Vanderbilt Researchers at ANA 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri

The Vanderbilt Department of Neurology shared their insights at the 144th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association.

At the American Neurological Association’s 144th annual meeting in St. Louis October 13-15, experts from the Vanderbilt Department of Neurology shared their work through a variety of means. Stay up to date on the conference happenings on social media, by following #ANA2019 and @VUMC_Health.

The ANA Board of Directors, which includes Beth Ann Malow, M.D., professor of neurology at Vanderbilt, sponsored several events for new attendees. The board also encouraged all attendees to attend professional development courses available at the meeting (outlined in the program):

Saturday, October 12

Session Type: Trainee Breakfast
Location: Majestic C
Time: 7 – 7:30 a.m.

Monday, October 14

Session Type: New Member Meet and Greet
Location: Gateway Arch
Time: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
RSVP requested

Session Type: President’s Reception
Location: Gateway Arch
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
RSVP requested

Vanderbilt attendees at the meeting included:

Miranda Tomaras, research intern in the Neuro-Movement Disorders Division, presenting “Prevalence of Comorbid Spasticity and Urinary Incontinence in Residents of a Long-Term Care Facility”

Mallory Hacker, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, presenting “A Novel Bedside Screening Tool for Spasticity Referral”

Jacqueline Meystedt, student in the Department of Neurology, presenting “Spasticity is Associated with Activities of Daily Living Dependency in the Nursing Home Setting”

Daniel Claassen, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology