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Fourth Annual UMass Department of Neurology Clinical & Research Updates Agenda

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Friday, November 18th, 2022, 12:00 to 6:30 p.m.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Registration - Lunch & Refreshments provided
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:05 - 1:25 p.m. Cognitive and Visual Rehabilitation - A.M. Barrett, MD
1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Updates in Clinical Neurorehabilitation - Andrew Galica, MD
1:45 - 2:05 p.m. Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy: From a Rare Disease to Common Phenotypes - Robert Brown, Jr., D.Phil, MD
2:05 - 2:25 p.m. Updates on Recent Treatments in 3 Major Neuromuscular Disorders: ALS, Myasthenia Gravis and Muscular Dystrophies - Medhi Ghasemi, MD, MPH
2:25 - 2:45 p.m. FSHD Genetics and Epigenetics - Oliver King, PhD
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. BREAK - Coffee & Refreshments
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. Updates on Multiple Sclerosis Treatment - Idanis Berrios-Morales, MD
3:20 - 3:40 p.m. Therapeutic Approaches for Frontotemporal Dementia and ALS - Fen-Biao Gao, PhD
3:40 - 4:00 p.m. What's New in Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Trials - Kara Smith, MD
4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Updates in Deep Brain Stimulation and Focused Ultrasound in Movement Disorders - Wissam Deeb, MD
4:20 - 4:40 p.m. Developing a Gene Therapy Program for Cockayne Syndrome - Rita Batista, PhD
4:40 - 5:00 p.m. BREAK - Coffee & Refreshments
5:00 - 5:20 p.m. When Families are in Crisis: Shared Decision Making and Family Communication - Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH
5:20 - 5:40 p.m. Experimental Models for the Study of Viral Neuropathogenesis During SIKV and SARS-CoV-2 Infection - Jean Pierre Peron, PhD
5:40 - 6:00 p.m. The Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Experience from ACTION-CVT - Nils Henninger, MD, PhD
6:00 - 6:20 p.m. Population in-Vitro Modeling of Human Neurological Diseases - Yingleong (Rigel) Chan, PhD
6:20 - 6:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Organizing Committee

Morna Larson, Secretary, SR | Department of Neurology
Jennifer Shimer, Web Communications Content Specialist | Department of Neurology
Lynn Hancock, Project Manager I | Office of Continuing Education

Program Directors

Daryl Bosco, PhD | Department of Neurology
Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD | Department of Neurology
​​​​​​​Brian Silver, MD,FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA | Department of Neurology

Registration fees: In-Person and Hybrid
(In-person – includes lunch, 2 snacks & refreshments)

Physicians $150
Non-Physician $100
UMass Alumnus $100
Resident/Fellow/Student & Active UMass
Department of Neurology Employees


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

The UMass Chan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 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).

Others: Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate that states this activity was designated for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all activities. All persons participating in CME activities provided by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify any off-label product use, and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosures 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 refund will be given for any reason, including weather and other emergencies, substitutions are always welcome. UMass Chan 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 also be change in the program content cause by circumstances beyond the control of the Office of Continuing Medical Education.