2021 RLS Virtual Summit Agenda

Summit Agenda - All times are shown in Central Time.

8:45 am-9:00 am: How to Use Whova and ZOOM

 

9:00 am: Welcome!

·Shalini Paruthi, MD,St. Louis University School of Medicine

 

9:05 am: RLS Foundation Achievements

·Karla Dzienkowski, RN, BSN,Executive Director,Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

 

9:10 am: RLS Basics and Lifestyle Changes Before Medications

·Shalini Paruthi, MD,St. Louis University School of Medicine

 

9:40 am: Iron and RLS with Case Studies

·Christopher J. Earley, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCPI,Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Restless Legs,Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

 

10:15 am: Alpha-2-Deltas with Case Studies

·Brian Koo, MD,Director for the Yale Center for Restless Legs Syndrome,Yale Center for Sleep Medicine

 

10:45 am: Break: Time to stretch your legs!

 

11:00 am: Dopamine Agonists, Augmentation and Impulse Control Disorders

·Mark J. Buchfuhrer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP,Downey Regional Medical Center

 

11:40 am: Opioids

·William Ondo, MD,Director of the Movement Disorder Clinic at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute,Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

 

12:40 pm: Lunch Break

 

1:00 pm: Opioid Registry Findings

·John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD,Harvard Medical School

1:30 pm: RLS- A Sleep Disorder with Contributions from the Spinal Cord

·Stefan Clemens, PhD, HdR,Associate Professor at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,East Carolina University

 

2:00 pm: Break: Time to stretch your legs!

 

2:10 pm: Non-medication Treatments & Partnering with Doctors - Patients' Perspectives

·Beth Fischer, RLS Foundation Volunteer Discussion Board Moderator and Support Contact

·Stephen Smith, RLS Foundation Volunteer Discussion Board Moderator

 

2:40 pm: RLS Advocacy- Year in Review

·Philip Goglas II,Health and Medicine Counsel Managing Partner

 

2:45 pm: A Word from the Board of Directors

·Carla Rahn Phillips,Professor of History, Emerita,University of Minnesota

 

3:00 pm-5:00 pm: Live Q&A with our Panel of RLS Experts

·Shalini Paruthi, MD, Moderator