Meridian Neuroscience Symposium to be held on May 19

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager

Meridian Neuroscience Symposium to be held on May 19

Leading neuroscience experts to discuss neurologic disorders and advances in medical and surgical care options for patients

The all-day Meridian Neuroscience Symposium on May 19 at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown, NJ, is designed to help assist health care professionals caring for patients with neurological issues. Leading neuroscience experts from around the country will gather to present and discuss research and current evidence-based practice regarding the latest neurosurgical techniques, modalities and therapies in neurology and neurosurgery. Experts in the field will focus on strategies for the care of neurologic disorders and issues for patients with cerebrovascular disease, and provide education on the most advanced surgical techniques.

Meridian Neuroscience offers the region's most complete lineup of Neuroscience services for stroke, spine injuries, concussion, epilepsy, brain tumors, movement and memory disorders and more. Meridian Neuroscience is staffed by dedicated physicians and nurses skilled in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries which threaten these critical controls and nerve centers of the body. It is home to five nationally accredited Primary Stroke Centers and the region's only Stroke Rescue Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

In addition, the line-up of speakers at the Symposium include:
  • Alan Colicchio, M.D., Program Director, Medical Director, Meridian Neuroscience, Neptune, NJ
  • Stephan Mayer, M.D., FCCM, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Attending Neurologist, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Dara Jamieson, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Fernando Diaz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
  • Daniel Pieper, M.D., FACS, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Director of Neuro-Oncology, Chief of Skull Base Surgery, Neurosurgical Director of Gamma Knife, Beaumont Hospital, MI
  • Robert Rosenwasser, M.D., FACS, FAHA, Jewell L. Osterholm Professor and Chair, Director of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kevin Foley, M.D., Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, Memphis, TN
  • Michael Racke, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Chairman of Neurology, The Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Neurology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Matthew Kaufman, M.D., FACS, Department of Surgery, Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian Health, Neptune, NJ; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health ( is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.