Bluegrass Regional Movement Disorders Symposium - October 20-21, 2017

Bluegrass Regional Movement Disorders Symposium - October 20-21, 2017

The Bluegrass Regional Movement Disorders Symposium will bring together leaders in Movement disorders from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. The event will be an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments in Movement disorders and is designed for primary care providers, internists, geriatricians, general neurologists, and physicians in training and others in the health profession who will be exposed to patients with Parkinson disease or other movement disorders. The goal of this course is to provide an update on diagnosis and management on the most common movements disorders encountered in practice including Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremor, dystonia and functional (psychogenic) movement disorders.
When Oct 20, 2017 06:00 PM to
Oct 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Where Equus Run Vineyeards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway, KY 40347
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3285
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Target Audience
Residents, fellows, and midlevel providers in neurology, primary care, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and all others who may be interested in the topics presented.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - No CME Offered
Regional Meeting
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511; off I75/64, exit 115
1) Introduction of all participating centers 
2) Dinner
3) Horses and Zebras - Movement disorder phenomenology (Dr. LaFaver – UofL)
4) Movement Disorders Video Rounds and MRI puzzles (C. Smith, others)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - CME Accredited
CME Course

Talk 1: Basic Treatment Concepts for Huntington’s Disease
Dr. Holiday - UofL
Talk 2: Genotype/Phenotype - Understanding Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Dr. Cambi - UPitt
Talk 3: NPH – Discovery or Invention?
Dr. Smith – UK
Talk 4: An Update on Dystonia
Dr. Dukar – UC
Coffee Break

Talk 5: Diagnosing and Initiating Treatment in Early Parkinsonism
Dr. Zauber – IU
Talk 6: Late-stage Treatment/referral for Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Merola – UC
Talk 7: Is Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease a Prion Synucleinopathy?
Dr. Yamasaki – UK
Question and Answer Session



Course Directors
Dr. Kathrin LaFaver
Assistant Professor
Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

 Dr. John Slevin
Department of Neurology
University of Kentucky
Movement Disorders Program
Lexington, KY

Participating Faculty
Franca Cambi, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Andrew Duker, MD
Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Victoria Holiday, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Aristide Merola MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Charles D. Smith, MD
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Tritia Yamasaki, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Elizabeth Zauber, MD
Assistant Professor
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Diagnosis and manage early Parkinson’s disease.
2. Diagnosis and manage Huntington’s disease.
3. Identify patients with Parkinson’s disease appropriate for device-aided treatments.
4. Diagnosis and manage patients with dystonia.
5. Identify patients with functional movement disorders appropriate for an inpatient rehabilitation treatment approach.
6. Develop a rational diagnostic evaluation process for patients with spinocerebellar ataxias.
7. Develop a rational diagnostic evaluation process for patients with NPH.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 4.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-1013. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the  at least 7 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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Registration for this Symposium is Free to all participants but advance registration is required to allow for course planning.

Note: If you plan on attending both the Friday and Saturday sessions you will have to select All Registrants and then click the Dinner Session box on the registration page.

Advance Registration for this Symposium is now closed.

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We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the "Bluegrass Regional Movement Disorders Symposium"

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.