40th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium (RP1802C)

Dallas, TX US
February 22, 2018 to February 23, 2018

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During this two-day meeting, attendees participate in lively discussions around interesting and challenging patients. After this symposium, the learner will formulate protocols for treatment and management of both common and unusual neuromuscular disorders. The participant will be able to identify characteristic findings on muscle biopsies and electrophysiologic studies and describe recent advances in research on neuromuscular disorders.

Target Audience

This program is specifically designed for Primary Care providers, Neurologists, NPs, PAs, and RNs that desire to gain advanced knowledge in diagnosis and management of patients with neuromuscular disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge) and:

  • Improve clinical updates in diagnosis and practice management in unusual neuromuscular cases.
  • Describe recent advances in basic and clinical research on neuromuscular disorders.
  • Identify characteristic findings on muscle biopsies and EDX studies on neuromuscular disorders.
  • Implement treatment based neuromuscular histopathology and genetics.

Additional Information

Session 1 LV-2A Familial Myopathy and retrospective Review of 10 year Dallas Experience-Arredondo.pdf795.52 KB
Session 1 LV-2B Familial Myopathy and retrospective Review of 10 year Dallas Experience-Varughese.pdf2.9 MB
Session 1 LV-3 Congenital RYR1-Related Myopathies A Case Series-Stanley Copeland.pdf1.96 MB
Session 2 LV-4 Two Brothers with Lower Extremity Weakness-Konda Hussein.pdf1.12 MB
Session 2 LV-5 A Girl with Developmental Delay and a High CK-Lee.pdf5.73 MB
Session 4 B-1 Bilateral Forearm Atrophy in a 54-year old Man-Aburahma.pdf1.15 MB
Session 4 B-2 Two Cases with Gait Difficulty and Stiffness-Alonso.pdf383.52 KB
Session 4 B-3 A Case Report on Possible Side Effect of Eteplirsen-Amrutkar.pdf426.71 KB
Session 4 B-4 Neuromuscular Condition with CNS and PNS Involved-Bokhari.pdf1.99 MB
Session 4 B-5 Progressive Proximal Weakness in a Young Woman-Dixon.pdf794.1 KB
Session 5 B-6 4 Year-old Boy with Progressive Bulbar Weakness-Girard.pdf1.19 MB
Session 5 B-7 Progressive Weakness after Stem Cell Transplant-Jacobson.pdf1.75 MB
Session 5 B-8 A Case of Progressive Muscle Weakness-Kairamkonda.pdf1.41 MB
Session 5 B-9 No Pain No Gain A Case of Exercise-induced Rhabdomyolysis-Karnik.pdf1.34 MB
Session 5 B-10 A Tremulous and Floppy Infant with Cardimyopathy-Lopez.pdf1.3 MB
Session 5 B-11 Spider Bite Monoparesis-Paul.pdf3.63 MB
Session 5 B-12 50 Year-old Lady with Painful Mass in the Thigh-Sreenivasan.pdf857.61 KB
Session 5 B-13 Newborn - Multiple Anomalies Respiratory Failure-Stefans.pdf2.02 MB
Session 5 B-14 A Case of Bilateral Upper Extremity Weakness-Veerapaneni.pdf1.34 MB
Session 5 B-15 A Newborn with Hypotonia and Weakness-Waldrop.pdf1.06 MB
Session 5 B-16 CMT Phenotype with Scapular Winging-Wolfe.pdf622.62 KB
Session 6 S-1 Genetics in Patients with Hereditary Neuropathy-Alonso.pdf894.4 KB
Session 6 S-2 Neuropathy with Dysarthria and Ophthalmoparesis-Burka.pdf409.78 KB
Session 6 S-3 Atypical Cases of a Common Neuromuscular Disorder-Klotz.pdf256.17 KB
Session 6 S-4 Application of ALS Staging in ALS patients-Kwan.pdf1.94 MB
Session 7 S-5 Golodirsen Induces Dystrophin Expression-Shieh.pdf1.53 MB
Session 7 S-6 What to do with FGFR3 Antibodies in Neuropathy-Samara.pdf1.43 MB
Session 7 S-7 Treatment Refractory Ocular Symptoms in Myasthenia Gravis-Sharma.pdf549.66 KB
Session 7 S-9 Orofacial weakness in FSHD-Sills.pdf931.71 KB
Session 7 S-11 Validation and Feasibility of the mOBFRS-Wencel.pdf1.25 MB
Session 7 S-12 Diagnostic Yield for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorder Testing via High-depth Multi-gene Panel Analysis-Winder.pdf1.31 MB
Session 7.2 CK18 Molecular Genetics and Development of Therapies for Congenital Myopathies-Beggs.pdf7.44 MB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/22/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/23/2018 - 2:00pm
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn St
T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center
Dallas, TX 75219
United States

Thursday Evening Dinner

Dinner & Dance 
Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm



Hotel Information:

The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa
2927 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201


Rate: $219/night plus tax
Group rate available until January 22, 2018.  Subject to availability. Should you have any issue making reservations, please contact Julie Schultz at 469-375-5848.
Guests accessing this site can book, modify or cancel reservations from November 28, 2017 to February 23, 2018.


Keynote Presenter Announced!

Professor Kathryn North
Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
David Danks Professor of Child Health Research
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Course Director

Susan T. Iannaccone, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Jimmy Elizabeth Westcott Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Neurology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Director of Child Neurology
Children’s Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Co-Course Director

Jaya Trivedi, M.D.
Department of Neurology and Neurotherpeutics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Co-Course Director

Diana Castro, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherpeutics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX



Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance


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A $50 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by e-mail or fax before February 8, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter.