Conference Presentations

AAN 2019

Dr. Mary Rickard, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, rickard-posterattended the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurologists, May 4-10, in Philadelphia. At the Autoimmune and Paraneoplastic Encephalitis poster session, Dr. Rickard and first author Dr. Kiel Woodward (Assistant Chief Resident in Neurology) presented a poster titled, “Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Antibody-Mediated Encephalitis in Siblings.” This study described successive cases of two brothers treated for VGKC encephalopathy, two years apart.


ASE 2019

Three members of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology traveled to Portland, OR, in June to attend the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. Dr. Jason Christensen (Assistant Professor), Dr. Ling Li (Research Associate), and Mary Craft (Lead Research Sonographer) were on hand to present two posters:

  1. “First-Phase Fractional Area Change is Affected by Ventriculo-ventricular Interaction in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot Patients.”
  2. “Using Simultaneous Multi-Chamber Strain Analysis to Assess the Interchamber Coupling In Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot.”

ASEmeeting2019Dr. Li summarized the collective research that was presented in the two posters: “We developed a novel echocardiographic measure of the heart-FAC1 (first-phase fractional area change). We hypothesized FAC1 can describe early systolic dysfunction and ventricular interactions in repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients compared to normal subjects. We found left ventricular FAC1 was lower in TOF than in controls. RV FAC1 was no different between groups, but RV longitudinal strain was reduced in TOF, suggesting ventricular interactions may affect early LV systolic function more than the right systolic function. FAC1 may be valuable in Tetralogy of Fallot patients at risk for decline in ventricular contractility over time.”


ASME 2019

Dr. Nate Gollehon, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology, presented his work at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) conference in Glasgow, Scotland, July 3-5. GollehonPosterHe presented a poster entitled, “An Exploratory Study of Career Inflection Points at Four Institutions.”

Summarizing the research presented at ASME, Dr. Gollehon (pictured at left) explained, “This is a small piece of a multi-institutional project exploring how inflection points (events that fundamentally influence/alter career trajectories) impact the career paths of early career pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists. For this qualitative study we interviewed 20 junior pediatric faculty across four institutions and used career construction theory as a lens to interpret how physicians adapt to their career paths.”