Ronald J. Donaldson Neuroscience Symposium

Friday, March 18, 2016
ETMC Pavilion in Tyler
801 Clinic Dr.
7:30 a.m. – 5 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.Cerebral aneurysmsDr. Stephen Nalbach
Tyler Neurosurgical Associates
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Epilepsy in East TexasDr. Gina Jetter
Northeast Texas Neurology Associates

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Surgical intervention for medically intractable epilepsyDr. Alexander M. Papanastassiou
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.MigrainesDr. Alison Hennigan
Northeast Texas Neurology Associates
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Developing novel treatments for improving outcome after stroke and TBI: targeting white matter recoverySteven H. Grahm, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburg, Vice Chairman for Research
Director, Geriatric Research Educational and Clinical Center
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.PTSD treatment: Where psychology and neurology interactDr. Daniel Williams
ETMC Behavioral Health Center
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Neuro modulation and the quest for immortalityDr. George Plotkin
Neurologist, ETMC Movement Disorders Center
4:00 p.m.Wrap-up and evaluation


Coming soon.


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