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Baylor College of Medicine

Jankovic's work to be featured at neurology meeting

Graciela Gutierrez


Houston, TX -

Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, will have a busy week ahead at the American Academy of Neurology 64th Annual Meeting held in New Orleans April 21-28.

Seven books co-authored and co-edited by Jankovic will be featured at this year's meeting. For a complete list of the books, including information on his collaborators, log onto Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic.

Jankovic will not only have his written work featured at the AAN but he will also be one of two moderators for a new session called "Controversies in Neurosciences." Five of today's most controversial topics in the field will be discussed, including Alzheimer's disease biomarkers and diagnosis, the prevalence of autism, and training for pediatric neurologists. The session takes place April 25.

Jankovic will also be there to show support for one of his patients, former NASA astronaut Rich Clifford, who is this year's recipient of the AAN Public Leadership in Neurology Award. Clifford is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions with 665 hours in orbit as a mission specialist. He also served as flight engineer and logged a six-hour spacewalk on Space Shuttle Atlantis docking at the Russian MIR Space Station. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1994.

The award ceremony will also feature an award-winning documentary short film directed by Zach Jankovic, Dr. Jankovic's son.

For more information on the AAN 64th Annual Meeting log onto American Academy of Neurology.

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