2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

EVMS was well represented at the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in Orlando Florida with the following posters:

“Providing Virtual Technological Training to Older Adults in Response to COVID-19 Social Distancing”

Megan Duggins MS2 BS, Lavinia Wainwright MS2 MHS, BA, Joshua Edwards MPH, Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD, FAAHPM, Madeline Dunstan MS, was presented at the Students and Residents Poster Session at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting by Lavinia Wainwright on Friday, May 13.

 

“Mixed Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease with Hyper-response to Cholinesterase Inhibitor”

Megha Pokhriyal, PGY-1 Combined Geriatric Internal Medicine Resident Natalie Simon MS 2, B. Niknejad, H. R. Okhravi was presented by Megha Pokhriyal at the prestigious Presidential Poster Session at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 12.

 

“Inflammatory Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy or another Alzheimer’s Disease “  

Kanishk Sharma, PGY-3 Combined Geriatric Internal Medicine Resident, Niknejad B, Okhravi HR was presented by Kanishk Sharma at the prestigious Presidential Poster Session on May 12th. The poster was chosen as the best poster in the category of Case Series & Case Studies for scholarship using individual cases or case series to provide insight into best practices in geriatrics. Posters were judged on the importance and methods of the research presented as well as the clarity and overall effectiveness of the presentation itself.

 

 

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The manuscript, "Atypical Case of VV1 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Subtype: Case Report," has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neurology, section Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The authors are: Adrianna E. Carrasco, Hamid R. Okhravi, Brian Appleby and Ignazio Cali. Appleby is the director of the US National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. Dr. Okhravi notes that the review article includdes a memory clinic case of neuropathologically confirmed CJD (VV1). CJD is quite rare and the VV1 cases are even rarer, with a frequency of 1 in 100 million/population.

The following interesting cases were published recently:

  • "Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Pregnant Woman With Severe COVID-19: A Case Report," Medical Students Megan. L. Harman and Emery Cueller, and Residents Dr.Allyson R. Burkhart Denora and Dr. Megha Pokhriya. Saad Mussarat, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, was the mentor for the case report.
  • "Conversion Disorder to Marburg Variant Multiple Sclerosis - An Unnerving Tale" -- This case report was accepted at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Conference 2022. It was written by Saad Mussarat, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, and Medical Student Sudarshan Mohan.

Several Residents and medical students had abstracts accepted by the Society of Hospital Medicine Converge Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignette Scientific Abstract Competition, April 7-10, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Congratulations to:

  • Mutaz Alkalbani, Mruna Patel, Rupinder Bahniwal: “Done with Methadone”
  • Zahra Tasneem and Minh tu Tran (student): “Oral Ulcers Were the Tip of the Iceberg: An Unusual Presentation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • John Janousek: "G-Force Folly: Rollercoasters as a Potential Cause for Subdural Hematoma”
  • Zahra Tasneem and Alsiddig Elmahdi (student): "A Tale of Two Drugs
  • Bansi Patel: “The Clot Thickens: Procedures Can Be a Pain in the Neck”

Kanishk Deep Sharma, Chief Resident PGY-3, Internal Medicine-Geriatrics, had an abstract selected for the Presidential Poster Session at the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 11-14, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. The abstract is on “Inflammatory Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy or Another Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Well done, all!