Organizing Committee Members Series of - Neurology Conferences
Robert L Buckingham Inc
My passion is treating patients by providing individualized strategies to help them succeed. My practice career spanning 4 decades has offered a rarified perspective of health care delivery, as I have been responsible for patients requiring intensive care, managed care and then those that require comfort care. The gamut of care delivery has enabled me to have access to all the advances in medical diagnostics and treatments as well as first -hand experience in evaluating hundreds if not thousands of cardiac and carotid ultrasounds and sleep studies. These experiences in health care delivery, have given me an unprecedented perspective on inflammatory risk factors to health and has motivated me to write books addressing the cause and effect of inflammatory lifestyles to many of the chronic illnesses we face as we age. The recurrent themes that are addressed in these first- line vascular inflammatory risks include diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, hypertension, cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, elevations in LDL cholesterol and other lipoproteins, inactivity, poorly managed diet, excessive stress and inadequate sleep from sleep apnea or insomnia. All of these inflammatory mediator-risks are modifiable by intentional lifestyle choices and in some cases medicines, supplements and positive pressure breathing. This preventative path to health care has become my passion, as so many chronic health conditions are either initiated or facilitated by these risks. My goal is to make as many people as I can aware of these toxic risks and make adjustments before getting boxed in by spirals of inflammation that require multiple medications and limit activity. This message of prevention becomes more important to health care delivery with each passing day.
Robert Buckingham(Research Area)
How the Capillary-Cell Dance Blocks Aging whileDecreasing Pain and Fatigue
Mental Health Michigan
James White (Biography)
Dr. James White, Jr. is a Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Specialist and Social Worker with licensure/registration in all three specialties. He is Board Certified by the State of Michigan and American Nurses Association (ANA) as an Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Specialist. Dr. White's interests include wholistic intervention with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. He has over thirty years of experience in delivering psychiatric services to various populations. He served as the Executive Director for Detroit Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. & other healthcare agencies. Dr. White holds faculty positions on the teaching staf of medical education institutions and lectures widely throughout the United States on medical and psychiatric topics, including NeurobiofeedbackSM and Pain Management. Dr. White received an Associates degree in Science from Bacone College, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science from Pittsburgh State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology/Health Services Administration from Columbia Pacific University. He has also completed graduate studies at the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University. His didactic and experiential background in business and administration are extensive. Dr. White has completed a 2 year preceptorship in Family and General Practice. He has consulted a great deal on Forensic matters with incarceration facilities in the greater Detroit area. He is also considered a Forensic expert in the area of traumatic brain injury. Lastly, Dr. White has published on such topics as anxiety, depression, incontinence,homelessness,and neuroscience, i.e. EEG-Biofeedback (NeurobiofeedbackSM), ADHD, addictions, traumatic brain injury, etc. Academicâ€‹ â€‹Af iliations:â€‹ â€‹Pastâ€‹ â€‹andâ€‹ â€‹Present * Adjunct Assistant Professor-University of Michigan, Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Programs of the School of Nursing * Associate Professor-University of Detroit Mercy, Physicians Assistant Program & Department of Health and Sciences * Advisory Board-University of Detroit Mercy, Family Nurse Practitioner Program * Adjunct Clinical Instructor-Madonna University, Nurse Practitioner Program * Adjunct Professor-Central Michigan University, Department of Heath & Rehabilitation * Adjunct Professor-Central Michigan University, Physicians Assistant Program * Adjunct Professor-Union Graduate Institute * Preceptor-Oakland University, Psychology and Human Services Editorialâ€‹ â€‹Reviewâ€‹ â€‹Boards:â€‹ â€‹Pastâ€‹ â€‹andâ€‹ â€‹Present * Editorial Advisory Board Member, Advance for Nurse Practitioners
James White (Research Area)
NeurobiofeedbackSM and Pain Management.Anxiety/Fears, Depression, Marriage, Thinking Disorders, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]
David W. Brandes(Biography)
Dr. Brandes is a neurologist who practices at the Hope Multiple Sclerosis Center in Knoxville, Tennessee since 2008. He received his masterâ€™s degree in biochemistry and his medical degree from UCLA, where he also completed his internship and neurology residency training. Dr. Brandes also completed the first MS Fellowship in the United States in 1972-73 at UCLA. He was Founder and Medical Director of the Northridge MS Center in Northridge, California from 1996-2008, which is one of the first private MS Centers in the United States. In addition, he is a past Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. Dr. Brandes was Medical Director of the Northridge Hospital Sleep Disorders Center from 1994 to 2008 and is the Medical Director of California Rest Analysis from 2005 to the present He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and also the American Heart Association, Stroke Council. He is also a member of the Multiple Sclerosis, Sleep and Stroke Sections of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Brandes gives numerous presentations annually about both MS and sleep disorders in the United States and abroad. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals.
David W. Brandes(Research Area)
Immunosuppressive treatments, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, disease-modifying therapy studies, as well as MS and sleep disorders, medication adherence and cost issues in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
University Hospital of Monastir
Saber Chebel (Biography)
Academic graduation - Doctor of medicine graduated from Monastir Medicine Faculty Jul 2002 - Specialist of Neurology Sept 2002 - Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology University Hospital of Monastir and the Medicine Faculty of Monastir 2003 - Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology University Hospital of Monastir and the Medicine Faculty of Monastir 2010 - Specialized master of epileptology graduated from Sfax University Nov 2008 Clinical competence - Hospital practitioner specialized in general neurology: competence in the care of the neurological diseases with particular competence in the care of the neuro-degenerative and neuromuscular diseases - Competence in clinical electrophysiology: practice of EMG and EEG since 2000 - Competence in the treatment with toxine botulinique patients affected by cervical dystonia: facial hemispasm and of blepharospasms since 2010 * Teaching Experience â€¢ Teaching neurology at Monastir Medicine Faculty since 2003 â€¢ Teaching neurology at Monastir Pharmacy Faculty since 2005 â€¢ Teaching neurology at Monastir College of Healthâ€™ Technicians since 2010 â€¢ Teaching neurology at Monastir High School of Nurses since 2010 *Clinical Trials Experience : participation to 7 phase III international multi centric studies *Directions of 14 doctoral theses and memoirs of the end of studies *Member of Scientific societies - Tunisian Society of Neurology -Tunisian Society Against Epilepsy - Associate-treasurer of the Tunisian Association Studying Traces Elements and free Radicals - French Society of Electromyography - European Neurologic Society Publications 2 Book Chapters 31 Journals articles indexed on PubMed
Saber Chebel (Research Area)
Neuro-degenerative and Neuromuscular diseases
University of North Carolina
Gary W. Jay(Biography)
Gary W. Jay, MD, FAAPM, FACFEI, is a neurologist and pain management specialist currently serving as Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Jay has worked in pain medicine since 1980. For the first 25 years of his career, he was a private practitioner running a tertiary care interdisciplinary pain center and worked with pharmaceutical companies as a consultant part-time. In 2005, he became a full-time consultant. After earning his medical degree in 1976 at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Jay completed his internship and neurology residency at the same educational venue. Dr. Jay was a founder (1 of 30) of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 1983 and 1 of 8 founders of the American Academy of Pain Management, now called Academy of Integrative Pain Medicine. He has been president of the Florida Pain Society, The American Academy of Pain Management, and the Eastern Pain Association. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Study of Headache (1988-1990). Dr. Jay has published 5 textbooks on headache, pain, and minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI). He has published over 160 articles, mostly in peer-review journals, as well as monographs and textbook chapters. He participated in the IMMPACT group for 8 years with many publications in the journal Pain. Dr. Jay is an active speaker in pain medicine, headache, and mTBI, a member of the Practical Pain Management Editorial Board, and professional member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Headache Society, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, the Eastern Pain Association, the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, and the International Headache Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Fellow of The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He has been Senior Faculty at PainWeek, as well as PainWeekend for a decade, since its inception. Author of more than 160 medical textbook chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and Five textbooks, the third of which (Chronic Pain) was published by Informa Healthcare, June 20, 2007. The fourth Textbook- Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Syndromes and the fifth, Clinicians Guide to Chronic Headache and Facial Pain were published by Informa Healthcare in November, 2010.
Gary W. Jay(Research Area)
Headache and Pain Management
Matsumoto Dental University
Mihoko Tomida graduated from School of Dentistry at Asahi University and Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, and acquired Ph.D. After having worked as an oral surgeon for four years, she became a teacher of physiology at Tokyo Womens Medical University. And she started to investigate the relationship between pain and emotion by using rat and human. She found that the pain was involved with nerve cells of an amygdala and the cingulate cortex from animal experiment. After three years, she moved to Matsumoto Dental University.Beta endorphine expression in the periaqueductal gray (PAG) increased by inflammation and dynorphin in the PAG increased by giving electric stimulation at amygdala. She is interested in the expression of opioids in the brain. Now, she looks into the relation between pain or stress and opioid. expression.
MIHOKO TOMITA(Research Area)
Expression of opioids in the brain. Relation between pain or stress and opioid.
Howard University College of Medicine
Provide neurocritical care services for patients with aneurysm subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, acute ischemic stroke, neuroendovascular procedures primary and metstatic brain tumors, and traumatic brain injuries.
Rodney Leacock(Research Area)
Gulf Medical University
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Timothy M Miller(Biography)
Clinical & basic science trained neurologist with neuromuscular/rare/orphan disease fellowships and therapeutics development expertise in Neurology, Cardiology and Rare Disease applications.
Timothy M Miller(Research Area)
Clinical Research, Neuromuscular
University of Oxford
Dr. Omar is a US Board-Certified Neurologist and Neurological Oncologist. He also has subspecialized training in Endovascular Neurosurgery from the University of Oxford. Dr. Omar's main area of interest is the development of innovative approaches for the management of brain and spinal cord malignancies. He has a unique set of skills that spans across the various disciplines of Neurosciences. He received training in Endovascular Neurosurgery (University of Oxford), Neurological Oncology (University of Toronto), Neurology (University of Missouri - Columbia), Epilepsy / Epilepsy surgery evaluations, EEG, intraoperative monitoring, subdural grids and depth electrode interpretation (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) and Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (PhD, University of Ottawa).
Ayman Omar(Research Area)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Bankole Johnson serves as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previously, Bankole Johnson was Alumni Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Professor of Neuroscience, & Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia.
Bankole Johnson(Research Area)
University of Arizona
Sankalp Gokhale is director of Neurocritical Care Unit at the Banner University Medical Center. His work is focused on providing excellent clinical care as well as building and expanding the Neuro ICU. He is passionate about teaching and building a well rounded Neurocritical care fellowship program.
Sankalp Gokhale(Research Area)
Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital
Aminur Rahman have completed his fellowship in interventional neuroradiology from university hospital of zurich, switzerland and also from department of radiology faculty of medicine ramathibodi hospital, mahidol university, bangkok, thailand and worked as consultant neurologist and internist in a tertiary level hospital in dhaka, bangladesh. He has also teaching experiences among students in post -graduation and under-graduation medical students. His consultation is in patient both in-patients and out-patient department.
Aminur Rahman(Research Area)
University of Guadalajara
Dr. JesÃºs GÃ³mez (Biography)
Professor Researcher Head of the Department of Neurosciences, CUCS, University of Guadalajara Head of the Neuroscience Care Unit, same department Pediatric Neurologist (retired) of the Pediatric Hospital of the National Medical Center of the West of the IMSS Titular of the Neurosciences Program of the Specialty of Psychiatry Civil Hospital Professor of the Master of Neuropsychology, University of Guadalajara
Dr. JesÃºs GÃ³mez (Research Area)
Loma Linda University
Dr. Olivo graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2007. He works in Murrieta, CA and specializes in Neurology. Dr. Olivo is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta
Ricardo Olivo(Research Area)
University of Minnesota
Afshin A. Divani(Biography)
Dr. Afshin Divani received his bachelor degree from Youngstown State University in Ohio, and his master and doctorate degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.Â He has completed a research fellowship in sleep disorder at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.Â He has also completed a stroke research fellowship at the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Dr. Divani is currently an Assistant Professor in Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at University of Minnesota, USA.
Afshin A. Divani(Research Area)
University of Monastir
Doctor of medicine graduated from Monastir Medicine Faculty Jul 2002 Specialist of Neurology Sept 2002 Subspeciality is neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology University Hospital of Monastir and the Medicine Faculty of Monastir 2003 Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology University Hospital of Monastir and the Medicine Faculty of Monastir 2010 Specialized master of epileptology graduated from Sfax University Nov 2008
Saber Chebel(Research Area)
Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular disease
Higher Institute of Medical Science
University of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara
Board of Director / Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Alissa Willis serves on the board of directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and on the editorial board for the International Journal of MS Care. She is also the Assistant Professor of Schulich School of Medicine.
Alissa Willis(Research Area)
Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology
University of Louisville
Sarasota, Florida Area
John Baumann selected to be the Chair of the Make-A-Wish Kentucky Board of Directors. He also wrote a critically-acclaimed book entitled, DECIDE SUCCESS, and became an internationally-recognized inspirational success speaker.
John Baumann(Research Area)