48th Annual Meeting

January 15-18, 2022
Clearwater Beach, Florida

2022 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar to join the Clinical Neurological Society of America January 15 – 18, 2022 in Clearwater Beach, Florida for the society’s 48th Annual Meeting. Information about the venue and program will be released soon.

Scientific Program

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

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.

Hotel and Travel Information

The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has everything you need to make each moment of your Clearwater Beach escape memorable. Take advantage of all that Clearwater has to offer, from world class activities, shopping and dining to its vast white sand beaches and crystal blue water just steps away from the hotel. Come explore the beautiful Florida beaches at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

The CNSA base group rate is $270.07, inclusive of tax. There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, then it increases to $303.97, inclusive of tax. The group rate applies to guests three (3) days prior to and subsequent of the meeting, subject to hotel availability.

The room rate includes the following amenities:

  • 2 beach chairs and 1 umbrella on the beach
  • Children 5 years old & under eat free per paying adult for breakfast in Ocean Hai
  • 10% off retail in Pallavi Luxury Spa
  • Onsite dining discount passport
  • Complimentary coffee in the lobby (3am-6am, daily)
  • Pool towels for resort area use
  • High-speed WI-FI in guest rooms
  • Unlimited local and toll-free calls
  • In-room Keurig coffee maker with premium coffees and teas
  • Access to 24-hour state of the art fitness center
  • Access to business center
  • Local and national newspaper (available in the lobby)
  • 4 bottles of water

Click here to book your room accommodations. Hotel reservations can be booked online through December 16. After December 16, reservations will be accepted based on availability and can only be booked by calling the number below.

Attendees wishing to make reservations by phone should call 727-281-9536 and ask for the Clinical Neurological Society of America rate.

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.

Sponsored Lectures

In conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting, CNSA is offering a sponsored lecture series. These lectures are provided as a supplement to the Annual Meeting’s programming and do not have any continuing medical credit associated with them.

All lectures are free and a paid Annual Meeting registration is not required in order to participate in the sponsored lecture series. Early registration is requested, however, attendees are welcome to sign up and join the lecture at any time, even after it has begun. All times are in ET.

Pricing

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

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

Maintenance of Certification

In addition to the scientific program, three Self-Assessment exams will be offered, one each in the areas of cognitive disorders, stroke, and multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. One Performance-in-Practice exercise will be offered in cognitive disorders. The exams and exercise have been approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) as required elements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Parts II and IV, respectively. Each Self-Assessment exam is approved for 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) and the Performance-in-Practice exercise is approved for 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM).

The MOC program requires physicians to participate in sanctioned self-assessment performance measures, identify possible weaknesses in their knowledge, pursue learning activities tailored to individual areas that need to be strengthened, and develop quality improvement programs based on their clinical practice. The goal is for participants to reflect on their personal knowledge and performance, commit to a process of improvement and reevaluation over specified time frames, and continually improve care for their patients.

The MOC program requires physicians to participate in sanctioned self-assessment performance measures, identify possible weaknesses in their knowledge, pursue learning activities tailored to individual areas that need to be strengthened, and develop quality improvement programs based on their clinical practice. The goal is for participants to reflect on their personal knowledge and performance, commit to a process of improvement and reevaluation over specified time frames, and continually improve care for their patients.

Only registered attendees may participate in these activities. Participants will be provided a certificate of completion for each Self-Assessment exam completed. Once all steps of the Performance-in-Practice are completed, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The registration deadline for all Maintenance of Certification opportunities is January 5 at 5pm ET. No registrations will be accepted for Self-Assessment exams or the Performance-in-Practice exercise after this deadline.

There will be a required discussion for registered participants of the Performance-in-Practice exercise in the afternoon on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION

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

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