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Plenary Sessions

The 2020 AANEM Annual Meeting Plenary Topic will be "Emergent Therapies in Neuromuscular Diseases."

Reiner Lecture

Gil Wolfe, MD
Lecture Topic – Myasthenia Gravis

  • University at Buffalo Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor and Chairman, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of Neurology

Lambert Lecture

Merit Cudkowicz, MD
Lecture Topic - ALS

  • Chief, Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Sean Ml Healey & AMG Center for ALS
  • Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute

Olney Lecture

John Day, MD, PhD
Lecture Topic - Overview of Genetic Therapies

  • Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center

*Lecture titles are still being finalized. Listed are the 2020 plenary speakers and their lecture topics.

Additional Plenary Speakers

Craig McDonald, MD
Lecture Topic – Dystrophinopathy

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UC Davis Health
  • Director, Neuromuscular Disease Clinics
  • Director, Neuromuscular Disease Program
  • Director, MDA Clinics
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Charlotte Sumner, MD
Lecture Topic – SMA

  • Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Luis Querol, MD, PhD
Lecture Topic -
Inflammatory Neuropathies

  • Attending Neurologist, Neuromuscular BCN, Barcelona, Spain

Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award Speaker

Carolina Barnett-Tapia, MD, PhD Lecture Topic - Assessing New Health Technologies/Treatments

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Physician - Active Staff, Division of Neurology, University Health Network
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada, Canada
  • Assistant Professor, Institute Health policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto






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