Program

Saturday, June 18

6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT Registration Open

Sunday, June 19
Diagnosis and Phenomenology of FND

7:00 – 7:50 am EDT Breakfast Workshops
  1. Communicating a Diagnosis of FND
    Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD & Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
  2. Psychotherapeutic Treatment of FND
    Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD & W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
  3. Neurological Assessment of FND
    Joseph Jankovic, MD & M. Angela O'Neal, MD
  4. Neuropsychiatric Assessment of FND
    Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD & David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
Welcome – Functional Neurological Disorder in 2022
8:00 – 8:10 am EDT Welcome to the Meeting
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
8:10 – 8:20 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
Sarah C. Lidsone, MD, PhD
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT Functional Seizures
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
9:30 – 9:55 am EDT Functional Syncope-like Events
J. Gert Van Dijk, MD, PhD
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
Sigita Plioplys, MD
11:20 – 11:40 am EDT FND and Parkinson's Disease: What's the Connection? 
Alberto J. Espay, MD
11:45 am – 12:05 pm EDT FND and Migraines: A Point of Intersection
David W. Dodick, MD, FAAN
12:10 – 12:30 pm EDT Functional Cauda Equina Syndromes
Ingrid Hoeritzauer, SpR
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 Functional Neurological Disorders are Involuntary. What does that mean?
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
Laura McWhirter, MBChB
3:25 – 3:50 pm EDT FND and Vaccinations: Understanding Cause and Effect
Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD 
3:50 – 4:10 pm EDT Q & A
4:10 – 4:50 pm EDT Coffee/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
    Daniel Drane, PhD & Laura H. Goldstein, PhD, MPhil, FBPsS
  2. Conversation Analysis in FND
    Markus Reuber, MD, PhD, FRCP
  3. Using Clinical Neurophysiology for FND
    Tereza Serranová, MD, PhD & Michele Tinazzi, MD, PhD
  4. Physiotherapy for FND
    Glenn Nielsen, PhD & Julie Maggio PT, DPT, NCS
Session: Pathophysiology (Chair: Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD)
8:00 – 8:35 am EDT Predictive Coding, Interoception, and Emotions
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
8:40 – 9:05 am EDT Symptom Perception
Omer Van den Bergh, PhD
9:05 – 9:30 am EDT Q & A
9:30 – 9:45 am EDT Coffee
Session: Early Development (Chair: Richard Kanaan MD, PhD)
9:45 – 10:10 am EDT Impact of Adverse Childhood Events
Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
10:15 – 10:40 am EDT How Early Life Experiences Modulate the Development of Functional Brain Circuits
Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD
10:45 – 11:10 am EDT FND – A Core Neuropsychiatric Condition
David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
11:10 – 11:35 am EDT Q & A
Session: Our New Society and Its Relationships (Chair: Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN)
11:45 am – 12:10 pm EDT A Patient in the Virtual World
FND Portal
12:10 – 12:15 pm EDT Q & A
12:15 – 12:45 pm EDT FND Society Business Meeting
FNDS Board of Directors
12:45 – 1:50 pm EDT Lunch and Posters
Session: Clinical and Research Platform Talks (Moderator: Marina AJ De Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD)
1:50 – 2:50 pm EDT Six (6) Invited Platform Talks
Five (5) minute talk and three (3) minutes Q & A each
Session: Neuroimaging (Chair: Valerie Voon, MD, PhD)
2:50 – 3:15 pm EDT Functional Imaging in FND
Carine W. Maurer, MD, PhD
3:20 – 3:44 pm EDT Structural Imaging in FND
Johannes Jungilligens
3:45 – 4:00 pm EDT Q & A
4:00 – 4:30 pm EDT Coffee/Tea and Posters
Session: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights (Co-chairs: Jeffrey P. Staab
4:30 – 5:30 pm EDT Junior Video Cases
7:30 – 9:30 pm EDT Gala Dinner at The University of Massachusetts Club
(Optional / additional cost / limited availability)

Tuesday, June 21
Treatment of FND

7:00 – 7:50 am EDT Breakfast Workshops
  1. Treatments of Psychiatric Comorbidity in FND
    Juliana Lockman, MD
  2. Treatment Considerations in Children and Young People with FND
    Tyson Sawchuk, PhD
  3. Developing and Improving Treatment Pathways and Services for FND
    Selma Aybek, MD & Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD
  4. Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness
    Jeffrey P. Staab, MD
Session: Treatment – Part One (Chair: Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD)
8:00 – 8:25 am EDT Treatment of Children and Young People with FND
Aaron D. Fobian, PhD
8:30 – 8:55 am EDT Beyond CODES: Psychotherapy for Functional Seizures
Gaston C. Baslet, MD
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT OT Recommendations for FND Treatment
Clare M. Nicholson
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
Jan Baker
10:40 – 11:05 am EDT Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Béatrice Garcin, MD, PhD
11:10 – 11:35 am EDT Psychedelics & Other Novel Pharmacologic Considerations
Matthew Butler, SpR
11:35 am – 12:00 pm EDT Q & A
Session: Special Lecture (Chair: Matthew J. Burke, MD, FRCPC)
12:10 – 12:45 pm EDT Chronic Pain Lessons for FND 
Daniel Clauw, MD
12:45 – 1:00 pm EDT Q & A
1:00 – 1:15 pm EDT Get Lunch for Lunchtime Sessions
Lunchtime Workshops A (Parallel Sessions)
1:15 – 2:05 pm EDT
  1. Evaluation of Seizures – Monitoring / Device Considerations
    Selim Benbadis, MD
  2. Sensory Modulation Assessments and Treatment
    Jessica Ranford, MS, OTR/L & Julie MacLean, OTR/L
  3. FMDs Triggered By Social Media
    Tamara Pringsheim, MD, FRCPC
  4. Multimodal Out-Patient Programs
    Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD; & Laura Morrissey, LICSW
Lunchtime Workshops B (Parallel Sessions)
2:15 – 3:05 pm EDT
  1. Navigating Telehealth Considerations for FND
    Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN
  2. Pharmacological Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities in FND
    Jane Erb, MD
  3. Navigating Psychotherapy Treatment Challenges
    Kim D. Bullock, MD
  4. Speech and Language Therapy for Functional Speech/Voice Disorders
    Jennifer L. Freeburn, MS, CCC-SLP
3:05 – 3:20 pm EDT Coffee
Session: Unanswered Questions – FND, Medicine, and Its Future (Chair: W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH)
3:20 – 3:35 pm EDT How do we Better Educate the Next Generation in FND and Clinical Neuroscience Overall?
Sheldon Benjamin, MD
3:40 – 3:55 pm EDT Health Anxiety, Somatic Symptoms & FND – Points of Intersection?
James Levenson, MD
4:00 – 4:15 pm EDT Opportunities & Challenges – Where Do We Go Next?
Selma Aybek, MD
4:15 – 4:35 pm EDT Q & A
4:35 – 4:50 pm EDT Closing Notes
Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS Immediate Past President

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