CME Program Detail

Title: **Two Day Program** 2021 Neuroscience Symposium
Date: Tue, May 25th, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Online

Statement of Need:
Neurological disorders impact millions of Americans each year. Physicians and interdisciplinary health care team are to be updated in the latest medical and surgical treatments of neurological disease in order to offer patients the most effective treatment options. Topics to be discussed include: management of multiple sclerosis, innovations in minimally invasive spine surgery, venous sinus stenting for intracranial hypertension, update on diagnosis and treatment of migraine and other headache disorders, autoimmune-mediated encephalopathies, neuro-oncology review, advances in treatment of epilepsy, and diagnosis and differential diagnosis in Guillain-Barre syndrome. In addition, there will be case-presentations at the end of each day’s session to highlight specific neurological diseases. In-depth knowledge of these neurological conditions, and state-of-the-science options for management will aid physicians and health care providers in planning the best strategies for successful patient outcomes.

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, neurologists, ER physicians, physician assistants, residents, nurses, medical students and others caring for patients with neurological conditions.

Speakers:

Baxter A. Allen, M.D.
Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., Ph.D.
Srikanth R. Boddu, M.D.
Susan W. Broner, M.D.
Michael Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret Huynh, D.O.
Paul Magda, D.O.
Rajiv Magge, M.D.
Lynn McGrath, M.D.
Candice Perkins, M.D.
Jai S. Perumal, M.D.
Jay Yasen, M.D.
Reza Zarnegar, D.O.
Disclosures: None

Moderators:

Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., Ph.D.

Objectives:

• Discuss current management options for patients coping with multiple sclerosis and related disorders.
• Describe innovations in minimally invasive spine surgery and indications/contraindications for use of this procedure.
• Discuss the effectiveness of venous sinus stenting in managing intracranial hypertension.
• Specify the assessment of migraine and review emerging therapies for the treatment of migraine and headache from CSF leak.
• Identify an uncommon etiology of bifacial weakness.
• Describe non-operative management of traumatic brain injury.
• Specify the assessment and management of autoimmune antibody-mediated encephalopathies.
• Discuss advances and directions in neuro-oncology.
• Specify advances in the treatment of epilepsy.
• Review the differential diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
• Identify an uncommon neurologic etiology for autonomic failure.
• Identify/assess causes of low back pain and leg weakness in skater athletes.

Schedule:

May 25, 2021 - Day 1
Part 1
3:00 – 3:05 pm
Introduction
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

3:05 – 3:45 pm
Update on MS and related Disorders
Jai S. Perumal, MD
3:45 – 4:25 pm
Innovations in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Lynn McGrath, MD

4:25 – 4:35 pm
Q & A Part I
All Part I Speakers

Part II
4:35 – 5:05 pm
Venous Sinus Stenting in the Management of Intracranial Hypertension
Srikanth R. Boddu, MD

5:05 – 5:45 pm
Current Strategies and Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of Migraine/Headache from CSF Leak
Susan W. Broner, MD

5:45 – 5:55 pm
Q & A Part II
All Part II Speakers

5:55 - 6:55 pm
Case Presentations
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD, Baxter Allen, MD and Jay Yasen, MD
1. An Unusual Cause of Bifacial Weakness
2. Non-operative Management of Elevated Intracranial Pressure after Traumatic Brain Injury
3. Neuromuscular Weakness Posing as a Neurological Disorder

6:55 pm
Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

May 26, 2021 - Day 2
Part 1
3:00 – 3:05 pm
Introduction
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

3:05 – 3:45 pm
Autoimmune Antibody-mediated Encephalopathies
Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

3:45 – 4:25 pm
Neuro-Oncology Overview
Rajiv Magge, MD

4:25 – 4:35 pm
Q & A Part I
All Part I Speakers

Part II
4:35 – 5:05 pm
Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy
Reza Zarnegar, DO

5:05 – 5:45 pm
Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Focus on Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis
Paul Magda, DO

5:45 - 5:55 pm
Q & A Part II
All Part II Speakers

5:55 - 6:35 pm
Case Presentations
Margaret Huynh, DO and Candice Perkins, MD
1. Can’t Fight or Flight
2. Low Back Pain & Leg Weakness in a Figure Skater

6:35 pm
Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Gary L. Bernardini MD, PhD

Accreditation
NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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