Post-Concussion Syndrome Dysautonomia and POTS Conference

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US Department of Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System

423 East 23rd Street (corner 1st ave/23rd St)

1st floor Atrium A & B/ Conference Center

New York, NY 10010

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Post-Concussion Syndrome Dysautonomia and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) Conference


A First collaborative event with:


VA NY Harbour Healthcare System / Dysautonomia International

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

PINK Concussions

Defense Veteran Brain Injury Center ( DVBIC)


Speakers:

1. Glen Cook, MD ,LCDR, MC,USN

-Director,Autonomic Disorders Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Department of Neurology

-Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship,National Capital Consortium (WalterReed National Military Medical Center)

- NIH National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, Teaching Faculty Clinical Neurphysiology Fellowship

- Asst. Professor , Dept. Of Neurology, Uniformed Services University F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine

Topic: Overview of Autonomic Disorders ( from MSA, MS, parkinsons, AutoImmunity,Lupus, Sjogrens, Rheumatoid Arthritis) highlighting pathology in concussion, new research/ studies, suggested managements, recommended clinical /laboratory tests for diagnosis


2. Anne Maitland,MD, PhD

- Asst Professor, Icahn School of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology

- Medical Director, Comprehensive Allergy & Asthma care,PLLC

Topic: Misbehaving Mast Cells and Dysautonomia


3. Lauren Stiles,JD Stony Brook University, Research Assistant Professor of Neurology

President, Dysautonomia International

Topic: Overview of POTS (Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment ), new big POTS survey data of POTS patients/post concussion.


4. Katherine Snedaker, LMSW CEO, PINK Concussions

Topic: Brain Injury in Women


5. Rosemarie Gambetta,MD Cardiologist , Clinical Instructor, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Topic: Cardiac Regulation/ Manifestations of Dysautonomia


6. Jennifer Friedberg,PhD Women Veteran Program Manager, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Topic: Psychological Effects of Chronic Illness


7. Malou Cristobal,PT, DPT Polytrauma/ TBI Physical Therapy Program, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Topic: Role of Physical Therapists in management of Post-Concussive POTS / Dysautonomia ; Case presentation.

8. Emily Childs, MA, CBIS Regional Education Coordinator , Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center


FOR QUESTIONS:

Regarding this event ,Pls Call Manhattan VA: (212) 686-7500

Planning Committee, Extension Numbers:

Malou Cristobal - 7736 Muriel Cruz- 6319 Jennifer Friedberg- 3314


www.nyharbor.va.gov - For Parking, Directions and Transit Information


IMPORTANT: *PLEASE BRING a Government issued picture ID * and Printed Event Ticket

Parking : Parking is very limited at the Manhattan VA and there are a small number of spaces available for cars with handicapped stickers. However, there are Public Parking Garages along 23rd street; bet. 2nd and 3rd ave and 23rd/ FDR Dr (These also serve NYU Langone and Bellevue).

Entering the Building: Main entrance is at 23rd Street. Everyone will have to go through security check/scan by VA police, all belongings will have to go through the scanner. Please do not bring any metal, sharps, weapon or weapon-like object, alcohol is prohibited inside the Medical Center. For those with pacemaker and metal implants, please inform the VA Police.


In behalf of all Veterans, Management and Staff of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

NY Harbor Healthcare System,


Welcome to Manhattan VA !















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