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13th Annual Missouri Valley Child Neurology Colloquium

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri, 64105, USA

We hope you're as excited about this year's Missouri Valley Child Neurology Colloquium as we are.

Please join us for this single day meeting designed to provide child neurologists, Neurodevelopmental pediatricians, residents, fellows and nurses a forum of clinical presentations, current topic review and networking opportunities in the Missouri Valley Region. The Conference will be held at the historic Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City, MO.

We are honored to be the host city this year and want to make sure you have an exceptional experience here in Kansas City.

Keynote Speakers

Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA, FAAP

Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
President, Child Neurology Society

Nina F. Shor, MD, PhD

Deputy Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health
Former Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester and Pediatrician-in-Chief of its Golisano Children’s Hospital
Former President of the Child Neurology Society

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 7th

5pm: Please join us for an informal meet and greet at the P.S. Speakeasy located in the Hotel Phillips. Live music and custom cocktails are available starting at 5pm.

Friday, March 8th

7am - 5:30pm: Conference begins with breakfast at 7:00am and our welcome introduction will begin at 8am.

6pm: After the conference join us for cocktails and a dinner reception at The Reserve Event Space. Dinner will also include a performance of acclaimed poetry by Nina Schor. Join us for this exciting evening.

8:00-8:10 Welcome/Opening Remarks

  • Ahmed Abdelmoity, MD

8:10-9:10 Resident Case Presentations

  • Sonal Sharma, MD - Children’s Mercy Hospital

  • Crystal Worsena, DO - St. Louis University

  • Regina Triplett, MD - Washington University

9:10-9:55 Controversies/Updates of Infantile Spasm Treatment

  • Himanshu Kaulas, MD and Glen Fenton, MD

9:55-10:00 Q&A

10:00-10:15 BREAK

10:15-11:15 Resident Case Presentations

  • Elizabeth Wright-Jin, MD, PhD - Washington University

  • Tiffany Barkley, DO - Children's Mercy Hospital

  • Cynthia Morris, MD - St. Louis University

11:15-12:15 Keynote Speaker: Synergies: How Acadamia, Industry, Non-profit Agencies, and Government Work Together for You and Your Patients

  • Nina Schor, MD, PhD, FAAN

12:15-12:25 Q&A

12:25-1:30 LUNCH - Lunch will be served in the Phillips Ballroom on the third floor.

1:30-2:15 Sorting Out Pediatric Onset White Matter Diseases

  • Soe Mar, MD

2:15-2:20 Q&A

2:20-3:05 Point/ Counterpoint:

Cannabinoids for Treatment of Medically Refractory Epilepsy – Promising Novel Treatment or Another Anti-Epileptic Medication?

  • Mohammed Ilyas, MD and Kailash Pawar, MD

3:05-3:10 Q&A

3:10-3:25 Break

3:25-4:10 Early Screening for Depression in Pediatric Epilepsy

  • Erin Fecske, APRN

4:10-4:15 Q&A

4:15-5:15 Keynote Speaker

  • Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA, FAAP

5:15-5:25 Q&A

5:25-5:30 Closing Remarks

  • Ahmed Abdelmoity, MD

6:00-6:30 Cocktail/ Appetizers

6:30 Dinner Reception and performance of acclaimed poetry by Nina Schor

8:30 Conclusion

Continuing Education


Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Mercy Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity has been awarded up to 7.6 nursing contact hours. Children’s Mercy is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive continuing nursing education, participants are required to sign in and complete the electronic evaluation.


Registration closes February 25, 2019. 

If you have any trouble or questions regarding your resigtration feel free to contact us at


Our preferred hotel is the Hotel Phillips which will offer discounted accommodations for those attending the conference - to receive a discounted room rate click here. You may initially see a yellow error message at the top of the page-this message can be ignored. Select Hotel Phillips under Missouri in the Hotel drop down. Enter the corporate account code of 2667470 in the box under Special Accounts and Rates. Select your arrival and departure dates and click Find Hotels. Try to book early as these room rates are subject to availability.

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Would you like to be a part of sponsoring this year’s event? Please contact us at for information.


The Hotel Phillips has limited availability for parking. Hotel Phillips is located at 12th and Baltimore. Parking is available throughout the downtown area and ranges from $12.00-$20.00 per day.

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