Continuing Medical Education

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Presents:
5th Annual Breakthroughs in Neurologic Thera pies:
Restoring Function to the Nervous System
October 31 - November 1, 2014
JW Marriott Union Square, San Francisco, CA


Course Files - Registered Attendees Only

Stanford Continuing Medical Education has transitioned to a new online registration system. You will be prompted to login to your account using your email address in order to register for this course. If this is your first time registering in our new system, please create a new account. For registration assistance, please phone 650-497-8554 or email

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Please register early – hotel and conference space are limited. Registration fee includes welcome reception, continental breakfast with course faculty, lunch on Friday, course materials and certificate of attendance.

Please register and pay online by credit card at If you prefer to pay by check please contact the Stanford Center for CME at 650.497.8554.
(Note: Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received).


After Oct 3, 2014



Allied Health Professional


Cancellation Policy
A written notice of cancellation must be received by October 3, 2014. A $75.00 cancellation fee will be assessed at that time; after that date, cancellation refund requests cannot be honored. To cancel please send an email to:

Program materials cannot be guaranteed unless enrollment is received by October 3, 2014. Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program: in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiovascular disease, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery and organ transplant. Consistent ranked among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report, Stanford is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into care of patients. For more information, please visit

For more information about Stanford School of Medicine Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, please visit:

8:00-8:10am Welcome and Announcements
Gregory Albers, MD
8:10-8:30 Narcolepsy
Emmanuel Mignot, MD
8:30-8:50 Restless Leg Syndrome
Juliane Winkelman, MD
8:50-9:10 Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Rafael Pelayo, MD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Christian Guilleminault, MD, DSc
9:30-9:50 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Christian Guilleminault, MD, DSc
9:50-10:10 Break
10:10-10:30 Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment:
Which Strategies Have the Best Evidence

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
10:30-10:50 Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers:
Moving from Research into Clinical Practice

Michael D. Greicius, MD

Spasticity Management for the Patient with Neurologic Injury
Kara Flavin, MD

Multidisciplinary Approach for Managing Headache
and Chronic Pain

Meredith Barad, MD
Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD

Lunch provided onsite
1:00-1:40 Diagnosis, Please: Neuroimaging Challenge
Nancy Fischbein, MD

An Approach to Transverse Myelitis
Jeffrey Dunn, MD, FAAN
2:00-2:20 An Introduction to Neuromyelitis Optica
May Han, MD

Q&A Discussion
Moderator: May Han, MD
2:40-3:00 Break
3:00-3:20 Recent Advances in Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Gregory Albers, MD
3:20-3:40 Advances in Cerebrovascular Surgery
Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
3:40-4:00 Update on Management of TIA
Amy Tai, MD
4:00-4:20 Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Cath Lab
Michael P. Marks, MD
4:20-4:40 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
8:00-8:05am Announcements
Jaimie M. Henderson, MD
8:05-8:25 Spinal Tumors
Atman Desai, MBBCh
8:25-8:45 Approach to Pituitary Tumors
Laurence Katznelson, MD
8:45-9:05 Targeting Brain Tumor Genomics to Improve Patient Outcomes
Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD, MAS
9:05-9:20 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Gordon Li, MD
9:20-9:35 Break
9:35-9:55 Concussions
Jamshid Ghajar, MD
9:55-10:15 Severe Traumatic Brain Injury - Roads to Recovery
Karen Hirsch, MD
10:15-10:35 Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest
Chitra Venkat, MBBS, MD, MSc
10:35-10:50 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Jamshid Ghajar, MD
10:50-11:10 Epilepsy & Cognition
Kimford J. Meador, MD
11:10-11:30 Who Should be Screened for Epilepsy Surgery?
Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD
11:30-11:50 Surgical Management of Medically Refractory Epilepsy
Gerald A. Grant, MD, FACS
11:50-12:05 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Kimford J. Meador, MD
12:05-1:30pm Lunch on your own in the city

"A Man Walks Into Your Office..." Diagnosis, Please!

Jaimie M. Henderson, MD and Yuen So, MD, PhD

2:30-2:50 Update on Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Kathleen Poston, MD, MS
2:50-3:10 Subthalamic Nucleus Versus Globus Pallidus Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
Casey Halpern, MD
3:10-3:30 Break
3:30-3:50 Respiratory Involvement in Neuromuscular Disease
Sarada Sakamuri, MD
3:50-4:10 Evolving Diagnosis and Treatment of Genetic
Neuromuscular Disorders

John Day, MD, PhD
4:10-4:30 Q&A Discussion
Moderator: Jaimie M. Henderson, MD

A block of rooms is being held for conference participants. Rooms at these special rates have been reserved for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the October 9, 2014 cut-off date. Please contact the hotel directly at 800.605.6568 to make reservations, or click here to reserve online. To receive the group rate of $239 per night, single or double occupancy, indicate that you are attending the Stanford University School of Medicine 5th Annual Breakthroughs in Neurologic Therapies. The JW Marriott reserves the right to close the room block 30 days before the conference.

JW Marriott Union Square
500 Post Street • San Francisco, CA, 94102
Corner of Post and Mason
Hotel phone: 415.771.8600
Marriott reservations: 800.228.9290

Stanford University School of Medicine is fully ADA compliant. If you have needs that require special accommodations, including dietary concerns, please contact or 650-724-5318 before October 3, 2014.

Parking and Transportation
Valet parking is available at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square. The charge is $56.00 per day including in and out privileges, and $66.00 per day for oversized vehicles, plus applicable taxes. For other parking options, visit Consider utilizing public transportation during your visit to San Francisco. For Bay Area transportation information, please visit

Other Activities
For information on local activities, please visit  For questions about this symposium, please contact Cassandra Alcazar at or 650-724-5318.

Faculty Disclosure
The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships will be made prior to the activity.

Statement of Need
This CME activity seeks to fulfill the educational needs of healthcare professionals who manage patients with neurologic conditions. The goal of the symposium is to address identified clinical challenges, to update practitioners on latest advances and best practices in the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience, and to assist practitioners in developing strategies to apply this knowledge to the diagnosis, treatment and/or referral of patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. Lectures with question and answer sessions, panels and case discussions will afford learners the opportunity to discuss practice dilemmas with the expert faculty.

Target Audience
This course is designed for primary care physicians, neurologists, interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neuro-oncologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses and allied health professionals who manage patients with neurologic diseases and disorders.

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements; as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ ( Nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

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