Neurology Update 2016

Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912 

Program Description

The anticipated growth of the older segment of the population will lead to a significant expansion of those affected by dementia. This will continue to create a greater need for parallel expansion of care provision by primary care and relevant specialists (e.g. neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology) for this group of patients. This update will help prepare care providers to meet this growing need.

Separately, there has been a rapid evolution in available treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and allied demyelinating diseases. Patients with MS have common co-morbidities, many of which will be brought forward to primary care providers and relevant specialists. This program will help address those new diagnostic entities and treatments for MS and allied disorders, and thereby help prepare providers to assist in the management of this complex and debilitating set of illnesses.

To address these knowledge gaps in Dementia and in Multiple Sclerosis, the program entails a set of lectures provided by experts in these topics and sample case presentations to help illustrate the material covered. It is hoped that attendees will leave this CME update with a more cogent understanding of the latest advances within both Dementia and MS, and strategies in hand to comfortably approach these patients from the point of view of diagnosis and treatment.

Target Audience

Physicians specializing in adult primary care, internal medicine, and psychiatry. Geriatricians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners are also welcome.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe and apply up-to-date strategies for diagnosis and management of dementia, including cognitive and behavioral consequences
  • Describe the advances occurring in diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis and allied disorders

Registration Information

Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking.

Registration Fee: 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than October 21, 2016. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

Conference Location and Parking

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Parking will be available in the parking garage adjacent to the Medical Building. Enter through the Eddy Street Entrance (333 Eddy Street on Google Maps) and take a ticket from the machine—please bring this ticket with you and see the registration desk. You may park on any level of the garage and can exit using either the Eddy Street or ElmStreet exits.

Metered, on-street parking is also available (please note1 quarter is 12 minutes and you must move your car to anew block after 2 hours).

Parking for hospital-based faculty is available in Lot 30, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm. A hang tag is required. Approved faculty have received an email with instructions.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.75 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 3.75 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

Presented By

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital.

In Collaboration With

Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Rhode Island Hospital