30th Annual Abby Stoddard Lectureship in Pediatric Neurology

Aurora, CO US
September 14, 2023 to September 15, 2023

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. 

The 30th Annual Abby Stoddard Lectureship is delighted to have Dr. Amy Brooks-Kayal as this year's guest lecturer. Dr. Brooks-Kayal and her colleagues and collaborators are at the forefront of research that explores the underlying cellular mechanisms of seizures and epilepsy.

Over the course of this two-day lectureship, Dr. Brooks-Kayal will discuss her research and how it has helped develop strategies for treating and managing patients as well as effects of experimentally induced brain injury, the progress being made in the development of precision, epilepsy treatments, and potential disease-modifying treatments that may affect positively cognitive and neuropsychiatric co-morbid conditions that are prevalent in children with epilepsy. 

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 important neurotransmitters and transmitter receptors related to development of genetic and posttraumatic infantile and childhood seizures and epilepsy syndromes.
  • Identify several newly described genes related to epilepsy and how alterations in these genes my inhibit the progression of epilepsy and improve cognition and behavior.    
  • Define the rationale for new, targeted therapies in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.
  • Analyze and evaluate the challenges associated with recruiting and supporting pediatric physician scientists, including funding, work-life balance, and career development opportunities. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/14/2023 - 12:30pm MDT
Event ends: 
09/15/2023 - 12:00pm MDT

Thursday, September 14, 2023

12:00pmSign-in & Opening Remarks
12:30pmCase 1: 5-year-old boy with migraines and febrile seizures, presented for febrile status epilepticus
Presented by: Amy Young, MD

Mentor: Andrew White, MD

Case 2: 12-year-old girl with genetic epilepsy presented to ED with new spell type, characterized by staring and unresponsiveness
Presented by: Sarah Guistolisi, MD

Mentor: Kristen Park, MD


Case 3: 11-month-old girl with refractory neonatal-onset epilepsy characterized by tonic seizures
Presented by: Megan Abbott, MD

Mentor: Scott Demarest, MD

2:45pmCase 4: 8-month-old girl with eye fluttering, left eye deviation, and bilateral arm extension
Presented by: Eileen Ser, MD

Mentor: Krista Eschbach, MD
3:25pmCase 5: 2-year-old girl with developmental regression found to be in subclinical status
Presented by: Kelsey Patterson, MD

Mentor: Ryan Kammeyer, MD
4:15pmAdjourn Day 1

Friday, September 15, 2023

7:00amSign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00amCase 6: 20-month-old boy with provokable jerking movements
Presented by: Jerry Jewell, MD

Mentor: Diana Walleigh, MD
8:40amCase 7: 15-year-old girl with focal structural epilepsy and electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES)
Presented by: Kirsten Wilhelm, MD

Mentor: Krista Eschbach, MD

DEI Discussion: Health Disparities and Cultural Competence
Presented by: Mollie Lesser, MD & Jaisyn Glickman, MD

Mentors: Gretchen Berrios-Siervo and Jen Armstrong

10:20amCase 8: 10-month-old boy with lesional epilepsy and abnormal skin findings
Presented by: Michael Enriquez, MD

Mentor: Sarah Koh, MD
11:00amCase 9: 6-year-old girl with acute illness followed by refractory status epilepticus
Presented by: Katherine Bonds, DO

Mentor: Krista Eschbach, MD
11:40amEvaluation Overview and Adjourn

*Schedule subject to change

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E 16th Ave
Conference Center - Floor 2
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The conference will be held in the Mt. Oxford Conference Room of the Children's Hospital Colorado Conference Center. We will also be streaming this course live, to our virtual audience.

Guest Speaker

Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
University of California Davis, School of Medicine

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

Jaisyn Glickman, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Sarah Guistolisi, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Jerry Jewell, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Mollie Lesser, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Kelsey Patterson, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Eileen Ser, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Kirsten Wilhelm, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado

Amy Young, MD
Resident, Children's Hospital Colorado


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

Krista Escbach, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is a site principal investigator for Neurocrine Bioscineces and an advisory board member for NORSE Institute. 

Ryan Kammeyer, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is an advisory board member for Sanofi-Genzyme. 

Teri Schreiner, MD, faculty for this educational activity, is a speaker for Roche and Cycle Pharma and a researcher for Roche. 

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 6.25 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

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Attendance


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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. 

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.

Please note: this course is only available to learners within the United States.