2022 Conference Presentations

4th International Conference on Functional Neurological Disorder Presentation Videos

Day 1: Diagnosis and Phenomenology of FND
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Breakfast Workshop

Psychotherapeutic Treatment of FND; Richard J. Brown, PhD, ClinPsyD & W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH

Welcome - Functional Neurological Disorder in 2022

Welcome to the Meeting; Barbara Dworetzky, MD
FND – Then and Now; Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP

Clinical Presentations of FND – Part One

Functional Seizures; Barbara Dworetzky, MD
Q & A

Clinical Presentations of FND – Part Two

FND in Children and Young People; Sigita Plioplys, MD
FND and Parkinson's Disease: What's the Connection?; Alberto J. Espay, MD
Q & A

Presidential Address

Functional Neurological Disorders are Involuntary. What does that mean?; Mark Hallett, MD, Dr Med (hon), FNDS President

FND and COVID-19

Functional Cognitive Disorder and Long Haul COVID; Laura McWhirter, PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych
FND and Vaccinations: Understanding Cause and Effect; Timothy Nicholson, MD, PhD
Q & A

Day 2: Pathophysiology of FND
Monday, June 20, 2022

Breakfast Workshop

Physiotherapy for FND; Glenn Nielsen, PhD & Julie Maggio PT, DPT, NCS


Predictive Coding, Interoception, and Emotions; Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
Symptom Perception; Omer Van den Bergh, PhD
Q & A

Early Development

How Early Life Experiences Modulate the Development of Functional Brain Circuits; Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD
FND – A Core Neuropsychiatric Condition; David L. Perez, MD, MMSc
Q & A

Our New Society and Its Relationships

A Patient in the Virtual World; FND Portal
Q & A

FND Society Business Meeting

FNDS Board of Directors

Clinical and Research Platform Talks

Five (5) Invited Platform Talks


Functional Imaging in FND; Carine W. Maurer, MD, PhD
Structural Imaging in FND; Johannes Jungilligens
Q & A

Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights

Junior Video Cases

Day 3: Treatment of FND
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Breakfast Workshop

Developing and Improving Treatment Pathways and Services for FND; Selma Aybek, MD & Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD

Treatment - Part One

Treatment of Children and Young People with FND; Aaron D. Fobian, PhD
Beyond CODES: Psychotherapy for Functional Seizures; Gaston C. Baslet, MD
OT Recommendations for FND Treatment; Clare M. Nicholson
Q & A

Treatment - Part Two

Functional Communication and Swallowing Disorders; Jan Baker
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Béatrice Garcin, MD, PhD
Psychedelics & Other Novel Pharmacologic Considerations; Matthew Butler, SpR
Q & A

Special Lecture

Chronic Pain – Lessons for FND; Daniel Clauw, MD

Lunchtime Workshop A

Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Multi-modal Outpatient Program; Barbara Dworetzky, MD; Gaston Baslet, MD; Ginger Polich, MD; Laura Morrissey, LICSW; & Rachel Wilson, PT

Lunchtime Workshop B

Navigating Psychotherapy Treatment Challenges; Kim D. Bullock, MD

Unanswered Questions – FND, Medicine, and Its Future

The Future of Graduate Medical Education Training in Neuropsychiatry with special reference to FND; Sheldon Benjamin, MD
Somatic symptom disorder and FND: a brief historical perspective; James Levenson, MD
Opportunities & Challenges – Where Do We Go Next?; Selma Aybek, MD
Q & A

Closing Notes

Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP

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