Pennsylvania Neurological Society Annual Meeting

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, 2018

The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033


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Conference ID

D6242

Call for Poster Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the conference. Members and non-members are encouraged to submit. You may submit no more than two abstracts.

The top 20 poster abstracts will be invited to display at the conference and will be eligible to win a $200, $100 or $50 cash award sponsored by the Society.

Abstract submission deadline is Aug. 13, 2018. Chosen posters will be notified by Aug. 17, 2018.

Submit an abstract

Purpose/Audience

This annual conference is developed to raise awareness of and disseminate knowledge about developments in the care of people with neurological conditions. Physicians, health-care providers and medical students involved in the management of neurological diseases can benefit from attending this program.

Intended outcome: We want to positively impact patient care in Pennsylvania by providing up-to-date information to all health-care professionals caring for patients with neurological conditions.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the recent advancements and guideline changes in the field of vascular neurology. Topics include epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, headaches, dementia, concussion, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD) and genetics.
  • Discuss issues regarding drug pricing.
  • Illustrate how to implement changes in coding for chronic care including telephone care.
  • Address ethical issues associated with end-of-life care.

Credit

AMA

Please note, only the Sept. 8 presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Allen from 8 to 9 a.m. is accredited as follows:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Medical Learning Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Neurological Society. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: American Nurses Association (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Agenda

Sept. 8, 2018: 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Refreshments/Exhibits/Posters
  • 7:45 a.m. | Introductory Remarks
    Will Jens, DO, and Anthony May, MD
  • 8 a.m. | Creating a PATH to Optimal Long-Term Management of CIDP: What is the Role of Shared Decision-Making?
    Jeffrey Allen, MD
  • 9 a.m. | Safety and the New Era of Medications for Multiple Sclerosis
    Gary Thomas, MBA, MD
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Exhibits/Posters
  • 10:15 a.m. | Drug Prices
    Anthony May, MD
  • 11:15 a.m. | Coding in a Changing Environment
    Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD
  • Noon | Lunch/Exhibits/Posters
  • 12:50 p.m. | American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Update
  • 1 p.m. | Lyme Disease
    Adriana Marques, MD
  • 2 p.m. | Neurogenetics
    Gerald Raymond, MD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Approach to Autonomic/Small Fiber Neuropathies
    Divpreet Kaur, MD
  • 3 p.m. | Break/Exhibits/Posters
  • 3:15 p.m. | Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
    Jayant Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FACNS, FANA
  • 3:45 p.m. | Chemistry and Electricity: Old Theories Evolve into New Migraine Treatments
    Stephen Ross, MD, FAAN
  • 4:15 p.m. | Poster Winners/Adjournment

Sept. 8, 2018: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. industry-sponsored event

This event is independent of the CME function during the day.

Verona Quartet
Gretna Music at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse
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Sept. 9, 2018: 7 a.m. to noon

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Refreshments/Exhibits/Posters
  • 7:45 a.m. | Introductory Remarks
    Will Jens, DO
    Anthony May, MD
  • 8 a.m. | DAWN, Defuse 3 Trials and American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines
    Raymond Reichwein, MD
  • 9 a.m. | Ethics in Neurological Practice: Physician-Assisted Death and Right-to-Try Legislation
    Zach Simmons, MD
  • 10 a.m. | Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring in the ICU
    Tiffany Fisher, MD, PhD
  • 11 a.m. | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD, FANA, FASNR
  • Noon | Adjournment

Faculty

Department of Neurology Faculty

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

Jayant Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FACNS, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Epilepsy
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Co-Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Lab

Will Jens, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Divpreet Kaur, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Tiffany Fisher, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Board-Certified Epileptologist

Gerald Raymond, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Genetics

Raymond Reichwein, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Stroke Program
Co-Director, Penn State Neuroscience Institute Stroke Program
Penn State Neuroscience Institute

Stephen Ross, MD, FAAN
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology

Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD, FANA, FASNR
Professor of Neurology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology
Chair of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

Zach Simmons, MD
Professor of Neurology and Humanities
Director, ALS Center

Gary Thomas, MBA, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Invited Faculty

Jeffrey Allen, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Adriana Marques, MD
Chief, Lyme Disease Studies Unit
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Anthony May, MD
President of Pennsylvania Neurological Society
Staff Neurologist
Department of Neurology
WellSpan Health
York, PA

Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child Health
Department of Neurology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Staff Neurologist
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Fee

  • $150 for physicians
  • $75 for other health-care providers
  • $25 for fellows, residents and students

Fellows, residents and students should send verification of status to ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or fax to 717-531-5604 in order to receive the special rate.

Fee includes listed meals, cost of instruction and online handout materials/

Registrations received after Sept. 7, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

Accomodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

Deadline: Aug. 7, 2018

Rate

$299 single or double occupancy (plus applicable taxes)

Rooms reserved after this date are at regular rates and will be based on availability. We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible.

Reservations

  • Call 800-533-3131
  • Use the group name “PA Neurological Society PSU CME”

A list of Hershey area lodging is available upon request or online.

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Aug. 30, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after Sept. 4, 2018.

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 registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Sponsor

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine, jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Neurological Society.

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.

Changes

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.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel 814-863-0471/TTY. US M.Ed. D6242

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