2023 Neuroscience Expo

The 2023 Neuroscience Expo will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. Join us for this free event and get the latest information about treatments, rehabilitation and support resources. Presenters will include neurologists and neuropsychologists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; and more.

This year’s expo features four tracks specific to neurological conditions, as well as a life skills workshop:

  • Headache and migraine
  • Memory care, including Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Life skills: Preparing for the future with a neurological condition

Keynote presentation

Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk
Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences

Scientific Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

You have a neurological condition, but do you know your stroke risk? Hear from nationally renowned neurologist and researcher Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., about the importance of managing your stroke risk factors. She will share information about the impact of these risk factors on other neurological conditions and lessons learned from her research in stroke neurology.

Agenda

Select and view topics that are of interest to you:

Headache and migraine

Location: Ballroom B

Moderated by Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS 

9:30 a.m.         What Is Migraine and Why Do I Have It?
                           Brian M. Plato, D.O.

9:50 a.m.         Making Sense of All of the New Migraine Medications
Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., FAHS

10:10 a.m.       Concussion as a Risk Factor for Migraine
Tad D. Seifert, M.D.

11 a.m.            The Headache of Medication Access: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Navigating Prescription Insurance and Copay Assistance
Katie Blain, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP

Noon               Expo keynote lunch

Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk
Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.         Why Can’t I Sleep? How Poor Sleep Makes Migraine Worse and What to Do About It
Ryan G. Wetzler, Psy.D.

2 p.m.              Ask Me Anything: Headache Edition Q&A
Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., FAHS
Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHSTad D. Seifert, M.D. 

Memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s and dementia

Location: Ballroom A

Moderated by Stephanie Freeman, MSW

9:30 a.m.         Dementia in Kentucky: Updates from the Kentucky Office of Dementia Services
Victoria Elridge
Jennifer Craig

10 a.m.            Navigating Through the Stages of Dementia
Rachel N. Hart, D.O.

11 a.m.            Factors That Impact Brain Health: Tips for Delaying Dementia Today

Brandon C. Dennis, Psy.D.

Noon               Expo keynote lunch
Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.         Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behaviors
Tammy S. Evanow, APRN
Rachel N. Hart, D.O.

2 p.m.              Dementia and New Disease-modifying Treatments
Kenneth Gregory Pugh, M.D.

Multiple sclerosis

Location: Ballroom D

Moderated by Andrea Rogers, R.N., MSN

9:30 a.m.       I’m 55 or Older. Is It Safe to Discontinue My MS Treatment?

                        Geeta A. Ganesh, M.D.

10 a.m.           What You Eat Matters for MS (with Q&A)
Jocelyn H. McGuire, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, MSCN

11 a.m.          Research Opportunity: Palm-cooling Device

                      John F. Caruso, Ph.D.

11:15 a.m.     Being Your Best Physical Self With MS

Colin Hulls, P.T., DPT, NCS

Noon             Expo keynote lunch
Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.       Sexuality and MS (with Q&A)

                      Lindsey Adler, P.T., DPT, CLT, WCS

Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Location: Ballroom E

Moderated by Angela Condon, R.N.

9:30 a.m.         How Does Parkinson’s Disease Progress?
Jason L. Crowell, M.D.

10 a.m.            What’s New in Parkinson’s Disease
Justin T. Phillips, M.D.

11 a.m.            Does Parkinson’s Disease Affect Memory
Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D.



Noon               Expo keynote lunch

Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.         The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease
Natalie E. Vance, P.T., DPT, NCS

2 p.m.              Surgical Options for Parkinson’s Disease
Abigail J. Rao, M.D.

Life skills: Preparing for the future with a neurological condition

Location: Lower Level Room L007/L008

Moderated by Caitlin Zoeller, LCSW

9:30 a.m.         The Doctor Whisperer: Improving Your Doctor/Patient Relationship in Support of Your Claim for Disability
Samuel L. Schad

10 a.m.            Keeping What’s Yours, Yours: An Effective Guide to Estate Planning
Cameron M. Fathauer

11 a.m.            Helping Hands: When to Seek Additional Care for Your Neurological Condition

Caitlin Zoeller, LCSW

Hosparus and Hospice
Christopher Hurley, LCSW

Noon                Expo keynote lunch
Living With a Neurological Condition: Know Your Stroke Risk

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.         (repeat of 11 a.m. presentation)

Helping Hands: When to Seek Additional Care for Your Neurological Condition Caitlin Zoeller, LCSW

Hosparus and Hospice
Christopher Hurley, LCSW

2 p.m.              Panel discussion/Q&A

                        Caitlin Zoeller, LCSW
                        Christopher Hurley, LCSW
                        Cameron M. Fathauer
                        Samuel L. Schad

What to Expect

The 2023 Neuroscience Expo will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Kentucky. Entrance to the expo is at the corner of Fourth and Market streets.

Parking

Valet: Free valet parking is available on Market Street.

Additional parking is free for the first 300 cars total in the following parking garages:

Cowger Garage (closest to entrance). The garage entrance is located on Market Street, between Third and Fourth streets.

Commonwealth Garage. Enter on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth streets.

Bring your ticket for validation at registration.

Inside the vast convention center, golf carts will be available throughout the day to transport attendees between event areas, restrooms and entryways.

Download Parking Map

The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is also accessible via TARC public transportation. To plan your route, go to RideTARC.org/Getting-Around/Routes.

Bus routes to KICC:

  • 02 Second Street
  • 10 Dixie Rapid
  • 15 Market Street
  • 17 Bardstown Road
  • 28 Preston Highway
  • 31 Shelbyville Road
  • 31X Middletown Express
  • 40 Taylorsville Road
  • 43 Portland Poplar Level Road
  • 61X Plainview Express
  • 71 Jeffersonville-Louisville-New Albany
  • 72 Clarksville
  • 73 West Louisville-River Ridge

TARC also offers paratransit services via TARC 3. To learn more go to. RideTARC.org/Getting-Around/TARC3.

Food and Beverages

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees as part of registration.

Exhibitor Hall

The 2023 Neuroscience Expo will feature a variety of resources that may help improve quality of life for people living with neurological disorders and their families, including:

Community-based Education

  • Presentations of in-depth information to help those affected by neurological disorders
  • Life skills workshop, designed for patients and caregivers to learn about social security disability, simple will planning and elder law

Exhibit Floor

Interact with vendors and exhibitors discussing products and services that could enhance quality of life.

Who Should Attend the Neuroscience Expo?

This expo is designed for:

  • Individuals with a neurological condition
  • Caregivers and family
  • Support care providers
  • Clinical care providers
  • Community resource providers

My Condition of Interest Isn’t a Designated Track. What Should I Choose?

The Neuroscience Expo is designed around designated disease tracks, but many related conditions will be supported as a part of these tracks. Choose the track that is the most closely related to your area of interest.

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