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October 19th Saturday


08:45AM - 05:00PM

Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conference Center

45-500 Kionaole, Kaneohe, Hawaii

15th Anniversary

October 19th Saturday
08:45AM - 05:00PM

Ko'olau Ballrooms & Conference Center
45-500 Kionaole, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Serving the Underserved with Compassion
Advancing Neuroscience Care for the
Future of Hawaii since 2009

Aloha Friends,


It is with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to be part of our 15th Anniversary to celebrate the privilege and honor of serving the people of Hawaii since 2009.  


John Wooden once said “it isn’t about what you do, but how you do it” and that has been so true for us for the past 15 years.  Anyone can treat patients, do research and teach but it is “how” and “why”  that made us who we are today.  Our compassion for people, especially for the underserved compelled us to forsake our retirement and invest in training like-minded individuals who sacrificially come alongside us to serve.  The “why” then drives the “how” to ensure these people have the absolute best care and services including world class research options without having to travel far away from their ohana here in Hawaii to find hope.  Click for history by KITV News


We are honored to have Hawaii Governor Joshua Green, MD, who shares the same heart and compassion for the underserved in our community to celebrate with us.

It is with great pleasure we invite you to join Hawaii Governor Green and us to celebrate and honor these amazing physicians, scientists, researchers, staff and aspiring students who have worked tirelessly to advance neuroscience care for the future of Hawaii since 2009 and will continue to do so for generations to come!



Kore Kai Liow, MD

Neuroscience Chair & Founder
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Professor, Dept. Medicine (Neurology) Graduate Faculty, Clinical and Translational Research
University Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine

Michelle Liow

Healthcare Administrator & Co-Founder
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

October 19th Saturday AGENDA

Welcome - Compassion, Excellence & Innovation
Synapsing together in Hawaii.

Kore Kai Liow, MD

Neuroscience Chair and Founder

Joshua Green, M.D.

Honorable Governnor of the state of Hawaii, Guest of Honor

Exihibit Hall: 7:45am - 8:45am, 12pm - 1pm, 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Plenary Session: 9:00am-3:00pm

Frontiers in Neuroscience - Bench to Bedside Translational Discovery for GBM

Michael Lim, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Dept. Neurosurgery,

Stanford University School of Medicine

Keynote Speaker

Modifying Upstream - Risk factors of Neurological Conditions in Native Hawaiians

Keawe Kaholokula, PhD

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health,
University Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine

Restful Sleep - Essential for a Sound Mind

Mapping the Last Frontier –
The Human Brain & Novel Epilepsy Therapies

Darren DuGas, M.D.

Epilepsy EEG Fellow, Yale University

Director, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr

Innovations in Pain Pathways &
Migraine Treatments

TaeHong Lim, M.D.

Headache Pain Fellow, Stanford University

Director, Headache & Facial Pain Center, Spine & Pain Management Center

Leveraging Neuroimmunology
Targeting Precise Mechanistic Targets –
Multiple Sclerosis & Neuromuscular Diseases

Natalia Gonzalez Caldito, M.D.

Neuroimmunology Fellow, Northwestern, Neuromuscular Fellow, UC Irvine

Director –Comprehensive MS Center, Neuromuscular EMG Center, IV Infusion Ctr

Dawn of a New Therapeutic Era for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease

Michael Sonson, M.D.

Cognitive Neurology Fellow,

Cedar Sinai UCLA, BRITL Intern 2016

Bryce Kalei Chang, M.D.

Neurology Resident

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, BRITL Intern 2017

Scientific Session – 3:30 - 5:00pm

Hawaii Neuroscience Research Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation by Brain Research, Innovation, Translation Labs (BRITL)

Award Presentation for 2024 Best Neuroscience Research Poster by Joshua Green, MD Governor of Hawaii *

Space is limited and first come basis, please register early to secure a spot to showcase your data at regions largest neuroscience conference.

Poster presentations is open to all clinicians, scientists, residents and students as well as Industry sponsored data to present their scientific data at Hawaii’s largest gathering of neuroscience professionals to share critical important data including epidemiologic, local trends, efficacy and safety data on specific products. Previously presented data or new data are eligible. However, industry sponsored posters are not eligible for poster competition.

You must be registered online to present your poster.


Further information can be directed to

Poster Registration Deadline Extended to August 30th, 2024

Panel of Judges

Enrique Carrazana, MD

Neurology (Head Judge)

Michael Lim, MD

Professor and Chair,
Dept. Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

David Baskin, MD

Professor and Vice Chair,
Dept Neurosurgery
Residency Program Director
Houston Methodist Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College

Keawe Kaholokula, Ph.D

Professor and Chair
Dept Native Hawaiian Health

Janette Abramowitz,MD


Eliza Hagen, MD


Kore Liow, MD


Darren Dugas, MD


TaeHong Lim, MD


Michael Sonson, MD


Bryce Kalei Chang, MD


Nicholas Anderson, MD

Sleep Medicine

Chathura Siriwardhana, PhD


Lawrence Burgess, MD

Surgery, Director Student Affairs


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