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Stimulating Conversations: Employing Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Technologies to Characterize and Enhance Language Processing in Persons with Aphasia

Roy Hoshi Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAN, FANA
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania


  • Learners will differentiate theoretical arguments regarding the mechanisms that underlie language recovery in the setting of left hemisphere stroke and aphasia.
  • Learners will review with the experimental application of transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation for the rehabilitation of aphasia in the setting of stroke.
  • Learners will review the emerging experimental application of transcranial direct current stimulation for symptomatic treatment of primary progressive aphasia.


  • Planners: Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; Niyatee Samudra, MD; Ehud Zeltzer, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speakers: Roy Hoshi Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAN, FANA, has disclosed the following relationship: Alexion.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered from January 1, 2022, through December 30, 2022. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

Questions? Email Ehud Zeltzer at or Niyatee Samudra at

Attendees must register for this event. Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience with a terminal degree. This activity is not commercially supported.

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