We will hold our second annual meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Maggiano’s Restaurant, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, Illinois. The meeting agenda will include talks by a guest speaker sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and educational updates in different subspecialty fields from prominent neurologists from throughout the state of Illinois. The cost for the program includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. A maximum of 6 hours of CME credit will be offered.*


Register - Second Annual Meeting Saturday, September 15, 2018


Meeting Schedule

7:30 – Breakfast

7:55-8 – Introductory remarks

Movement disorders

8-8:25 – New treatments and technology in PD – Dr. Cindy Zadikoff, Northwestern University

8:25-8:50 – DBS update – Dr. Tao Xie, University of Chicago

Multiple sclerosis

8:50-9:15 – Updates in therapies – Dr. Anthony Reder, University of Chicago

9:15-9:40 – New MS guidelines – Dr. Thomas Shoemaker, Rush University

9:40-10:00 – Break

Keynotes - Contemporary Issues in Neurology

10-10:40 – Neurotoxins, bioterrorism – Dr. Thomas Bleck, Rush University

10:40-11:20 – Medical marijuana – Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami, Harvard University

11:20-11:30 – Business meeting

11:30-12:15 – Lunch


12:15-12:40 – Concussion – Dr. Andrew Dorsch, Rush University

12:40-1:05 – Monoclonal antibody therapies in migraine – Dr. Hrachya Nersesyan, UIC-Peoria

1:05-1:30 – Botulinum toxin and headache – Dr. Athena Kostidis, Loyola University


1:30-1:55 – Pediatric seizures – Dr. Saba Ahmad, University of Illinois at Chicago

1:55-2:20 – Psychiatry comorbidities in epilepsy– Dr. Adriana Bermeo-Ovalle, Rush

2:20-2:45 – Difficult case studies in epilepsy – Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:45 – Announcements, adjourn





Teva Pharmaceuticals


Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Kroger Speciality Pharmacy
Promius Pharma

Educational grants provided by

Adamas Pharmaceuticals
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

CME Statement

*In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is contact hours.