18th Annual Nelson Butters’ West Coast Neuropsychology Conference

Venue: San Diego Hilton Resort

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 06, 2008
Registration Date: Apr 03, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 03, 2008
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In recent years, significant advancements have been made in our understanding of neurocognitive and neuroimaging findings in brain-damaged populations. In this year’s conference, we are fortunate to have renowned researchers present their latest findings on neuropsychological disorders that are commonly seen in clinical practice. For example, Dr. Larry Squire will present his latest findings on brain mechanisms that underlie memory function and dysfunction. Other examples of topics discussed include (a) do anti-dementia medications improve memory skills in Alzheimer’s patients?; (b) are there cognitive effects of the new neurosurgical procedures for Parkinson’s disease?; (c) do differences exist in the cognitive sequelae of blast-related concussions (as commonly seen in soldiers of the Iraq war) versus more traditional concussions (e.g., as seen following motor vehicle accidents)?; and (d) what advances have been made in the assessment of noncredible or malingered test performance? The speakers will emphasize practical tools that clinicians can use to provide comprehensive assessments and remediation strategies for individuals with various disorders. This year’s meeting will also feature a pre-conference workshop on ethical controversies in clinical neuropsychology given by Dr. Shane Bush who has authored several books on this topic. This workshop also helps meet the law and ethics licensing requirements for California psychologists. The conference, including the pre-conference workshop, will offer up to 18 credits of continuing education. The program is intended for neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, school psychologists, speech therapists, learning specialists, educators, psychiatrists, neurologists, and other interested health professionals. As we have done for the past 17 years, Dr. Kaplan and I, the conference moderators, will encourage questions and discussions between the audience and faculty.


1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego
United States

Additional Information

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