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Neuromyelitis Optica: Educational Seminar for Patients, Family Members and Caregivers

Focus on Adult and Pediatric Patients

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus, Building 4
3175 Science Park Drive
Beachwood, OH  


Presentations by healthcare experts will provide advances in diagnosis and care of the adult and pediatric patients living with Neuromyelitis Optica.


At the conclusion of the seminar, participant will be able to:

  • Illustrate the recent updates in diagnosis and management of neuromyelitis optica disease.
  • Understand available treatment options for neuromyelitis optica including management of acute relapses, disease modifying therapy, and symptomatic treatment options.
  • Understand management of fatigue in the person experiencing neuromyelitis optica.
  • Enhance daily tools for wellness through Guided Imagery and Chair Yoga.


8:00-9:00 am
9:00-9:10 am
Welcome/Review of Program
Chelsey Judge, PhD – Connor B. Judge Foundation
9:10-10:00 am
New Day for NMO
Mary Rensel, MD, FAAN
10:00-11:00 am
NMO Treatment Updates
Hesham Abboud, MD, PhD
11:00-11:15 am
Refreshment Break / Exhibits
11:15 -12:15 pm
Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Guided Imagery
Jane Ehrman, MEd, CHES, CHT

Breakout 2:
Chair Yoga
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Managing Fatigue

Jennifer Sedlak, NP, MSCN


Hesham Abboud, MD, PhD - University Hospitals
Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT - Cleveland Clinic
Jane Ehrman, MEd, CHES, CHT - Cleveland Clinic
Mary Rensel, MD - Cleveland Clinic
Jennifer Sedlak, NP, MSCN – Cleveland Clinic


Registration is Complimentary

Please register to attend this seminar by April 10, 2020.

For questions, contact Brigid Walters at or 216.445.0754.

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