29th Annual Abby Stoddard Lectureship

September 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022

The Abby Stoddard Lectureship and Visiting Professorship at Children's Hospital Colorado provides faculty physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and other healthcare providers from Children's Hospital and throughout the Rocky Mountain Region healthcare community an opportunity to observe and discuss the latest clinical cases in pediatric neurology, neuroradiology, childhood stroke, hematology, pediatric neuro-intensive care, and rehabilitation. 

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Target Audience

This education program is intended for physicians, fellows, residents, students, advanced practice providers and nurses who have an interest in pediatric neurology. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to

  • List common disorders in infants and children who present with abnormal muscle tone and understand specific aspects of a detailed history and physical examination that can indicate the localization in either the peripheral or central nervous system. 
  • Identify and discuss the different categories of movement and ataxic disorders and list specific disorders that are most likely the source of abnormal patient movements and incoordination. 
  • Define the spectrum of specific neurological disorders that occur frequently or uniquely in Navajo Native Americans, and define social and cultural issues that are important for communicating with patients and their families. 
  • List current genetic testing as well as possible therapeutic interventions for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. 
  • Describe specific manifestations of severe emotional distress, sadness and chronic grief in family members of children who suffer from severe neurological disease and disability, and better understand methods to communicate more effectively with patients and families about severe emotionally distressing medical information. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/15/2022 - 1:30pm MDT
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 12:00pm MDT

Thursday, September 15, 2022

12:30pmSign-in & Opening Remarks
1:00Case 1: 5yo female with explosive onset of tonic seizures
Presented by: Jennifer Jaskiewicz, MD
Mentor: Diana Walleigh, MD

Case 2: 8yo male from Columbia presents with intractable epilepsy found to have SCN1A mutation
Presented by: Scott Rosenthal, MD
Mentor: Diana Walleigh, MD

2:20Case 3: 11yo male presents with progressive leg and arm weakness and difficulty ambulating
Presented by: Hannah Gilbert, MD
Mentor: Jan Martin, MD
3:15Case 4: 10yo female with Gait Abnormality
Presented by: Katie Bonds, DO
Mentor: Padmini Palat, MD
3:55Case 5: 4yo female presents with 1.5 weeks of unsteady gain and clumsiness
Presented by: Eileen Ser, MD
Mentor: Ryan Kammeyer, MD
4:40Adjourn Day 1

Friday, September 16, 2022

7:00amSign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00Case 6: 9yo male presents with right facial and arm numbness, slurred speech and confusion
Presented by: Emma Mazzio, MD
Mentor: Megan Barry, MD
8:40Case 7: 5yo female with acute onset weakness
Presented by: Jerry Jewell, MD
Mentor: Jan Martin, MD

Case 8: 15yo female presents with acute onset left-sided numbness in setting of recent COVID-19 infection
Presented by: Megan Abbot, MD
Mentor: Jan Martin, MD

10:20Case 9: 10yo male with history of epilepsy/ictal asystole, emphasis on SUDEP
Presented by: Michael Enriquez, MD
Mentor: Padmini Palat, MD
11:00Case 10: 3yo female with refractory epilepsy and developmental regression
Presented by: Alan Mason, MD
Mentor: Scott Demarest, MD
11:40Evaluation Overview and Adjourn


Guest Speaker


          John Bodensteiner, MD
          Consultant, Child and Adolescent Neurology
          Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
          Mayo Clinic

John Bodensteiner is a graduate of Luther College (BA, 66) and the University of Iowa (MD, 71).  Internship and Pediatric residency at LACUSCMC (Los Angeles Children’s Hospital), Neurology and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Iowa and a Clinical Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Faculty positions have included University of Oklahoma, West Virginia University, Indiana University, the William Pilcher Chair of Pediatric Neurology at the Children’s Health Center & Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Currently he is retired, but most recently was a consultant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 

Dr. Bodensteiner has been active in Child Neurology in the US having served as  President of the Child Neurology Society, (2006-2007), the Professors of Child Neurology (President 1995-6), Southern Pediatric Neurology Society (President 1988-90, 1998-2000), and a Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2014-). 

Dr. Bodensteiner has contributed more than 450 papers, abstracts, chapters, reviews, and commentaries to the literature covering a variety of subjects related to clinical aspects of Pediatric Neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several journals, as Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Neurology and the Founding Editor of Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 

Resident Speakers


Megan Abbott, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Katie Bonds, DO
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Michael Enriquez, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Hannah Gilbert, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Jaskiewicz, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Jerry Jewell, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

John Alan Mason, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Emma Mazzio, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Scott Rosenthal, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado



Scott Demarest, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is a consultant for Ultragenyx and Zogenix.

Krista Eschbach, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is a clinical trial principal investigator for Neurocrine and UCB Pharmaceuticals.

Ryan Kammeyer, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is on the advisory board for Sanofi Genzyme Pharmaceuticals.

Kelly Knupp, MD, planner for this educational activity, is a consultant for Eisai, Epilepsy Study Consortium, Epygenix, Longboard Pharmaceuticals and Zogenix and a member of the data safety and monitoring board for Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Julie Parsons MD, planner for this educational activity, is a researcher for Biogen, Biohaven, Novartis, PTC Therapeutics and Scholar Rock.

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.
*The last day to register for Live attendance is Monday, September 5, 2022. If you are registering after September 5th, you MUST ATTEND VIRTUALLY and will receive a Zoom link and further instructions the week of the event. 


We are excited to host a hybrid learning format for this year’s Abby Stoddard Lectureship in Child Neurology Conference -- while signing up for this event, please select your preferred attendance option. 

Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email, and then there is nothing further to do until the day of the conference!

If you are a virtual learner, please join the conference on the days of the event using the Zoom links that will be provided to you via email the week of the conference. You will then be prompted to sign-in and given further instructions on how to complete the activity and obtain your continuing education credits.

Required Hardware/software

For virtual learners, a computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection are required to participate.