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4th Annual UMass Chan Neurology Clinical & Research Updates

4th Annual UMass Chan Neurology Clinical & Research Updates
Hybrid Program

Friday, November 18, 2022
12PM - 6:30PM

Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA

Via Zoom 1:00 - 6:30PM

 (link will provided prior to meeting)

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Course Directors: Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD; Daryl Bosco, PhD; Brian Silver, MD

Registration Fees:

Category Registration Fee    
Physician $150    
Non-physician $100     
UMass Alumnus $100    
Resident/Fellow/Student No Charge    
Active Department of Neurology Employee No Charge    

Program Description: This UMass Chan Medical School CME program provides a great opportunity for scientists, clinicians in internal medicine, psychiatry, primary care, neurosurgery, and neurology to achieve the most updated information in a concise format on specific topics in neurology and neuroscience. There have been considerable advances in our understanding of certain neurological disorders from the clinical, translational and bench research perspectives. The program will focus on the area of the expertise of our clinical faculty, and it will be a forum for presenting our own neuroscience research highlights in a stimulating environment for education and collaboration.  This course also helps to effectively integrate the relevant progress in clinical neurology with cutting edge results of our UMass Chan neuroscience team.

Learning Objectives:
-  Optimize management of neurological diseases by utilizing multifaced approach in understanding the      neurological diseases course, mechanism, diagnosis and treatment modalities. 
-  Improve the level of knowledge of new development from bench to bedside neurology. 
-  Appropriately critical review of the basic science and clinical science most recent data and potential    change of the present care and future care for neurological patients.

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals’ physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, medical students.


12:00–1:00PM Registration –Lunch & Refreshments provided
1:00–1:05 PM Opening Remarks
1:05–1:25 PM
Cognitive and Visual Rehabilitation - A.M. Barrett, MD
1:25–1:45 PM
Updates in Clinical Neurorehabilitation – Andrew Galica, MD
1:45–2:05 PM
Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy: From a Rare Disease to Common Phenotypes – Robert Brown, Jr., D.Phil, MD
2:05–2:25 PM
Updates on Recent Treatments in 3 Major Neuromuscular Disorders: ALS, Myasthenia Gravis and Muscular Dystrophies – Mehdi Ghasemi, MD, MPH
2:25–2:45 PM
FSHD Genetics and Epigenetics – Oliver King, PhD

2:45–3:00 PM

BREAK – Coffee & refreshments 
3:00–3:20 PM
Updates on Multiple Sclerosis Treatment - Idanis Berrios-Morales, MD
3:20–3:40 PM
Therapeutic Approaches for Frontotemporal Dementia and ALS – Fen-Biao Gao, PhD
3:40–4:00 PM
What’s New in Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Trials – Kara Smith, MD
4:00–4:20 PM
Updates in Deep Brain Stimulation and Focused Ultrasound in Movement Disorders – Wissam Deeb, MD
4:20–4:40 PM
Developing a Gene Therapy Program for Cockayne Syndrome – Rita Batista, PhD

4:40–5:00 PM
BREAK – Coffee & Refreshments 

5:00–5:20 PM
When Families are in Crisis: Shared Decision Making and Family Communication Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH
5:20–5:40 PM

Experimental Models for the Study of Viral Neuropathogenesis During ZIKV and SARS-CoV-2 Infection – Jean Pierre Peron, PhD
5:40-6:00 PM
The use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Experience from ACTION-CVT - Nils Henninger, MD, PhD
6:00–6:20 PM
Population in-Vitro Modeling of Human Neurological Diseases –
Yingleong (Rigel) Chan, PhD

6:20–6:30 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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Continuing Education Credit

Accreditation Statement: The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The UMass Chan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of with 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements for 5.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Others: Other professionals will be eligible for 5 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

Policy on Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials. 

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel your registration before November 4, 2022 your fee is refundable less a processing charge of $75. After that date, no refunds will be given for any reason, including weather and other emergencies. Substitutions are always acceptable.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Department of Neurology reserves the right to cancel a program at any time caused by circumstances not under its control. Persons registered in a cancelled program will be notified by email, using the email address provided when registering for the program. There may be changes in the program content caused by circumstances beyond the control of the Office of Continuing Medical Education.