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St. Louis,  MO

Saturday 11/13/21 | 8:00a - 4:15p

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This meeting will provide 6 CE/CME credits hours

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Program Information

A rising geriatric population, increased life expectancy, and the anticipated launch of novel molecules are driving the growth of the CNS landscape and, with it, the need for continuing medical education for practitioners who treat these disorders. As such, coordination of care between specialists and primary care is a critical component of safe, efficient, and patient-centered care. 


This educational activity addresses the needs of specialists and frontline clinicians who treat and manage CNS conditions: internists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists


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Your health and safety is our top priority. Rest assured, BRAINWeek remains diligent in promoting the safest live, in-person educational event possible for all attendees.




Our current onsite safety measures include:

  • Masks are recommended for all attendees and staff regardless of vaccination status
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout meeting spaces
  • Commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected by staff
  • Conference check-in will be socially distanced and a touchless process will be offered
  • Meals will be plated or boxed when possible. Buffets may be served by attendants to eliminate guest contact on serving utensils.
  • Seating will be distanced as much as possible


St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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Please contact the hotel or reach out to BRAINWeekEnd should you require accommodations.


Grand Hall Lobby

Completely renovated and restored, Union Station Hotel’s Grand Hall lobby is an awe-inspiring ode to Americana—with an elegant, contemporary twist. Features include a sweeping archway (The Whispering Arch), gold leaf and fresco designs, mosaic pieces, stained glass windows, a 65-foot-tall domed ceiling and a model train station.


Unique Dining Options

Enjoy the cuisine and cocktails at several on-site restaurants, marketplaces and bars. For full-service nightcaps and evening drinks, take a seat at the lounge bar within the hotel’s Grand Hall. Sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Station Grille, which overlooks the fountain. Grab a quick bite to eat or cup of coffee at the Grand Hall Market before venturing to our St. Louis Aquarium. Or view other Union Station dining options, including The Train Shed and The Soda Fountain.


3D Light Shows

Experience nightly 3D Light Shows in the astonishing Grand Hall. Artistic renderings, fireworks, and other stunning images and animations are projected across the 65-foot ceiling.




Faculty and courses are subject to change. Please refer to the online schedule below for the most recent course descriptions.

Click on the + signs within the agenda to view the course description, UAN number, and AANP pharmacology credits.

*not certified for credit *

Breakfast and coffee will be served.

This course will provide a summary of the best-evidence treatments for Parkinson’s disease, drug-induced movement disorders, and a select group of other movement disorders. Symptomatic and disease modifying therapies will be discussed and evidence-based approaches to achieve the best treatment outcomes in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorder conditions will be reviewed. The motor complications of Parkinson’s disease will be described including strategies for managing on-off dopamine medication fluctuations. Finally, a model for optimal care including a collaborative care team will be discussed.

Faculty: Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS

UAN: 0530-0000-21-296-L01-P
Rx Hours: 0.0

As we better understand the acute challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the lingering effects on COVID-19 survivors that healthcare providers are increasingly beginning to treat. Initially viewed as a respiratory disease, it is now clearer that many organ systems are affected due to a systemic inflammatory response. Many COVID-19 survivors have sustained prolonged periods of sedation and immobilization, putting them at increased risk of myopathy and polyneuropathy. Emerging reports of neurological sequelae include nerve pain, confusion, headache, anosmia, and chronic fatigue. This course will shed light on some of these emerging symptoms and potential treatment solutions.

Faculty: Michael M. Bottros, MD

UAN: 0530-0000-21-294-L08-P
Rx hours: 0.0

This session will provide an overview of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. ADHD is ubiquitous in pediatrics and expanding in visibility for adults. ADHD has a unique position in medicine in that it is among the most well studied conditions in pediatrics, yet it is also among the most misunderstood conditions. A cogent approach to accurate diagnosis and sophisticated, sensible treatment are essential for clinicians addressing ADHD. The presenter is an expert academic neuropsychiatrist who has directed an ADHD program for 15 years. The aim of this session is to provide sensible and practical tips for management, as well dispel myths about ADHD.

Faculty: Jay Salpekar, MD, FANPA, FAES, DFAACAP 

UAN: 0530-0000-21-292-L01-P
Rx hours: 0.10

Join Biohaven for an exciting program to discuss the dissolving the line between acute and preventive therapy

Faculty: Raghav Govindarajan, MD, FAAN, FANA, FACP, FRCP (Edin), FCPP, MRCPS 

Sponsored by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

*Not certified for credit.

This course will provide a summary of the most common clinical presentations of Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Multiple Sclerosis. Strategies for efficient differential diagnosis of each disease will be reviewed. Existing or emerging biomarkers will be discussed. Finally, the talk will conclude with a brief outline of general treatment strategies and emerging trends and how to proceed if uncertainty remains in the differential diagnosis.

Faculty: Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS

UAN: 0530-0000-21-282-L01-P
Rx hours: 0.0

Almost a third of stroke survivors experience pain, either right after it occurs or later. Pain may include headaches and joint and muscle pain. This course will review the mechanisms and diagnostic criteria for central poststroke pain. In addition to understanding the leading causes of pain after stroke, attendees will learn how to formulate a plan for both medical and nonmedical management of this

Faculty: Michael M. Bottros, MD

UAN: 0530-0000-21-410-L01-P
Rx hours: 0.0

This session will discuss the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a heterogeneous illness with a complex neuropsychiatric symptom profile. Aspects of cannabinoids may lend themselves to treat the varied symptoms that may co-occur with seizure disorders. An overview of approaches for treatment with cannabinoids will be discussed.

Faculty: Jay Salpekar, MD, FANPA, FAES, DFAACAP

UAN: 0530-0000-21-283-L01-P
Rx hours: 0.20

Agenda Subject to change


Michael M. Bottros



Gregory Pontone


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Jay Salpekar


Program Guide

Click here to download the program guide for this conference.


Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 6.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) | ACPE Accreditation - St. John Fisher College

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 6.0 contact hour(s) (0.6 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Please visit for full UAN numbers.

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 6.0 contact hour(s). Please visit for approved pharmacology hours.

Instructions to Receive Credit

Please look for an email from that will be sent to you 1 week following this BRAINWeekEnd program. The email will have your personalized link to complete the online conference evaluation form needed to receive your CE/CME certificate. Upon completion of this form, you will be able to download, print, and save your certificate immediately! Please make sure to check your junk mail folder, as this email may be tagged as spam.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact BRAINWeek staff at (973) 415-5100.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

The current estimated annual cost to American society of just nine of the most common neurological diseases is staggering, totaling $789 billion. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease.

Gooch CL, Pracht E, Borenstein AR. The burden of neurological disease in the United States: a summary report and call to action. Ann Neurol. 2017;81:479-484.