UPMC Hamot 2020 Neuroscience Virtual Conference

November 6, 2020

Need

Early diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurologic disorders can have a profound impact on patient outcomes and mortality. The diagnosis, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of diseases of the brain and spine is rapidly changing. It is vital that primary care practitioners, nurses, therapists, and other advanced practice providers maintain an awareness of the differential diagnoses, as well as new and emerging treatment options for these.

Goal

This annual activity will focus on the neurosciences, including stroke and other disorders of the brain, as well as foster networking and collaboration among clinical disciplines within the region. Both current and future treatment options will be addressed, along with management issues and prevention of possible complications. Case presentations will complement didactic presentations. 

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and other advanced practice providers will benefit from attendance at this activity.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Review the evolution of stroke treatment in the past quarter century
  • Discuss current clinical trials in stroke treatment
  • Assess potential future of stroke treatment           
  • Identify types of rapidly progressing dementia
  • Describe assessment and differential diagnosis for rapidly progressing dementia
  • Assess treatment options for rapidly progressing dementia
  • Identify long-term post-stroke complications
  • Discuss treatment options for stroke complications
  • Describe challenges in treatment and prevention of secondary stroke
  • Discuss differential diagnosis of headache
  • Review traditional treatment options used for headache
  • Discuss new calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) treatment option
  • Identify atypical causes of stroke
  • Discuss unique challenges presented by atypical stroke
  • Review differences in treatment options and considerations or indications for atypical stroke
  • Review the process of stem cell transplant candidacy
  • Describe pre & post stem cell transplant challenges
  • Consider the patient perspective of the stem cell transplant process
  • Identify utilization of consumer automated device that will assist spinal cord injury patients in eADLs
  • Review devices that would minimize the effects of spinal cord injury secondary complications
  • Discuss accessible computer and console gaming for patients with fine motor deficits
  • Examine interplay of comorbidities on management of Parkinson’s  
  • Describe strategies for management of complex Parkinson’s patient
  • Explain considerations for management of multiple medications for Parkinson’s disease
  • Discuss differential diagnosis of seizures and pseudo seizures
  • Review updated and current practice guidelines for seizures 
  • Describe treatment of patients with dual diagnosis of seizures and pseudo seizures

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/20/2020
Course expires: 
11/05/2020
Event starts: 
11/06/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/06/2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
Rating: 
0

7:30 – 8

Registration

8 – 8:05

Opening Remarks

Tammy Kordes, PhD, Trevor Phinney, DO

8:05 – 8:50

DeMatteis Commemorative Talk:        Where We Started and Where We’re Going*

Ann Sokoloff, BSN, CNRN, Trevor Phinney, DO

8:50 – 9:35

Rapidly Progressing Dementia: What You Need to Know

Nykole Gonzalez, MA

9:35 – 9:50

Break

9:50 – 10:20

Post Stroke Complications: Long Term Treatment Options and Challenges*         

Trevor Phinney, DO

10:20 – 11:05

When is a Headache Just a Headache and When to be Concerned?

Karen Bellini, DO

11:05 – 11:50

How to Manage Atypical Stroke*

Josh Smith, DO

11:50 – 12:35

Break

12:35 – 1:05

Patient Perspective: Stem Cell Transplant

Kelly Tapper

1:05 – 2:05

E-Independence: Use of Automated Personal Assistive Smart Home Technology After Spinal Cord Injury*

Randall Huzinec, PT

2:05 – 2:20

Break

2:20 – 3:05

Parkinson’s: Updates, Strategies, and Considerations in Management

Dimitrios Nacopoulos, MD

3:05 – 3:50

Updates in Epilepsy Care and Management 

Lazarus Mayoglou, DO

3:50

Adjournment

                                                                  *Approved for stroke credit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually, as a Teams LIVE event. 

Pre-registrants will be sent links prior to the conference, and all links will be available on the conference website for those who have registered. 

All presentations will be taking place live eastern standard time (EST)

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Tammy Kordes, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

Northshore Neurosciences

Dr. Trevor A Phinney, DO - Erie, PA - Neurology

Trevor Phinney, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

FACULTY:

Karen Bellini, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure: Dr. Bellini has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Nykole Gonzalez, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Northshore Neurosciences

Disclosure:

Financial— No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial— Member: Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Member: American Psychological Association. Dr. Gonzalez receives no compensation as a member of these associations.

Randall Huzinec, PT

Physical Therapy Senior

Spinal Cord Injury Program

UPMC Mercy

Disclosure: Mr. Huzinec has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Lazarus Mayoglou, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure: Dr. Mayoglou has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Dimitrios Nacopoulos, MD

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure:

Financial— No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial— Medical Director: Parkinson’s Partners of NWPA. Dr. Nacopoulos receives no compensation as medical director.

Trevor Phinney, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure: Dr. Phinney has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Josh Smith, DO 

Graduate Medical Resident

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure: Dr. Smith has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Ann Sokoloff, BSN, CNRN

Clinical Director, Ortho/Neuro Services

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure: Ms. Sokoloff has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Kelly Tapper

Patient Speaker

Disclosure: Ms. Tapper has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

ACCREDITATION

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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

NURSING (CNE)

A maximum of 6.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.

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.

AOA ACCREDITATION

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of six and a half hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. 

Stroke Credit

Sessions that meet requirements for stroke education hours will be indicated on the credit designation form at the conference. This activity has been designed to meet the requirements for 3 stroke education hours.

PT Credit

Application has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for course approval for 6.5 credit hours.

OT Credit

Application has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy for course approval for 6.5 credit hours.

ASHA Credit

        This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level: Professional Area)

 

Available Credit

  • 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 Attendance

If you're interested in exhibiting at this conference, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691 or HAM_CME@upmc.edu

 

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Please note: Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical difficulties with the payment process.  If your registration does not appear to go through, please do not attempt to process the payment again, as that will lead to multiple charges to your card.  Please contact Haylee Esposito in the Hamot CME office: espositoh@upmc.edu or 814-877-5691.  We will verify that the payment did indeed go through and complete your registration.

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Journal Entry Form .docx

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Cancellation policy

Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before October 23, 2020, will be completely refunded. After October 23, 2020, a $10 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after November 5, 2020. However, substitutes are welcome. Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-4011, or via USPS mail to: UPMC Hamot CME Department, 201 State St., Erie, PA 16550.

If you are required to pay by check, please contact the Hamot CME Department at:

814-877-5691 or e-mail HAM_CME@upmc.edu