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Event Recap | SoCal Patient Day

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, we hosted TSF’s Southern California Patient Day for NMOSD & MOGAD at UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles where we were thrilled to have 120 patients, caregivers, family members, clinicians, allied health professionals and friends from the industry register for our event! Close to 90 were patients and caregivers.

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Meet our patient & caregiver speakers:

Avery, Elijah, Elizabeth, Jasmine, Marie, Nell, Payton, Veronica and Yvonne

Meet our clinician speakers:

Nusrat Ahsan, MD (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)

Lilyana Amezcua, MD (USC Keck School of Medicine)

Jane Chan, MD (UCLA Health)

Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD (UC San Diego Health)

Yasir Jassam, MD (Hoag)

Kevin Patel, MD (UCLA Health)

Samuel Spiegel, MD (UCI Health)

Elaine Su, MD, MS (UCLA Health)

Meet our AHP (allied health professional) speakers:

Melissa Chun, OD (UCLA Health)

Erin Fromm, NP-C (Newport Neurospecialist Medical Group)

Audrey Johns, MSN, RN (Hoag)

Brittany Johns, LMFT (Hoag)

Nina Surber, PT, DPT, CEEAA (Hoag)

Special thanks to our moderators:

Sumaira Ahmed, Nell Choi, Audrey Johns, MSN, RN, Maggie Kang, MD, Jasmine Patel, MPH

This event was made possible with support from our sponsors:

Horizon Therapeutics (platinum), UCB, Hoag, PAN Foundation

Special thanks to Jeremiah Kibbs (Kibbs Studio Photography), Ethan Burke (Brandlive), M’s Flowers, Dr. Elaine Su (UCLA) and Andrew Fletcher (Horizon Therapeutics).

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