AANEM Meetings News Express

AANEM News Express

Submit an Abstract for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America’s 2022 Scientific Session

The abstract submission window has officially opened for the 2022 Scientific Session of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. (MGFA). This year’s deadline is June 15, 2022.

2022 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend

The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF) offers International Scholarship opportunities  for up to five physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2022 AANEM Annual Meeting to be held September 21-24, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, those who submit an abstract/application, but do not receive an ANF International Scholarship are automatically considered for travel scholarships offered through the North American Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN). The IFCN distributes up to 15 scholarships.

Brian Wallach Receives AANEM Public Recognition Award

AANEM's Public Recognition Award is awarded to public figures, celebrities, or entities that have made extraordinary contributions toward increasing public awareness of muscle and nerve disorders. This year's recipient is Brian Wallach, founder of I AM ALS. Since I AM ALS was founded, it has built partnerships with more than 30 organizations, testified three times before Congress, pushed long-awaited FDA ALS clinical trial guidance, built a 100 member congressional caucus, and delivered more than $83 million worth of federal research funding for ALS.

Jeremy D.P. Bland, MB ChB, FRCP, Receives 2021 Distinguished Researcher Award

The Distinguished Researcher Award is characterized by a member who has made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiological, NM, or MSK research. This year, this honor is awarded to Jeremy D.P. Bland, MB ChB, FRCP, a consultant in neurophysiology at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust in Canterbury, United Kingdom. In addition, he is an honorary lecturer at King’s College in London.

Seward B. Rutkove, MD Honored with 2021 Innovation Award

The Innovation Award honors forward-thinking members for designing and developing products, services, or processes to enhance patient care and/or transform the quality of patient care delivery through technology and innovation. This year's winner is Dr. Rutkove. He has been selected for his incredible contributions to the field of NM and EDX medicine which include cofounding two companies, Myolex, Inc. and Haystack Diagnostics, Inc. 

Ileana Howard, MD Selected as the 2021 Advocacy Award Winner

Ileana Howard, MD is the 2021 recipient of AANEM's Advocacy Award for her outstanding work in supporting veterans,along with her efforts dedicated to providing the highest level of specialty care using telehealth.  

Kerry H. Levin, MD Receives 2021 Distinguished Physician Award

Dr. Levin has been named the winner of the 2021 Distinguished Physician Award. He has been a dedicated member of AANEM since 1982, the year he graduated from his fellowship. Dr. Levin was chosen for this award due to his many years of service as a clinician and educator. 

Sandra L. Hearn, MD Recipient of 2021 Scientific Impact Award

Sandra L. Hearn, MD, has been named as the winner of our 2021 Scientific Impact Award. She served as the second author on an article titled Motor Amplitudes May Predict Electromyography-Confirmed Radiculopathy in Patent Referred for Radiating Limb Pain.

Teerin Liewluck, MD is Named 2021 Scientific Impact Award Winner

Teerin Liewluck, MD, has been chosen as one of two recipients for the 2021 Scientific Impact Award. Dr. Liewluck was the senior author on a published paper titled, Neuromuscular Transmission Defects in Myopathies: Rare but Worth Searching For.

Michael Cartwright, MD, MS, Receives Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award

AANEM has selected Michael Cartwright, MD, MS to receive the Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award in 2021. AANEM Outstanding Educator Awards honor members for their significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine education. Dr. Cartwright, currently a Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Fellowship Director, and MDA Clinic Director, has been a member of AANEM since 2004. He has been a practicing neurologist/physiatrist for 15 years.