18th Annual Children’s Neuroscience Symposium

Date(s) - 9 Mar 2014 until 12 Mar 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Ritz Carlton - Phoenix

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Join us at the 18th Annual Children’s Neuroscience Symposium
March 9-12, 2014
The Ritz Carlton
Phoenix, Arizona
ACCME and ABP MOC Part Two Credits Available
Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Learn the Latest in Pediatric Neurosciences 
from some of the Top Doctors in their Field
P. David Adelson, MD
Robin K. Blitz, MD
Gerard A. Gioia, PhD



P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP, is the Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and is Chief Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.He is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric traumatic brain injury, particularly in the acute clinical management of these injured children.  He is also a leader in the surgical management of pediatric epilepsy treating children from across the nation.  Dr. Adelson has been the recipient of multiple awards, including The Best Doctors in America and Top Surgeon for Pediatric Neurosurgery, just to name a few. His research has resulted in more than 140 publications, 36 book chapter and he has edited eight books including the well regarded “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery”, the authoritative textbook in the field of pediatric neurosurgery.


Robin K. Blitz, MD, FAAP is fellowship trained and board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and in General Pediatrics. Dr. Blitz is the director of developmental pediatrics at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She has many years of experience in working with children and their families and is one of the most sought after specialists in this field.   Along with being a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she also is a member of Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, an organization that has provides leadership in residency education, and Zero to Three Fellowships. Dr. Blitz has been recognized as a top doctor by Phoenix Magazine and the US News & World Report.  Dr. Blitz has also worked in various teaching capacities throughout her career and continues to mentor students in this field.




Gerard A Gioia, PhD.   Dr. Gioia is one of the most sought after pediatric neuropsychologist in the nation.  He is Division Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program.  Dr. Gioia is a clinician, researcher, teacher/ trainer, and public health advocate for persons and families with brain injuries. He has dual areas of interest in disorders involving the executive functions and pediatric concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury. He is an active researcher in the areas of the executive functions and youth concussions. Dr. Gioia works closely with theCDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational programs, as a contributing author to the toolkits for healthcare professionals, parents, children, coaches and school personnel.


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