Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

Registration & Fees

  In-Advance On-Site
Physician $595 $645
Nurse Practitioner/
Physician Assistant
$435 $485

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The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit Commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion for this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component and post-test, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points up to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit after the participant provides individual data.


The symposium should prepare participants to:

  • conduct a neurological examination and determine when to order neurological investigations
  • recognize common neurological problems
  • manage common neurological symptoms, including headaches, seizures and dizziness
  • utilize new treatment techniques for neurological diseases
  • recognize and manage movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
  • manage neurological emergencies such as strokes and seizures
  • list strategies to diagnose and manage Parkinson’s disease, MS, chronic pain, TIA and movement disorders

    This course always receives enthusiastic reviews from enrollees. In the words of one physician, “This is the best clinical course that I have ever attended. I particularly appreciate the fact that the course hit just the right level for a primary care physician.” After one course, 100 percent of participants felt the course met the stated objectives.

Course Schedule

Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:30 Early registration and Continental breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Course - J. Ned Pruitt II, M.D.
8:15 “The Quick Neuro Exam”: Live demonstration - J. Ned Pruitt II, M.D.
9:15 “I Can’t Stop Shaking”- Evaluation and Management of Tremors - John Morgan, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 “My Hand is Numb. Do I have MS?” – Evaluation of Possible MS - Suzanne Smith, M.D.
10:45 Break
11:00 “Doc, My Feet are Numb.” – Is This a Neuropathy?- J. Ned Pruitt II, M.D.
11:45 “I’m Dizzy” - Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient - Jeffrey Switzer, D.O.
12:30 Adjourn

Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Differential Diagnosis of Episodic Loss of Consciousness – Debra Moore-Hill, M.D.
8:45 “My Memory is Bad”, Evaluation of Cognitive Decline - John Morgan, M.D.,Ph.D.
9:30 Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia - David Hess, M.D.
10:15 Break
10:30 New Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Care - Suzanne Smith, M.D.
11:15 Emergency Room Acute Stroke Evaluation and Management - Jeff Switzer, D.O.
Noon Diagnosis and Management of Headaches - J. Ned Pruitt II, M.D.
1:00 Adjourn

Saturday, July 13, 2019 
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Case Studies in Epilepsy - Debra Moore-Hill, M.D.
8:45 Thrombectomy in Stroke – Who, When, How and Where? – Jeff Switzer, D.O.
9:30 The Future of Stroke Therapy? -Stem Cells in Stroke - David Hess, M.D.
10:00 Break
10:15 Case Studies in Parkinson’s Disease- John Morgan, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 NeuroBowl - J. Ned Pruitt II, M.D.
Noon Adjourn

 Course Faculty

Course Director
J. Ned Pruitt, II, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Clinical Services and Education

Course Faculty
David Hess, M.D., Dean, Medical College of Georgia, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs & Integration, Professor of Neurology
Debra Moore-Hill, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Neurology
John Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Research
Suzanne Smith, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology
Jeffrey A. Switzer, D.O., MCTS, FAHA, FAAN, Professor and Chair of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center; Director, Telestroke and Teleneurology


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Target Audience

This case-study course will provide an overview of common neurological problems for non-neurologists.


We’ve gone electronic to help serve you better! A HANDOUT link we be emailed to all registered participants the Tuesday before the first day of the course.  Please watch for an email.

Comfort Zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs

The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilites or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

Cancellation Policy

Augusta University is not responsible for any circumstance making it impossible to attend their continuing education courses due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilities. If Augusta University cancels a continuing education activity you will be refunded your registration fee. Augusta University is not liable for any associated lodging, transportation or additional expenses.

Program Photography

If you wish to opt out of any photographic images during the CE course, please notify the course director at the time of the program!



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