Advances in Neurology 2021-Fall Meeting - October 16, 2021

The 13th annual Advances in Neurology course hosted by the University of Louisville Department of Neurology will be held in conjunction with the annual fall meeting of the Commonwealth Neurological Society. The conference will offer continuing medical education credit, as well as, continuing education credit for nurses, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals. This year’s focus will include updates on all subspecialties in neurology from local, regional and nationally recognized experts in the field.
When Oct 16, 2021
from 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Virtual-Bluesky
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3285
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Target Audience
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Students.

Saturday, October 16, 2021  
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Gut Bacteria and the Brain: Recent Advances
Robert Friedland, M.D.    

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.    
Peripheral Nerve Diagnostic Testing, Nerve Pathology and Treatment
Alan Pestronk, M.D.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    
Stopping Anti-seizure Medications in Epilepsy
Brittany Chapman, M.D.    

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.    
Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders
Adriana Palade, M.D.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management of Neuro-ophthalmogical Disorders
Thong Pham, M.D.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.    
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.    
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management of Movement Disorders
Peter Hedera, M.D., Ph.D.
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        
Diagnosis and Treatment Therapies in the Field of MS and Other Demyelinating Disorders
Michael Sweeney, M.D.    

2:00 p.m.

Course Directors
 Vishwanath Sagi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Clerkship Director
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

 Michael Sowell, M.D.
Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
Director, Comprehensive Headache Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

 Zeng Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty
Brittany Chapman, M.D.    
Baptist Health

Robert Friedland, M.D.    
University of Louisville

Peter Hedera, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Louisville

Adriana Palade, M.D.    
University of Louisville

Alan Pestronk, M.D.    
Washington University at St. Louis

Thong Pham, M.D.    
University of Louisville

Michael Sweeney, M.D.
University of Louisville

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Properly evaluate and manage behavioral issues in adults with cognitive disorders.
2. Become familiar with the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of immune mediated neuropathy.  
3. Become familiar with the various aspects of diagnosis, investigation and management of seizures and non-epileptic spells in adults.  
4. Become familiar with the approach and treatment options for sleep apnea and sleep disorders.
5. Familiarize with symptoms, diagnosis, and management of common neuro ophthalmological disorders.
6. Describe symptoms, diagnosis, and management of movement disorders.  
7. Describe and become familiar with diagnosis, treatment therapies in field of Multiple Sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 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 6.3 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-22-1234. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

 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  , 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 (Available Soon)

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.

There is no charge for this continuing education event. Advance registration is required.
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We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the Advances in Neurology 2021 Fall Meeting!

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