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UMDF Patient, Caregiver & Family Meeting – Kansas City, MO

October 3, 2017     6pm-8pm

As part of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s educational programming, we are pleased to invite you to a special meeting for affected individuals and their families to provide education and information about mitochondrial disease. Family meetings are also suitable for outreach to nurses, therapists, educators, and various allied health professionals.

The format for the family meeting provides information and time for questions and answers.

The Meeting will be held at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road.

SPEAKER

Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN

Dr. Bruce Cohen is the Director of Neurology, Interim Director of the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital – Northeast Ohio Medical University. He received his AB in Chemistry at Washington University, his MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Child Neurology at The Neurological Institute in New York. His interest in mitochondrial medicine began as an intern in pediatrics and continued throughout his training.  Following a Neuro-Oncology fellowship at CHOP, he spent over 21 years at The Cleveland Clinic obtaining the rank of Professor of Medicine at The Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University before moving to Akron in early 2011.  He established a busy mitochondrial medicine practice in the early 1990s and has worked closely with physicians and scientists at CIDEM.  Dr. Cohen served as President of The Mitochondrial Medicine Society, spent 9 years as a Trustee of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), before rejoining in 2010, 3 years as Secretary of the UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, and has chaired and co-chaired 6 of the UMDF annual scientific symposiums.

UMDF MISSION

To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.