Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

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Neurological disorders are among the most common conditions seen in clinical practice, and uncomplicated cases are well managed by primary care providers. However, neurology is a rapidly changing field, with new treatments constantly evolving. The major goal of this annual conference is to provide an update for primary care providers on diagnostic and treatment approaches to common conditions including epilepsy, muscle diseases, dementia, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, stroke, and others.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, and others who care for patients in primary care settings may benefit from attending.


  • Discuss common neurological diseases in clinical practice
  • Review new treatment options for neurological disorders
  • Discuss appropriate testing modalities for neurological illness
  • Analyze common errors in the management of neurological illness



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 7.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.


7.5 ASET CEUs have been approved.


Fee is $125 per person; there is no fee for residents/students.


Cancellations received later than May 25, 2019, will incur a $25 processing fee

No refunds after May 28, 2019


June 1, 2019, 7 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 7:50 a.m. | Welcome
    Thyagarajan Subramanian, MD
  • 8 a.m. | Update on Myasthenia Gravis 
    Aiesha Ahmed, MD
  • 8:55 a.m. | Principles of Post-Stroke Care
    Natalie Aucutt-Walter, MD, MS, MA
  • 9:50 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 10:10 a.m. | Update on Epilepsy Management
    Jayant Acharya, MD
  • 11:05 a.m. | Tics, Stereotypes and Tourette Syndrome
    Gayatra Mainali, MD
  • 12 p.m. | Lunch/Exhibits
  • 12:45 p.m. | Advances in Parkinson’s Disease
    Thyagarajan Subramanian, MD
  • 1:40 p.m. | Low Back Pain
    William Jens, DO
  • 2:35 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 2:50 p.m. | Update on Multiple Sclerosis Management
    Cary Twyman, MD
  • 3:45 p.m. | Update on Alzheimer’s Disease
    Charles Duffy, MD, PhD
  • 4:40 p.m. | Adjournment


Department of Neurology: Penn State Health
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Jayant Acharya, MD
Professor of Neurology

Aiesha Ahmed, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Natalie Aucutt-Walter, MD, MS, MA
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Charles Duffy, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology

William Jens, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Gayatra Mainali, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics

Thyagarajan Subramanian, MD
Professor of Neurology

Cary Twyman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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