Mitochondrial Medicine Regional – San Antonio, Texas

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Regional Mitochondrial Medicine 2017: San Antonio, Texas

Clinical/Medical Sessions: Friday, November 3, 2017
Patient/Family Sessions: Saturday, November 4, 2017

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
Academic Learning and Teaching Center (ALTC) 3.303
San Antonio, TX 78229
NOTE: The Grand Rounds will be in the Medical Building and attendees will walk
from Medical Building to ALTC 3.303 after GR completion.


About the UMDF Regional Symposia

Over the past 15 years, the UMDF has witnessed many changes in educational programming specific to mitochondrial medicine. In 2000, the UMDF hosted its first symposium and at that time, there was only one other entity, Mitochondrial Medicine Society (MMS), offering a conference dedicated solely to mitochondrial medicine in the United States.

The physician audience for the international symposium is typically limited to researchers, and those mitochondrial specialists interested in research, due to the scientific content. Upon review of past attendees at the UMDF international symposium and through strategic planning discussions, the UMDF realized it was missing a very important target audience, the local specialists treating mitochondrial patients. The UMDF added a “Grand Rounds” program in 2008 which brings a mitochondrial specialist to the hospitals to speak to neurologists and geneticists during their regularly scheduled monthly CME programs.

While the Grand Rounds program has been very successful, it is somewhat limited as the hospitals typically only offer one hour time slots. The UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) advised the foundation that the one hour grand rounds sessions were just not sufficient in providing the necessary information to gain a better understanding of managing a patient with mitochondrial disease.

The UMDF is proud to enhance our educational programming through regional symposia and will introduce it in key locations across the United States. The new program will offer a full day CME activity on Friday and a half day of sessions for patients/families on the following Saturday. Both groups will come together for a Friday night reception to encourage networking and exchange of information. The UMDF hopes to see this program build in the coming years – not only through our efforts but also by collaborating with other organizations to reach as many clinicians and allied health as possible. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of patients/families struggling with mitochondrial disease.

Clinical Session Schedule

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:00 am-8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Registration Sign-in
7:15 am-7:30 am Welcome and Introductions – Sidney Atkinson, MD, Course Chair
7:30 a.m-8:30 am Grand Rounds – Mitochondrial Disease Primer – Getting to a Diagnosis and Beyond
Speaker Name:  Mary Kay Koenig, MD
8:30 am-9:00 am Break Between Grand Rounds and Regional Symposium Start
9:00 am- 9:15 am Regional Symposium Welcome – Sidney Atkinson, MD, Course Chair and UMDF Staff
9:15 am-10:15 am Current and Potential Treatments and Therapies
Speaker Name:  Russell Saneto, DO, PhD
10:30 am – 11:30 am Screening and Evaluation in Mitochondrial Disorders
Mary Kay Koenig, MD and Kelly Averill, MD
11:30 am Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm On the Horizon and UMDF…Research and Clinical Trial Highlights
Philip Yeske, PhD
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Endocrine Considerations and Management in Mitochondrial Disease Patients
Speaker Name:  Shana McCormack, MD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Sleep Disordered Breathing in Mitochondrial Patients/Advances in Noninvasive Pulmonary Support
Speaker Name: Karen Hentschel-Franks, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Specialist
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Palliative Care – an Important Team for the Mitochondrial Patient
Speaker Name: Wisdeen Wu, DO, and Glenn Medellin, MD
4:45pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Patient/Family Schedule

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 am-10:00 am Continental Breakfast, Networking Time, and Registration Sign-in
10:00am-10:30am Welcome and Introductions – Sidney Atkinson, MD, Course Chair, Kelly Averill, MD, and Philip Yeske, PhD
10:30am-11:30am Mitochondrial Disease:  What is It and What to Expect?
Speaker Name:  Mary Kay Koenig, MD
11:30am-12:30pm Current Therapies in the Treatment of Mitochondrial Diseases
Speaker Name: Russell Saneto, DO, PhD
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Box Lunch with Question and Answers – All speakers and local mitochondrial specialists
2:00pm-3:00pm Endocrine Considerations and Management in Mitochondrial Disease Patients
Speaker Name: Shana McCormack, MD
3:00pm-4:00pm UMDF Updates and Networking Time
4:00pm Adjourn

2017 Course Description

2017 Central Regional Symposium Faculty and Planning Committee

  • Sidney W. Atkinson, MD, Course Chair, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Kelly Averill, MD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Sandra Cedillo, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Karen Hentschel-Franks, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Mary Kay Koenig, MD, UT/Children’s Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX
  • Shana McCormack, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Glenn Medellin, MD, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Russell Saneto, DO, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Kara Strittmatter, CMM, MA, UMDF Meeting Event Director, Columbus, OH
  • Wisdeen Wu, DO, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Philip Yeske, PhD, UMDF Science & Alliance Officer, Pittsburgh, PA

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.

For more information on continuing education (CME), email or call 412-443-8642.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

UT Medicine San Antonio is comprised of specialists and primary care physicians from the faculty of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors from all branches of medicine, we make up the largest group of specialists in South and Central Texas.


Support & Exhibit

Here are some of the reasons you can’t miss this support and exhibiting opportunity!

  • The exhibit location promotes one-on-one interaction among attendees and exhibitors — your company can have the attendees’ undivided attention.
  • Attendees are decision-makers and influencers for the products and services utilized by their facilities and in their practices.
  • Family attendees pose a valuable resource for many companies since they, too, are decision-makers and influencers.
  • Excellent networking opportunities during all breaks and lunch.

Space assignments are made on a first come, first served basis and space is limited.

To reserve space and to get pricing information, please contact:
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Telephone: 1-888-317-UMDF
Fax: 412-793-6477