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Latest Advances in Treatment for Alzheimer's, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke to Be Presented at Symposium

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Some of the country's leading practitioners will discuss the cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury and stroke at a symposium on May 1 in Austin.

"Collaborating for Cures: Research, Rehabilitation & Treatment for Alzheimer's, Brain Injury & Stroke" will feature presentations on The Promise of Stem Cells; Current treatment of closed head injury, Disorders of consciousness, Imaging in dementia, Drug screening for degeneration, Pain syndrome after stoke, Emerging therapeutics in ischemic stroke and Neurorecovery vs neurorehabilitation as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaborations.

"We are committed to providing advanced care to our patients while pioneering the science of medicine through research," Mark Burnett ., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare, said. "This symposium will allow us to share what we already know and to explore the endless opportunities for new treatment options for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer's disease and the effects of stroke."

Speakers include:

  • John Bertelson , M.D., Neurologist, Seton Brain & Spine Institute / Assistant Professor of Neurology UT Southwestern
  • Mark Burnett , M.D., Executive Medical Director, NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare
  • Mattew Cowperthwaite , Ph.D., Director of Research NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare
  • Christopher Garrison , M.D., Physiatrist, Seton Brain & Spine Institute / Director of UT Southwestern Physiatry Residency Program at Austin
  • Johanna Morton , M.D., Medical Director Stroke Program at St. David's HealthCare
  • John Pierce-Shimomura , Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, UT Austin
  • Gustavo Roman , M.D., Director of the Nantz National Alzheimer's Center / Methodist Hospital Research Institute & Cornell Medical College
  • Joseph Urquidez , M.D., Founder, Physical Medicine & Neurotoxin Institute / Medical Director CORE Health Care
  • John Whyte , M.D., Ph.D., Director, Moss Rehabilitation & Research Institute

The symposium is presented by Texans for Stem Cell Research, Texas Cures Education Foundation and the CORE Health Foundation and sponsored by NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare and St. David's Rehabilitation, Seton Brain & Spine, Texas Neurorehab Center, CORE Health Care, Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital, New Braunfels Rehabilitation Hospital, Reliant Austin Rehabilitation Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann.

"All the groups who developed this symposium want to facilitate partnerships between research institutions with mutual goals," said David Bales , chairman of the Texans for Stem Cell Research. "This event will be important for people interested in Alzheimer's, brain injury and stroke treatment, rehabilitation, patient advocacy, and collaboration toward advancing research in central Texas."

"Collaborating for Cures" will be held at the Shoal Crossing Event Center in Austin on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception follows. Registration is $35  for medical professionals and free to patients and their families. Continuing education credits are available. For more information or to register, visit:

Texans for Stem Cell Research ( is a non-profit, all volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to provide educational information to the public and policymakers regarding the medical and economic benefits of stem cell research and therapy in Texas.

Texas Cures Education Foundation ( ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded for the purpose of advancing knowledge of the life-saving work that doctors and researchers perform every day on behalf of patients and their families.

The CORE Health Foundation ( is a nonprofit organization based in Dripping Springs, Texas, whose mission is to advocate for people with disabilities in novel ways through research, creation of public works and awareness projects that hasten the removal of biases in our society.

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Nicole Harmon CORE Health Foundation, 512-968-0080,

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