Annual Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Symposium 2019

Boston, MA US
May 14, 2019

The Herscot Center has the opportunity to bring together members of the TSC medical community from the Massachusetts General Hospital and the LAM Center from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The symposium aims to unite members of the TSC community from the many specialties that fall within the broad reach of the disease, promoting the exchange of research and ideas as well as the connection of symptoms to the picture of the whole person diagnosed with TSC.

The Herscot Center seeks to see past the diagnosis of TSC, to the individual, while helping patients seamlessly connect to all aspects of their care. The symposium, hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Thiele, Director of the Herscot Center for TSC, will attract a vast array of physicians and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital as well as from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for MGH physicians and care teams who treat TSC patients, TSC researchers, and anyone else interested in learning about TSC.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Compare and appraise with their colleagues from other Specialties challenges that they face when treating TSC patients. 
2. Internalize topics that relate to TSC: LAM, utilization of scans, gene therapy, etc.
3. Identify research and clinical observations and receive feedback from their colleagues.
4. Recognize multiorgan involvement of TSC.
5. Recognize current knowledge regarding pathogenesis of TSC.
6. Recognize current treatment strategies for various TSC manifestations.
7. Develop familiarity with current research activities in different aspects of TSC, with focus on work being done at MGH and Herscot Center.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Neurology & Partners HealthCare System

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/14/2019 - 1:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/14/2019 - 5:00pm EDT

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
O'Keeffe Auditorium
Boston, MA 02114
United States

Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD - Course Director 
Director, Herscot Center for TSC,
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

James Barnett
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

William Butler, MD
Neurosurgical Service, 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Souheil El-Chemaly, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School;
Clinical Director, LAM Center for Research and Clinical Care,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Zubin Irani, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Casey Maguire, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, 
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital

Taylor Savage
Clinical Research Coordinator, 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Lawrence Selter, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation


Please login or register to take this course.

Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Robyn Bluestein prior to the live event at 617-724-0269.

For questions regarding the evaluation, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at