UCSF CME: 55th Annual Recent Advances in Neurology

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Neurology
Course Number: MNR22001
Activity Start Date: February 16, 2022
Activity End Date: February 18, 2022

San Francisco

Remote Learning Opportunities Will Also be Available


$600 Physicians

$400 Allied Health Professionals

$400 Residents/Fellows

$50.00 Optional Printed Syllabus for Purchase Amount
(Available for IN PERSON attendees only)



This meeting is designed for the practicing neurologist and provides a review of clinical neurology with emphasis on areas of recent advances and progress in patient management. Both current concepts and new advances in neurologic disorders will be covered.

The course will be offered as a live conference at the Ritz-Carlton. Registrants have the option to attend in person or to tune in remotely via zoom live stream during programming hours (Pacific Daylight Time). Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.

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Educational Objectives:

Based on discussions with UCSF faculty and practicing physicians at other institutions, the topics were chosen based on physician-identified need for practice-based knowledge.

The purpose of this program is to increase attendee competence and improve clinical practice in neurology, specifically to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency. 

Geriatric Medicine:
The approved credits shown above include 2.00 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses:
For the purposes of recertification the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity is designated for a maximum of 5.00 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Nurses should claim 0.1 CEUs for each contact hour of participation in designated pharmacotherapeutic continuing education.

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care:
Approved credits include 1.00 toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and End-of-Life Care.

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Course Outline:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
12:00 PM   Registration  
1:00   Welcome and Introductions S. Andrew Josephson, MD
1:10 G Movement Disorders: Advances in Management  Jill L. Ostrem, MD
Caroline M. Tanner, MD PhD
2:05   Cardioembolic Stroke and the Atrium: What are We Missing?  Hooman Kamel, MD, MS
3:00   Coffee Break
3:20 Rx Multiple Sclerosis, NMO, and MOG: New Options and Choices in 2022 Ari J. Green, MD, MCR
Joanne Guo, MD
Prashanth Ramachandran, MBBS 
5:00   Adjourn
5:00- 6:00 pm    Reception  
Thursday, February 17, 2022
8:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
8:30 Rx Key Updates in Stroke 2022 Hooman Kamel, MD, MS 
9:20   Ask Our Experts: Stroke Decision Making S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Nerissa U. Ko, MD, MS
Anthony S. Kim, MD, MAS
Wade S. Smith MD, PhD
9:50   Coffee Break  
10:10 PRx Difficult Headache Management Choices  Morris Levin, MD
11:05   Next Generation Diagnostics for Challenging Cases Michael R. Wilson, MD, MAS
12:00 PM   Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00 G Epilepsy Advances: The Armamentarium Expands Susannah C. Cornes, MD
Vikram R. Rao, MD PhD
2:55   Neurooncology Pearls for the General Neurologist John F. deGroot, MD
3:25   Neuromuscular Case Studies: Clinical, Radiologic and Physiologic Correlation Mark A. Terrelonge, MD, MPH
Laura K. Rosow, MD
4:20 G XX/XY: The Influence of Sex on Aging and Neurodegeneration Dena B. Dubal MD, PhD
5:00   Adjourn
Friday, February 18, 2022
8:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
8:30   An Interactive Session: Difficult Diagnosis John W. Engstrom, MD
Noriko T.B. Anderson, MD, MPH
E. Alexandra Brown, MD
Jessamyn Conell-Price, MD, MS
Cameron G. Dietiker, MD
Lauren B. Patrick, MD
Maggie W. Waung, MD PhD
10:20   Coffee Break
10:40   An Interactive Session: Difficult Diagnosis (continued)
12:00 PM   Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00 G Neurodegenerative Disorders: New Frontiers in Management  Bruce L. Miller, MD 
3:00   Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and the Future of Neurorecovery Cathra Halabi, MD
3:45   Clinical Problem Solving Exercise: Dueling Neurohospitalists  Sara C. Lahue MD 
Nicole L. Rosendale, MD 
5:00   Adjourn/Evaluation

P- Pain Credit
G - Geriatric Credit
Rx- Meets Requirements for Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for NPs/Nurses

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S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist;
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

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Travel & Lodging:

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
600 Stockton
San Francisco CA 94108

Hotel Phone: (415) 296-7495

Reservations: 877-266-2050
Rates: $499/night
Cutoff Date: January 17, 2022

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before February 15, 2022 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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