Meet the 2022 Annual Conference Speakers
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WNS Welcomes Neil A. Busis as this year's Keynote Speaker!
Neil A. Busis, MD - NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Busis chairs the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Telehealth Subcommittee. He was a member of the planning committee for the March 2022 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on “The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluations in Medicine and Allied Health.” He is the Primary CPT Advisor representing the AAN on the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Advisory Committee. He is developing new telehealth and hybrid care models, validating the remote neurological examination, and optimizing teleneurology education for learners at all career stages.
He previously chaired or was a member of other AAN committees and subcommittees and served on the AAN Board of Directors. He received the 2021 AAN President’s Award for his service. He is a past president of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Busis represents the AAN on the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and co-leads the Action Collaborative’s COVID Working Group. Dr. Busis was a member of the committee that wrote the NAM consensus study “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being,” focusing on technology and policy. Dr. Busis was the principal investigator of the AAN burnout studies, is a member of the AAN Wellness Subcommittee, and co-leads the NYU Department of Neurology Wellness Committee.
Patrick Bauer, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Patrick Bauer is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Epilepsy division at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He divides his effort equally amongst his clinical practice and epilepsy research. He is particularly interested in the application of connectome-based neuroimaging tools and neuropsychology towards further understanding the broad electroclinical phenotypic spectrum of the genetic (formerly idiopathic) generalized epilepsies. He has a secondary interest in novel diagnostic EEG technologies and neurostimulation treatments for drug-resistant seizures.
Laurel Bessey, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Donn Dexter, MD - Mayo Clinic
Douglas B Matthews, PhD - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Justin A. Sattin, MD - University of Wisconsin
Dr. Sattin is the former director of both UW’s comprehensive stroke program and adult neurology residency training programs; he still serves as the department’s Vice Chair for Education.
Dr. Sattin has an additional interest in biomedical ethics. He served for over a decade on the UW IRB, including a few stints as chair. He also served three terms on the Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee, a joint committee of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology society. That committee recently developed an AAN Position Statement, Consent Issues in the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke, which helped prompt his talk at the conference.
Elizabeth Sun, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Adam Wallace, MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health