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    LB 1.0 – Late Breaking News – Friday, July 8, 2016


    Richard J. Nowak
    Yale School of Medicine 

    LB 1.1 Phase 2 Trial of Rituximab in Myasthenia Gravis: Study Update

    • Friday, July 8, 7:00 – 7:20
    • Q&A: 7:15 – 7:20


    John D. England 
    LSUHSC School of Medicine

    LB 1.2 Neurological Complications on Zika Virus

    • Friday, July 8, 7:20 – 7:40
    • Q&A: 7:35 – 7:40

    About John D. England

    John D. England, MD, FAAN Richard M. Paddison Professor and Chair Department of Neurology Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana John D. England, MD, is the Richard M. Paddison Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. England received his medical degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown. He completed a residency in neurology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a clinical neuromuscular fellowship and postdoctoral research fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. England is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a fellow of the American Neurological Association, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Neurological Investigation, the Society of Neuroscience, the Peripheral Nerve Society, and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. England served as chairman of the Polyneuropathy Task Force of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He was also the chair of the Guidelines Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology from 2009-2013. He is a past-president of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine as well as the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of World Neurology. In addition, he has served as an editorial consultant to many other peer-reviewed journals, including Muscle and Nerve, Annals of Neurology, European Journal of Neurology, The Lancet Neurology, and Neurology. Dr. England’s major clinical interests include neuromuscular diseases (especially peripheral neuropathy) and electromyography, and his major research interests are the pathophysiology of peripheral neuropathies and sodium channel modulation in experimental models of peripheral neuropathy. He has authored or coauthored more than 280 articles, reviews, chapters, and abstracts.


    Osvaldo JM Nascimento
    Federal Fluminense University

    LB 1.3 Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Variants Associated With Zika Virus Outbreaks

    • Friday, July 8, 7:40 – 8:00
    • Q&A: 7:55 – 8:00

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