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Get a year-in-review of the best neurology science and education, expert guidance to help you prepare for your MOC exam, or invaluable leadership skills from Academy leaders.

Program Tracks

Six topic intensive tracks offer recommended pairings of an education course with an integrated neuroscience session.

Program Schedule

Friday, January 15
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Challenges in Managing of Incidental and Asymptomatic Cerebrovascular Lesions 
Director:  Pierre Fayad, MD, FAAN, FAHA 

Treating the New-onset Epilepsy Patient: A Case-based Approach
Director: Joseph I. Sirven, MD, FAAN 
 
What Went Wrong? Pearls and Pitfalls in the Diagnosis and Management of Common Neuro-ophthamologic and Nauro-otologic Cases  
Director:  Nancy J. Newman, MD, FAAN

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch/Exhibits

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

ICD-10-CM: It's Here! Get Your Questions Answered
Director: Jeffrey R. Buchhalter, MD, FAAN

1:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Integrated Neuroscience Sessions (INS)

INS: Asymptomatic Cerebrovascular Lesions: Emerging Insights Guiding Understanding and Management 
Director:  Paul M. George, MD, PhD, MSE

 
INS: Better Treatments for Epilepsy: Finding the Path Forward
Director: Edward H. Bertram, MD

INS: New Windows into the Brain: Technological Advances in Frontline Neurologic Diagnosis via the Visual and Oculomotor Systems   
Director: Janet C. Rucker, MD

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Plenary Session

Neurology Year in Review Session
Moderator:  Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN

Topics include Neuro-oncology, Pediatric Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, Dementia, and Neuromuscular. 

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Reception | Exhibits
Saturday, January 16
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Education Programs

Diagnosing MS, Mimics, and Myelopathies: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls
Director:  Claudia F. Lucchinetti, MD, FAAN

Infectious, Paraneoplastic, Autoimmune? Diagnosis and Treatment of Rapidly Progressive Encephalopathies 
Director:  Allen J. Aksamit, Jr., MD, FAAN

Parkinson's Disease: An Update on Motor and Non-motor Features, Current Treatments, and Clinical Trials in the Pipeline
Director: Jennifer G. Goldman, MD

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Lunch/Exhibits

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

How Physician Payment is Changing Right Now...and Into the Future
Director: Gregory J. Esper, MD, MBA

1:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Integrated Neuroscience Sessions (INS)
INS: Remyelination and Repair in Multiple Sclerosis 
Director:  Eric Klawiter, MD

INS: Infectious, Paraneoplastic, and Autoimmune Encephalopathies: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis and Emerging Insights about Pathogenesis 
Director:  Michael R. Wilson, MD

INS: Scientific Breakthroughs in Parkinson's Disease 
Director: Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MSc

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
Controversies in Neurology

Moderators: Joseph Jankovic, MD, FAAN and Natalia S. Rost, MD, FAAN

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
AAN/ABPN Maintenance of Certification Informational Session
Sunday, January 17
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation Course

Director: Ericka P. Simpson, MD

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Leadership for Women

Directors: Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN and Barbara L. Hoese

Monday, January 18
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation Course, Continued

Director: Ericka P. Simpson, MD    

Leadership for Women

Become an influential leader for your patients and profession, during the day long Leadership for Women program on Sunday, January 17. 

Program Description

In the current health care environment, leaders are tasked with greater challenges than ever before. Faced with funding gaps and decreasing reimbursements alongside an ever-increasing need for neurologic research and care, leaders need to balance these competing demands while achieving significant results. Added to this complexity is the reality that women still face inequities as they step out to lead. With this course, the Academy continues to address the need to prepare women for greater leadership roles in both the Academy and their chosen profession. Designed to be experiential in its approach, this course will especially focus on women's ways of leading to create success today and in the future.

Panel Members

Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN
Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, FAAN, came to Memorial Sloan- Neurology - All Rights Reserved Kettering Cancer Center as a fellow in neuro-oncology and joined the faculty in 1986. She became chair of the department of neurology in 1997. She holds the Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in honor of Dr. Jerome Posner and is also the co-executive director of the MSKCC Brain Tumor Center. DeAngelis has published extensively on a wide variety of topics in neuro-oncology and is the author with Posner of The Neurological Complications of Cancer. DeAngelis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and of the American Neurological Association (ANA) where she served as first vice president. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the AAN and recently completed two terms as vice-president. She has been the chair of the Science Committee since 2011, and continues to serve in that capacity. She has served on numerous committees of the ANA, AAN, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She is a member of the editorial board of Neurology®, Neuro-oncology and Journal of Neuro-Oncology. She has received awards for her work, including the 2009 Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer. DeAngelis has recently been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.


Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc, is the Harrison Distinguished Professor and chair of neurology and professor of public health sciences at the University of Virginia. She graduated AOA from medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1991. She did her neurology residency at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Virginia. She joined the UVA faculty in 1997 and obtained a master's degree in outcomes research and clinical investigation in 1999. She is board certified in general neurology and vascular neurology. She was the vice chair of research for the UVA department of neurology prior to becoming chair and is an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) graduate from 2006. Johnston's research has focused on treatment and outcomes in acute ischemic stroke and she is the principle investigator on numerous NIH-funded grants. Currently, her research team is focused on the NIH-NINDS funded Phase III Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial which is a multicenter, randomized trial of hyperglycemic acute ischemic stroke patients. She has long participated in numerous NIH-NINDS study sections and data safety monitoring committees and chaired the NIH-NINDS Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) advisory team. She was an associate editor of the journal Neurology® and the founding editor of the Neurology Resident & Fellow section. She maintains a strong commitment to education and mentoring. She was the founding chair of the University of Virginia's Academy of Distinguished Educators and has mentored numerous K awardees. She has been director of the AAN/NINDS Research Career Development Program and the ANA/NINDS Junior Faculty Career Development Program. She also consistently participated in the NIH-NINDS Clinical Trials in Neurology Course Training Program. She is president-elect for the AUPN, which is the academic organization for neurology chairs, and she has been involved in the leadership of the ANA as well. Johnston has two children, Jeremy, age 19 and Tyler, age 13. She enjoys numerous athletic endeavors with her children and they are all committed UVA sports fans.


Nancy J. Newman, M.D.
Dr. Nancy J. Newman is the LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology and Instructor in Neurological Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology. She attended Princeton University, the University of London on a Marshall Scholarship, and Harvard Medical School. She trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she was Chief Resident in Neurology, and in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the American Neurological Association. She is currently President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Seminars in Neurology, and the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, for which she has served as executive editor. She has over 450 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 5th and 6th Editions. She has lectured widely throughout the world and is known for her innovative teaching style. Her main research interests include disorders of the optic nerve and mitochondrial diseases. She served as a Trustee of Princeton University for 14 years and is now a Trustee Emerita of the Board. She also served as President of the Princeton University Alumni Association from 2013-2015.


Lisa M. Shulman, MD, FAAN
Lisa M. Shulman, MD, FAAN, is a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. In addition to neurology, her diverse background includes training in nursing, education, and health policy. She is the Eugenia Brin Professor of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease, the director of the University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, and currently serves as treasurer of the American Academy of Neurology. Shulman's major research interest is the impact of chronic neurological diseases such as Parkinson disease on daily function and quality of life. Related interests include outcomes research, exercise interventions, neurobehavioral problems, and women's health issues in Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. Shulman is co-author of the reference book Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families and editor-in-chief of Neurology Now® Books. She is author or editor of 15 books, 30 chapters, 125 peer-reviewed publications, and 150 abstracts.

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