Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Children’s National has generously offered to make available to all CNS members a live-streamed special symposium presented as part of the first day of its 32nd Annual Pediatric Neurology Update. The panel discussion on the future of neuroscience, led by Nina Schor, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of NINDS, will include APNU speakers James Rutka, MD, this year’s McCullough Lecturer and Chairman at Sick Kids in Toronto, as well as Children’s National leaders Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Mark Batshaw, MD and Roger J. Packer, MD.

32nd Annual Pediatric Neurology Update Conference Chairs

Roger J. Packer, MD
Senior Vice President of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National

Elizabeth Wells, MD
Vice President of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National

Robert Keating, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s National

Adelaide Robb, MD
Chief of Psychiatry at Children’s National

Course Description:

As advances in pediatric neuroscience continue at an exponential rate, the role of child neurologists and pediatric neuroscientists continue to expand and evolve. Leading experts from various disciplines in child neurology and pediatric neuroscience will discuss their vision for neuroscience in the near future. Speakers will include: Nina Schor, MD, PhD, past President of the Child Neurology Society, and presently Deputy Director of NINDS; James Rutka, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery at Toronto University; and leaders at Children’s National including Vittorio Gallo, PhD, interim Director of the Children’s Research Institute and Principal Investigator of the IDDRC, Mark Batshaw, MD, an internationally known pediatric developmentalist, and Roger Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. This session is being held as part of the 32nd Annual Pediatric Neurology Update: The Future of Neuroscience, being held at the new Research Innovation Campus of Children’s National on April 21st and 22nd, 2022.

Topics & Speakers:

Pediatric Neuroscience in the Future
Moderators: William D. Gaillard, MD and Tarik Haydar, PhD

NIH/NINDS Perspective
Nina Schor, MD, PhD; Deputy Director, NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Intellectual Disabilities (IDDRC)
Vittorio Gallo, PhD; Interim Chief Academic Officer, CNH

Innovation in Neuroscience: RIC and Beyond
Mark Batshaw, MD; Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician, CNH

Pediatric Neurosurgery in the Future
James Rutka, MD; Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Comprehensive Clinical/Translational Center
Roger J. Packer, MD; Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine