A spectacular educational forum designed to provide the most current information on a variety of topics in neuroscience. This educational activity is intended for nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize common symptoms and identify treatment options in various neurological diseases through lectures and case-based learning.
  • Identify standards of care, as well as innovations, in the management of specific neurological diseases, symptoms and patient populations.
  • Discuss the role of functional medicine in neurological disorders.
  • Describe the role of rehabilitation in the recovery process of patients with neurological disease and neurological injury.
  • Describe how multidisciplinary care is crucial to short- and long-term goals of patient management and how early intervention can help in achieving successful outcomes.


Friday, May 14, 2021
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Virtual Event

Additional Information

For further information about this activity, contact Shana Spade at: 800.223.2273, ext. 49380.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify Shana Spade at 216.444.9380 at least two weeks prior to the activity.

Faculty & Accreditation

Faculty & Accreditation

Cleveland Clinic Conference Directors

  • Kimberly Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
    Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Main Campus Nursing Director
    Neurological and Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic institutes
  • Cindy Sutton, MSN, RN, CRRN
    Nurse Manager
    Neuro Step-Down and Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Erica Yates, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CRRN, GERO-BC
    CNS for Adult Epilepsy, Neuro Step-Down and Orthopaedics
    NICHE Co-Coordinator and GRN Co-Coordinator

Cleveland Clinic Conference Planning Committee

  • Lauren Bruwer, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN
  • Melanie Cook, BSN, RN
  • Michelle Fritz, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Alexandra Harrison, PT, DPT, NCS
  • Jackie Janowski
  • Firdaws Laryea, PA-C
  • Megan LoBello, MHA, BSN, RN
  • Karla Mosher-Gilbert, MS CCC/SLP
  • Tina Resser, MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNRN
  • Nicholas Ricchino, OTR/L
  • Christa Routh, MSN, RN, SCRN, CNRN, NE-BC
  • Dawn Schultz, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Jaclyn Shriver, MSN, RN
  • Amy Young, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

  • Malissa Ayers, PA-C
    Mellen Center
  • Francois Bethoux, MD
    Mellen Center
  • Ralph D’Alessio, MS
    Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center
  • Pravin George, DO
    Cerebrovascular Center
  • Randy Karim, DPT
    Mellen Center
  • Michael Manos, PhD
    Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • MaryAnn Mays, MD
    Center for Neurological Restoration
  • Georgina Morley, PhD
    Center for Bioethics
  • Sean Nagel, MD
    Center for Neurological Restoration
  • Lauren Sankary, JD
    Center for Bioethics
  • Matthew Sutliff, PT
    Mellen Center
  • Steven Shook, MD
    Neuromuscular Center
  • Nicole Smith, PA-C
    Cerebrovascular Center
  • Ellen Walter, CNP
    Center for Neurological Restoration


This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physicians assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Occupational Therapy - The Occupational Therapy section of the Ohio OTPTAT has approved this course for 6.5 contact hours.

Physical Therapy - The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) has approved this course for 6.5 contact hours.

Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Friday, May 14 Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. Sign-on/Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8 a.m. Ethical Challenges In Neurology
Georgina Morley, PhD and Lauren Sankary, JD
9 a.m. Stroke
Nicole Smith, PA-C
10 a.m. Break/Exhibits
10:30 a.m. (A) COVID-19 and Neurological Manifestations
Pravin George, DO

(B) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Michael Manos, PhD and Ralph D’Alessio, MS
11:30 a.m. Break/Exhibits
Noon Neurological Rarities
Steven Shook, MD
1 p.m. (C) Updates In The Management Of Headaches
MaryAnn Mays, MD

(D) Exoskeleton Case Study
Randy Karim, DPT
1:45 p.m. (E) New Medications For Multiple Sclerosis
Malissa Ayers, PA-C

(F) Spasticity
Francois Bethoux, MD and Matthew Sutliff, PT
2:30 p.m. Break/Exhibits
3 p.m. Essential Tremor: Restoring Quality of Life with Medical and Surgical Management
Sean Nagel, MD and Ellen Walter, CNP
4 p.m. Adjourn


Fee includes: Access to webinar and faculty PowerPoint presentations in PDF format.

$50 $50 $50

Registration and Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted until 5 p.m. (EST) May 13, 2021. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by May 10, 2021. After May 10, 2021, a $10 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Email notification of your cancellation by May 10, 2021 is required to process your refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER MAY 14, 2021.

For questions concerning registration, email [email protected] or call 216.448.8710.

ASHA Disclosures

ASHA Disclosures


In compliance with the requirements of ASHA's Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, the following website can be used for presenters' financial and nonfinancial interests relevant to the content of their presentation.

View the ASHA Disclosure Document