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Specialty: , Neurology
Dates: From Oct, 25, 2013 to Oct, 27, 2013
Location: Las vegas, USA
Type: Meeting, Workshop
Registration Cost: From 269 to 1569 USD
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The American Academy of Neurology Institute
(AANI) (the education subsidiary of
the AAN) is accredited by
the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) to
provide continuing medical
education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation
The AANI designates this live
activity for a maximum of 39 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim
only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Certificates for Non-physicians
Non-physicians participating in the programs will
receive an acknowledgement of participation indicating
attendance at an activity designated for AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™.

Event Overview
Courses / Workshops within the event

Dystonia Skills Workshop CME Credits: 7.5 hours
Friday, October 25, 2013
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Program Director Barbara P. Karp, MD, Bethesda, MD

Program Description
Dystonia and spasticity are both characterized by sustained muscle contractions that frequently cause abnormal—
sometimes painful—postures and positions. Botulinum toxin plays an important role in the management of these
disorders. Botulinum toxin also has an increasing role in the management of non-neuromuscular conditions such as
headache, pain, hyperhidrosis, and hypersalivation.
For this workshop, faculty will introduce attendees to the basic pharmacology of botulinum toxin and its treatment
techniques, with an emphasis on dystonia and spasticity in both adults and children. Participants will rotate in small
groups to demonstration sessions featuring Electronic Virtual Injection Stimulator (ELVIS) mannequins and videos
with case discussions. Ample time will be allotted for questions and participant discussion.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should discover how botulinum toxin is playing an increasingly important role in
the management of dystonia and spasticity and other conditions. You will learn about the injection technique for
treatment of cranial, cervical, and limb dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and upper and lower limb
spasticity in both adults and children. Information will be provided on the use of botulinum toxin for headache and
other emerging uses. Participants will be able to understand the typical dosages for each disorder with each type of
botulinum toxin and gain the knowledge needed to inform patients about the onset, duration of effect, and potential
side effects of the available toxin preparations.

Recommended Audience
Trainee, General Neurologist, Practitioners

Core Competencies
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism,
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement


NEW! Neuromuscular
Disease Update CME Credits: 3.5 hours
Friday, October 25, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Program Director P. James B. Dyck, MD, FAAN, Rochester, MN

Program Description
In Neuromuscular Disease Update, participants will learn about acquired myopathies specifically about toxic
myopathies (including statins), autoimmune myopathies, and endocrine myopathies. They will also learn about ALS
and disorders that can be mistaken for ALS. The participants will learn the latest developments in the diagnosis
and treatment of inherited peripheral neuropathies. Candidate gene testing and next generation whole exome
sequencing will be discussed. A discussion of neuropathic pain disorders and autoimmune mechanisms and
biomarkers will occur. The course will end with a discussion of inflammatory diabetic neuropathies, specifically the
diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathies, diabetic CIDP, diabetic cervical radiculoplexus neuropathy, and
painless motor predominant diabetic neuropathy.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to distinguish self-limited statin myopathy from statin-associated
autoimmune myopathy; recognize and treat patients with various forms of autoimmune muscle disease; recognize
ALS and related disorders; understand use of genetic testing and next generation whole exome sequencing in
evaluation of inherited neuropathies; learn that some pain syndromes are associated with autoimmune mechanisms
and have associated biomarkers; and be able to discuss different types of diabetic neuropathies that are due to
inflammatory and immune causes, to learn about their pathophysiology and their potential treatment.

Recommended Audience
Trainee, General Neurologist, Specialist Neurologist

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge



Practice Management 101:
Coding and Documentation Today—
A Case-based Approach CME Credits: 3.5 hours
Friday, October 25, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Program Director Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD, FAAN, Los Angeles, CA

Program Description
Using a case-based approach, faculty will present basic concepts of coding, documentation, and billing that are
fundamental to today’s neurologic practice. Diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding,
and reimbursement issues will be discussed for each case. Cases will be chosen to sample commonly encountered
neurologic conditions in various sites of service and will cover commonly performed clinical neurophysiology
procedures. Primers for ICD-9-CM and CPT coding for evaluation and management (E/M) services and neurologic
procedures will be included in the written syllabus for reference. ICD-10 coding will be introduced briefly.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should have knowledge of basic diagnosis, E/M, and procedure coding for various
sites of care, understand how these services and procedures are reimbursed, and have references for use in

Recommended Audience
Trainees, General Neurologists, Specialist Neurologists, Neurology Practice Managers, Billing Staff

Core Competencies
Patient Care, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems-based Practice

Program Faculty
Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN, Pittsburgh, PA
Bryan Soronson, CRA, FACMPE, MPA, Baltimore, MD
Jeffrey R. Buchhalter, MD, FAAN, Calgary, AB, Canada

Social Program
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Further Details:

Hotel allows individual attendees to cancel their guest room reservations without penalty up to 48 hours prior
to the attendee’s scheduled arrival date. Hotel will charge one (1) night guaranteed guest room rate plus tax for
cancellation within 48 hours of the scheduled arrival date or failure of the individual to check in on the scheduled
arrival date

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Exhibit hours, program

Friday, October 25
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m

Organising Agency

Contact: , CMR

Phone: 800-676-4226 (US & Canada) or 415-293-2283

Fax: 415-293-4071

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