More information and online registration for these courses and others are available on the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education Web site.
|Course Title||Dates||City, State|
|Neurosurgery Update 2008 in the Wine Country||July 24-26, 2008||Napa, CA|
| 42nd Annual Recent Advances in Neurology
||Feb. 11-13, 2009||San Francisco, CA|
Key Factor in Brain Offers Insight into 'Smooth Brain' Disease
UCSF researchers identified a critical gene that enables stem cells to divide correctly in the developing brain. The finding may shed light on lissencephaly, the rare pediatric disorder also known as "smooth brain" disease.
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treating MS
A study led by Stephen L. Hauser, M.D., chair, UCSF Department of Neurology, found that rituximab, currently used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, may be effective in treating the most common form of multiple sclerosis.