UB Neurologists Present 30 Sessions at AAN Annual Meeting

Published May 6, 2016

Researchers in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Neurology shared their findings through 30 presentations at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting.

“I am so pleased to see the large number of faculty, trainees and research staff from the department represented at the Vancouver meeting.”
Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of neurology

The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, attracting more than 10,000 professionals in the field.

Poster Sessions, Discussions Explore Varied Topics

UB presenters featured their research through poster sessions and highlighted discussions. The meeting took place April 15-21 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The department, as it has for the past several years, played a substantial role in the Academy’s annual meeting, according to Gil I. Wolfe, MD, FAAN, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of neurology.

“The breadth of presentations was considerable, including multiple papers presented in the areas of multiple sclerosis, juvenile multiple sclerosis, the latest neuroimaging techniques and neuromuscular disorders,” said Wolfe, a fellow in the academy since 1991.

“I am so pleased to see the large number of faculty, trainees and research staff from the department represented at the Vancouver meeting,” he said.

Wolfe also noted Edward J. Fine, MD, associate professor of neurology, continued his practice of presenting a paper on the history of neurology, discussing the evolution of a technique used in a variety of applications including lie detector tests.

Number of UB Residents, Alumni Contribute

Participating residents, fellows and alumni include:

Residents

Adult Neurology – Class of 2016

  • Haris Kamal, MD (chief resident)
  • Aurangzeb Memon, MBBS (chief resident)

Fellows

  • Pooja Sofat, MBBS, clinical neurophysiology fellow

Alumni

Studying Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and More

A complete list of presentations and participants follows: