Saturday, June 18

5:00 – 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 (Virtual Session)
    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 (Virtual Session)
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
8:10 – 8:25 am EDT FND – Then and Now (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Sarah C. Lidstone, MD, PhD
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT Functional Seizures (Virtual Session)
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
9:30 – 9:55 am EDT Functional Syncope-like Events (Virtual Session)
J. Gert Van Dijk, MD, PhD
9:55 – 10:20 am EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Sigita Plioplys, MD
11:20 – 11:40 am EDT FND and Parkinson's Disease: What's the Connection? (Virtual Session)
Alberto J. Espay, MD
11:45 am – 12:05 pm EDT FND and Migraines: A Point of Intersection (Virtual Session)
David W. Dodick, MD, FAAN
12:10 – 12:30 pm EDT Functional Cauda Equina Syndromes (Virtual Session)
Ingrid Hoeritzauer, SpR
12:30 – 12:55 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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? (Virtual Session)
Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS President
2:40 – 2:55 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Laura McWhirter, PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych
3:25 – 3:50 pm EDT FND and Vaccinations: Understanding Cause and Effect (Virtual Session)
Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD 
3:50 – 4:10 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT Welcome Reception (Music by Dr. Phil Pearl’s Children’s Hospital Jazz Band; and Kyla Madonna Kenney)

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 (Virtual Session)
    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 (Virtual Session)
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
8:40 – 9:05 am EDT Symptom Perception (Virtual Session)
Omer Van den Bergh, PhD
9:05 – 9:30 am EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
10:15 – 10:40 am EDT How Early Life Experiences Modulate the Development of Functional Brain Circuits (Virtual Session)
Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD
10:45 – 11:10 am EDT FND – A Core Neuropsychiatric Condition (Virtual Session)
David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
11:10 – 11:35 am EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
FND Portal
12:10 – 12:15 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
12:15 – 12:45 pm EDT FND Society Business Meeting (Virtual Session)
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 Five (5) Invited Platform Talks (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Carine W. Maurer, MD, PhD
3:20 – 3:44 pm EDT Structural Imaging in FND (Virtual Session)
Johannes Jungilligens
3:45 – 4:00 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
    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 (Virtual Session)
Aaron D. Fobian, PhD
8:30 – 8:55 am EDT Beyond CODES: Psychotherapy for Functional Seizures (Virtual Session)
Gaston C. Baslet, MD
9:00 – 9:25 am EDT OT Recommendations for FND Treatment (Virtual Session)
Clare M. Nicholson
9:25 – 9:50 am EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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 (Virtual Session)
Jan Baker
10:40 – 11:05 am EDT Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Virtual Session)
Béatrice Garcin, MD, PhD
11:10 – 11:35 am EDT Psychedelics & Other Novel Pharmacologic Considerations (Virtual Session)
Matthew Butler, SpR
11:35 am – 12:00 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
Session: Special Lecture (Chair: Matthew J. Burke, MD, FRCPC)
12:10 – 12:45 pm EDT Chronic Pain Lessons for FND (Virtual Session)
Daniel Clauw, MD
12:45 – 1:00 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
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. Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Multi-modal Outpatient Program (Virtual Session)
    Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD; Laura Morrissey, LICSW; & Rachel Wilson, PT
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 (Virtual Session)
    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

The Future of Graduate Medical Education Training in Neuropsychiatry with special reference to FND (Virtual Session)
Sheldon Benjamin, MD

3:40 – 3:55 pm EDT Somatic symptom disorder and FNSD: a brief historical perspective (Virtual Session)
James Levenson, MD
4:00 – 4:15 pm EDT Opportunities & Challenges – Where Do We Go Next? (Virtual Session)
Selma Aybek, MD
4:15 – 4:35 pm EDT Q & A (Virtual Session)
4:35 – 4:50 pm EDT Closing Notes (Virtual Session)
Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS Immediate Past President

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