Multiple Sclerosis Symposium Clinical Advances of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 4, 2024

Multiple Sclerosis is the second leading cause of disability in young adults 25-50 years old. A comprehensive approach to disease identification and management is required to navigate myriad complexities of this disease. Our course will highlight practice specifications, most up-to-date treatment protocols, recent advances in the field and physical therapy evaluation and management. Presentations will refer to current literature, technical developments, methodologies, and clinical efficacy. The information presented will aid collaboration between neurology practices to increase clinical acumen on MS and other neuro-immunological conditions that may mimic this disease, fine tune the clinical and radiographic assessment process for diagnosis and provide information on outcome and long-term management standards.  

Target Audience


The conference is designed for advanced professionals involved in treating patients with multiple sclerosis and other neuro-immunological disorders including, but not limited to, Neurologists, PM&R physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nursing staff and Physical Therapists. Medical students, Residents and Fellows are also invited.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/21/2024
Course expires: 
06/01/2025
Event starts: 
10/04/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/04/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Agenda

7:30am  Registration ~ Continental Breakfast

8:00am DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Rock Heyman, MD

8:45am  MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND PREGNANCY
Loma-Miller, MD

9:30  REHABILITATION MEDICINE MANAGEMENT: PT/OT IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Darcy Bonaventura, PT, DPT

10:15am BREAK

10:30am  UPDATE ON DISEASE MODIFYING THERAPIES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Emily Guerriero PA-C
Rock Heyman, MD

11:30am  AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS & OTHER CNS AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
Cigdem Isitan Alkawadri, MD
Jenny Linnoila, MD

12:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm   HARNESSING REAL WORLD EVIDENCE to IMPROVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CARE  
Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD

2:15pm  IMAGING IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Joseph Mettenburg, MD, PhD

3:00pm  ADULT LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHIES AS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MIMICS
Holly Appleberry, DO, MBA

3:45 BREAK

4:00pm  Panel Discussion

5:00pm  Adjourn

Magee Hospital Auditorium
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

COURSE DIRECTOR
INGRID LOMA-MILLER, MD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Assistant Division Chief of MS/Neuroimmunology UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

COURSE CO-DIRECTOR
EMILY GUERRIERO PA-C
Supervisor Physician Assistant of Neurology MS Care Center/Neuroimmunology
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

DARCY BONAVENTURA, PT, DPT
Board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
PT Program Director, UPMC Rehabilitation 

Joseph Mettenburg, MD PhD
Neuroradiologist and Diagnostic Radiologist
UPMC    

ROCK HEYMAN, MD
Director of the MS Care Center and Chief of the Division of Neuroimmunology 
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 

CIGDEM ISITAN ALKAWADRI, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology MS Care Center and Co-director Fellowship Program
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 

HOLLY APPLEBERRY, DO, MBA
Assistant Professor of Neurology MS Care Center Division of Neuroimmunology
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 

JENNY LINNOILA, MD, PhD
Neurology Faculty MS Care Center Division of Neuroimmunology 
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital  

ZONGQI XIA, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology MS Care Center and Co-director Fellowship Program
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. 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

  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:
•    $150.00    Physicians
•    $75.00      Allied Health Professionals (PA-C, CRNP, PT/OT)
•    $50.00      Nurses 
•    Residents, Medical Students, Fellows Free 


For more information, please contact Jennifer Steel at 412-692-2041 and/or steejl@upmc.edu.