2019 Neuroscience Symposium in April

2019 Neuroscience Symposium in April

The 2019 Neuroscience Symposium will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, Kentucky.

The goal of this activity is to provide updates on neurological research, literature, advancing technology and available treatment options that can be vital to maximizing patient outcomes. Practitioners and clinicians need to be aware of the latest neurological guidelines and advancements to effectively treat patients who present with neurological symptoms and disorders.

This activity is targeted toward physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers and other clinicians in the practices of family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine, social services and rehabilitation.

Registration in advance or walk in

Fee: $40

The registration fee includes on-site parking at the Louisville Marriott Downtown parking garage only, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and program access.


Select “CME Activities” and the 2019 Neuroscience Symposium activity.

Scan the QR code


Call (502) 629-1234, option 4.

Walk-in registration

Catering numbers are based on registrations received by April 4, 2019. We cannot guarantee a seat or meal (breakfast/lunch) for walk-ins.


The symposium agenda allows you to take advantage of topics based on area of interest or clinical focus. It has been divided into a general session and two concurrent sessions:

General session

7 a.m. Registration, breakfast, visit with exhibitors

7:50 a.m. Welcome and announcements

8 a.m. Keynote address

What’s in My Medical Bag? The Neurology Exam Essentials

Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS

9:10 a.m. Causes and Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

George H. Raque Jr., M.D.

9:40 a.m. Surgical Interventions in Pain Management

Abigail J. Rao, M.D.

10:20 a.m. Break; visit with exhibitors

10:35 a.m. Parkinson’s Management for the Primary Care Provider

Justin T. Phillips, M.D.

11:10 a.m. Cryptogenic Stroke

Bryan J. Eckerle, M.D.[AG1] [AG2] 

11:50 a.m. Lunch; visit with exhibitors

1 p.m. Window of Stroke Care

Shervin R. Dashti, M.D., Ph.D.

1:40 p.m. The Old, the New and the Upcoming in Epilepsy Management

Ambica M. Tumkur, M.D.

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Mark P. Bazant, M.D.

3:15 p.m. New Treatments in Migraine Management

Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS

3:45 p.m. Adjournment

The following presentations are held concurrently with the general session. You may choose to attend the general session or one of the concurrent sessions.

Concurrent session 1

9:10 a.m. Keynote address

More Than 50 Shades of Gray: Neuroimaging

Rachel Malloy, MSN, R.N., CNRN, SCR, ANVP

11:50 a.m. Lunch; visit with exhibitors

1:40 p.m. Epilepsy and Nursing Care

Sondra K. Adkins, APRN

Lauren P. Johnson, APRN

Maureen Murray, APRN

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Memory Disorder and Dementia

Meaghen Hart-Williams, APRN

At the conclusion of the 2:45 p.m. presentation, select a presentation from either the general session or concurrent session 2.

Concurrent session 2

9:10 a.m. Keynote address

Brain Injury: The Unrecognized Barrier to Effective Social Work Practice

Jean Capler, MSW, LCSW, CBIS

11:50 a.m. Lunch; visit with exhibitors

1 p.m. Introduction: Overview of Psychosocial Needs of Neurology Patients

Christopher B. Hurley, MSW, CSW

1:10 p.m. Advocating on Behalf of the Neurology Patient: Movement Disorders

Angela Condon, R.N., BSN

1:35 p.m. Advocating on Behalf of the Neurology Patient: Multiple Sclerosis

Robin C. Tillett, R.N., MSCN

2:05 p.m. Challenges in Transitioning From Hospital to Home

Brittny D. Wannemuehler, R.N., BSN, SCRN

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Social Services Navigation for Patients With Epilepsy or Seizure Disorder

Madeline Stauble, M.A.

3 p.m. Treatment Options for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures/Events

Jayan Thomas, LCSW

3:15 p.m. Panel discussion

3:45 p.m. Adjournment

Location and parking

The Louisville Marriott Downtown is located at 280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, Kentucky. Free parking passes will be provided for symposium attendees using the Louisville Marriott Downtown hotel parking garage only. Off-site parking will be at the attendee’s expense. For additional hotel information, call (502) 627-5045.

Continuing education credits

Accreditation: Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Norton Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions related to continuing medical education, contact Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education at (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org.

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Approved Provider: Norton Healthcare, provider number 4-0002-12-20-035.

The program has been approved by Norton Healthcare for 7.3 contact hours that expires 12/31/2020. KBN approval of a continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Nursing participants must attend the entire program and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be given. For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, R.N., SANE-A, AFN-BC, at
(502) 446-5889 or sally.sturgeon@nortonhealthcare.org.

Social workers
This activity will provide 6 hours of continuing education units (CEU). Norton Healthcare is an approved provider for social worker credits through the National Association of Social Workers, Kentucky chapter (NASW-KY). Approval: NASWKY #041819

For questions related to social workers’ continuing education units (CEUs), contact Jean Vaughn, LCSW, at (502) 629-2737 or jean.vaughn@nortonhealthcare.org.