Pediatric Neuroscience Dinner Lecture Series

October 24 - 2017

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 500 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Learning Objectives

  1. To recognize that cerebral palsy is the most common congenital neurological condition in children, and one of the most common causes of spasticity in children.
  2. To understand that spasticity is a result of aberrant communication between the brain and the spinal cord and that selective dorsal rhizotomy intterupts the abnormal connection by severing hyperactive spinal sensory nerve rootlets.
  3. To understand that selective dorsal rhizotomy has been shown to reduce spasticity, improve gait/walking patterns, improves range of motion and functional mobility and can make it easier to perfom self-care activities such as getting dressed and grooming.
  4. To understand who the ideal candidates are for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery.
  5. To understand that surgery is only one element of the process for success in patients and that extensive postoperative rehabilitation is imperative to attain the best functional mobility and results after surgery.

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Topic Time Speaker
Meet & Greet 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM  
Introduction 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Dr. Niazi
Dinner 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM  
Presentation 1 – Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Spasticity” 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Dr. Monduy
Presentation 2 - TBA 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Dr. Niazi
Closing Statements 8:30 PM – 8:45 PM Dr. Monduy

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Toba Niazi

Toba Niazi, MD

Dr. Toba Niazi, neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, specializes in the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors, and children with cerebral palsy, spasticity and movement disorders.

She has made a difference in the lives of countless children with complex health needs.

Prior to joining the team in 2013, Dr. Niazi was on staff at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, where she served as a pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Niazi received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

She completed her internship and residency at the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neurosurgery at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. During her time in training, Dr. Niazi focused on translational research in a transgenic mouse model with medulloblastoma. This work led her to earn the prestigious Kenneth Shulman Award through the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Migvis Monduy

Migvis Monduy, MD

Migvis Monduy, M.D., is a board certified Pediatric Neurologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and at the Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center. Dr. Monduy graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL, and completed her internship in Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. She then completed her residency in Child Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and now specializes in neuromuscular and movement disorders.

Dr. Monduy holds additional interests in Botox injections and intrathecal baclofen pumps for spasticity management as well as deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and is a member of the Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Monduy is actively engaged in the education of medical students and pediatric residents.

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About the Venue

Mortons The SteakhouseMorton's The Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, just one block from the famous Las Olas Blvd. shopping district. Crisp linens, superior service and delicious food prepared to perfection create an experience you won't soon forget. The upscale steakhouse offers Power Hour seven days a week in its Bar 12-21 from 5pm - close with special pricing on select beverages and $7 Bar Bites. Every detail, from the succulent steaks and seafood and vast wine selections to the seamless service, makes Morton's the classic dining experience. Valet parking is available.


500 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Nearby Landmarks & Additional Information

  • Corner of Broward Blvd & Federal Hwy (US 1)
  • Morton's The Steakhouse is ideally situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's vibrant downtown, just one block north of trendy Las Olas Boulevard and surrounded by the city's gleaming office buildings.
  • Just one mile from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Parker Playhouse.
  • Morton's is the perfect choice for dinner before and after a show. With its convenient location adjacent to the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel on U.S.1.
  • A five-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and less than three miles from the Broward County Convention Center.
  • Construction detour from Sunday Thursday after 9pm from Broward Boulevard: Go to 3rd Avenue and go south to 2nd St. and go east. Turn left at the Camden apartments, drive to end of the road and Morton's complimentary valet will be on the right.

Registration and Fees

Attendee Type Fee
PSA Physicians and Staff Complimentary
Community Physicians and Staff $35.00

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