49th Annual Meeting
January 14-17, 2023

Captiva, Florida

Statement on 49th Annual Meeting Venue

The leadership of CNSA is devastated to learn of the severe destruction hurricane Ian has caused to Captiva and surrounding areas. The power grid has been decimated, buildings have been flooded and the Sanibel Causeway – the only bridge for vehicles to reach to the island – has been washed out. Given the circumstances, the 2023 Annual Meeting will not be held at the South Seas Island Resort as planned. 

CNSA staff are working expeditiously to find a venue for 2023 and will communicate new information as it is available. We look forward to returning to South Seas Island Resort in a future year. Please be patient with the venue as sorting out reservations and deposits will take time.

2023 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar to join the Clinical Neurological Society of America January 14-17, 2023 in Captiva, Florida for the society’s 49th Annual Meeting. More information will be released soon.

Hotel and Travel Information

It’s not too early to book a room for CNSA’s Annual Meeting in Captiva, Florida. All activities will take place at South Seas Island Resort. The address is 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, FL 33924.

The group rate is $334, plus taxes. Attendees can book rooms from January 10-20 at the discounted group rate via the website.

CNSA’s room block allows attendees to choose from the Tennis Villas, the Beach Villas or the Bayside Villas. This map shows the location of these options and their relation to the conference center.

The room rate includes the following amenities:

  • Golf greens fees at the Captiva Course (cart and club rentals not included) *
  • Tennis/Pickelball court fees *
  • Daily trolley service throughout the Resort
  • Resort pool complex amenities (include poolside towels and lounge chairs)
  • Beach (South and Sunset Beach) amenities (include beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas)
  • Fitness center access
  • Guest room high-speed internet
  • Participation in special Resort activities
  • Free parking
  • Cable with free movie channels (includes HBO)
  • Tesla and EV charging stations2 beach chairs and 1 umbrella on the beach
  • Full kitchen
  • Complimentary Internet Access
  • Living/Dining Room
  • Bathtub and Shower

Hotel reservations can be booked online and via phone through December 23. Call 1-800-282-3402 for more information and to book. It is important to mention the booking is for the Clinical Neurological Society of America. The group block code is PF8MA5

Registration

Registration for the Annual Meeting is now open.

General Member: $600
Associate Member: $450
Non-Member: $750

Self-Assessment exam: $100 each
Improvement in Practice exercise: $100

General Members and Associate Members will be emailed a code to access the discounted registration rates. The code for General Members will also allow for one complimentary Self-Assessment exam or the Improvement in Practice exercise.

CNSA is committed to the health and safety of Annual Meeting attendees, their family members, event supporters and venue staff. CNSA is requiring all participants and guests of the Annual Meeting to be fully vaccinated. When possible, CNSA will make reasonable accommodations for attendees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability, medical reasons or sincerely held religious belief. If you believe you qualify for an exception, please contact Michelle Winokur

Specific COVID-19 protocols will be announced within two weeks of the meeting and may include masking and distancing. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to adhere to announced and posted COVID-19 protocols, whether they be issued by CNSA, the venue, the host city/county or the state of Florida.

Not a member yet? Learn more and join or renew your membership today.

Health & Safety Measures

CNSA is committed to the health and safety of Annual Meeting attendees, their family members, event supporters and venue staff. CNSA is requiring all participants and guests of the Annual Meeting to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When possible, CNSA will make reasonable accommodations for attendees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability, medical reasons or sincerely held religious belief. If you believe you qualify for an exception, please email info@NeuroAmerica.org.

In addition, CNSA asks all attendees and guests to be mindful of the following:

  • CDC recommendations should be followed.
  • There is no mask mandate in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It is recommended that attendees and guests wear a mask unless eating, drinking or outside.
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has released an FAQ about staying at one of their properties during the pandemic and they have developed the Clean Stay program.
  • Currently, all Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach staff are required to wear masks on property regardless of vaccination status.
  • Self-monitor and self-isolate if you feel ill.
  • The closest hospital is Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida.

A list of local testing locations, with addresses, phone numbers and appointment information is available here.

Scientific Program

View the scientific program to see the complete list of speakers and topics.

CNSA’s joint provider, Global Education Group, designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Continuing Certification

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Clinical Neurological Society of America 2022 Annual Meeting and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive Clinical Medical Education (CME), Self-Assessment (SA), and Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of continuing education.

CNSA will be offering three Self-Assessment exams and one Improvement in Medical Practice exercise in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

The Self-Assessment exam topics are cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis/ neuroimmunology, and stroke. Each Self-Assessment exam is approved for 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) (Part II).

The Improvement in Practice exercise topic is epilepsy and it is approved for 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) (Part IV). There will be a required discussion for registered participants of the Improvement in Practice exercise in the afternoon on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Continuing Certification activities are only available to registered meeting attendees. Participants will be provided a certificate of completion for each Self-Assessment exam. Once all steps of the Improvement in Medical Practice are completed, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The registration deadline for all Continuing Certification opportunities is January 6 at 5pm ET. No registrations will be accepted after this deadline.

Target Audience

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Neurological Society of America is designed to provide practicing neurologists with the most up-to-date information for the diagnosis and management of the patient with neurologic conditions. Each section is built around a specific clinical topic or topics presented by experts who provide practical information for evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological conditions.
 
The Annual Meeting is designed primarily for practicing neurologists. Other health care providers including fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, social workers, doctors of pharmacy and neuropsychologists who work in patient care may benefit.

Statement of Educational Need

To be more capable of practice at the level of the standard of care, neurologists need a better understanding of the pathophysiology of movement disorders, cognitive conditions, multiple sclerosis, pediatric neurological conditions, neuromuscular conditions, stroke, epilepsy, headache and COVID-19. They also need improved diagnostic evaluation and management strategies in addition to novel approaches, including the use of artificial intelligence, in monitoring patients with these conditions. This conference is designed to improve understanding of and use of current clinical practice guidelines and recent research findings in the participant’s practices.

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how to manage off periods in Parkinson’s disease based on current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Explain how to evaluate cognitive disorders based on current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Define the different medications used to treat demyelinating disorders and decision pathways for using common treatments.
  • Identify treatment and management approaches for pediatric patients who have stroke or Tourette syndrome.
  • Discuss approaches for using telestroke to improve patient outcomes.
  • Explain strategies for clinical encounters with patients who have ischemic stroke using artificial intelligence technologies.
  • Outline how to use wearables for epilepsy monitoring based on current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Describe how COVID-19 affects the management of Huntington’s disease.
  • Explain how to treat CSF pressure disorders according to current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Describe new medications for treating migraine according to current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Discuss established and novel therapies for Lambert-Eaton syndrome and myasthenia gravis.
  • Explain management approaches for diabetic neuropathy variants.

Attendees should book their own travel arrangements. Most airlines offer direct flights into nearby Tampa International Airport (TPA). The hotel is roughly 27 miles from Tampa International Airport. Taxis, ride share services (Uber/Lyft) and car rentals are readily available at the airport. Booking car rental reservations ahead of time is recommended.

Evening Events

The CNSA Annual Meeting has a long history of being family friendly and this year’s event will be no different. Spouses, companions and children are welcome to join attendees and supporters at the following ticketed events. 

Welcome Reception 

On Saturday, January 15, CNSA will host an outdoor welcome reception. The poolside event will start at 6:45pm and includes a casual dinner and drinks as well as yard games for attendees of all ages.  

The reception will provide longtime friends an opportunity to reconnect after two years of remote events. It will also serve as a chance for first-time attendees to meet and mingle with other participants and friends of CNSA.  

The event is included in the cost of meeting registration. Guest tickets for adults and children can be purchased for $50 and $25, respectively, via the Annual Meeting registration site.  

Celebration of CNSA 

On Sunday, January 16, CNSA will host an evening event in celebration of the society. The indoor/outdoor event will start at 7pm and feature live music, dinner and cocktails. 

The program will recognize the outgoing board of directors for their leadership during the past term and will celebrate all that the society accomplished since the last in-person meeting in 2020.  

The event is included in the cost of meeting registration. Guest tickets for adults and children can be purchased for $50 and $25, respectively, via the Annual Meeting registration site. 

Participants who register for the meeting do not need to purchase guest tickets for themselves. Attendance to both evening events is included within the price of the full meeting registration.

Sponsored Lectures

CNSA supports the participation of life science companies and other partner organizations who wish to provide supplemental educational programming for our attendees during the annual meeting. This year, CNSA is pleased to offer three lectures.

Attendance is free, but advanced registration is strongly encouraged for the purpose of securing an accurate count for the meal. If you have a dietary restriction or need a special food accommodation, please note that within the registration field below. The deadline to guarantee a meal is January 12. Registrations will still be accepted after this date, but a meal cannot be guaranteed.