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, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize common neurological symptoms in various neurological diseases, and treatment options through lectures and case-based learning.
  • Identify both standards of care and 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 6, 2022
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

  • Kristen Vargo, DNP, RN, NE-BC
    Director of Nursing
    Neurological and Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic institutes
  • Cindy Sutton, MSN, RN, CRRN
    Nurse Manager
    Neuro Step-Down and Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Amy Young, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Neuro ICU and Neuro Step Down Units

Cleveland Clinic Conference Planning Committee

  • Lauren Bruwer, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN
  • Michelle Fritz, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Alexandra Harrison, PT, DPT, NCS
  • 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

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

    Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Robert Bermel, MD
    Mellen Center
  • Michelle Fritz, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
    Rehabilitation Services
  • Matthew Grabowski, MD
    Brain Tumor Center
  • Travis Haycook, MEd
    Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism
  • Susan Jakubek, PA-C
    Brain Tumor Center
  • Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN-CNS, CDES, FAAN
    Office of Advanced Practice
  • Erin O’Brien, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapy
  • Tina Resser, MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNRN
    Cerebrovascular Center
  • Steven Shook, MD
    Neuromuscular Center
  • Amanda Thoburn, PT, DPT, MSPT
    Physical Therapy

Guest Faculty

  • Kelly Papesh, ARPN, DNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorders
    Advanced Neurology of Colorado



Click Here to view the ASHA Disclosure Document

Application for credit has been filed with the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board for Occupational Therapy. Determination of credits is pending.

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

In support of improving patient care, Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education 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.

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 ANCC contact hours.


Friday, May 6 Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. Sign-on/Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8 a.m. Updates in Aneurysm Management and Review of Surgical Treatment in Hemorrhagic Stroke
Tina Resser
9 a.m. The Role of OT, PT and SLP in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Michelle Fritz, Erin O’Brien and Amanda Thoburn
10 a.m. Break/Exhibits
10:30 a.m. (A) Multiple Sclerosis: Innovations in Treatment
Robert Bermel

(B) Update on the Management of Brain Tumors
Matthew Grabowski
11:30 a.m. Break/Exhibits
Noon Rekindling the Light within: Strategies to Manage Burnout
Mary Beth Modic
1 p.m. (C) Future of Digital Healthcare
Steven Shook

(D) How to Rise to the Next Level in Your Neuro Career
Nancy Albert
1:45 p.m. (E) Updates in Autism
Travis Haycook

(F) Cardiovascular Urinary and Other Autonomic Manifestations of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Kelly Papesh
2:30 p.m. Break/Exhibits
3 p.m. Hydrocephalus from Imaging to Shunt Management
Susan Jakubek
4 p.m. Adjourn


Fee includes: Access to live webinar and faculty PowerPoint presentations in PDF format for a limited amount of time.

Conference Fees
Cleveland Clinic Employee $50
General Registration $75

Registration and Cancellation

Preregistration is accepted until 7 a.m. (EST), Friday, May 6, 2022. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made for registrations canceled by May 2, 2022. After May 2, a $10 fee will be deducted from refund. Email notification of your cancellation by May 2, 2022 is required to process your refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER MAY 6, 2022.

For questions concerning registration, email [email protected]

Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors & Vendors

We are accepting exhibitors or vendors at this time. For future notification to become an exhibitor or vendor, please contact Beth Viscomi at [email protected].

Please click here to register as a vendor.