraj

Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms for Somatosensory Functional Mapping
Session Name: S30 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG); Technology
5:18 – 5:30 p.m.
Authors: Iktimal Alwan, Dennis Spencer, Rafeed Alkawadri

Can a Single Acute Ischemic Stroke Simulation Course Facilitate Mastery?
Session Name: P9 – Education, Research and Methodology: Resident Education Through Simulation 2
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Casey Albin, Erika Sigman, Melissa Peragis, Nirav Bhatt, Spencer Hutto, Sitara Koneru, Ehizele Osehobo, Joaquin Vizcarra, Nicholas Morris

Wednesday April 26

Neuroinvasive Manifestations of West Nile Virus Infection: Lumbar Polyneuropathy, Chorioretinal Lesions, Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Session Name: P11 – Neuoinvasive Manifestations of West Nile Virus Infection: Lumbar Polyneuropathy, Chorioretinal Lesions, Sensorineural Hearing Loss
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Matthew Flounders, Katharine DermignyLeanna Doherty

Ischemic Changes in Carotid Endarterectomies are More Severe in Left-Sided Procedures
Session Name: P11 – Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology: Neuroimaging and Secondary Stroke Prevention
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Amir Mina, Katherine Du, Vinay Pedapati, Allison Bradley, J Espino, Kayhan Batmanghelich, Parthasarathy Thirumala, Shyam Visweswaran

Single-Cell RNA and TCR Sequencing Reveals Novel Immune Cell Networks in Poorly Controlled Epilepsy
Session Name: S35 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG): Clinical Epilepsy
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Faculty: Rani Sarkis, Hanien Amer, Jason Mares, Ryan Hobson, Vilas Menon, Page Pennell, Wassim Elyaman

Seminar: C160 – Neurologic Case Studies in Pregnancy
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Janet F. Waters
Speakers: Esther Bui, Robert G. Kaniecki, William Camann

Endovascular Brain-Computer Interface to Restore Motor Control for the Command of Digital Devices in Patients with Severe Quadriparesis
Session Name: S38 – Neuro-rehabilitation
3:30 – 3:42 p.m.
Authors: Shahram Majidi, Noam Harel, Miguel Escalon, Abbey Sawyer, Marta Lapinska, Aidan Rogers, Raul G. Nogueira, Douglas Weber, David Putrino

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Personal Networks and Neurological Outcomes of People with Multiple Sclerosis
Session Name: P12 – MS COVID and Clinical Practice
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Authors: Shruthi Venkatesh, Claire Riley, Amar Dhand, Nandini Doshi, Katelyn Kavak, Elle Levit, Christopher Perrone,  Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Erin Longbrake, Philip De Jager, Zongqi Xia 

Thursday April 27

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Topic: Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Neurology
Director: Fawaz Al-Mufti
Speakers: Fawaz Al-Mufti, Gabor Toth, Tudor G. Jovin, Raul G. Nogueira

A Nationwide Analysis of Ischemic Stroke Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19
Session Name: P14 – Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology: Clinical Science 2
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Aayushi Garg

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: A Survey of People with Epilepsy about their Experiences and Attitudes
Session Name: P14 – Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG); Women with Epilepsy 2
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Authors: Laura Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Gerard, Paula Voinescu, Alison Pack, Denise Li, Erica Kemp, Page Pennell

Long-term Follow-up of Cipaglucosidase Alfa/Miglustat in Ambulatory Patients with Pompe Disease: An open-label Phase I/II Study (ATB200-02)
Session Name: S48 – Therapeutics for Muscle Disease
4:42 – 4:54 p.m.
Authors: Tahseen Mozaffar, Benedikt Schoser, Priya Kishnani, Drago Bratkovic, Paula R. Clemens, Ozlem Goker-Alpan, Xue Ming, Mark Roberts, Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, Ans Van Der Ploeg, Mitchell Goldman, Jacquelyn Wright, Fred Holdbrook, Vipul Jain, Sheela Sitaraman, Yasmine Wasfi, Barry Byrne