Thursday, February 23, 2017

USA Neurology to Host Annual Spring Symposium

The University of South Alabama’s Department of Neurology will host its fourth annual Neuroscience Symposium March 31-April 2, 2017, at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala.  The event will cover a broad range of topics including epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, deep brain stimulation, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders and headaches.

The program is designed as an interdisciplinary conference for neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses and health professionals throughout the Gulf Coast region. This conference is open to all health care providers interested in increasing knowledge, addressing competence or performance, and improving patient outcomes.

USA faculty speakers include Drs. Elias J. Chalhub, Juan Ochoa, Elizabeth Minto, Dean Naritoku, Steve Cordina, Paul Maertens, Daniel Dees, Bassam A. Bassam, and W. Bogan Brooks. Special guest speakers are Dr. David Good, chair of neurology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., and Dr. Gregory Holmes, chair of neurology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Dr. Good will present “Neurorehabilitation of stroke: What have we learned from science?” and Dr. Holmes will present “Can we prevent epilepsy?”

Advanced registration is requested.  For more information and to register, click here.

USA Welcomes Dr. Supatida Tengsupakul

Dr. Supatida Tengsupakul recently was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as a hospitalist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist seeing patients at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

Prior to joining USA, Dr. Tengsupakul served as a pediatric hospitalist at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas, and Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.

She earned her medical degree from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.

She is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases and general pediatrics.

Dr. Tengsupakul is now accepting referrals. To refer a patient, call the pediatric hospitalist referral line at (251) 300-9767.

Med School Café- Expert Advice for the Community

Dr. Hanes Swingle, director of the University of South Alabama Autism Diagnostic Clinic and professor of pediatrics at the USA College of Medicine, presented the February Med School Cafe lecture titled “What Causes Autism?”

During the talk, Dr. Swingle discussed autism spectrum disorder, a complex developmental disorder that includes the conditions previously known as autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available. 

Watch the video below to view the lecture in its entirety.

Med School Cafe 2-10-17 from USA Health on Vimeo.