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Regional Transverse Myelitis Symposium

The Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center Regional Clinical Care Symposium was a great success! Attendees got expert insight on how to cope with symptoms of transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica, as well as a better understanding of what's on the horizon for managing the condition.

If you missed the event, you can view videos of the presentations below. We hope you will join us in person for the 2015 symposium!

The Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center Regional Clinical Care Symposium
Opening Remarks
Maureen A. Mealy, Clinical Program Manager 

Transverse Myelitis: Neither Transverse and Not Always Myelitis
The differential diagnosis and management of TM
Carlos A. Pardo-Villamizar, M.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center

Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Transverse Myelitis
Depression and the psychological impact of neuro-immune disorders
Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.

Critical Issues in Neurorehabilitation
Activity-based rehabilitation in transverse myelitis
Daniel Becker, M.D.

Gait Dysfunction in TM
Understanding walking difficulties and how to treat them
Kathleen Zackowski, Ph.D., O.T.R.

The Future of Stem Cells
Regenerative stem cell therapy for demyelinating diseases
Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NMO Clinic

The Many Faces of Pain
Types of pain in TM and its management
Scott D. Newsome, D.O.

Spasticity Management in Transverse Myelitis
Open forum roundtable discussion
R. Samuel Mayer, M.D. and Meredith Budai, P.T., D.P.T.


Related Links

3rd Annual Regional Transverse Myelitis Symposium: June 20, 2015
On June 20, 2015 the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center (JHTMC) will be hosting our third annual Regional Transverse Myelitis Symposium for people touched by TM, including patients, family members and caregivers. RSVP now.

A Dancer Relearns How to Walk: Michelle, a young dancer, experienced sudden pain and numbness in her legs and consulted Johns Hopkins neurologist Carlos Pardo, director of the Transverse Myelitis (TM) Center. The diagnosis was something Michelle and her family never suspected. Here is her inspiring story. 

Attacking Two Brain Disorders on Multiple Fronts
Uncover how Hopkins researchers are finding new treatments and diagnostic tools to treat multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis.Learn more about the relationship between transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis at Project RESTORE

Out-of-State and International Patients - Find Out More


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