Annual Meeting Schedule
Speaker Bios & Disclosures

Genetics, Ethics, and Management of Cognitive Communication Disorders in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 201C
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am

Business Meeting

Room 201C

9:00 – 9:15 am


9:15 – 10:30 am

Neural Basis for Language Disorders in Primary Progressive Aphasia 

Speaker: Murray Grossman, MD, EdD
Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Influence of Genetic Variants on Underlying Neuropathology in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Speaker: David Irwin, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Presentation

Room 204C 

1:30 – 1:45 pm


1:45 – 2:20 pm

Symposium: A Staged Treatment Approach for Primary Progressive Aphasia

Speaker: Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas, Austin

2:20 – 3:00 pm

Symposium: Training and Maintaining a Lexicon in the Face of Neurodegeneration: Principles of Item Selection for Formal Semantic Therapy 

Speaker: Jamie Reilly, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Symposium: Panel Discussion

3:15 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 4:30 pm

Ethics and Legal Concepts in Neurodegenerative Communication Disorders

Speaker: Jennifer Horner, PhD, JD, BC-ANCDS
Professor and Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University