Program

Below you will find the program that was planned for June 2020. Because the conference has been rescheduled, this program is subject to change.

Sunday, June 14

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast Workshops
Communicating a Diagnosis, Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD; Alan J. Carson MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
Starting Psychotherapeutic Treatment, Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD; W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
Neurological Assessment, Joseph Jankovic, MD; M. Angela O'Neal, MD
Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD; David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome, Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Alan J. Carson MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
8:30 – 9:15 Presidential Address (Discussant: Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD)
What Are Functional Neurological Disorders? Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon)
9:20 – 11:00 Session: Clinical Presentations of FND (Chair: Joseph Jankovic, MD)
The Diagnosis of Functional Movement Disorders, Stanley Fahn, MD
Developments in Functional Seizures, Barbara Dworetzky, MD
New Clinical Phenotypes of Functional Movement Disorders, Sarah C. Lidstone MD, PhD
11:00 – 11:25 Coffee
11:30 – 1:15 Session: Clinical Presentations in Specific Groups (Chair: Tereza Serranová, MD, PhD)
FND in Pediatric Population, Sigita Plioplys, MD
FND in the Elderly, Alberto J. Espay, MD
Emergency Room Presentations of FND, Michele Tinazzi, MD, PhD
1:15 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:25 Posters
2:30 – 3:45 Session: Cognition and Language (Chair: Markus Reuber MD, PhD, FRCP)
Functional Communication and Swallowing Disorders, Jan Baker, PhD
Functional Cognitive Disorders, Laura McWhirter, MBChB
3:45 – 4:10 Tea
4:15 – 5:30 Session: New Phenotypes (Chair:
Functional Syncope-Like Events, J. Gert van Dijk, MD, PhD
Functional Cauda Equina Syndromes, Ingrid Hoeritzauer, PhD
5:45 – 6:45 Video Grand Rounds (Co-Chairs:
7:00 Welcome Reception (Music by Kyla Madonna Kenney and

Monday, June 15

7:15 – 8:15 Breakfast Workshops
Communicating a Diagnosis, Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD; Alan J. Carson MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
Starting Psychotherapeutic Treatment, Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD; W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
Using Clinical Neurophysiology, Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon); Tereza Serranová, MD, PhD
Physiotherapy for FND, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT
8:30 – 10:30 Session: Early Development (Chair: Richard A. A. Kanaan, MD, PhD)
Impact of Adverse Childhood Events, Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
How Early Life Experiences Modulate the Development of Functional Brain Circuits, Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD
Transdiagnostic Approaches to FND, David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 1:05 Session: Our New Society and Its Relationships (Chair: Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN
A Patient in the Virtual World, FND Portal
FND Society Business Meeting, FNDS Board of Directors
Poster Platforms
1:05 – 1:45 Lunch
1:45 – 2:10 Posters
2:15 – 3:30 Session: Pathophysiology (Chair:
Symptom Perception, Omer Van den Bergh, PhD
Interoception and Predictive Coding, Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
3:30 – 3:55 Tea
4:00 – 5:25 Session: Neuroimaging (Chair: Valerie Voon, MD, PhD
Functional Imaging in FND, Carine W. Maurer, MD, PhD
Structural Imaging in FND, Indrit Bègue, PhD
5:45 – 6:45 Session: Junior Cases (Co-Chairs: Jeffrey P. Staab

Tuesday, June 16

7:15 – 8:15 Breakfast Workshops
Neurological Assessment, Joseph Jankovic, MD; M. Angela O'Neal, MD
Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD; David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
Using Clinical Neurophysiology, Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon); Tereza Serranová, MD, PhD
Physiotherapy for FND, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT
8:30 – 10:30 Session: Treatment Part 1 (Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD)
Using Virtual Reality in FND, Kim D. Bullock, MD
Mindfulness-Based Therapies for Functional Seizures, Gaston Baslet, MD
CODES Trial, Laura H. Goldstein, PhD, MPhil, FBPsS
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:15 Session: Treatment Part 2 (Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Béatrice Garcin, MD, PhD
OT Recommendations for FND Treatment, Clare M. Nicholson
12:30 – 1:15 Lunchtime Workshop A
Engaging Children and Families: The Use of Visual Tools, Kasia Kozlowska, MBBS, FRANZCP, PhD
Augmenting Physio with Psychotherapy, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT
Sensory Modulation Assessments and Treatment, Jessica Ranford, MS, OTR/L; Julie MacLean, OTR/L
Multimodal Out-Patient Programs; Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD, Laura Morrissey, LICSW
1:30 – 2:15 Lunchtime Workshop B
Engaging Children and Families: The Use of Visual Tools, Kasia Kozlowska, MBBS, FRANZCP, PhD
Augmenting Physio with Psychotherapy, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT
Sensory Modulation Assessments and Treatment, Jessica Ranford, MS, OTR/L; Julie MacLean, OTR/L
Multimodal Out-Patient Programs; Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD, Laura Morrissey, LICSW
2:20 – 3:15 Distinguished Guest Lectures (Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD)
Can We Teach Empathy? Timothy Gilligan, MD
Teaching across the Divide, Sheldon Benjamin, MD
3:15 – 3:30 Closing Notes, Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon); W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH

Breakfast Workshops

Each breakfast workshop listed will take place two of the three mornings of the meeting. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Communicating a Diagnosis, Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, PhD; Alan J. Carson MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
Starting Psychotherapeutic Treatment, Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD; W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
Neurological Assessment, Joseph Jankovic, MD; M. Angela O'Neal, MD
Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD; David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
Using Clinical Neurophysiology, Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon); Tereza Serranová, MD, PhD
Physiotherapy for FND, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT

Lunchtime Workshops

On Tuesday during the lunch period, there will be two time slots for lunchtime workshops. Each workshop listed will take place during both Lunchtime Workshop 1 and Lunchtime Workshop 2. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Engaging Children and Families: The Use of Visual Tools, Kasia Kozlowska, MBBS, FRANZCP, PhD
Augmenting Physio with Psychotherapy, Glenn Nielsen, PhD; Paula Gardiner, MSc, Dip CBT
Sensory Modulation Assessments and Treatment, Jessica Ranford, MS, OTR/L; Julie MacLean, OTR/L
Multimodal Out-Patient Programs; Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD, Laura Morrissey, LICSW