Advances in Neurology 2018 - May 19, 2018

Advances in Neurology 2018 - May 19, 2018

The 10th 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 neuromuscular disease, an area within neurology which is quite common, can be perplexing for providers, and has undergone significant recent advances.
When May 19, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Churchill Downs, Derby and Oaks Rooms, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
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Target Audience
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Students.

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
Update in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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        
Advances in the Evaluation and Management of Myopathy

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

1:30 pm        
Breakout Session A: Neuromuscular Ultrasound

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
Louisville, KY

Course Co-Directors
 Martin Brown, MD, MSc

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

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

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

Jun Li, MD, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Director of CMT Clinic
Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Center for Human Genetics Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

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.


CLICK HERE for a copy of the course brochure (Under Construction)

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

CLICK HERE to Register for this Conference
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.