Neurology for the Non-Neurologist 2020 (Virtual Conference, Central Time)

December 11, 2020

This is a virtual continuing education activity event presented by providers from the Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. It is a fast-paced, day-long event in which experts representing all subspecialties of neurology will present pearls of wisdom to guide primary care and internal medicine physicians and APPs in tackling commonly encountered neurologic problems. Discussions will include how to determine signs and symptoms of neurological disease, localize “the lesion,” order the proper tests, initiate treatment and refer to the neurologist, when necessary.

This course is an opportunity to learn more about basic stroke and epilepsy care, pediatric headache, neuropsychology, and palliative medicine. This is an opportunity to meet your Wisconsin experts, put a face to the name, and ask questions in an informal collegial setting. We look forward to meeting you!

Topics will include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Cognition
  • Stroke
  • Palliative Care
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis


This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of roles and responsibilities, communication, and teams/teamwork.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to better localize neurological diseases with a neurology exam
  • Describe the latest evidence regarding diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions commonly seen by the health care team
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/11/2020 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/11/2020 - 3:30pm CST

Friday, December 11, 2020

8:00          Open Networking
8:15Welcome/Introduction, Christopher Luzzio, MD
8:30Neuropsych Primer, Erin Plumley, PhD; Jonathan Mietchen, PhD
9:00Stroke Case, Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD
9:30Many Faces of Weakness, Justin Sattin, MD
10:00Break/Open Networking
10:15Epilepsy Status, Anne Josiah, MD
10:45Women's Issues in Epilepsy, Anne Josiah, MD
11:15Epilepsy Meds Update, Troy Lawrence, NP
11:45Morning Panel QA - 1st half
12:00Lunch/Open Networking
12:30MS: Symptom Management, Jocelyn Wilke, NP
1:00Headache Case, Elizabeth Lake, MD
1:30Aspirin and Stroke, Jerdan Ruff, MD
2:00Palliative Care, Jessica Baker, MD
2:30Pediatric Headache, Cassandra Meffert, PA
3:00Afternoon Panel Q&A - 2nd half

This is a virtual conference (central time). Please see the program for further information.


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Neurology

Jessica Baker, MD, Assistant Professor

Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Anne Josiah, MD, Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Lake, MD, Associate Professor

Troy Lawrence, NP, Nurse Practitioner

Christopher Luzzio, MD, Associate Professor

Cassandra Meffert, PA, Physician Assistant

Jonathan Mietchen, PhD, Assistant Professor

Erin Plumley, PhD, Assistant Professor

Jerdan Ruff, MD, Assistant Professor

Justin Sattin, MD, Associate Professor

Jocelyn Wilke, NP, Nurse Practitioner

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this continuing education (CE) activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). For this educational activity all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) 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.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC contact hours. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. The Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .625 CEUs or 6.25 hours.






Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the nonrefundable processing fee of $50. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.




For further information please contact Jenny Becker at 608-265-4351.



Required Hardware/software

Computer, tablet, or smartphone with audio sharing capabilities.