August, 1-3, 2013
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
An intensive neuroscience course including neuroanatomical dissections, lectures, study of higher mental functions, and clinical problem solving. This course will provide training in neuroscience applied to higher mental functions and their disorders. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of structural properties, sensorimotor systems, and neurolinguistic organization of the human brain. This learning will be supplemented by the guided brain dissections and neurological problem solving. Participants will also learn about the modern neuroradiological techniques, advances in neurological management of stroke and related syndromes, bioethical issues, neuropsychological concepts, and neurolinguistic implications of various neurosurgical techniques. The faculty will be derived from the disciplines of Neurolinguistics, Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Law, and Neuroradiology.
Any health care professional interested in functional neuroscientific knowledge and its applications to the clinical management of higher mental functions in neurologically impaired individuals. This course and its advanced-intermediate level of presentation is best suited for those with interest in brain-behavior relationship and neurological correlates of higher mental functions.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Organized by the Neurolinguistics lab of the department of Speech Pathology & Audiology at Marquette University, this course is co-sponsored by Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association.
This program is offered for 2.7 CEUs (Advanced level; Basic Communication Processes area).
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Orientation and introduction Brain anatomy, meninges, medullary centers, architectural organization, circulatory (CSF and Vascular) systems, and visual system
A review of major (forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain) neuroanatomical structures, meninges, vascular system, and cranial nerves
Friday, August 2, 2013
Neuroembryology, sensorimotor systems, cranial nerves, neurotransmitters, neural recovery, and stem cell research
Coronal and horizontal dissection of the brain to examine medullary centers and internal anatomy of the forebrain
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Higher mental functions, neuro-imaging, neurolinguistic considerations of neurosurgical techniques, advances in treatment of stroke syndromes, bioethics, and neural restitution
Neuro-communicative problem solving
Subhash C. Bhatnagar, Ph.D. (Neurolinguistics), CCC-SLP, is a Faculty member at Marquette University and teaches in the area of neurogenic disorders of communication. His research is involved with cortical and subcortical mapping of language functions in neurosurgical patients with intractable epilepsy and movement disorders. Course Director. Disclosure: As an author for Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, he receives book royalty; has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
William E. Cullinan, Ph.D. (Neuroscience) is the dean of the college of Health Sciences at Marquette University. He has established an active research laboratory investigating the neural circuitry mediating stress responsiveness. The author of many research papers and book chapters, he presently teaches anatomy and neuroanatomy to undergraduate and professional students, and to medical students and residents. Laboratory coordinator and Lecturer. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Maria Crowe, Ph.D. (Neuroscience) is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Staff Research Physiologist at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Her research interests include the study of pulsed magnetic fields on the recovery of locomotor function after spinal cord injury. She is also studying whether autologous stem cell populations can be used in the repair of the injured spinal cord. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Varun K. Saxena, M.D. is the medical director of the Center for Neurological Disorders, St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee. He participated in many drug treatment trials for stroke. He has authored papers involving stroke treatment. His research and clinical interests are in cerebrovascular diseases and neuro-imaging. Lecturer. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Lotfi Hacein-Bey, M.D. is Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Neurology and Director, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology at Sutter Neuroscience Institute, Sacramento, California. His research interests are in the area of cerebrovascular diseases, cerebrovascular adaptation to ischemia, and aneurysms management Lecturer. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Shekar N. Kurpad, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Chief of Neurosciences at the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center. His research interests are in malignant brain tumors, degenerative disease of the spine, tumors of the spine, spine trauma and skull base tumors, and minimally invasive methods for treatment of spinal disorders. Lecturer. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.Robyn S Shapiro, J.D. is a Health Law Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, and Regional Partner in Charge of the firm's Milwaukee office. Her past positions as the Ursula Von der Ruhr Professor of Bioethics and the Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin complement her broad-based health law practice. Her research interests and publications focus on issues related to the impact of malpractice litigation on the physician-patient relationship, genetics, advance directives, treatment decision making and termination, and ethics in clinical research. Lecturer. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Sanjeev Pradhan, M.D. (Vascular Surgery), a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, is clinical instructor for the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. His clinical practice research focus on open surgical as well as minimally invasive, or “endovascular,” techniques for the treatment of carotid, aneurysmal, and peripheral vascular disease. Disclosure: Has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.