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2012-09-20 / General Stories

One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Persons to Speak at George Bush Library

Time Magazine named her among the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her impact on Oprah was so great that Oprah thanked her during the taping of her final show. Academy Awardwinning filmmaker Ron Howard has agreed to direct the screen adaptation of her New York Times bestseller.

She is Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., and you are invited to hear her speak at the George Bush Presidential Library in two weeks – for free.

Taylor is this year’s keynote speaker at Texas Brain & Spine Institute’s (TBSI) Neuroscience Symposium. She is the bestselling author of “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.”

The annual Symposium, which is free and open to the public, is Friday, September 28, in the Annenberg Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library. An afternoon session on the latest treatment for Stroke begins at 3:45 p.m., followed by Taylor’s presentation at 5:30 p.m. A light meal and breakout sessions moderated by TBSI members will conclude the evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

“Stroke: Comprehensive Review and Latest Treatments” is for both professional and public audiences. Seating and check-in begin at 3:15 p.m. Speakers include Jonathan A. Friedman, M.D., Nancy Leslie, Ph.D., Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D., and J. Bradley White, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. White is the Medical Director of the St. Joseph Stroke Center and a TBSI Neurosurgeon. Dr. Friedman is the Director of TBSI and a St. Joseph Neurosurgeon.

Breakout session one is: “Brain Tumors: Perspective from Physicians, Patients and Families.” This session is co-moderated by L. Gerard Toussaint, III, M.D., TBSI and St. Joseph Neurosurgeon and Erin Fleener, M.D., Oncologist at the Cancer Clinic in Bryan. Dr. Toussaint’s research at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine focuses on an aggressive type of brain tumor.

“Low Back Pain: A Roundtable Discussion,” is the second breakout session. James Stonecipher, M.D., a pain management specialist with TBSI will moderate.

For a detailed schedule and to register, go to www.tbsisymposium.com, or call 979.731.1231.

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