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Saturday, October 31 – Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cooley Auditorium at the Texas Heart Institute
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6770 Bertner
Houston, Texas 77030

Sponsored by

Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Neurology is a perpetually evolving medical specialty. The rapid advances in the science and technology associated with this field makes it challenging for the busy practitioner to stay up-to-date. This educational program will provide practical, evidence-based information regarding the evaluation and management of critically important neurological disorders.

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Faculty and Planning Committee

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Planning Committee (BCM)

Dr. Eric M. Bershad

Eric M. Bershad, M.D.

Activity Director
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. George J. Hutton

George J. Hutton, M.D.

Activity Director
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Ms. Connie L. Boyd

Connie L. Boyd, B.S.N., M.S.

Service Line Director -
Neuroscience and Oncology
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Ms. Sarah Livesay

Sarah Livesay, A.N.P.

Adult Nurse Practitioner
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Dr. James W. Owens

James W. Owens, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
and Pediatrics

Dr. Jose I. Suarez

Jose I. Suarez, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Kristi M. Nord

Kristi M. Nord, M.D.

Neurology Resident

Guest Faculty

Karen L. Roos, M.D.

John and Nancy Nelson Professor, Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Martin A. Samuels, M.D.

Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

BCM Faculty

David E. Friedman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Yadollah Harati, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Joseph Jankovic, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Thomas A. Kent, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Eugene C. H. Lai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology

Laura J. Morrison, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hesham Morsi, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

Raymond Sawaya, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery

Paul E. Schulz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Eroboghene E. Ubogu, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Activity Coordinator

David Madrigal, M.H.A.

Senior Project Manager, Office of Continuing Medical Education

Information about the Conference

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Target Audience and Objectives

Neurologists, internists, family physicians.

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

  • Perform brain death testing and order the appropriate confirmatory test as clinically
    indicated as supported by the American Academy of Neurology practice guidelines.
  • Identify and triage patients with acute ischemic stroke within 6 hours from onset of
    symptoms who may benefit from acute thrombolysis.
  • Order a diagnostic workup that is consistent with the recently issued American Academy
    of Neurology practice guidelines, and prescribe the appropriate anticonvulsant therapy.
  • Describe the appropriate evidence-based therapy for patients with severe Guillain-Barre
    syndrome.
  • Identify survivors of cardiac arrest who may benefit from induced hypothermia, and
    prognosticate outcome based on the evidence-based literature.

Educational Methods and Evaluations

  • Lectures
  • Case Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Syllabus
  • Question & Answer Sessions

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Accreditation / Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education it is the policy of Baylor College of Medicine that all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME activity (activity director, planning committee members, and faculty) disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All identified conflicts of interest are managed to help ensure that the educational material is scientifically based, accurate, and objectively presented. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Contact Information

Baylor College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 155
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-798-8237
Fax: 713-798-7955
Email:

Conference Location and Accommodations

Cooley Auditorium at the Texas Heart Institute
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6770 Bertner
Houston, Texas 77030

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030

Reservations should be made directly with Houston Marriott Medical Center by calling 800-228-9290. Reservations must be made by Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 to receive the special rate ($99 Single/Double). Identify yourself with Baylor College of Medicine "Current Neurology". Please be sure to secure your room EARLY.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by the OCME at least ten business days before the activity begins. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be mailed to the OCME or faxed to 713-798-7955.

The OCME reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than ten business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, the OCME's liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.

Fee, Registration, and Confirmation Information

On/Before Oct. 2, 2009
After Oct. 2, 2009
Physician
$395
$425
BCM Faculty/Full-time
$225
$250
Physician Assistant
$225
$250
Other Health Professional
$195
$220
Non-Baylor Resident/Fellow*
$195
$220
BCM Resident/Fellow*
$100
$125

* Fax verification within 24 hours of registration to 713-798-7955.

Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. If you have not received confirmation at least five business days before the activity start date, contact the Office of CME (OCME) immediately.

If you plan to register on-site, contact OCME at least 24 hours in advance to confirm activity status and space availability. The OCME reserves the right to limit the number of participants in an activity and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.

Conference Schedule

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Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009

7:15 a.m.

8:00

8:15

9:00

9:45

10:00

10:45

11:30

1:00 p.m.

1:45

2:15

2:30

3:15

4:00

4:45

5:00 p.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Announcements

Eric M. Bershad, M.D.

Hyperglycemia and the CNS

Thomas A. Kent, M.D.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Laura J. Morrison, M.D.

Break

Neurological Manifestations of Electrolyte Disturbances

Martin A. Samuels, M.D.

Update on Diabetic Neuropathy

Yadollah Harati, M.D.

Lunch and Exhibits

Neuromuscular Emergencies

Eroboghene Ubogu, M.D.

Acute Non-Traumatic Myelopathies

George A. Hutton, M.D.

Break

Brain Death Determination

Jose I. Suarez, M.D.

Update in Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders

Eugene C. H. Lai, M,D,, Ph,D,

My Mistakes: Important Lessons in Neurology

Martin A. Samuels, M.D.

Q & A

Adjourn

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

7:15 a.m.

8:00

8:15

9:00

9:45

10:00

10:45

11:30

12:30 p.m.

1:15

2:00

2:15

3:00

3:45

4:15 p.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Opening Announcements

Eric M. Bershad, M.D.

Update on Meningitis

Karen L. Roos, M.D.

Primary CNS Tumors

Raymond Sawaya, M.D.

Break

Update on Movement Disorders

Joseph Jankovic, M.D.

Update on Endovascular Therapy

Hesham Morsi, M.D.

Lunch

Update on Encephalitis

Karen L. Roos, M.D.

Update on Anticonvulsant Therapy for Epilepsy

David E. Friedman, M.D.

Break

Hallucinations and Misperceptions in Neurology

Paul E. Schulz, M.D.

Hyperacute Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Eric M. Bershad, M.D.

Q & A

Adjourn

Online Registration

To register/pay online, visit the activity website at www.BaylorCME.org/CME/1425 and follow the instructions.