Duke Neurology Faculty, Trainees Stand Out at NCNS 2023

By William Alexander

Winning the North Carolina Neurological Society's (NCNS) first NeuroBowl trivia contest was just the start for members of the Duke Neurology Department at the NCNS' 2023 annual meeting in Pinehurst, NC, this weekend. Our faculty, trainees, students, and staff members contributed to the following seven oral presentations and five posters this year, including case presentations, updates on women’s health, the development of a new, inclusive neurocognitive screening test, and an assessment of barriers to epilepsy care in Pakistan.

Oral Presentations:

  • NMDAR Encephalitis Clinical Trial: Extinguish - Danelvis Paredes, MD, MPH 
  • Women’s Health issues in Multiple Sclerosis - Suma Shah, MD
  • Current Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis - Elijah Lackey, MD
  • Advances in Neurostimulation for Treatment of Epilepsy - Prachi Parikh, MD
  • Treatment of muscular dystrophies - Edward Smith, MD 
  • Management of CRAO Brian Mac Grory, MB BCh, MRCP
  • Spine Neuroradiology - Walter Wiggins, MD, PhD 

Posters and Abstracts:

  • Anti-Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD) Antibody-Associated Cerebellar Syndrome - Amber Anderson, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, Joel Morgenlander, MD
  • A Case of Copper Deficiency Myeloneuropathy Secondary to AREDS2 Multivitamin Use - Ethan Eyman, MD, C. Hunter Roark, DO, Elizabeth Devore, NP, and William Powers, MD
  • Acute Myelopathy: Distinguishing Between Fibrocartilaginous Embolism-Related Spinal Cord Infarction and Transverse Myelitis - Heba Al-Sahlani, PA-C, Christopher Eckstein, MD
  • A Novel Language-Neutral Neurocognitive Screening Test in African Americans - Andy Liu, MD, MS, Deborah Rose, MD, and Charlotte Jones
  • Bridging the Treatment Gap in Epilepsy: A Cross-Sectional Study of Pakistani Physicians’ Perceptions of Barriers to Care and Self-Reported Competency - M. Shahzad Zafar, MD, Julie Hwang, MSc, Lekha Karthikeyan, MD, Cordelia Hume, Noor Sabha, MD, and Prem Chand, MBBS