UPMC Hamot 2021 Neuroscience Conference

Erie, PA US
November 5, 2021

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:

  • Recognize long term neurological effects of COVID-19
  • Utilize a patient’s personal experience to describe COVID-19
  • Assess the impact COVID-19 has on one’s daily life
  • Identify why the coronavirus may attack the central nervous system
  • Describe the cerebrovascular complications of COVID 19
  • Discuss CNS and neurological manifestations of COVID-19
  • Review the optimal goals and the reasoning behind those goals for blood pressure after stroke and ICH
  •  Recognize when more invasive blood pressure monitoring is needed
  •  Describe which pharmacological agents to utilize and when continuous medications should be used
  •  Discuss how prevalent hemorrhagic strokes are compared to ischemic strokes
  •  Describe three complications that can happen after a brain aneurysm ruptures
  •  Describe three ways a brain aneurysm can be treated
  •  Develop understanding of neuroscience of sleep and sleep disorders
  •  Differentiate primary vs secondary insomnia
  •  Discuss pharmacy treatment vs non pharmacy treatment options for sleep disorders
  • Define the role of a physiatrist
  • Describe the different levels of rehabilitation care
  • Discuss insurance considerations for level of care
  • Review the endocannabinoid system
  • Discuss neurological conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment
  • Describe therapeutic benefits of CBD, THC, and medical marijuana
  • Explain the medical marijuana referral and certification process
  • Review the definition of burnout
  • Identify the symptoms of burnout
  • Discuss healthy coping strategies to combat burnout
  • Discuss the legal aspects of decision making in the hospital setting
  • Review updates on power of attorney and guardianship guidelines
  • Review clinical decision-making algorithm
  • Define post traumatic agitation features, clinical course and its pathophysiology
  • Establish a workflow for the diagnosis and management of post traumatic agitation
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary approach to the management of post traumatic agitation
  • Describe best practices for secondary prevention for stoke
  • Recognize post stroke driving difficulties
  • Discuss navigating mental health in Erie post stroke
  • Define functional cognition and identify typical functional cognitive deficits noted in different diagnoses, including COVID-19
  • Review key assessments used to identify functional cognitive deficits
  • Describe intervention approaches that support best patient outcomes for those with functional cognitive impairments
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 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 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/26/2021
Course expires: 
02/22/2022
Event starts: 
11/05/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2021 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

7 – 7:30

Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 7:35

Opening Remarks

Tammy Kordes, PhD, Trevor Phinney, DO

7:35 – 7:50

COVID-19: A Patient's Perspective*

Phillip Vargo, BSBA, MBA

7:50 – 8:20

COVID-19: How the Virus Affects the Brain*

Pravin George, DO

8:20 – 8:50Optimal Blood Pressure Management After Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage*Logan Pyle, DO
8:50 – 9:20Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Updates and Current Treatment*Jeremy Stone, MD

9:20 – 9:35

Refreshment Break

9:35 – 10:35

Neuroscience of Sleep         

Erica Grazioli, DO, Jon Glass, PhD

10:35 – 11:05

What is Rehab?*

Corey Hickey, DO

11:05 – 11:35

CBD, THC & Medical Marijuana

Joseph Leone, DO

11:35 – 12:15

Lunch/Networking

12:15 – 12:45

Burnout, Staying a Step Ahead

Elizabeth Stroup, MS, LCSW

12:45 – 1:15

Legal Aspects in Neurology Care*

Richard Kidwell, Esq.

1:15 - 2:15Multidisciplinary Approach to Post Traumatic Agitation and Delirium  Gary Galang, MD, Allyson Yukevich, OTR/L, CBIS, cPAMs 

2:15 – 2:30

Refreshment Break

2:30 – 3

Your Patient Had a Stroke...Now What?*

David Hutzel, MD

3 – 3:30

Perspectives on Functional Cognition in the Time of COVID-19

Katie Mullen, MOT, OTR/L, Kelsey Watters, OTR/L, BCPR

3:30

Adjournment

                                                                  *Approved for stroke credit

Ambassador Center
7794 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16509
United States
+1 (814) 866-9999

Attire

Attire for the conference is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures can vary, it is recommended that you bring a light jacket or sweater with you to the conference.

Special Needs

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by e-mailing the Hamot CME office at HAM_CME@upmc.edu or calling 814-877-5691.

Travel

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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:

Gary Galang, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

UPMC Mercy

Pravin George, DO

Department of Critical Care Neurosciences

Cleveland Clinic

Jon Glass, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Northshore Neurosciences

Erica Grazioli, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Corey Hickey, DO

Medical Director

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

David Hutzel, MD

Department of Internal Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Richard P. Kidwell, Esq.

Sr. Associate Counsel

UPMC Hamot

Joseph Leone, DO

Erie Medical Marijuana Clinic

Katie Mullen, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

UPMC St. Margaret Hospital

Logan Pyle, DO

Department of Neurocritical Care

UPMC Hamot

Jeremy Stone, MD

Endovascular Neurosurgeon

UPMC Hamot

Elizabeth Stroup MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Northshore Neurosciences

Phillip Vargo, BSBA, MBA

Liberty University School of Law

Patient Speaker

Kelsey Watters, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Allyson Yukevich, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, cPAMS

Occupational Therapy Senior

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

UPMC Mercy

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 6.75 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 6.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

NURSING (CNE)

A maximum of 6.75 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 three quarter 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 6.75 credit hours.

OT Credit

Application has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy for course approval for 6.75 credit hours.

 

Available Credit

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

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691, or send an e-mail to HAM_CME@upmc.edu

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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CANCELLATION POLICY

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