UPMC Hamot 2023 Neuroscience Conference

Erie, PA US
November 10, 2023

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 stroke.
  • Utilize a patient’s personal experience to describe stroke.
  • Assess the impact stroke has on one’s daily life.
  • Identify the incidence of stroke in illicit drug users.
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of common illicit drugs.
  • Describe the various pathways through which illicit drugs increase the risk of stroke.
  • Discuss the barriers discovered to blood pressure management.
  • Identify strategies used to overcome barriers to blood pressure management.
  • Recognize the results of our work to improve management on patient outcomes.
  • Discuss dementia patient and caregiver concerns efficiently.
  • Describe major communication and behavioral issues with dementia patients and their caregivers.
  • Review tools that include concise information and resource access.
  • Identify basic signs and symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
  • Discuss basic work up for Myasthenia Gravis.
  • Describe treatment options in Myasthenia Gravis.
  • Identify various evidence-based outcomes measure to assist in the discharge process.
  • Discuss implementation techniques in the acute care setting.
  • Recognize barriers to implementation.
  • Recognize the role of CGRP in migraine production.
  • Recognize CGRP medication mechanism of actions and how they vary.
  • Review CGRP medications.
  • Review CGRP medication prescription.
  • Discuss basic knowledge and understanding of the BURT.
  • Describe clinical use and implications of BURT.
  • Discuss the benefits of repetitive movement therapy.
  • Review the pathophysiology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
  • Identify emerging evidence on the triggering factors of CTE.
  • Describe the impact of multiple concussions and CTE on athletes both inside and outside of the sport.
  • Discuss the evidence supporting exercise in concussion rehab.
  • Discuss the prescription of exercise for various populations.
  • Develop strategies for education and implementation of exercise in concussion rehab.
  • Create a basic differential diagnosis for your patients presenting with neurological complaints.
  • Formulate an initial workup for common neurological disorders.
  • Initiate a treatment for common neurological diagnoses.
  • Discuss how Parkinson's Disease affects speech and voice.
  • Discuss speaking with intent and why it works.
  • Describe the differences/similarities between SPEAK OUT! and LSVT Loud.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/12/2023
Course expires: 
02/20/2024
Event starts: 
11/10/2023 - 7:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/10/2023 - 5:00pm EST
Cost:
$1.00

Program Outline         

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.            Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 7:35 a.m.            Opening Remarks 

                                                          Tammy Kordes, PhD, Trevor Phinney, DO

7:35 – 7:45 a.m.            State of the Neurosciences 

                                                          Lynn Rupp, MPT, MPA

7:45 – 8 a.m.                  Patient Story

                                                          Robert Jahn

8 – 8:30 a.m.                  Updates in Cerebrovascular Intervention

                                                          Charles Romero, MD  

8:30 – 9 a.m.                  Street Smarts: Illicit Drugs and their Effects on the Brain

                                                          Ariel Michlinski, PharmD         

9 – 9:30 a.m.                  Blood Pressure Management in ICH QI project: An Update       

                                                           Logan Pyle, DO

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.            Refreshment Break    

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.         Providing Resources for Patients with Dementia and Caregivers      

Thomas Skelly, CRNP; Debra Gilroy, PhD

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.       Estate Planning: How to Advocate for your Patient

                                             Craig Shamburg, J.D., Colleen Stumpf, J.D.      

11:15 – 11:45 p.m.       Myasthenia Gravis – Pseudoparalytica

                                               Joshua Smith, DO

11:45 -12:30 p.m.         Lunch  

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.                       Afternoon Breakout Sessions                                          

 

General Neurosciences Track:

 

Rehabilitation and Therapy Track:

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Seizure/Seizure Mimics/Non-epileptic event

Lazarus Mayoglou, DO

 

The Implementation of Evidence Based Outcomes Measures for the Acute Care Neuro Patient

Samantha Panighetti, MOT, OTR/L, NTMTC

1 – 1:30 p.m.

Migraine Treatment in the Era of CGRP Medications      

Karen Bellini, DO

 

BURT – Robotic manipulator for upper extremity

Erin Wolf, OTR

 

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

 

Refreshment Break

 

 

 

1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

When to Refer?

David Kruszewski, DO

 Jeffrey Esper, DO

 

 

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.         

CTE: How Many Concussions are too Many?     

Tammy Kordes, PhD

          

 

 

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

But Aren't You Supposed to Rest?  A Paradigm Shift in Concussion Rehab to an Active Recovery

Amanda Dailey, DPT, NCS

 

 

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.       

SPEAK OUT!: A Treatment Approach for Parkinson's Disease

Kandace Thomas, SLP

3:30 p.m.                         Adjournment

 

 

 

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

TWO WAYS TO ATTEND THIS HYBRID CONFERENCE:

OPTION 1:

In Person at the Crystal Ballroom at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center, behind the Courtyard by Marriott at 7794 Peach St., Erie, Pa.

Registration fees includes the seminar, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

OPTION 2:

Virtually via Zoom

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.

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:

Karen Bellini, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Bellini  has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Bellini has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

Amanda Dailey, DPT, NCS

Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Physical Therapist

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute  

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Amanda has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Amanda has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Jeffrey Esper, DO, MS

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Director, Neurology Residency Program

UPMC Hamot

Professor of Internal Medicine and Neurology

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Esper has salary through UPMC Hamot

Financial— Dr. Esper has salary through Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nonfinancial— Dr. Esper has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Debra Thaler Gilroy, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Northshore Neurosciences

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Gilroy has salary through Northshore Psychological Associates

Nonfinancial— Dr. Gilroy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

Robert Jahn

Patient Speaker

Disclosure:

Financial— Robert has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Nonfinancial— Robert has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Thomas Skelly, CRNP

Division of Neurology

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure:

Financial— Thomas has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Thomas has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Tammy Kordes, Ph.D.

 Neuropsychologist

 Managing Partner

 Northshore Neurosciences

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Kordes has salary through Northshore Psychological Associates

Nonfinancial— Dr. Kordes has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

David Kruszewski, DO

Division of Family Medicine

Pinecrest Family Practice

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Kruszewski has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Kruszewski has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Lazarus Mayoglou, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Mayoglou has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Mayoglou has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

Ariel Michlinski, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Ariel has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Ariel has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

Samantha Panighetti, MOT, OTR/L, NTMTC

Director, Rehab Services

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute  

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Samantha has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Samantha has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Logan Pyle, DO

Director of Neurocritical Care

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Pyle has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Pyle has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

Charles Romero, MD

Interventional Neuroradiology

Great Lakes Neurosurgery and Neurointervention

UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Romero has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Romero has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Lynn Rupp, MPT, MPA

President, Regional Health Services

Vice President, Physician Networks, Erie Physician Network and Great Lakes Physician Practice

Vice President, Administrative Services, UPMC Hamot

Disclosure:

Financial— Lynn has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Lynn has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

S. Craig Shamburg, J.D.

Partner

MacDonald Illig Attorneys

Erie, PA

 

Disclosure:

Financial— S. Craig has salary through MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP

Nonfinancial— S. Craig has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Joshua Smith, DO

Neurologist

UPMC Northshore Neurology

Disclosure:

Financial— Dr. Smith has salary through UPMC Hamot

Nonfinancial— Dr. Smith has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

 

Colleen Stumpf, J.D.

Partner

MacDonald Illig Attorneys

Erie, PA

Disclosure:

Financial— Colleen has salary through MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP

Nonfinancial— Colleen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

 

Kandace Thomas, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Encompass Health

Disclosure:

Financial— Kandace has salary through Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

Nonfinancial— Kandace has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

 

 

Erin Wolf, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Encompass Health

Adjunct Faculty

Gannon University

PRN Therapist

LECOM Corry Memorial Hospital

Disclosure:

Financial— Erin has salary through Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

Financial— Erin has salary through Gannon University

Financial— Erin has salary through LECOM Corry Memorial Hospital

Nonfinancial— Erin has no relevant 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.

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 3.5 stroke education hours..

Trauma Credit

Sessions that meet requirements for trauma education hours will be indicated on the credit designation form at the conference. The maximum trauma education credit available for this conference is 1.0 hours.

PT Credit

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy has approved this course for 6.5 CEUs.

OT Credit

Pending approval

 

ASHA CREDIT

Participants must attend all sessions to earn 0.65 ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be awarded.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 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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