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Neurology Literature Update 2021 2022


Saturday, October 22, 2022 

MUSC Campus - Bioengineering Auditorium
68 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425


Conference Description

Neurology Literature Update 2021/2022 will feature summaries of outstanding reports from the neurological literature spanning 2021 through 2022. Presentations will be relatively brief, representing distillates of what’s new in neurological publications. The conference has been designed to meet the educational needs and interests of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other primary healthcare providers who are involved in caring for adults and adolescents.

Conference Schedule and Faculty 

The conference schedule and faculty listing can be found on the conference brochure

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Live Activity, participants should be able to:

  • Reviews new research and developments related to the assessment, management, & neuropathology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration
  • Enhance understanding of the current diagnostic criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson’s disease
  • Expand knowledge base regarding rate of cognitive decline associated with Parkinson’s disease progression
  • Recognize common cognitive and psychiatric presentations of prodromal dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Adopt a standardized approach to diagnosing possible or probable mild cognitive impairment with Lewy bodies based on proposed operationalized criteria
  • Define rates of consumption that qualify as “heavy” alcohol use; Identify brain-related regions and associated cognitive functions affected by heavy alcohol consumption
  • Recognize domains of cognitive functioning that may remain compromised >1 year following sustained abstinence in prior heavy alcohol users
  • Debate the clinical significance of statistical differences in trials for Alzheimer disease
  • Describe the effects of continuous and routine EEG on the outcome of patients with altered mental status
  • Describe the ways in which continuous EEG monitoring may impact patient care decisions
  • Discuss the data supporting the use of cenobamate for focal epilepsy
  • Select appropriate candidates for RNS therapy
  • Utilize RNS as a tool with both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes with chronic ambulatory intracranial EEG
  • Identify patients with RNS who may be candidates for curative or palliative resection
  • Recognize common & uncommon neurologic manifestations of COVID
  • Recognize neurologic sequelae of COVID•Recognize neurologic conditions related to COVID infection
  • Discuss the medication choices available
  • Discuss patient side effects•Discuss the use of traditional and alternative medicine
  • Update treatment options of migraine headaches to include new FDA approved acute and preventive medications
  • Discuss the effects of hearing loss on falls and cognitive decline
  • Define and treat vestibular migraine
  • Discuss how to use the MG Core Exam in clinical practice•Describe up to date management for neurologic rehabilitation care
  • Discuss recent significant advances in ALS research and patient care
  • Discuss with patients the evidence supporting the choice of starting levodopa in early Parkinson disease

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

Physician Credit Statement

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit Statements

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PAs: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and Prescribed credit from AAFP from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. The MUSC Office of CME provides certificates to PAs with a statement, approved by AAPA, that PAs may receive a maximum of 8.0 AAPA Category 1 Credits for this conference.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration Fees 

The registration fees for in-person attendance is as follows:

Early Bird* Regular
Practicing Physicians $299.00 $350.00
Other Healthcare Specialist $249.00 $300.00

*Early bird on or before 6/30/2022

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance.

Pre-registrations will be accepted until October 17, 2022 or until the conference capacity is reached. After this date, you must contact the MUSC Office of CME ( or 843-876-1925) to see if space is still available.

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register. Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

  1. Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:

  2. Elizabeth Gossen
    MUSC Office of CME
    96 Jonathan Lucas Street HE 221A, MSC 754
    Charleston, SC, 29425

  3. Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

  4. Fax: (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only

  5. Email: scan a copy of the completed registration form (credit card only) to

  6.  Online Registration Portal

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to September 22, 2022; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after September 22, 2022. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs.  By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

  • Wearing a mask will be required in the conference room whether you are vaccinated or not.
  • We will not be offering COVID Testing onsite at the conference
  • If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements
  • For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.