OHSU Clinical Neuroscience: A Symposium for Primary Care Providers


April 27 – 28, 2019

Hosted by the OHSU Brain Institute, this CME course is designed to address clinical neuroscience topics for regional primary care providers. OHSU clinicians, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists will discuss the latest advances in clinical topics, as well as best practices, to help primary care providers deliver enhanced care to their patients with neurological disorders.


2019 access for attendees


For more information
Email Jackie Dingman at dingman@ohsu.edu
or call 503-494-6207


Saturday, April 27, 2019

SESSION 1: Thinking Outside the Box for Back Pain Treatment
7:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Welcome, Dennis Bourdette, M.D., George Keepers, M.D., Ph.D., Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.

8:15 a.m.
Does My Patient Need Spine Surgery? When to Consult a Surgeon, Jason Chang, M.D.

9:00 a.m.
When Spine Surgery Fails: Neuromodulation, Ahmed Raslan, M.D.

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
How to Talk to Patients about Chronic Opioid Use, and How to Manage Opioid Tapers, Monique Jones, M.D.

10:45 a.m.
Alternative Treatment: Opioid Alternatives, Kimberly Mauer, M.D.

11:05 a.m.
Alternative Treatment: Acupuncture Therapy, Alexandra Dimitrova, M.D., M.A.

11:25 a.m.
Alternative Treatment: Chiropractic, Jordan Graeme, D.C., M.S., D.C.N.

SESSION 2: Luncheon – Paxton Lecture, Hughes Duffau, M.D., Ph.D.
11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and lecture

SESSION 3: Approaches to Neurologic Diseases of Aging
1:30 p.m.
Functional Neurosurgery for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Kim Burchiel, M.D.

2:15 p.m.
Behavioral Management of Dementia, Katherine Ann Tacker, M.D.

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.
What Not to Overlook in your Evaluation of Stroke or TIA Patients, Hormozd Bozorgchami, M.D.

4:00 p.m.
How Do I Know if my Patient has Parkinson's? Vivek Unni, M.D., Ph.D.

4:45 p.m.
Diagnosis of Dementia; When to be Concerned, Joseph Quinn, M.D. 

5:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

SESSION 4: Understanding and Treating ADHD
7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
Adolescent Brains Development versus ADHD, Sarah Karalunas, Ph.D.

9:30 a.m.
Diet and Nutrient Supplementation in ADHD, Jeni Johnstone, Ph.D.

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Diagnosing ADHD in Adults, and Considering Treatment Options, Whitney Black, M.D.

11:30 a.m.


Whitney  Black, M.D., Quality  Medical Director of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Dennis  Bourdette, M.D., F.A.N.A., F.A.A.N., Chair and Roy and Eulalia Swank  Family Research Professor of Neurology
Hormozd  Bozorgchami, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology
Kim  Burchiel, M.D., F.A.C.S., John Raaf Professor of Neurological  Surgery
Alexandra  Dimitrova M.D., M.A., Assistant Professor of Neurology
Hughes Duffau, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, Montpelier University Medical Center, France
Damien  Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavior Neuroscience,  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Jordan Graeme, D.C., M.S.H.N.F.M., Instructor,  Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Monique  Jones M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Sarah  Karalunas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
George  Keepers, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Carruthers  Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Complex Neuropsychiatry Clinic; Director,  Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic
Kimberly  Mauer, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative  Medicine,  
Joseph  Quinn, M.D., Director of the Portland VAMC Parkinson’s Disease  Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Professor of Neurology
Ahmed Raslan, M.D., Associate  Professor of Neurological Surgery
Nathan  Selden, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Campagna Professor and  Chair of Neurological Surgery
Katherine  Ann Tacker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Khoi  Than, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vivek  Unni, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology

Who should attend

  • Family physicians
  • Internists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Registered nurses
  • Naturopaths

Location and accomodation

The course will be held at the Robertson Life Sciences Building (formerly Collaborative Life Sciences Building) at Portland’s South Waterfront, 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., Portland OR 97201.
Residence Inn by  Marriott – Portland Downtown RiverPlace
, 2115 S.W. River Pkwy., Portland,  OR 97201 is a 5 minute walk or short streetcar ride to the RLSB. Shuttle  service will also be provided to and from the Residence Inn for this event. To  receive the $169 discounted hotel rate for this event, please call (503)  552-9500 and indicate that you are with the OHSU - Brain Institute Clinical  Neurosciences for Primary Care group.

For more  information
Email:  Kate Stout, stoutk@ohsu.edu
Phone: (503) 494-0885

Registration and credit

Non-OHSU Employees
  $350 – Full conference, 2 days
  $300 – Saturday only
  $100 – Sunday only

OHSU Employees
  $175 – Full conference, 2 days
  $150 – Saturday only
  $50 – Sunday only

Professorship Lectures
  $35 – Paxton Lecture only, Saturday 12:30-1:30pm
  $35 – Saslow Lecture only, Sunday 12:00-1:00pm

The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on both days and all course materials. Early registration is encouraged since enrollment will be limited.

To help meet administrative costs, a $35 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by March 27, 2019; no refunds can be issued after that date. Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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