Dr. Susan E. Swedo – The Keynote Speaker in MAPS Fall Conference 2017

Top Quote The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) invites physicians and doctors in its Fall Conference 2017. Interested people can find out the details in this press release. End Quote
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) July 22, 2017 - The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) takes pride in announcing that Dr. Susan Swedo will be the keynote speaker in their Plenary session on PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections) in MAPS Fall Conference 2017. This year, the fall conference will be held at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel for 3 days (from September 7 to September 9).

    Dr. Swedo is the head of the behavioral pediatrics in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She received her MD degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Swedo started her career as a pediatrician in Evanston. Later, she joined NIMH and started her research on childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

    Dr. Swedo and her team in the NIMH identified a post-infectious subtype of OCD for the first time in the history of medical science. This post-infectious subtype is also known as PANDAS. This research has paved the path to a number of novel treatment and prevention strategies for OCD such as the use of immunomodulatory therapies (to treat ill children), antibiotic prophylaxis to anticipate the future neuropsychiatric exacerbations etc.

    Other Major Speakers
    Other major speakers who are going to accompany Dr. Swedo are Madeleine Cunningham, Research Scholar PhD, University of Oklahoma Health & Science Tanya Murphy, MD, University of Southern Florida Rothmans Center for Pediatric Neurodiversity.

    Topics of Discussion
    MAPS Fall 2017 will cover a number of issues from several areas which are becoming threatening to human life these days such as:

    Infectious Diseases
    Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune

    Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)

    Advanced Clinical Matrix (ACM): Neurology

    Advanced Clinical Matrix (ACM): Environmental Medicine

    Advanced Clinical Matrix (ACM): Immunology

    Advanced Clinical Matrix (ACM): MAPS in Clinical Practice

    MAPS cordially welcomes professionals to attend the conference and make it successful like every year.

    Registration is going on!


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