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Neuropsychology Forum

HIV-Related Neurobehavioral Aberrations

  • October 26, 2011
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 9412


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San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Main Auditorium Building 7 (above the Cafeteria)
4150 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 9412?


Dr. Levine will review the neuropathological consequences of HIV infection and their associated neurobehavioral deficits across the lifespan. This will include cognitive, psychiatric, and functional deficits. Dr. Levine will discuss common co-morbid medical and psychiatric illnesses that impact neurocognitive functioning in infected individuals, and which complicate diagnosis and treatment. Treatment strategies for the HIV-infected patient will also be reviewed, with consideration of the often complex challenges these patients present.
Specific learning objectives:

1.   Describe the neurobiological underpinnings of HIV-related neurobehavioral aberrations.

2.   Demonstrate a working knowledge of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and psychiatric problems in both simple and complex patients across the lifespan.

3.   List 3 of the multiple co-morbid medical and psychiatric diseases that complicate diagnosis and treatment of HAND.

4.   List 3 of the treatment options for HAND.
Dr. Levine is an ABPP-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor within the Department of Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been involved in NeuroAIDS research since beginning postdoctoral fellowship in 2002. Dr. Levine currently serves as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous NIH and intramural grants. Dr. Levine's research program at UCLA has two main focuses: 1) employing systems biology and 'omics' methods to delineate the interplay between biological functioning and behavior as it affects risk for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, and 2) investigating the strengths and limitations of neuropsychological assessment as a tool to detect neurocognitive impairment in marginalized HIV-infected populations.

NCNF and the SFVA offer Credit

CE 2 credits
QME 2 credits
NCNF and SF VAMC are jointly offering CE and authorized by APA to offer 2 hours of continuing education credit for attendance at this presentation. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Advance registration:

The deadline for preregistration is October 15, 2012.  We will only be able to accept payment at the door after that date.

Send your check payment by mail to:

(make check payable to NCNF)
Sharon Perlman Berry, Ph.D
1510 York Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

You may also pay by credit card by going to www.PayPal.com and sending money to:  NCNFtreasurer@gmail.com

This event is accessible by public transportation, BART/MUNI or by driving and utilizing street parking.

Directions are available at the SFVA website.

Questions regarding special accommodations:

Dr. Chuck Filanosky, PhD at (415) 889-8831 or cfilanosky@yahoo.com.
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