8th Annual Advances in Neurology 2016: “Update in Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis” - May 21, 2016

The 8th 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. This year’s focus will be on Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis, two of the more challenging therapeutic areas in neurology. The conference will present the latest update in the evaluation and management of multiple sclerosis, including the newer options in disease-modifying therapy. Neuroophthalmologic evaluation of the patient with movement disorders or multiple sclerosis will be discussed. The latest available treatment options, both medical and surgical for the patient with movement disorders will be discussed.
When May 21, 2016
from 07:00 AM to 02:30 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 21, 2016
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction

Addressing Challenging Cases in the Management of DMD Therapy for MS
Aaron Miller, MD
CME Accreditation for this presentation will be provided by Rockpointe. Instructions for claiming CME credit from Rockpointe will be provided at the conference.

Neuroimmunologic Conditions Which Mimic Multiple Sclerosis
David Robertson, MD


Neuroophthalmologic Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
Thong Pham, MD

Updates in Diagnosis and Management of Parkinson’s Disease
Kathrin LaFaver, MD

Lunch and Commonwealth Neurological Society Business Meeting

DBS in Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease
David Charles, MD

Adjournment and Wrap-up

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
Safi Shareef, MD

Chief Resident
Child Neurology Residency Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty

David Charles, MD
Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Kathrin LaFaver, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Aaron Miller, MD
Professor of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Medical Director
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Thong Pham, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

David Robertson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

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

1. Compare the various currently available disease-modifying therapies for Multiple Sclerosis and choose appropriately among them.
2. Distinguish neuroimmunologic disorders which closely mimic multiple sclerosis.
3. Recognize the neuroophthalmologic manifestations of both movement disorders and multiple sclerosis.
4. Interpret the scientific evidence and rationale for early Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in Parkinson’s disease.
5. Describe the currently available medical treatment options for Parkinson’s disease.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 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 4.8 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-921. 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 2016 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 (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 Fees:

UofL Physicians/Nurses                                                                                     $0
UofL Students/Residents/Faculty                                                                     $0
All Others                                                                                                           $40
Commonwealth Neurological Society Membership and Program Fee       $99

Online registration for this conference is now closed. You may still attend by registering as a walk-in at the program welcome desk beginning at 7:00am.

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to cmepd@louisville.edu on or before Friday, May 6, 2016. Requests received on or before Friday, May 6, 2016 will receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, May 6, 2016

CLICK HERE for Churchill Downs information to help you experience a memorable day at Advances in Neurology 2016.

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 2016 conference!

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