The Department of Neurology encourages lifelong learning for faculty, staff, fellows, and residents. From weekly grand rounds hosted by the Department to international conferences, Vanderbilt neurologists regularly attend and lead events that facilitate individual education and the advancement of the field.
See below for a list of major conferences, lectures and events. (Please note, some dates and details subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions.)
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July 19 – 23, 2021
Omni Hilton Head, SC.
Purpose and Target Audience
The annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium offered by the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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 day is built around a specific clinical topic presented by VUMC faculty.
Vanderbilt's Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium is designed primarily for practicing neurologists. Other neurology health care providers including fellows, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners also benefit. Over the past 43 years, neurologists from the Southeast and Eastern seaboard have attended this symposium.
CME Credit Designation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Taking advantage of all the educational offerings at the 44th Annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium will likely fulfill a three-year cycle of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exercises required by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) including three Part-II Self-Assessment Exams (24 CME credits, 8 per exam), and Part-IV Performance-in-Practice (20 CME Credits). More information about the ABPN MOC Requirements are available at:
Self-Assessments, and PIP
Registrants of the Symposium may add on the following modules, which have been approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) as required elements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Each of these modules may be added a la carte on the registration page.
- Self-Assessment - Epilepsy (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM)
- Self-Assessment - Multiple Sclerosis (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM)
- Self-Assessment - Stroke (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM)
- PIP on Stroke (Requires pre and post work (20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM)
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 epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and movement disorders. They also need improved evaluation and management strategies in addition to novel approaches in monitoring patients with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and movement disorders.
After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:
- Improved evaluation and diagnosis of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and movement disorders
- Evidence-based management strategies for epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and movement disorders
- Implications of potential federal policy changes related to the recent presidential campaign
It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.
Monday, July 19 - Welcome Reception
Tuesday, July 20 - Friday, July 23 - Symposium and virtual sessions are held on Eastern time zone. Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom.
Full Agenda (also included at the bottom of this page).
Satellite Symposiums may be available Tuesday - Friday at 1pm. Additional details will be added as sessions are confirmed.
In-person and virtual exhibits will be offered during breakfast and scheduled breaks, Tuesday, July 20 through Friday, July 23. Exhibiting companies should plan to have separate representatives available for on-site and virtual exhibits as they will run concurrently. Exhibitors must register online, in advance. Exhibit fees may be paid by credit card online, or by ACH or check. The Agreement to Exhibit form is required as part of our exhibitor registration.
NOTE: VUMC CME policy prohibits exhibitors from attending symposium sessions. The Agenda is provided for informational purposes only.
Satellite symposiums and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Attendees are responsible to make their own reservations for accommodations. After June 12, rates will be quoted based on availability. All room reservations are payable by the individual guest.
Book online at: Omni Hilton Head Hotel Reservations or call Omni central reservation at 1-800-843-6664 and refer to group code 071821CONTEMPOA.
The welcome reception and symposium will be held at the Omni Hilton Head. It is recommended that attendees stay at the hotel or within Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for ease of attending the events associated with this symposium.
Where is the Welcome Reception held? The Welcome Reception will be held at the Shorehouse (covered, outdoor oceanfront venue) at the Omni Hilton Head. Registrants and (1) guest are included in the registration fee. Additional guests may be added in advance (by June 12). There is a fee of $100.00 per additional guest. Children 10 and under are complimentary. Contact Pam Luttermoser directly to purchase additional tickets (email@example.com).
Where is the symposium held? All sessions, meals and exhibits will be held indoors, in the Palmetto Ballroom and Foyer at the Omni Hilton Head.
Where do I park? Parking at the Omni Hilton Head is limited to registered hotel guests. Should you choose to stay at another property, you will need to make arrangements for transportation to/from events held at the Omni Hilton Head, as parking will not be available. Suggested options are: Dunes Buggy (available on demand, starting at 8 am daily), Uber/Lyft (pricing based on distance & availability), bike, or walk.
NOTE: Palmetto Dunes gate passes are not valid for parking at the Omni Hilton Head. Gate passes are for entry into Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and parking at individually reserved villas and homes.
How is the syllabus presented? A syllabus will be provided on a thumb drive for registered in-person attendees. Virtual attendees will receive an electronic copy.
What is the dress code? Business/Resort casual is appropriate for the Welcome Reception and the Symposium.
Where should I stay? The welcome reception and symposium will be held at the Omni Hilton Head. Attendees are responsible to make their own reservations for accommodations.
How do I receive my CME or Attendance credit for the symposium? Symposium attendees must complete online documentation of attendance after the symposium concludes in order to receive CME or Attendance credit. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates will be available online. Registration in the VUMC Cloud CME system is required. Create your account in advance and claim credit following the symposium - see link below to get started.
I am not able to attend the full symposium. What are my options? Registration fees are for the full symposium. You may choose to attend the full symposium or specific sessions that are of interest to you. Daily rates are not available.
Virtual sessions are held in real-time for CME credit. Recorded sessions are not available for CME credit.
What if I have to cancel? Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the start of the symposium (by June 20) for a full refund (minus a $150 administrative fee).
What if the conference is cancelled? In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will refund registration fees in full. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or accommodations purchased in connection with attendance to this CME activity.
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