4th Annual Obsterical Neurology Conference

October 22, 2021

To educate physicians and residents in the field of Neurology as well as residents, nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians in the field of Obstetrics on issues where the fields of Neurology and Obstetrics intersect. The one day long course will feature speakers from multiple disciplines including Neurology, Obstetrics, Anesthesia, Neuroradiology and Neuro Oncology. Subjects covered include Preeclampsia/Eclampsia, Headache management, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-oncology, Stroke, Transgender considerations, and Neurologic complications of Obstetrical Anesthesia.

Target Audience

Neurology attendings, residents and nurse practitioners, Obstetrical attendings, residents, midwives and nurse practioners, EEG technicians and Obstetrical Anesthesiologists.

Learning Objectives

Update practitioners in the fields of Neurology, Obstetrics and Obstetrical Anesthesia on issues involving management of neurologic disease in pregnancy.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/22/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/22/2021 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Program schedule Friday September 22, 2021
     
7:00–8:00 am        Registration and Continental Breakfast  

8:00-8:05 am         Opening Remarks
            Richard Beigi, MD

8:05-8:35 am        Headache in Pregnancy 
            Robert Kaniecki, MD

8:35-9:15 am        Neuroradiology in Pregnancy
            Vik Agarwal, MD 
                         
9:15-9:25 am        Questions and Answers
            Moderated by Amy Hessler DO

9:25-9:40 am         Break

9:40-10:10 am        Preeclampsia and Eclampsia 
            Allissa Hausperg

10:10-10:40 am        Covid in Pregnancy
            Nicole Smith. MD

10:40-11:10 am        Brain Tumors in Pregnancy
            Megan Mantica, MD

11:10-11:20 am        Question and Answers 
            Moderated by Amy Hessler DO

11:20-11:50 am        Demyelinating Disease in Pregnancy
            Cigdem Isitan MD

11:50-12:00 pm        Questions and Answers
            Moderated by Amy Hessler DO
                               
12:00-1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm        Cerebrovascular Complications in Pregnancy and Postpartum
            Cheryl Bushnell, MD

1:30-2:00 pm        Autioimmune Disorders in Pregnancy
            Shanik Bhattacharyva, MD

2:00-2:10 pm        Questions and Answers
            Moderated by Angela O’Neal, MD

2:10-2:25 pm        Break

2:25-2:55 pm        Transgender Medicine in Pregnancy
            Tasha Na Gatson, MD

2:55-3:25 pm        Epilepsy in Pregnancy
            Page Pennell, MD

3:25-3:35 pm        Questions and Answers

3:35-4:25 pm        Challenging cases in Neuro-OB Anesthesia Panel Discussion
            Jonathan Waters, MD
            Andrew Miller, MD
            Moderated by Angela O’Neal, MD

4:25-4:30 pm        Closing remarks
Page Pennell MD

4:30 pm            Adjournment
 

Magee Women's Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Course Directors
M. Angela O'Neal, MD
Chief of the Women’s Neurology Program
Clinical Director of the Neurosciences Center
Department of Neurology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Janet F.R. Waters, MD, MBA
Division Chief, Women's Neurology
Magee- Women's Hospital of UPMC 
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amy Hessler, DO
Director of Women’s Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Faculty
Vik Agarwal, MD
Division Chief, Neuroradiology
Chair of Education, Radilogy
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Richard Beigi, MD, MSC
Professor, Reproductive Sciences
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
President, UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shamik Bhattacharyva, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Spinal Cord Disorders
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard University
Boston,  Massachusetts

Cheryl Bushnell, MD
Director of comprehensive Stroke Center
Professor of Neurology
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem North Carolina

Na Tosha Gatson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Banner University Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Alisse Hausperg, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, jGynecology and Reproductive Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Kaniecki, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of the Headache Center
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Megan Mantica
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Andrew Miller, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Periooperative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Page Pennell M.D.
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Henry B. Higman Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nicole Smith, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Harvard University
Boston Massachusetts

Jonathan H. Waters, MD
Professor in Anesthesiology and Bioengineering
Chief of Anesthesia Services UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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