Outpatient Clinical Building Kennedy Krieger Institute 801 North Broadway, Room 202 Baltimore, MD
About The Event:
Kennedy Krieger Institute is proud to present the 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship in conjunction with the 7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum. Dr. Maureen Dennis, PhD will present the keynote address for the forum followed by a poster session.
Keynote Address: “Plasticity, Homeostasis and Age in Childhood Brain Disorders”
Research and Care Programs at Kennedy Krieger Work to Minimize the Damage Caused by Brain Cancer
If you've ever doubted how quickly your life can be turned upside down, just ask the Bahen family. On Monday, Nov. 14, 2000, the Bahens' 5-year-old daughter Nicole joined her friends for her usual afternoon dance class. By Sunday Nov. 20, Nicole lay in intensive care recovering from surgery, unable to speak, roll over or swallow, nearly paralyzed on her right side. Such is the swift devastation of a pediatric brain tumor.
Brain injury resulting in learning disorders, epilepsy, ataxia or paralysis commonly results from tumor growth or from treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy that can cure the majority of certain types of pediatric brain tumors.