Ronald J. Donaldson Neuroscience Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2015
ETMC Pavilion in Tyler
801 Clinic Dr.
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The neuroscience symposium is named in honor of Dr. Ronald J. Donaldson, founder of Tyler Neurosurgical Associates, in association with ETMC.


This educational activity will provide information on advanced treatments and techniques in neuroscience available for conditions such as: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, sleep apnea, meningitis, critical care of the neuro patient and Parkinson’s disease.

Target audience

This program is designed for physicians specializing in family medicine, general practice, internal medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, vascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and other specialties, as well as nurses and other allied healthcare professionals who have an interest in current techniques in neuroscience care.


The symposium’s objectives are to provide advanced knowledge for the healthcare professional providing care to the neuroscience patient, apply the advanced knowledge in the care of the neuroscience patient and identify treatment plans to improve clinical outcomes.


7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Registration
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Current clinical management of epilepsyDr. Gina Jetter
Neurologist, ETMC Neurological Institute
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.La sclerose multiloculaire—a nervous conditionDr. Allison Hennigan
Neurologist, ETMC Neurological Institute
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Pre-hospital treatment of acute stroke patientsDr. James Grotta
Director of Stroke Research, Memorial Hermann Hospital
Vascular neurologist, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Do doctors really know everything?Dr. Stasha Gominak
Neurologist, ETMC Neurological Institute
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Critical care of the neuro patientDr. Ketan Patel
Pulmonologist, Pulmonary Specialists of Tyler
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Meningitis/encephalopathy managementDr. Richard Yates
Infectious disease, East Texas Infectious Disease Consultants
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Curing Parkinson’s DiseaseDr. George Plotkin
Neurologist, ETMC Movement Disorders Center and ETMC First Physician
4:00 p.m.Wrap-up and evaluation


The East Texas Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The East Texas Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ETMC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation.

Nurses who attend the entire educational activity, sign in legibly with a unique identifier and complete an evaluation tool will receive 7.25 contact hours.


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