CurePSP Ask the Expert with Dr. Travis Turner: Dec. 12, 2022


Travis Turner, PhD, will discuss Assessing Cognitive Changes with PSP, CBD, and MSA during a CurePSP Ask the Expert webinar on Monday, Dec.

Travis Turner, PhD, will discuss Assessing Cognitive Changes with PSP, CBD, and MSA during a CurePSP Ask the Expert webinar on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The one-hour event begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (11 a.m. Pacific).

People diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA) frequently report changes to cognitive functioning as the disease progresses. This is particularly a symptom experienced in PSP.

Mild cognitive deficits can be present at the time of diagnosis and are often in the areas of processing, organization, and attention.

In this webinar, Dr. Travis Turner, neuropsychologist at the CurePSP Center of Care at the Medical University of South Carolina, will provide a brief overview of the cognitive changes associated with PSP, CBD, and MSA; describe the neuropsychological evaluation process; and discuss how the information obtained informs diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning.

At the end of his presentation, Dr. Turner will answer questions that were submitted during registration. Questions can also be submitted to

Any medications referred to during the webinar should not be tried unless under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Registration is required. Links to the webinar will be emailed two hours before the event and 15 minutes before the event.


Dr. Turner is assistant professor and director of the Neuropsychology Division at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also senior clinical director of Movement Disorders at WCG-VeraSci.

He studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology through San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, and completed internship and postdoctoral training at MUSC.

He has been active in clinical and research efforts with the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC for more than 15 years. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluations and focused interventions for patients with Parkinsonian disorders. His research program is aimed at developing new ways to measure and treat neuropsychiatric symptoms in movement disorders.

Current projects include standardization of computerized behavioral saccade tests, neuropsychological assessment via videoconferencing (i.e., telemedicine), and clinical trials.

He also supervises neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows and provides training to graduate students, medical students, interns, and residents.

When he’s not working, Dr. Turner enjoys fishing, building furniture, and spending time with his family.

The webinar will be recorded and available on the CurePSP YouTube channel. Registrants will receive an email with the link when it is ready to view.

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