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Neurological disorders are among the most common conditions seen in clinical practice, and uncomplicated cases are managed well 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 a refresher and update for primary care providers on diagnostic and treatment approaches to common conditions, including neuropathy, epilepsy, muscle diseases, dementia, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, stroke and others.

2023 Theme

  •  Transitions: between stages of disease, stages of care and stages of life.
  • Optimizing results: how to ask the right questions to get the most out of your referral to a specialist or therapy services.


Internal and family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, as well as those practitioners in neurology and other healthcare professionals, may benefit from attending this program.


  • 7:30 a.m. | Sign-In/Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Opening Announcements
  • 8:10 a.m. | Treating Alzheimer’s Disease With Monoclonal Antibodies to Amyloid
    Krishnankutty “Krish” Sathian, MBBS, PhD
  • 8:45 a.m. | Peripheral Nerve Issues
    Elias Rizk, MD, MSc
  • 9:20 a.m. | Multiple Sclerosis Updates
    Gary Thomas, MD, MBA
  • 9:55 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:15 a.m. | Stroke Updates
    Kelsey Coleman, MD
  • 10:50 a.m. | Headache Update
    Elise Hennessy, MD
  • 11:25 a.m. | Discussions for the End of Life
    James Grogan, MD
  • Noon | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 1 p.m. | Neuromuscular Update
    William Jens, DO
  • 1:35 p.m. | Spots and Dots in Neuroimaging
    Tao Ouyang, MD
  • 2:10 p.m. | Differentiating Spells from Seizures
    Tiffany Fisher, MD, PhD
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 3 p.m. | Time To Loosen Up: Managing Painful Spasticity
    Neyha G. Cherin, DO
  • 3:35 p.m. | Specialized Therapy Services Roundtable
    Carrie Reichwein, MS, CCC-SLP
    Pamela Hudson, OTR/L
    Victoria Kern, MPT
  • 4:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Course Directors

James Grogan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neuroscience Clerkship
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

William Jens, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
General Neurology Access Leader
Outpatient Neurology Clinic Director
Penn State College of Medicine



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 a maximum of 7 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 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.

Social Work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and b49.36 (a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn up to 7 clock hours of continuing education (or 3 credits per session) for completing this course.

Occupational Therapy Credit

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Title 49, Chapter 42 Pa Code 42.54 (c)(6). Occupational Therapists licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn clock hours of continuing education for completing this course.


The fee is $150 per person and includes the cost of instruction, online handout materials and all listed meals.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Registrations received after Friday, Sept. 22, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Saturday, Sept. 16, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Accommodation and Room Blcok

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant. A list of lodging in the Hershey area is available online.

Penn State Rates are available by using the following links:

Tru by Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue

Penn State College of Medicine – Tru by Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue

Penn State College of Medicine – Fairfield Inn by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue


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The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


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


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It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any relevant financial relationships with commercial companies disclosed by faculty, course directors and planning committee members. Complete disclosure information will be provided to participants at the beginning of the activity.

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