University of Toronto Neurology Grand Rounds

May 28, 2021

The History, and Mystery, of Higher Cortical Visual Disorders
Dr. Sashank Prasad (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts)

April 23, 2021

Neuro-epidemiology in action: Findings that are changing clinical practice for people with epilepsy
Dr. Nathalie Jette (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA)

February 26, 2021

Pediatric to Adult Transition Care in Neurology Mini-Symposium
Transition Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology, University of Toronto 
Joint initiative between the Division of Adult Neurology, Dept. of Medicine and Division of Pediatric Neurology, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Dr. David Tang-Wai and Dr. Steven Miller (Division Directors Adult & Pediatric Neurology)

Transition Care for Neuroinflammatory Conditions 
Dr. Ann Yeh (The Hospital for Sick Children) 
Dr. Jiwon Oh (Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital)
Jennifer Boyd, Clinical Nurse Specialist (The Hospital for Sick Children)

Transitioning successful models of pediatric complex care
Dr. Eyal Cohen (The Hospital for Sick Children)

Pediatric Transition Preparation in Neuromuscular Disease
Dr. Laura McAdam (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital)

Accessibility Patient Care Advocate
Ms. Maayan Ziv, Patient Advocate, CEO ACCESSNOW.CA

Transition Care for Neurovascular Disease
Dr. Elizabeth Pulcine (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Dr. Cheryl Jaigobin (University Health Network: Toronto Western Hospital)

Transition Care in Epilepsy
Dr. Elizabeth Donner (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Dr. Danielle Andrade (University Health Network: Toronto Western Hospital)

Transition program in Epilepsy at Necker Hospital: The 2 faces of the medal
Dr. Rima Nabbout (Paris Descartes University, Paris, France)

December 2020 & January 2021 - No Rounds

November 27, 2020

Issues in Women’s Neurology and Women's Neurology at the University of Toronto
Mary A. O’Neal, MD
Director of Women’s Neurology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Neurology
Esther Bui MD, FRCPC and Aleksandra Pikula BSc. (Hon), MD, Dipl. ABPN (USA)
Women’s Neurology Fellowship Co-Directors

October 23, 2020

Rapidly progressive dementia: causes and diagnostic approach
Gabor Kovacs MD, PhD, FRCPC
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Department of Medicine/Division of Neurology, University of Toronto;
Principal Investigator UofT Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CRND), Krembil Brain Institute;
Consultant Neuropathologist/Neurologist, University Health Network (UHN); Laboratory Medicine Program and Krembil Brain Institute;
Faculty/Neurologist, Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease; Co-Director Rossy Program for PSP research

September 25, 2020

The new virtual reality: Neurologic care during COVID and beyond
Charles Kassardjian MD MSc FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Quality & Innovation, Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital
Houman Khosravani BSc(Hon), MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC 
Assistant Professor, Quality & Innovation, Sunnybrook Hospital
Sara Mitchell  MD, FRCPC, MPH 
Assistant Professor, Quality & Innovation, Sunnybrook Hospital

May 22, 2020: No rounds 

April 24, 2020

Special COVID-19 Grand Rounds
1. Preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic: experience from a tertiary referral hospital in Barcelona, Spain - Susana Otero-Romero, MD (Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona)
2. Protected Code Stroke - Houman Khosravani, BSc(Hon), MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC (SHSC, UofT)
3. COVID-19 and Multiple Sclerosis - Xavier Montalban, MD, PhD, FEAN, FAAN (UHT: SMH, UofT)
4. COVID-19 and Movement Disorders - Sohaila Alshimemeri, Movement Disorders Fellow (UHN: TWH)
5. COVID-19 and Neuromuscular Disorders - Hans Katzberg, MD, MSc, FRCPC (UHN: TGH)
6. COVID-19 and Epilepsy - Danielle Andrade, MD, MSc, FRCPC (UHN: TWH)
7. COVID-19 and Role of Neuroimaging - Patrick Nicholson, Senior Fellow, Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology (UHN: TWH)
8. COVID-19 and Neurocritical care – Jeff Singh, MD, FRCPC (UHN: TWH)

February 28, 2020

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: State of the Art and Where We Are Headed
Renato Munhoz, MD
Associate Professor – University of Toronto; Co-director of the Surgical Program | co-director Ataxia Clinic of the Movement Disorders Centre - Toronto Western Hospital; Clinician Investigator | Krembil Research Institute
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD
Professor – University of Toronto; Co-director of the Surgical Program, Movement Disorders Centre - Toronto Western Hospital; Clinician Investigator | Krembil Research Institute and KITE

November 22, 2019

Cognitive Impairment and Lewy Bodies
Richard Camicioli, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Alberta

October 25, 2019

Predicting Intracerebral Hemorrhage Expansion
Dariush Dowlatshahi, MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Stroke Neurologist, Ottawa Hospital

September 27, 2019

Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI)
Rick Swartz, MD. PhD, RCPSC
Professor, Clinician-Scientist, Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

May 24, 2019

Blood-brain barrier opening using MR-guided focused ultrasound in neurological diseases
Agessandro Abrahao MD, M.Sc., CSCN Diplomate (EMG)
Assistant Professor, Clinician Investigator, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto

Febaruary 22, 2019

Revisiting Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases for the Era of Precision Medicine
Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc 
Professor of Neurology, Director, James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center Research Chair for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

November 23, 2018

The imaging based quest to optimize patient selection for new treatments by conquering ischemic stroke and TIAs severe heterogeneity
Andrew Demchuk, MD, FRCPC
Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology and Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Stroke Research
Director of the Calgary Stroke Program.
Deputy Department Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences; Deputy Chair, Canadian Stroke Consortium
Co-chair Acute stroke and TIA Working Group in the Cardiovascular Health and Stroke
Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services

September 28, 2018

  1. The utility of ambulatory EEG in acute stroke assessment-a proof of concept studyMeah Gao, PGY 5, Adult Neurology, University of Toronto
  2. A novel tool for the evaluation of neurological exam skills among neurology residents - Russell Rasquinha, Adult Neurology, University of Toronto
  3. NIRVE update. From Russia with Love - Priti Gros, PGY3, Adult Neurology, University of Toronto

May 25, 2018

    The CCNA (Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging): what it is, why we need it, and what it can do for you
    Howard Chertkow, MD, FRCPC
    Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
    Director, Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging, Lady Davis Institute

    Febaruary 23, 2018

      Managing Third, Fourth, and Sixth Nerve Palsies
      Jonathan Trobe, MD
      Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
      Professor, Department of Neurology
      Co-director, Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology
      Section Leader, Neuro-ophthalmology

      October 27, 2017

        CGRP: A new migraine target, a new era in migraine therapy
        David Dodick MD, FAHS, FRCPC, FACP
        Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ.

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