ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium*



Schedule Subject to Change: The event’s operating hours, schedules, CME and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Refunds will be not issued for failure to attend the session.   

Note: All session times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Registration 
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Welcome and Goals for the Meeting  
Speaker: Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FANA, Yale University School of Medicine
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM View of NINDS Leadership 2023
Speaker: Walter Koroshetz, MD, FANA, National Institute of Health (NIH), Director, NINDS
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Setting Yourself up for Success  
Speakers: Tish Weigand, PhD, NINDS
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Meet Your Peers and Colleagues Networking Sessions
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM ANA Presidential Address   
Speaker: M. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD, FANA, ANA President, Nathan Cummings Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Development Director, Center for Neurogenetics Chair, Neuroscience Graduate Program Weill Cornell Medicine
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM K to Independence Panel - How I Did It
Moderator: Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Eric Landness, MD, PhD, Washington University
Mercedes Paredes, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco
Bill Stacy, MD, PhD, University of Michigan 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Leadership: Lessons from Academia and Life  
Speaker: Nina Schor, MD, PhD, FANA, NIH
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM Chairs View Panel  
Moderator: TBD

Tom Carmichael, MD, PhD, FANA, University of California Los Angeles
Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, FANA, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Dave Standaert,MD, PhD, FANA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FANA, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
David Greer, MD, FANA, Boston University
Bay Leslie-Mazwi, MD, University of Washington 

8:45 PM Evening Wrap Up  
Speaker: Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FANA, Yale University School of Medicine


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Poster Set-Up and Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Developing a Well-Funded Research Program and Building Your Portfolio
Moderator: Ann Poduri, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital

Laurie Gutmann, MD, FANA, Indiana University
Henry Paulson, MD, PhD, FANA, University of Michigan
Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, FANA, Stanford University
Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR, FANA, Johns Hopkins University
Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, FANA, Washington University in St. Louis

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Coffee Break and Head to Breakout Sessions
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Breakout Session 1   
1st – 2nd Year Awardees - Abstract for First Major Paper Discussion  
3rd – 5th Year Awardees - Aims Page for R01 Discussion
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Industry, Philanthropy, and other Financial Relationships  
Moderator: Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FANA, Yale University School of Medicine 

Beau Ances, MD, PhD, MSc, FANA, Washington University in St. Louis
Merit Cudkowicz, MD, FANA, Massachusetts General Hospital
Frances Jensen, MD, FACP, FANA, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch 
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building Collaborations: Developing Productive Relationships and Conflict Resolution 
Moderator: Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai Health Systems

Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, FANA, University of Pennsylvania
Romer Geocadin, MD, FANA, Johns Hopkins University
Lesli Skolarus, MD, MS, FANA, Northwestern University

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Coffee Break and Head to Breakout Sessions
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Session 2   
“What are the Biggest Challenges you are Facing and How Can we Help Each Other?”
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Moderated Poster Tours   
Cocktails & Refreshments will be available.
5:45 PM Adjourned 


The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsᵀᴹ. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).


Following the event, you will receive access to the evaluation. Please complete the online evaluation by 12/31/2024 to obtain CME credit. Those who complete it by 10/11/24 are entered to win a Starbucks Gift card. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA's Education & Accreditation Manager, Jen Hurley at


There are no relevant relationships for this activity.