Speakers - Demystifying Pediatric Neurology

Maia Aziz, t.s.p.
Head of Allied Health Services,
Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Bio to come

Melanie Bazin, BSc.
Occupational Therapist,
Allied Health Services, Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Bio to come

Marie-Emmanuelle Dilenge, MD, FRCPSC
Child Neurologist,
Centre de santé Meraki,
Montréal, QC, Canada

I have been a Child Neurologist for a quarter of a decade now. I started practicing at the Montreal Children's Hospital in 2001. For personal reasons, I chose to change my path and become a Community Child Neurologist in 2020, at the Meraki Health Center. My specialty is neuro-rehabilitation but through the years, I learnt about movement disorders. Seeing children with Cerebral Palsy and having a child with Tourette syndrome led me to appreciate the field of movement disorders and enhanced my skills in practice. I hope that my presentation will help you on a daily/weekly basis.

Hugh McMillan, MD, MSc.
Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology,
Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Bio to come

Kenneth Myers, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CSCN (EEG)
Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology,
Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Bio to come

Maryam Oskoui, MD, MSc (Epi), FRCPC, FAAN (she/her/elle)
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, and Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Dr. Oskoui is a Clinician Scientist and Director of Pediatric Neurology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed her pediatric neurology residency at McGill University (Montréal, Canada), pediatric neuromuscular clinical and research fellowship at Columbia University (New York, USA) and Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at McGill University. Dr. Oskoui is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology Neurosurgery, and a Senior Clinical Research Scholar of the FRQ-S with a focus in pediatric neuromuscular disorders. She has contributed to over 100 peer reviewed publications and is Principal investigator and SMA lead for INFORM RARE (https://www.informrare.ca/), a Strategy for Patient Oriented Research innovative clinical trial initiative supported by CIHR. Dr. Oskoui serves as an evidence-based methodologist for the American Academy of Neurology and has contributed to numerous clinical care guidelines. She is a Board member for the Association des Neurologues du Québec and serves on the scientific advisory committee of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Muscular Dystrophy UK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre.

Bradley Osterman, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology,
Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

I am a recent graduate of the McGill pediatric neurology residency program (in 2014), and am currently taking part in a 1-year clinical pediatric epilepsy fellowship shared between the Montreal Neurological Institute & the Montreal Childrens’ Hospital. My main interests include leukodystrophies, epilepsy, electrophysiology, genetics and auto-immune disorders. Starting in 2015, I look forward to joining the pediatric neurology department, as a staff, at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL) in Quebec City.

Michael Shevell, MDCM, FRCP, FCAHS
Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology,
Montreal Children's Hospital,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Michael Shevell MDCM, FRCP, FCAHS is a former (2011-2021) Chair & Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and the Montreal Children's Hospital. A tenured Professor of both the Departments of Pediatrics & Neurology/Neurosurgery at McGill, he has focused his practice and research efforts on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and those at-risk for these disorders. He has received two of the highest honours of the Child Neurology Society; the Hower Award (2014) and the Martha B Denckla Award (2022). The former for his educational, administrative and research contributions to the specialty of pediatric neurology and the later for his research efforts to further our understanding of neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Elisabeth Simard-Tremblay, MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EEG)
Pediatric Neurologist / Epileptologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, and Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Dr. Simard-Tremblay is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She did her pediatric neurology residency at McGill University and completed a 2-year fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University. She has a strong interest in the treatment of children with drug-resistant epilepsy, including surgical and dietary options.

Rebecca Simon, PhD
Psychologist,
Clinique Spectrum,
Montréal, QC, Canada

Rebecca Simon is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder throughout the lifespan. She worked for 10 years at the Montreal Children’s Hospital ASD program and has been in private practice at Clinic Spectrum since 2019. In addition to conducting diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having a neurodevelopmental disorder, Dr. Simon is involved in various supervision, teaching and training activities including training professionals in the use of the ADOS-2. Dr. Simon is particularly interested in the assessment of ASD in very young children, girls, and gender diverse/non-conforming individuals.