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CME/CE Certified Activity
Friday - Saturday, September 14 - 15, 2018



Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Complimentary parking will be available at the Hyatt Regency if you present your parking voucher at the registration desk for validation.


Jointly Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


Neurologic disorders represent a wide range of genetic and acquired diseases that cause significant mortality and morbidity in adults and children. This symposium will focus on the latest medical advances and treatment protocols in several dynamic areas of neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology. The latest clinical research findings, diagnostic techniques, and management strategies that impact the care of patients with neurological disorders will be discussed.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity will be of interest to internal medicine practitioners, neurologists, intensivists, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, medicine residents, advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

Global Neuroscience Objectives

  • Discuss the current concepts pertaining to the epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, physiologic, and genetic aspects of various neurological conditions
  • Recognize the diagnostic criteria and clinical features of various neurologic disorders
  • List the comorbidities and differential diagnoses associated with various neurologic disorders
  • Apply the appropriate diagnostic procedures based on clinical presentation and to interpret the results of the ordered procedures
  • Develop comprehensive management and treatment plans for patients with various neurologic conditions
  • Critically appraise treatment-related data for various neurologic disorders and describe their implications for clinical practice.
  • Describe the most promising research findings for various neurologic disorders and identify their potential clinical implications.

Global Stroke Objectives

  • Recognize the eligibility for intravenous TPA in acute ischemic stroke, and endovascular therapy candidates with large vessel occlusion
  • Discuss the criteria in the new extended window guideline for endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke
  • List the signs and symptoms of stroke that prompt early recognition for emergency evaluation and evidence-based treatment
  • Discuss clinical trial data and outcomes that will have an impact on treatment options for stroke patients
  • Describe recent developments in stroke prevention strategies and modifiable risk factors
  • Review the spectrum of options for treatment of cerebrovascular diseases



Judith Lane, MHA, BSN, SCRN
Director, Neuroscience Service Line, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Igor Rybinnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Vascular Neurology), Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Stephen Wong, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology (Epilepsy & Neurophysiology), Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Brett Cucchiara, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology (Vascular Neurology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Mark Green, MD
Professor of Neurology, Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology, Director of Headache and Pain Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Koto Ishida, MD
Vascular Neurology, New York Presbyterian

James McKinney, MD
Medical Director, Stroke Center, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

John Quinn, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Steven Scherer, MD
Ruth Wagner Van Meter and J. Ray Van Meter Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

RUTGERS Robert Wood Johnson Medical School FACULTY

Robert Aiken, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology; Director of Neuro-Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Endovascular and NeuroCritical Care)

Vikram Bhise, MD
Chief, Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Disabilities, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Neurology

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD
Professor of Neurology, Joint Chair, Department of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Ram Gowda, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology (NeuroIntensivist)

Simon Hanft, MD
Assistant Professor (Neurosurgery), Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Deviyani Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Vascular Neurology)

M. Maral Mouradian, MD
William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Anil Nanda, MD
Joint Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Senior Vice President, Neurosurgical Services at RWJBarnabas Health

Sudipta Roychowdhury, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University Radiology Associates

Daniel Schneider, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders)

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk each day of the program, attend the program, and complete the credit request and evaluation forms at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be mailed to participants within 4 weeks.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is awarded 12.5 contact hours. (60 minute CH)  Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 12.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

  Two Day Conference

Friday-Saturday 9/14-15
One Day Conference

One Day Conference

Physician $100 $ 65 $ 50
Other Healthcare Professional $ 75 $ 50 $ 40

Resident, Fellow-in-Training

$ 50 $ 30 $ 25

Program fee includes daily continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments, continuing education credit, and course material. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will be available on a space-available basis.


For additional program information, questions, or concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Judith Lane at Judith.Lane@RWJBH.org or call 732-828-3000 ext 2914.


Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at (732) 873-1234 or visit their web site at https://newbrunswick.regency.hyatt.com


You will receive a confirmation email once you complete your registration.

If you need to cancel, please email Judy Lane at Judith.Lane@rwjbh.org by September 10th to receive a refund. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after this date.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial and Rutgers reserve the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.


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