Advances in Neurology 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Advances in Neurology 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

The 10th annual Advances in Neurology course, hosted by the University of Louisville Department of Neurology, will focus on neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscular disease has undergone significant recent advances. Topics will assist attendees in the evaluation and management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myopathy and peripheral nerve disease, as well as introduce them to the use of new pharmacotherapies. The course will be held in conjunction with the annual spring meeting of the Commonwealth Neurological Society.*
When May 19, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Churchill Downs, Trophy Room, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
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Target Audience
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Students.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 
8:00 am        
Welcome and Introduction
Martin Brown, MD

8:05 am                   
Evaluation and Management of Peripheral Neuropathy
Jun Li, MD, PhD

9:05 am
Untangling the ALS X-files
Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD

10:00 am
Break/Visit Exhibitors

10:15 am        
Updates on Electromyography: Pearls and Pitfalls
Vasudeva Iyer, MD

11:15 am        
Clinical Approach to Myopathies
Hani Kushlaf, MD

12:15 pm    
Commonwealth Neurological Society Annual Meeting
(lunch provided for members) or Lunch on Your Own

(available at either time)
1:30 & 2:30 pm        
Breakout Session A: Neuromuscular Ultrasound

1:30 & 2:30 pm        
Breakout Session B:
EMG Workshop

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

Course Co-Directors
 Martin Brown, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
University of Louisville

 Zeng Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
University of Louisville

Participating Faculty
Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD, MS    
Associate Professor of Medicine/Neurology
Department of Neurology
Duke University
Director of the Duke ALS Clinic
Chief of Neurology
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Durham, NC

Vasudeva Iyer, MD

Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Hani Kushlaf, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Director of the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Jun Li, MD, PhD, FAAN
Department of Neurology
Scientific Director of the Translational Neuroscience Initiative
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Learning Objectives

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

1. Properly manage patients with ALS.
2. Properly evaluate and manage myasthenia gravis.
3. Properly screen and evaluate peripheral nerve disease.
4. Utilize new pharmacotherapeutics in neuromuscular disease.

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 7.1 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-1043. 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 2018 Course Coordinator, , 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.


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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:
Registration is Free for Residents
1. UofL Physician/Nurse/Faculty   $0
2. UofL Student/Resident/Fellow   $0
3. Commonwealth Neurological Society Members   $0
4. Outside Physician   $25
5. Outside Nurse   $15
6. All Others   $25
7. Outside Resident   $0

Online Registration for this conference is now closed. You may still attend the event by registering as a walk-in the day of the program.
Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday, May 4, 2018. Requests received on or before Friday, May 4, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, May 4, 2018

CLICK HERE for Churchill Downs information to help you experience a memorable day at Advances in Neurology 2018.

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 2018 conference!

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