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Regional Transverse Myelitis Symposium

Have transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica affected your life? Learn how to cope with your symptoms and live better with insights from the experts.

Transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica patients, as well as family, practitioners, caregivers and friends, are invited to attend the 2nd annual Regional Transverse Myelitis Symposium to gain a better understanding of TM's most common issues, including:

  • Pain
  • Mobility challenges
  • Depression
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction

The day features presentations and interactive sessions led by experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through lectures and roundtable breakout discussions, you will explore the latest trends in management of these issues, rehabilitation strategies and new and developing research.

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (breakfast starts at 9 a.m.; lunch is also provided)
Place: Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center (Zayed 2117) Zayed Building, Main Level
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore 21287

The Orleans garage is conveniently situated across the street from the hospital between Wolfe Street and Broadway. The Zayed pedestrian bridge on the 4th floor of the garage links the garage to the main level of the hospital for safe and easy access.


All fields « are required.

All available reservations for this year's Symposium are filled. 

We are happy to place your name on a waiting list, and will contact you if space becomes available.

While the Annual Symposium is free to all, space is limited and all prospective attendees must reserve their place on a first-come-first-served basis. For this reason, we request that each patient bring no more than two guests. We will confirm your reservation closer to the event, and ask that you please notify us if you must cancel.

Your Experts:

  • Daniel Becker, MD 
  • Michael Levy, MD, PhD 
  • Carlos A. Pardo, MD
  • Meredith Budai, PT, DPT 
  • Robert Samuel Mayer, MD 
  • Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR
  • Janet Dean, CRNP
  • Maureen Mealy, RN, BSN
  • Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD 
  • Scott Newsome, DO

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