Disorders of Skilled Purposeful Movement: The Apraxias

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June 5, 2019 at 8:00-9:30am


Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute Auditorium Rm 2.160 (8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229)

Event Details:
Health care students and professionals are invited to join our grand rounds for clinical case discussion with renowned physicians and researchers.

Topic: Disorders of Skilled Purposeful Movement: The Apraxias

Presented by: Kenneth Heilman, M.D.

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About the Speaker(s)

Kenneth Heilman, M.D.

Behavioral neurologist, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Center for Neuropsychological Studies and Behavioral Neurology-Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Florida

Dr. Heilman's primary clinical interests are in attentional, emotional and cognitive disorders. His expertise as a clinician has been recognized by being listed in every edition of the Best Doctors in America as well as other publications.

Dr. Heilman’s research studies neurobehavioral, examining brain behavior relationships in health and disease. He has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 14 published or ‘in press’ books and more than 500 peer reviewed publications.

His research has received on-going federal funding from the National Institute in Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 40 years.

His research lab has labeled several new diseases/disorders and their treatment. He has demonstrated that right hemisphere injury causes disorders of emotional communication (impaired emotional prosody and facial expressions), as well as defects of sensory attention, action-intention (spatial neglect) and self-awareness (anosognosia). He has improved understanding of disorders of purposeful skilled movements (apraxia) as well as other neurobehavioral disorders such as amnesia, aphasia, agraphia and alexia.