Neuroscience Symposium: Continuing Medical Education

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 | 6 CMEs | 6 CEUs
Professional and Community Education Center | Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road| Silver Spring, MD 20910


Registration and Fees

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Physicians: $50;
Physician assistants, residents, nurses and allied health professionals: $40.

Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch. Advance registration by September 23 is recommended and only credit card payment will be accepted.

Limited, cash-only, on-site registration will be available.


Symposium Information

Course Description

This program is designed to enhance physician performance and to provide participants with relevant skills and knowledge for managing neurological conditions in the primary care setting.

Topics include current neuro-interventional stroke treatments, epilepsy treatment options, sleep apnea, spinal surgery, neuro-modulation and movement disorders.

The first session will cover the importance of correct diagnosis for appropriate treatment of seizures, and surgical interventions to correct adult spinal deformities. The second session will focus on the latest in the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea, and interventional stroke treatments. The third session will cover movement disorders and treatments with neuromodulation. Each presenter is an expert in his respective field.

Educational Objectives

The goals of the conference are to improve patient management processes and outcomes through collaborative education with physicians and the entire health care team, and to enhance the understanding of stroke, neurology, neurosurgery and neurointerventional treatments.
At the end of the program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the risks and outcomes of diagnostic and therapeutic options available to patients with specific neuroscience-related diagnoses.
  • Describe the current standards of care and treatment protocols for neuroscience disease processes.
  • Provide care in a manner that is consistent with new evidenced-based practice guidelines for specific neuroscience disorders.
  • Identify available resources for each neurological and neurosurgical condition covered in the symposium.

CME and CEU Accreditation

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Holy Cross Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award 6 contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

EMS hours have been approved for this symposium.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Joanne Jarboe-Costello, nursing education manager, at 301-754-7981.


Stephen Grill, MD, PhD
Neurologist, Movement Disorder Specialist

James Jaffe, MD
Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology,
Holy Cross Health
Zachary Levine, MD, FAANS
Medical Director, Neuroscience;
Medical Director, Neurosurgery,
Holy Cross Health

Gregory Mathews, MD
Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit,
Holy Cross Health
Shahid Rafiq, MD
Medical Director, Stroke,
Holy Cross Health

Jay Rhee, MD
Neurosurgery, Holy Cross Health

Course Agenda

Time Activity Speaker
7:30 a.m. Registration and sign in
8 a.m. Welcome Zachary Levine, MD
8:15 a.m. Stopping Seizures: The Importance of Making the Correct Diagnosis Gregory Mathews, MD
9:15 a.m. Sagittal Balance and Spinopelvic Parameters in Adult Deformity Surgery: Review of the Data Jay Rhee, MD
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Endovascular Interventions Used In Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes James Jaffe, MD
11:30 a.m. How Bad Is Your Snoring? The Importance of Sleep and Sleep Apnea Shahid Rafiq, MD
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Diagnosis of Movement Disorders Stephen Gill, MD, PhD
2:30 p.m. Current Therapies and Innovations in Neuro-modulation Zachary Levine, MD, FAANS
3:30 p.m. Closing and Evaluations

For more information about this CME, contact Julie Nenichka-Reed, BSN, RN, director of Neuroscience and specialty procedures, at 301-754-8266 or

To learn more about the Neuroscience Program, visit