USA Neuroscience Symposium

USA Neuroscience Symposium Suspended: In light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep our community safe. We want to ensure that we neither spread the virus, nor expose the virus unintentionally. As a significant provider of healthcare in our community, we have an obligation to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. 

Based on the expanding global outbreak, the significant risk of exposure, and the guidance from experts in public health and infectious disease, the USA Neuroscience Symposium has been suspended until further notice.
 

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Save the Date!

Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5, 2020
Pensacola Beach Hilton —  12 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

This program is open to all physicians and healthcare professionals and will provide comprehensive reviews and updates on important neurologic topics.

Registration and Brochure

Online Registration is now available. (Events are sorted by month. Click "Apr" to see the symposium's listing.)

Download the Symposium Brochure [PDF] to register by mail.

  

▼   Symposium Overview

Target audience

This program is appropriate for all healthcare professionals and nurses.

CME Credits

In support of improving patient care, USA’s College of Medicine Office of CME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Provider Number: 4008198

JA - This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 10 Interprofessional Continuing Education credits for learning and change.

CME - The University of South Alabama College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC - This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10 nursing contact hours

ACPE - This course has been approved for 10 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. The approval number issued is: JA4008198-0000-20-008-L04-P.

Statement of Purpose

This program provides an update on important topics in neurology and addresses clinical competencies of knowledge, performance, and improving patient outcomes.

Professional Practice Gap

The professional practice gap was identified by use of faculty/staff surveys, IOM data, ACGME competencies, Core Measures, Hospital Infection Control rates and National Patient Safety Goals. The format of this activity will be lecture, PowerPoint, and question and answer sessions.

Activity Director/Planners Disclosure

Dr. William Kilgo, Dr. Ryan Kiser, Sabrina Cabral, Heather Kelly, and Sharrie Cranford, LGSW, have disclosed that, as conference chair and planners they have no affiliations, arrangements or financial agreements which could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The following planners, reviewers, and faculty have declared they have no relations with commercial interest that would present a conflict: William Kilgo, MD; Robert Kobelja, MD; Rebecca Sugg, MD; Elizabeth Minto, MD.

It is the policy of University of South Alabama Continuing Medical Education (USA CME) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty members participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored and facilitated by USA CME are required to disclose to participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Disclosure of faculty commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Faculty are also expected to openly disclose any discussion of off-label and/or investigational uses of drugs in their presentations.

▼   Faculty

Course Director

William Kilgo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of South Alabama

 

USA Faculty

Bassam Bassam, M.D. 
Professor of Neurology

Elias Chalhub, M.D.
Professor of Neurology

Daniel Dees, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Robert Kobelja, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Richard Menger, M.D., MPA
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Political Science
Chief of Complex Spine Surgery

Elizabeth Minto, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Neurology

Juan Ochoa, M.D.
Professor of Neurology

Rebecca M. Sugg, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology

▼   Registration and Fee Information

Early Registration (Ends March 24, 2020) 

Physicians - $125
RN/LPN/Healthcare professionals - $65
USA Full-time faculty - $65
USA Residents and students - fee waived

Registration (After March 24, 2020)

Physicians - $150
RN/LPN/Healthcare professionals - $85
USA Full-time faculty - $85
USA Residents and students - fee waived

▼   Accommodations

Pensacola Beach Hilton
12 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

The Hilton Pensacola Beach hotel is located directly on the beach in Pensacola Beach, Florida and has been ranked as high as No. 5 of all U.S. beaches by TripAdvisor.  All of the stylish and comfortable rooms come with a view, because there's water in every direction.  Relax.  Dine.  Swim.  Shop.  Explore.  Pensacola Beach and the inland City of Pensacola are home to beautiful scenery, exciting arts and culture, interesting history, boundless outdoor adventure and culinary delights to please any palate.  Pensacola Beach awaits.

Rooms are available at the special meeting rate of $199 per night while quantities last. The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is March 4, 2020. Call 866-916-2999 and mention the USA Neuroscience Symposium Group Code SAN to receive the discount. Any special requests regarding rooms are based on availability at time of arrival. If you are staying for a few more days, ask to extend your reservations at the special meeting rate.

▼   Contact Information

Sabrina Cabral
Department of Neurology
University of South Alabama
2451 University Hospital Dr., Suite 10F
Mobile, AL 36617

Phone: (251) 445-8262
Fax: (251) 445-8249
cabral@health.southalabama.edu