The Practical Neurological Toolkit: High Yield Updates for the Office and the Ward is a one-day program to be hosted at the Westin Copley on April 18th, 2020. The content is focused on common and hot topics in neuroscience, as well as identified clinical growth areas for the field. The course targets non-neurologists, from backgrounds of primary care and internal medicine and including hospitalists, nurse practitioners, and other advanced practice providers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Recognize the presentation, diagnosis, comorbidity, and pathophysiology of stroke along with the latest research in rapid recognition and delivery of stroke care.
2. Review the presentation of slowly evolving (i.e. stuttering) deficits across a variety of pathophysiologies including how to differentiate them from other etiologies.
3. Differentiate common and uncommon conditions presenting with headache.
4. Define effective inpatient approaches for seizures, ICU monitoring, intracerebral hemorrhage, and others.
5. Compare and contrast the differential for weakness, spells, and memory loss
6. Learn about breakthroughs and exciting research on the delivery of neurologic care in all settings

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • non-neurologists from backgrounds of primary care
  • internal medicine
  • hospitalists
  • nurse practitioners
  • nurses
  • other advanced practice providers


MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before January 27, 2020): $400.00
Early Bird Registration (on or before February 27, 2020): $450.00
Regular Registration (after February 27, 2020): $500.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Super Early Bird Registration (on or before January 27, 2020): $200.00
Early Bird Registration (on or before February 27, 2020): $250.00
Regular Registration (after February 27, 2020): $300.00

Scientists $225.00

Residents/Fellows (any/all residents and fellows, including MGH affiliated): $100

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.


On or before March 1, 2020: $29.00
After March 1, 2020: $45.00

The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.

As an alternative to purchasing a conference syllabus, we provide all attendees with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. Free wi-fi is also available throughout the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees.

We may offer a limited supply of the conference syllabus for purchase on-site, however we cannot guarantee the price or availability. We highly recommend purchasing a syllabus in advance if you want one.

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by March 18, 2020. No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after March 18. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.

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8:15_ 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc and William Curry, MD

8:30 _ 8:45 AM Evolution Now: Changing the Delivery of Stroke Care

Lee Schwamm, MD

8:45 _ 9:00 AM Incidental Intracranial Aneurysms Reveal Their Secrets

Aman Patel, MD

9:00 _ 9:15 AM Carotid Disease: Follow that Bruit

Erica Camargo-Faye, MD, MMSc

9:15 _ 9:45 AM Panel: Stuttering deficits

Moderator _ Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD

Patricia Musolino, MD, PhD

Jean-Valery Coumans, MD

Christopher Anderson, MD

Posterior Circulation Stroke


Chronic SDH

Vascular Dementia

9:45 _ 10:00 AM Coffee Break

10:00 _ 10:15 AM The Commonest Neurological Complaint: Headaches

David Chen, MD

10:15 _ 10:30 AM Glial Tumors: Dealing with a Growing Problem

Isabel Arrillaga-Romany, MD, PhD

10:30 _ 10:45 AM Concussion and Other Concerns after Mild TBI

Ross Zafonte, MD

10:45 _ 11:15 AM Panel: Headaches and Visual Changes

Moderator _ Brian Nahed, MD, MSc

Shibani Mukerji, MD, PhD

Dan Cahill, MD, PhD

Pamela Jones, MD, MS, MPH

Bart Chwalisz, MD

Pituitary Apoplexy and Other Thunderclap Headaches

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Multiple Intracranial/Leptomeningeal Metastases

Meningitis/encephalitis and Altered Mental Status

Neuroinflammatory Conditions (GCA, etc.)

11:15 _ 11:30 AM Coffee Break

11:30 _ 11:45 AM Patients with Back Pain: Who Needs What?

Jean-Valery Coumans, M.D.

11:45 _ 12:00 AM Alarm Bells for Patients with "Spells"

Sahar Zafar, MBBS

12:00 _ 12:30 PM Panel: Weakness, Spells and Memory Loss

Moderator _ Marcelo Matiello, MD

Allesandro Biffi, MD

Lidia Moura, MD, MPH

Ganesh Shankar, MD, PhD

Jenny Linnoila, MD, PhD



First Seizure/Spells


Generalized Weakness

12:30 _ 1:30 PM Lunch Break


1:30-3:00 PM Afternoon Break-out Sessions

Bedside _ Michael Bowley, MD, PhD

Ron Hirschberg, MD

Nicole Mazwi, MD

Danielle Salgueiro, RN

Chronic Pain after Neurological Illness

Mobilization of Patients with Neurological Deficits

Post-Stroke Depression: Recognition and Treatment

Driving, Intimacy, Continence and More. Having the Difficult Conversations

Returning to Work and Caregiver Support After Neurological Illness

Office _ Andrew Cole, MD

Marcelo Matiello, MD

Pamela Jones, MD, MS, MPH

Patricia Musolino, MD, PhD

Who Gets What, When? Systematic Evaluation for Common Neurological Complaints

Beware These Causes of "Numbness and Tingling"

New AHA Guidelines! Rethinking Hypertension and other Preventative Strategies

Dementia: Emerging from the Shadows

Inpatient _ Brian Edlow, MD

Christopher Stapleton, MD

Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD

Sahar Zafar, MBBS,

Ganesh Shankar, MD, PhD

Abortive Seizure Management: Highly Effective Strategies

Advances in ICU Monitoring

Emergencies of the Spine

Neuromuscular Failure: Myasthenia and GBS

Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Surgical Hematoma Removal

Dysautonomia and Storming: Both Patient and Clinician Sweating

3:00 _ 3:15 PM Break


3:15 _ 3:30 PM Managing the Psychiatric Impact of a Health Crisis

Felicia A. Smith, MD

3:30 _ 3:45 PM Brain Health: New Understanding, New Targets, New Metrics

Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc

3:45 _ 4:00 PM A System Approach to Care and Certification in 2019

Bob Carter, MD, PhD

4:00 _ 4:30 PM Glow on the Horizon: Therapeutic Innovations to Come

Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

4:30 _ 4:45 PM Closing remarks

Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc

William Curry, MD

4:45 PM Adjourn

Chronic Pain after Neurological Illness


The conference will be held at The Westin Copley Place.

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
United States 02116

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CME Information

Live Event Date: April 18, 2020






AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 20.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.

This offering meeting the criteria for 6.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.


Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 6.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.


Social Workers

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

This program has been approved for 6.75 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D80039-1.



Other Professions

This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Thabele (Bay) M. Leslie-Mazwi, MD

David Rubin, MD (reviewer)

Jane Pimental, MPH, Program Manager, Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Susan Sprich, PhD (psychologist reviewer)

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest (COI)

McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.

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