Advances in Neurology 2017: Updates in Epilepsy and Headache - May 20, 2017

Advances in Neurology 2017: Updates in Epilepsy and Headache - May 20, 2017

The 9th annual Advances in Neurology course hosted by the University Of Louisville Department Of Neurology will be held in conjunction with the annual spring meeting of the Commonwealth Neurological Society. The conference will offer continuing medical education credit, as well as, continuing education credit for nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists and other allied health professionals. This year’s focus will be on epilepsy and headache, two areas within neurology which are quite common and have undergone significant recent advances.
When May 20, 2017
from 07:55 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Churchill Downs, Derby and Oaks rooms, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
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Target Audience
The target audience for this conference is neurologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners in neurosciences, RNs, LPNs, and all other allied health professionals interested in the topics presented.

Saturday, May 20, 2017  
7:55 am        
Welcome and Introduction

8:00 am                            
The Comorbidity of Migraine and Epilepsy
Drs. Evans and Sowell

9:00 am    
Autoimmune Epilepsy
Dr. Naritoku

10:00 am        
Break/Visit Exhibitors

10:15 am        
Epilepsy in Adolescents
Dr. Skjei

11:15 am        
Pseudotumor Cerebri in Adolescents and Adults
Dr. Friedman

12:15 am - 1:30 pm    
Commonwealth Neurological Society Annual Meeting
(lunch provided for members) or lunch on your own

1:30 pm                   
Psychological Aspects of Headache and Epilepsy in Adolescents
Dr. Threlkeld

2:30 pm        
Panel Discussion – Case Based and Q&A with Moderators

3:30 pm         
Evaluation and Adjournment

Course Director
Michael K. Sowell, MD, FAHS
Professor of Neurology
Associate in Pediatrics
Director, University of Louisville Comprehensive Headache Program
Director, University of Louisville Child Neurology Residency Program
President, Commonwealth Neurological Society
Louisville, KY

Course Co-Director
 M. Steven Evans, MD

Division of Epilepsy
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty

Deborah Friedman, MD
Neurology and Therapeutics, Ophthalmology
University of Texas, Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.
Chair of Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

Karen Skjei, MD
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Norton Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Brooke Threlkeld, PsyD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
Bingham Child Guidance Center
Louisville, KY

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

1. Properly select and prescribe the newer antiepileptic medications.
2. Properly evaluate and manage epilepsy in adolescence.
3. Recognize, evaluate and refer for ongoing management of the psychological aspects of headache and epilepsy in adolescence.
4. Recognize, evaluate and manage pseudotumor cerebri.
5. Identify and be able to evaluate and manage the comorbidity of migraine and epilepsy.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 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 7.2 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-977. 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 2017 Course Coordinator, Tess Ocean, at (502) 852-3285 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

The Commonwealth Neurological Society (CNS) is the state neurology society for Kentucky. We are the organized voice of neurology to our national organization, as well as the liason with the American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and other interested parties in health care.  As such, we are best positioned to advocate for the needs of patients with neurological disorders in the Commonwealth.  We have developed a vital and growing network of neurologists and associated professionals that will benefit our practices and our patients.

Registration Options and Fees:

1. UofL Physician, Nurse, Faculty - $0
2. UofL Student, Resident, Fellow - $0
3. Commonwealth Neurological Society Member - $0
4. Physician Outside UofL - $40
5. Nurse Outside UofL -  $30
6. All Others - $40
7. Memorial Hospital Physician, Nurse - $0

Online Registration for this Conference is now closed. You may still attend this event by registering at the welcome desk. 

Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday, May 5, 2017. Requests received on or before Friday, May 5, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, May 5, 2017

CLICK HERE for Churchill Downs information to help you experience a memorable day at Advances in Neurology 2017.

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 2017 conference!

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