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Ronald J. Donaldson Neuroscience Symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018
ETMC Pavilion in Tyler
801 Clinic Dr.
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The neuroscience symposium is named in honor of Dr. Ronald J. Donaldson, founder of Tyler Neurosurgical Associates, in association with ETMC.


This educational activity will provide information on advanced treatments and techniques in neuroscience available for conditions such as: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, sleep apnea, meningitis, critical care of the neuro patient and Parkinson’s disease.

Target audience

This program is designed for physicians specializing in family medicine, general practice, internal medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, vascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and other specialties, as well as nurses and other allied healthcare professionals who have an interest in current techniques in neuroscience care.


To provide the learner with the newest evidence based innovations in medicine, care of the cerebral vascular patient, newest advances in interventional neuroradiology, newest approaches to palliative
care management of the neuro patient, required documentation in meeting the standards for value based health-care, medical management of the psychiatric patient exhibiting neurological symptoms, care of the post hermetic neuralgic patient and the newest updates in research in the care of the patient with Parkinson’s disease.


Time Event Speaker
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration  
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Innovations in Medicine Dr. Paul Detwiler
Tyler Neurological Associates
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cerebrovascular Update Dr. Allison Hennigan
Northeast Texas Neurology Associates
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Technical Advances in Interventional Neuro Radiology Dr. Kurt Reuland
Neuro IR of East Texas


10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Why Your Patients Become My Clients (Ethics) Bill Liebbe
Attorney, The Liebbe Firm; Tyler
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Palliative Care for the Neuro Patient Dr. Michael Beets
Texas Palliative Care
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch  
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Value Based Healthcare Dr. Carlos Bagley
UT Southwestern
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Management of the Psychiatric Patient Experiencing Neurological Problems Dr. Theresa Vail
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Post Herpetic Neuralgia Dr. Adrian Olvera
ETMC Pain Management
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Parkinson: A Disease or a Disorder?? Dr. George Plotkin
ETMC Movement Disorders Center




The East Texas Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The East Texas Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses: Certificates of completion will be provided after verification of the entire educational activity, signing in with a unique identifier and completion of the evaluation tool in Survey Monkey by April 23. Email address must match what is on the sign in sheet and what you enter into the evaluation tool for verification of attendance and completion of the evaluation tool. Provide a working email address that matches what you enter into Survey Monkey. This deadline will not be extended. A link will be provided to you on the disclosure form when signing in. .


Lisa Hutchison

or fill out the form below to signup online

Neuro Symposium Registration