Pacific Neuroscience Institute Symposium 2017

September 22-23, 2017
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, CA
CME Course: 1 or 2 days
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As we look toward revolutionizing the neurosciences, there are rising numbers of patients faced with neurological diseases each year, creating a staggering need for improved prevention, treatment, and research. Pacific Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of providing groundbreaking therapies for neurological diseases and is dedicated to finding cures and novel solutions for some of medicine’s most daunting challenges.

As clinical neurosciences rapidly evolve, it is imperative that clinicians understand the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches to optimize outcomes, and be aware of clinical trials and potential future advances in the field. As such, this symposium will cover current management for brain, skull base and pituitary tumors, cerebrovascular disorders (stroke, aneurysm and AVM), movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor), hydrocephalus, and facial pain syndromes. The symposium will also look to the future with talks on the use of stem cell therapy for stroke, nutritional therapies for malignant brain tumors and focused ultrasound for movement disorders and brain tumors.

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute and its multiple Centers of Excellence have found an educational need for an in-depth review of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the treatment of patients with the full spectrum of neurological disorders and will be hosting a 2-day Symposium on September 22-23, 2017, at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, primary care physicians, head and neck surgeons, pain specialists, nurses and nurse practitioners. This conference will provide a comprehensive update on the clinical manifestations of these neuroscience disorders and recent surgical, medical, and radiation-based treatment advances, including clinical trials for these disorders.

We are pleased to have PNI faculty presenting alongside two keynote speakers – Neil A. Martin, MD, and Brent A. Reynolds, PhD.

Neil A. Martin, MD

Neil A. Martin, MD

Dr. Martin is currently the Director, Neuroscience Institute and Chief Quality Officer for Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Dr. Martin also serves as a consulting international expert of the International Neurosurgical Institute (INI) in Beijing, China. He specializes in the research and treatment of neurovascular disorders, including arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm and stroke. Dr. Martin has published nearly 300 articles on his research in medical journals and texts, and conducts NIH-funded research in cerebral blood flow and metabolism, neurosurgical critical care, and minimally invasive neurosurgery. Dr. Martin will be speaking about “The Future of Integrated Clinical Neuroscience: Genomics and Big Data for Predictive Proactive Precision Healthcare.” He will also discuss, “Clipping ‘Uncoilable’ Aneurysms: Lessons Learned over 30 Years.”

Brent A. Reynolds, PhD

Brent A. Reynolds, PhD

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the world of stem cell therapy, having discovered the existence of a stem cell in the adult central nervous system which challenged a century old dogma that the adult brain was unable to produce new neurons. In 1999, he published the first report on the trans-differentiation of cells derived from one germ layer into functional cells of another germ layer. He holds 16 US patents related to neural stem cells and his lab is currently focused on the development of stem cell specific assays, in situ manipulation of neural stem cells and understanding the role that solid tissue cancer stem cells play in tumor initiation and metastasis. Dr. Reynolds is currently Professor, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida and will be speaking about “Neural Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurological Disorders”.

PNI Faculty will be presenting an update across the neurosciences including:

  • Targeted therapies and clinical trials for gliomas
  • Radiosurgery for metastatic brain tumors
  • Keyhole and endoscopic brain tumor surgery
  • Comprehensive management of pituitary tumors
  • Endovascular treatment for acute stroke
  • Deep brain stimulation and other therapeutic options in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Adult hydrocephalus evaluation and treatment
  • Managing facial pain syndromes
  • Novel Nutritional therapies for malignant brain tumors
  • Stem cell therapy for permanent stroke
  • Focused ultrasound in movement disorders and brain tumors

To see the full symposium agenda, visit our website.

Space for the Pacific Neuroscience Institute Symposium is limited and filling up quickly. Those interested in attending should register now.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and Academic Event Management. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Karter White

Karter White is the Administrative Director of PNI Foundation. She oversees the strategic, operational and philanthropic efforts of the PNI Foundation in support of the PNI physician programs, Centers of Excellence, and innovative research initiatives. She works in partnership with the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation development team and the PNI Founders (Drs. Kelly, Griffiths, Krauss and Kesari) to foster relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the life-changing work of PNI. Karter helps expand support programs and advance clinical trials, fellowship training, physician and patient education, and community outreach for PNI.