Miami Neuro & Neuro Nursing Symposiums 2019

Miami, FL US
November 6, 2019 to November 8, 2019

This symposium will focus on recent advances in caring for neurology patients, stroke management, neuro-critical care, neuro-imaging, epilepsy and movement disorders. The expert faculty will engage participants through complex cases, novel treatment strategies and lively panel discussions.

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Attendee TypeCost              
Physicians and Psychologists$355
BHSF Employee$165
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals$195
International Physician$284
International Healthcare Professional$156





Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuro Radiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neuro Critical Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Neuropsychologists, Critical Care Nurses, Neuroscience Nurses, Neurosurgery Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Dietitians, Clinical Pharmacists, Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, Physician Assistants, as well as other specialists interested in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.



Learning Objectives

Wednesday, November 6, Miami Neuro Nursing Symposium - Eighth Annual (6 Cat. 1)

• Describe experiences shared by stroke survivors that identify strategies they found useful to cope with the diagnosis. 

• Recognize the importance of a pre-hospital stroke evaluation to ensure that patients receive timely diagnosis and treatment.

• Describe the imaging modalities used to diagnose acute stroke.

• Recognize the utility and indications of imaging results in acute stroke.

• Determine the precise etiology of a stroke in order to minimize complications and prevent recurrence. 

• Describe the use of antithrombotic treatments for patients in the first days after acute ischemic stroke onset. 

• Recognize the importance of evaluating patients who present to the clinic with neurologic symptoms that may be consistent with stroke.

• Recognize the clinical features and diagnosis of convulsive status epilepticus in adults.

• Explain how causes, prognoses and treatments of status epilepticus differ in adults, and describe optimal evaluation and treatment requirements. 

• Demonstrate how to prepare for sustained success in certified stroke centers.

• Recognize best practices for maintaining high-reliability stroke centers.

• Explain the evaluation and initial management of injuries to the cervical spinal column in adults, including the appropriate use of imaging studies. 

• Recognize the clinical presentation of movement disorders: Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. 

• Demonstrate the need for timely medical management of Parkinson’s disease and determine what medications to avoid.

• Demonstrate proper guidance on how to manage the family and patient regarding postoperative expectations.


Thursday, November 7, Miami Neuro Symposium - Ninth Annual (Day 1) (6 Cat. 1)

• Recognize triage patients who are possible candidates for IV TPA or endovascular treatment as stroke alerts.

• Describe proper patient selection of patients for IV TPA.

• Describe proper selection of patients for endovascular treatment.

• Explain common pitfalls for patient selection.

• Recognize and comply with Baptist Health’s stroke policy regarding acute stroke treatments.

• Examine the proper imaging workup in patients presenting with symptoms and signs of acute ischemic stroke.

• Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of CTA.

• Explain the pitfalls of CT perfusion.

• Analyze randomized trials, real-life registries and new devices in acute stroke thrombectomy.

• Recognize how antiplatelet therapy reduces the incidence of stroke in patients at high risk for atherosclerosis and in those with known symptomatic cerebrovascular disease.

• Identify several “rare” causes of stroke that most neurologists will encounter and describe the management of these conditions.

• Analyze current information on the efficacy and safety of procedures used for intracranial endovascular interventional treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and summarize key aspects of best practice.

• Assess recent data relevant to new technologies and emerging treatment strategies in cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

• Examine recent research advances in intracerebral hematoma and describe current management strategies.

• Illustrate a contemporary, evidence-based outline of the perioperative critical care management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

• Describe the evaluation and management of hematologic disorders associated with stroke. 

• Recognize the evaluation and management of heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia. 

• Identify common risk factors for PRES, RCVS and vasculitis. 

• Recognize typical and atypical presentation of PRES, RCVS and vasculitis.


Friday, November 8, Miami Neuro Symposium (Day 2) (6 Cat. 1)

• Explain multiple modalities of treatments that are of increasing interest in epilepsy.

• Describe recent behavioral clinical trials in epilepsy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation and self-management. 

• Explain why new therapies such as calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonists and neuromodulation devices are needed for the treatment of migraine.

• Describe CGRP antagonist treatments for patients with migraine.

• Examine neuromodulation treatments for patients with migraine.

• Review the American Headache Society’s position statement on integrating new migraine treatments into clinical practice.

• Describe various types of status epilepticus and explain appropriate treatment approaches. 

• Distinguish primary from secondary headaches.

• Examine an algorithmic approach to classifying and diagnosing primary headache disorders.

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for chronic migraine and other types of primary chronic daily headache.

• Recognize risk factors for migraine chronification. 

• Explain how to formulate a multidisciplinary treatment plan for patients with migraine.

• Examine the medical literature about the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for adults with essential tremor and appropriately disseminate information to patients regarding its use.

• Analyze current, clinical, state-of-the-art functional neurosurgery in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia.

• Demonstrate the importance of continuous objective measures in the optimal selection of deep brain stimulation candidates with Parkinson’s disease.

• Explain the recent technical advances in deep brain stimulation. 

• Examine the epidemiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders.  

• Evaluate the clinical features of ALS.

• Accurately diagnose and manage the early cognitive manifestations of dementias.

• Recognize clinical, diagnostic and pathological aspects of specific dementia syndromes and describe the treatment, risk factors and prevention.

• Describe the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and examine treatment options for acute exacerbations.  

• Recognize anti-seizure effects of cannabis and its use in treatment of Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.

• Critically examine the expanding range of evidence on the efficacy of these compounds in the management of different seizure types and epilepsy syndromes. 

• Examine the medical literature about the use of cannabis in other neurological conditions and appropriately disseminate information to patients regarding its use.

Course Summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/06/2019 - 7:30am EST
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 4:00pm EST
Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 N. Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States


Hilton Miami Dadeland boasts an ideal location in the heart of South Miami’s hottest attractions. The area’s most iconic shopping center, Dadeland Mall, is just two miles away, and we are only three miles from Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Explore the wildlife, plants and exhibits at Zoo Miami, home of Florida’s largest and oldest zoological garden.

You’ll find fun in the sand and sun just minutes away at Miami’s beautiful beaches, and with the Metro Rail station just 1.5 miles from our hotel, you have easy access to Miami Airport and Downtown Miami. The neighboring popular hot spots of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Homestead, Key Biscayne and The Keys are just a short drive away.

Make your hotel reservation now by calling 786-975-1920 or booking at​. Mention Group Code NEURO to receive the special group rate of $169, plus applicable taxes. 

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Accreditation and Credits

Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

This activity has been approved for 18 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. CE Broker #s for Wednesday: 20-731928 (6.0 credits), Thursday: 20-731952 (6.0 credits), and Friday: 20-731960 (6.0 credits).

This activity has been approved for 18 contact hours by Florida State Boards of Nursing and Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy (personal growth).

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 18 CPEUs. 

This activity has been approved for 18 credit(s) by the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control Provider #3201106. 

ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society         
18 ASET-CEUs are awarded for completion of this course.

Additional credits are pending

MA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by international physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.​

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Cancellations must be received by October 25, 2019, to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after October 25, 2019. 

Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

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Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

NOTE:​ Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on​​ a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)


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