Stephen K. Myers Memorial Symposium

October 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marriot Camden Yards Baltimore
110 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Emily Boydston

Please join the University of Maryland Department of Neurology for the 2nd Annual

Stephen K. Myers Memorial Symposium on Multiple System Atrophy and Other Parkinsonian Disorders for Patients and Caregivers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Reception to Follow

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards 110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
*Parking is available on-site at the Marriott

Please join us to hear
~ A keynote address from Dr. Irene Litvan, a leading expert on Parkinsonian Disorders from UC San Diego
~ Presentations from CurePSP, the MSA Coalition, a leading speech language pathologist, and a patient & caregiver’s perspective
~ A panel discussion with Dr. Litvan and experts from University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medicine

Your RSVP is kindly requested by October 3, 2017
Emily Boydston: or (410) 706-8258

After the loss of her son, Stephen, to MSA, Carol Shaffer Smith felt a great need to share information on managing the evolving daily challenges of living with a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Sparse information is available to help those suffering from parkinsonian disorders such as multiple system atrophy, Lewy body dementia, corticobasal degeneration, and progressive supranuclear palsy. It is her hope to bring together patients and families to shed more light on ways to help those suffering from these disorders, enabling them to have the best quality of life possible.

Program Agenda:

Welcome: Stephen G. Reich, MD
The Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Professor in Neurology University of Maryland School of Medicine

Opening Remarks: Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD Chairman, Department of Neurology University of Maryland School of Medicine

A Mother’s Perspective: Carol Shaffer Smith

Keynote Speaker: Irene Litvan, MD, FAAN, FANA Tasch Endowed Professor in Parkinson’s disease Research Director, Movement Disorders Center, UC San Diego

Speech and Swallowing Disorders: Laura Purcell Verdun, MA, CCC/SLP VoiceTrainer, LLC

Management of Low Blood Pressure: Stephen G. Reich, MD

MSA Coalition Presentation

CurePSP Presentation

A Patient and Caregiver’s Perspective: Jim and Beverly Gorman

Panel Discussion with Questions from the Audience Moderator: Lisa Shulman, MD

Reception with light hors d’oeuvres