TENTATIVE Program

Sunday, June 19
Diagnosis and Phenomenology of FND

7:00 – 7:50 am EDT Breakfast Workshops
  1. Communicating a Diagnosis of FND
  2. Psychotherapeutic Treatment of FND
  3. Neurological Assessment of FND
  4. Neuropsychiatric Assessment of FND
Welcome – Functional Neurological Disorder in 2022
8:00 – 8:10 am EDT Welcome to the Meeting
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
8:15 – 8:25 am EDT FND – Then and Now
Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
Session: Clinical Presentations of FND – Part One (Chair: Joseph Jankovic, MD)
8:30 – 8:55 am EDT Functional Movement Disorders
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT Functional Seizures
9:30 – 9:55 am EDT Functional Syncope-like Events
9:55 – 10:20 am EDT Q & A
10:20 – 10:55 am EDT Coffee
Session: Clinical Presentations of FND – Part Two (Chair: Francesca Morgante, MD, PhD)
10:55 – 11:15 am EDT FND in Children and Young People
11:20 – 11:40 am EDT FND and Parkinson's Disease: What's the Connection? 
11:45 am – 12:05 pm EDT FND and Migraines: A Point of Intersection
12:10 – 12:30 pm EDT Functional Cauda Equina Syndromes
12:30 – 12:55 pm EDT Q & A
12:55 – 2:00 pm EDT Lunch and Posters
Session: Presidential Address (Discussant: Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD)
2:00 – 2:40 pm EDT Havana Syndrome
Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS President
2:40 – 2:55 pm EDT Q & A
Session: FND and COVID-19 (Chair: Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP)
2:55 – 3:20 pm EDT Functional Cognitive Disorder and Long Haul COVID
3:25 – 3:50 pm EDT FND and Vaccinations: Understanding Cause and Effect
3:50 – 4:10 pm EDT Q & A
4:10 – 4:50 pm EDT Tea and Posters
Session: Focus on Diagnosis (Co-chairs: Markus Reuber, MD, PhD, FRCP & Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD)
4:50 – 6:20 pm EDT Video Grand Rounds
6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT Welcome Reception (Music by Kyla Madonna Kenney and Dysrhythmics)

Monday, June 20
Pathophysiology of FND

7:00 – 7:50 am EDT Breakfast Workshops
  1. Neuropsychometric Assessment in FND
  2. Conversation Analysis in FND
  3. Using Clinical Neurophysiology for FND
  4. Physiotherapy for FND
Session: Pathophysiology (Chair: Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD)
8:00 – 8:35 am EDT Predictive Coding, Interoception, and Emotions
8:40 – 9:05 am EDT Symptom Perception
9:05 – 9:30 am EDT Q & A
Session: Neuroimaging (Chair: Valerie Voon, MD, PhD)
9:30 – 9:55 am EDT Functional Imaging in FND
10:00 – 10:25 am EDT Structural Imaging in FND
10:25 – 10:40 am EDT Q & A
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee
Session: Our New Society and It's Relationships (Chair: Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN)
11:00 – 11:25 am EDT A Patient in the Virtual World
11:25 – 11:30 am EDT Q & A
11:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT FND Society Business Meeting
Session: Clinical and Research Platform Talks (Moderator: Marina AJ De Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD)
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT Six (6) Invited Platform Talks
Five (5) minute talk and three (3) minutes Q & A each
1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT Lunch and Posters
Session: Early Development (Chair: Richard Kanaan MD, PhD
2:00 – 2:25 pm EDT Impact of Adverse Childhood Events
2:30 – 2:55 pm EDT How Early Life Experiences Modulate the Development of Functional Brain Circuits
3:00 – 3:25 pm EDT FND – A Core Neuropsychiatric Condition
3:25 – 3:50 pm EDT Q & A
3:50 – 4:30 pm EDT Tea and Posters
Session: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights (Co-chairs: Jeffrey P. Staab
4:30 – 5:30 pm EDT Junior Video Cases

Tuesday, June 21
Treatment of FND

7:00 – 7:50 am EDT Breakfast Workshops
  1. Treatments of Psychiatric Comorbidity in FND
  2. Treatment Considerations in Children and Young People with FND
  3. Developing and Improving Treatment Pathways and Services for FND
  4. Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness
Session: Treatment – Part One (Chair: Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD)
8:00 – 8:25 am EDT Treatment of Children and Young People with FND
8:30 – 8:55 am EDT Beyond CODES: Psychotherapy for Functional Seizures
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT OT Recommendations for FND Treatment
9:25 – 9:50 am EDT Q & A
9:50 – 10:10 am EDT Coffee
Session: Treatment – Part Two (Chair: Kim D. Bullock, MD)
10:10 – 10:35 am EDT Functional Communication and Swallowing Disorders
10:40 – 11:05 am EDT Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
11:10 – 11:35 am EDT Psychedelics & Other Novel Pharmacologic Considerations
11:35 am – 12:00 pm EDT Q & A
Session: Special Lecture (Chair: Matthew J. Burke, MD, FRCPC)
12:00 – 12:35 pm EDT Chronic Pain – Lessons for FND 
12:35 – 12:50 pm EDT Q & A
12:50 – 1:00 pm EDT Get Lunch for Lunchtime Sessions
Lunchtime Workshops A (Parallel Sessions)
1:00 – 1:50 pm EDT
  1. Evaluation of Seizures – Monitoring / Device Considerations
  2. Sensory Modulation Assessments and Treatment
  3. FMDs Triggered By Social Media
  4. Multimodal Out-Patient Programs for FND
Lunchtime Workshops B (Parallel Sessions)
2:00 – 2:50 pm EDT
  1. Navigating Telehealth Considerations for FND
  2. Pharmacological Treatments of Depression, Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms in FND
  3. Navigating Psychotherapy Treatment Challenges
  4. Speech and Language Therapy for Functional Speech/Voice Disorders
2:50 – 3:05 pm EDT Coffee
Session: Unanswered Questions – FND, Medicine, and It's Future (Chair: W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH, MD, PhD)
3:05 – 3:20 pm EDT How do we Better Educate the Next Generation in FND and Clinical Neuroscience Overall?
3:25 – 3:40 pm EDT Health Anxiety, Somatic Symptoms & FND – Points of Intersection?
3:45 – 4:00 pm EDT Opportunities & Challenges – Where Do We Go Next?
4:00 – 4:25 pm EDT Q & A
4:25 – 4:40 pm EDT Closing Notes
Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS Immediate Past President

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