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Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Neuro Conference – we hope that everyone left with lots of information! We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and our amazing keynote, Lotta Granholm, PhD, DDS!

Below are links to the presentations from each of the breakouts.

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2015 Topics:

A New Treatment Paradigm: Using Lifestyle as Medicine for Neurological Conditions

There is growing scientific evidence and interest in the effects of lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, on neurological conditions. However, these approaches are often not fully addressed or incorporated into the treatment plans of those with neurological diseases. This program will provide evidence-based, practical information about lifestyle factors that may positively as well as negatively impact a wide range of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke. In addition, the program will include a discussion with a panel of people with a wide range of neurological conditions who have successfully incorporated lifestyle approaches into their treatment.

Most relevant neurological conditions: Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s diseases, stroke

Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD: Physician Associate at CNI, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado, author of five books and more than a hundred articles.

Panel: four people with neurological conditions and their caretakers.

Technology of Movement

Human movement is complex. With neurological problems, rehabilitation aims to restore normal movement, compensate with other strategies and prevent pain or further loss of mobility. We will explore barriers to movement, technology to enhance movement today, and what is new on the horizon.

Relevant to all neurological conditions.


Karen Theriot, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ellen Belle, MA, PT, CNI Director of Patient Care

Kristina Anderson, OTR, CNI Patient Services


Scanning the Brain: What Does Technology Tell Us? Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy, Cognitive Disorders, and Parkinson’s Disease

Doctors use imaging technology every day to see inside a patient’s brain. This session will review how doctors use signals from the brain to diagnose and treat neurological conditions.

Most relevant neurological conditions: Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, and General Cognitive Disorders.

Gaetha Mills, RN, CNRN, Epilepsy Program Coordinator
State of the Art Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy

Jennifer Medina, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Neurophsychologist
Neuropsychological Assessment: Understanding Cognition and Behavior

Adam Hebb, MD, FRCSC, FAANS Neurosurgeon, Colorado Brain and Spine Institute
Smart DBS: Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation


Colorado Neurological Insitute