Annual Conference

AAN’s 2017 Annual Conference

August 12, 2017
Embassy Suites
300 Tallapoosa St
Montgomery, AL 36104

The AAN room block at the Embassy Suites has closed. Rooms may be available at the non-conference rate. Call (334) 269-5055 or book online at www.embassysuites.com. Note: $10 per day self parking fee applies; $15 per day valet parking is available.

AAN 2017 Agenda

Preregistration will close on Monday, Aug. 7.
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Agenda/Presentations

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Please print or download presentations to your mobile device prior to the meeting. We will not provide handouts of presentations.

7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome
Amit Arora, MD, President, AAN

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
How to be Successful in the New World of Quality Measurement and Payment Metrics
James A. Stroud, CPA, Warren Averett, LLC
Sae Evans, CPA, Warren Averett, LLC, and
D. Maddox Casey, CPA, Warren Averett, LLC

9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Cannabidiol for Epilepsy
Tyler E. Gaston, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama – Birmingham

9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Update on New MS Therapeutics
William R. Meador, MD, Professor,University of Alabama – Birmingham

9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Morning Break with Exhibitors

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Whole Genome Sequencing for Treating Complex Neurological Patients (updated)
Howard Jacob, PhD, Executive Vice President for Genomic Medicine, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Autoimmune Encephalitis (updated)
Shruti P. Agnihotri, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama – Birmingham

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Negotiating Contracts – Call Pay, Employment, Benefits (No download will be provided)
Amit Arora, MD, Neurology Consultants of Huntsville, PC; and
Timothy P. Hecker, MD, Coastal Neurological Institute

11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch with Exhibitors

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
American Academy of Neurology Update (updated)
Grant Niver, Program Manager, State Affairs, American Academy of Neurology

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Quality Measures
Justin P. Martello, MD, Christiana Care Neurology Specialists

1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Latest in Stroke Treatment
Steve M. Cordina, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, University of South Alabama School of Medicine; Director of Stroke, Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and Neurocritical Care, University of South Alabama Medical Center

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Updates in Huntington’s Disease
Victor W. Sung, MD, Associate Professor, Director of UAB Huntington’s Disease Clinic, University of Alabama – Birmingham

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Pearls and Pitfalls of Managing a Neurology Practice (No download will be provided)
Amit Arora, MD, Neurology Consultants of Huntsville, PC; and
Timothy P. Hecker, MD, Coastal Neurological Institute

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Movement Disorder Video (No download will be provided)
Daniel D. Dees, MD, Movement Disorders Program Director, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical Student Clerkship Director, University of South Alabama College of Medicine

3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
The Alabama Telestroke Network (updated)
Toby Gropen, MD, Chief, Division of Cerebrovasuclar Disease; Director, UAB Comprehensive Neurovascular and Stroke Center; James H. Halsey Jr., MD, Endowed Professorship, Neurology

4:20 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjourn


Accreditation Statement
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates the educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. It is the intent of the University of Alabama at Birmingham to ensure that its educational mission, and Continuing Medical Education activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or an affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, but the relationship must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The faculty will disclose any interests prior to their presentations.


Conference Notes #1: Spotlight – How to be Successful in the New World of Quality Measurement and Payment Metrics, James A. Stroud, CPA

Conference Notes #2: Spotlight – Quality Measures, Adam Webb, MD, Emory University

Conference Notes #3: Spotlight – Welcome to Montgomery!

Conference Notes #4: Spotlight – Cannabidiol for Epilepsy, Tyler E. Gaston, MD

Conference Notes #5: Spotlights – Update on New MS Therapeutics (William E. Meador, MD) and Autoimmune Encephalitis (Shruti P. Agnihortri, MD)

Conference Notes #6: Spotlights – Quality Measures (Justin Martello, MD) and Latest in Stroke Treatment (Steve Cordina, MD)

Conference Notes #7: Spotlights: Whole Genome Sequencing for Treating Complex Neurological Patients (Howard Jacob, PhD); and American Academy of Neurology Update (Grant Niver)

Conference Notes #8: Spotlights: Negotiating Contracts – Call Pay, Employment, Benefits; and Pearls and Pitfalls of Managing a Neurology Practice (Amit Arora, MD, and Timothy P. Hecker, MD)

Conference Notes #9: Spotlight – Updates in Huntington’s Disease, Victor W. Sung, MD

Conference Notes #10: Spotlights – Movement Disorder Video (Daniell D. Dees, MD) and The Alabama Telestroke Network (Toby Gropen, MD)


Please contact Jennifer Hayes at jhayes@alamedical.org for any questions.