Advances in Neurology 2015: The Maturing Mind - May 16, 2015

Advances in Neurology 2015: The Maturing Mind - May 16, 2015

When May 16, 2015
from 07:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where Churchill Downs Conference Center, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
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*Agenda *Brochure *CE Credit *Course Director & Faculty *Registration

Course Description
Many neurologic conditions span the ages of pediatrics and post-adolescence. With advances in medical care, children affected by life-limiting conditions are now living well into adulthood. Phenotypic variability of genetic disorders has also resulted in adult-onset presentations of classic child neurologic conditions. It is our hope to shed light on common childhood neurologic sequelae that often persist into adulthood and also to discuss disorders that may at times present in adolescence or early adulthood. In this regard, we will overview Epilepsy, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Neurooncology, Neuromuscular Disorders, and Neurogenetics.

Target Audience
The target audience for this seminar is Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Physiatrists, Pediatricians, Internists, Oncologists, Developmental Specialists, RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Research Coordinators, EEG techs and all other healthcare professionals interested in the topics presented.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction

Session 1 -  Epilepsy Management from Adolescence into Adulthood
Dr. John Hixson
CME Accreditation for this presentation will be provided by Rockpointe

Session 2 – Practice Management, ICD 10
Dr. Laura Powers

Panel Discussion

Session 3 - Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Dr. Alexander Asamoah

Session 4 - Brain Tumors in Young Adults
Dr. Eric Burton

Lunch & KYCNS Meeting

Session 5 - Transition of Care of Adolescents with Muscular Dystrophy
Dr. Anne Connolly

Concluding Remarks, Evaluation, Adjournment

Course Director
Michael K. Sowell, MD, FAHS   
Associate Professor in Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville

Course Co-Director
Safi Shareef, MD

PGY-4, Child Neurology Residency Program
University of Louisville

Participating Faculty:
Alexander Asamoah, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center
Louisville, KY

Eric Burton, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Anne Connolly, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

John Hixson, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Laura B. Powers, MD
Mercy Medical Center St. Mary's
Knoxville, TN

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Recognize the presentation of common neurologic diseases that cross the transitional period from adolescence to adulthood in the following subcategories: Neurobehavior, Epilepsy, Neurogenetics, and Neuromuscle.
2. Learn state-of-the-art diagnostic options available.
3. Apply best practices for their management.
4. Discuss unique cases and apply up-to-date research.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 5.1 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-858. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

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 Advances in Neurology 2015 Course Coordinator, Angela Thornton, at (502) 588-3650 at least 14 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.


Click Here for a copy of the course brochure

Registration Fees:

Physician, Nurse, and All Others                                                                  $35.00
UofL Physicians, Nurses, Faculty, Staff                                                       $0
UofL, IU or UK Students, Residents, Fellows                                              $0
Commonwealth Neurological Society Members (Physicians & Nurses)  $0

Online registration for this event is now closed. You may still attend by registering at the welcome desk beginning at 7:00am May 16, 2015 at the Churchill Downs Conference Center, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday, May 1, 2015. Requests received on or before Friday, May 1, 2015 will receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, May 1, 2015.

To become a member of the Commonwealth Neurological Society and register for this course for free please complete the Membership Application or contact

for Churchill Downs information to help you experience a memorable day at Advances in Neurology 2015.

Suggested Accommodations near Churchill Downs
(in no particular order)
Holiday Inn Fair and Expo Center
447 Farmington Ave
Louisville, KY 40209
(800) 315-2621

Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport
311 E Gaulbert Ave , Louisville, KY, US, 40208
(502) 638-6100

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, Kentucky, 40209, USA
(502) 637-2424

Columbine Bed & Breakfast
1707 South Third street
Louisville, KY  40208
(502) 635-5000


We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the Advances in Neurology 2015 conference!

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