Obstetrical Neurology Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
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 practitioners, 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. 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/22/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/22/2021 - 4:30pm
Cost:
$1.00

Program schedule Friday October 22, 2021 
      
7:00–8:00am        Registration and Continental Breakfast   
 
8:00-8:05am    Opening Remarks 
        Richard Beigi, MD 
 
8:05-8:35am    Headache in Pregnancy
        Robert Kaniecki, MD 

8:35-9:05am    Epilepsy in Pregnancy 
        Page Pennell, MD  
                          
9:05-9:15am     Questions and Answers 
        Moderated by Amy Hessler DO 
 
9:15-9:30am      Break 
 
9:30-10:00am    Neuroradiology in Pregnancy 
        Ari Spiro, MD1
 
10:00-10:30am  Covid in Pregnancy 
        Kathryn Gray, MD 
 
10:30-10:40am   Question and Answers  
        Moderated by Amy Hessler DO 
 
10:40-11:10am    Brain Tumors in Pregnancy 
        Megan Mantica, MD 
 
11:10-11:40am    Demyelinating Disease in Pregnancy 
        Cigdem Isitan MD 

11:40am-11:50     Questions and Answers 
        Moderated by Amy Hessler DO 
                                
11:50am-1:00pm   Lunch 

1:00-1:30pm       Cerebrovascular Complications in Pregnancy and Postpartum 
        Cheryl Bushnell, MD 
  
1:30-2:00    Neuromuscular Disorders in Pregnancy 
        Chris Doughty, MD
  
2:00-2:10pm    Questions and Answers 
        Moderated by Angela O’Neal, MD 
 
2:10-2:25pm     Break 
 
2:25-2:55pm        Transgender Medicine in Pregnancy 
        Na Tosha Gatson, MD 
 
2:55-3:25pm      Preeclampsia and Eclampsia 
        Nicole Smith MD 
 
3:25-3:35 pm      Questions and Answers 
        Moderated by Angela O’Neal
 
3:35-4:25pm     Challenging cases in Neuro-OB Anesthesia Panel Discussion 
        Jonathan Waters, MD 
        Andrew Miller, MD 
        Moderated by Angela O’Neal, MD 
 
4:25-4:30pm    Closing Remarks
        Jonathan Waters MD 

4:30pm             Adjournment

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

This conference is offered Virtually or In Person.

Travel

Parking is available in the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital parking garage located at the hospital.

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

Chris Doughty 
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
Neuromuscular Disorders 
Harvard University 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Na Tosha Gatson, MD, PhD 
Medical Director, Neuro-oncology 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology 
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center 
University of Arizona 
Adjunct Professor of Medicine 
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 
 
Kathryn Gray 
Associate Professor 
Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Harvard University 
Boston, Massachusetts 
 
Cigdem Isitan MD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Center 
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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

Megan Mantica, MD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
Division of Hematology/Oncology 
Adult Neuro-Oncology Program 
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 

Ari Spiro, MD 
Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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

Faculty Disclosure:  
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Jonathan Waters, MD
Consultant: LivaNova
Other: Haemonetics Strategic Advisory Board
                     
Angela O’Neal, MD  
Consultant: Crico Malpractice
                     
Ari Spiro, MD
Stockholder: Pfizer Inc, Viatris Inc, Abbvie Inc, Cigna Corp, Mercke & Co Inc, and Organon & Co
                     
Christopher Doughty, MD 
Consultant: Dysimmune Diseases Foundation,
Other: Oakstone Publishing 

Page Pennell MD, 
Other: Royalties from UpToDate, Inc.

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This activity has been approved for 7 hours of Self-Assessment Category 1 CME credits for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Maintenance of Certification Program.

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 6.75 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

  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 Attendance

Price

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

Registering online through the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS) is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space. 

  • Visit our online registration site: https://cce.upmc.com/obstetrical-neurology-conference-2021
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  • After successfully registering for the course, you will receive a confirmation email from CCEHS to the email address you provided us when you registered. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact us at ccehs_support@upmc.edu.If you need assistance registering online, please contact Pat Conway conwaypj@upmc.edu or calling 412-692-4619.
  • If you need assistance registering online, please contact Pat Conway conwaypj@upmc.edu or calling 412-692-4619.

All cancellations must be sent via email to conwaypj@upmc.edu.  Cancellations received before October 15, 2021 will be refunded in full.  After October 15, 2021 a $20 fee will be assessed, and no refunds will be made after October 22, 2021.

Participation by all individuals is highly encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Patrick Conway 412-692-4619.

Patrick Conway, Executive Administrator
Department of Neurology
3471 5th Avenue • Kaufmann Medical Building • Suite 802
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email:
conwaypj@upmc.edu   Telephone: 412-692-4619.
Fax: (412) 692-4636


Registration Fees
$75 Physicians and researchers
$50 Nurse practitioners, midwives and other health care professionals
Residents, fellows, and medical students: Free of charge

Registration includes:
> Continuing education credit
> Registration and course material
> Refreshments and lunch