Neurological Complications in Women

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Track: Interactive Lunch Workshop
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There are many neurologic disease states that affect women differently than men due to issues such as hormonal changes across the life-span as well as the effects of pregnancy on the nervous system. We aim to cover the impact of hormones, pregnancy, post-partum period, and menopause on neurologic disease processes including headache, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and neurovascular disorders. Medications used to treat these disorders need to be adjusted around family planning due to safety considerations at the time of pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, these disorders may manifest differently during times of hormonal changes that occur in association with menarche, menses, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Our panel of experts will address these considerations that should be taken into account in treating epilepsy, MS, neurovascular disease, and headaches in women.

Chair: Dina Jacobs, MD

Co-Chair: Tanya Simuni, MD, FANA


  • Identify and treat neurologic disorders during pregnancy and in association with women’s issues across the life-span.
  • Describe the impact of pregnancy, the post-partum period, and breastfeeding in neurologic disorders.
  • Acquire the skills to manage multiple sclerosis symptoms across the life-span.
  • Learn how to approach neuromyelitis optic and myelin oligodendrocyte disorders in women across their life spans in particular during pregnancy.

Women’s Issues in Neurovascular Disease


Epilepsy Management in Pregnancy and Across the Age-Span in Women


On the Basis of Sex: Women’s Issues in MS and Related Disorders Across the Life Span


Management of Pregnancy and Hormonal Associated Headaches