66th Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2014
Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476


Accreditation Statement:

This San Francisco Neurological Society is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Neurological Society takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement:

The San Francisco Neurological Society designates this educational activity for an estimated 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Who Should Attend:

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, residents, nurses, and other physicians interested in research and clinical advances in the neurosciences.

Registration Fees:

(early registration discount by February 15, 2014)

SFNS Members:
Early Registration: $290
After February 15th: $300

Non-Members:
Early Registration: $390 (includes one year of free membership!)
After February 15th: $400

Students:
Early Registration: $75
After February 15th: $100

Industry (non-exhibitor):
Early Registration: $500
After February 15th: $500

Annual Dinner:
All Guests: $100

NeuroCinema Film Festival:
All Guests: FREE

Optional Industry Sponsored "MS Lunch" (CME)*:
All Guests: FREE

Cancellation Policy:
If you have preregistered, refunds issued with 48 hours advance notice, minus a $10 handling fee.

Additional Notes:
People with disabilities or special diets should contact Amanda Paciat at 650-288-5339 or via email at apacia@sfneurological.org regarding any reasonable accommodations we may be able to provide.

Program Agenda:

Friday, March 14, 2014

7:00-8:00am:Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:05am: Welcome and Overview
Steven J. Holtz, MD - President, SFNS

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

8:05-9:00am: Innovations in Intraop Imaging for Surgery at C1 and C2
Praveen Mummaneni, MD - UCSF

9:00-10:00am: Brain Tumor Vaccines
Gordon Li, MD - Stanford

10:00-10:30am: Coffee break and exhibits

10:30am-12:30am:
Post-traumatic epilepsy management
Leo Chen, MD - Kaiser

Imaging in Epilepsy Surgery
Robert Knowlton, MD - UCSF

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch on own or optional MS CME Lecture sponsored by Rockpointe CME: "Optimizing the Use of DMD Therapy in MS Management"
Dr. Aaron Miller
Professor of Neurology and Medical Director
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
(Pre-registration is required, lunch included. See below for program details)

1:30pm-2:30pm: BOLDREY LECTURE: Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery
Edward Chang, MD - UCSF

2:30-3:30pm: Diffusion MRI in the Brain: Quo Vadis?
Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD - UCSF

3:30-4:00pm: Coffee break and exhibits

4:00-5:00pm: Responsive Neurostimulation for Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy
David King-Stephens, MD - CPMC

5:30-6:30pm: President's Reception - Welcome Champagne Toast and light hors d’oeuvres


Saturday, March 15, 2014

7:00-8:00am:Registration and Continental Breakfast

LET'S GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BRAIN

8:00-9:00am: Contemporary Management of Skull Base Tumors: Minimally Invasive, Improved Outcomes
Philip Theodosopoulos, MD - UCSF

9:00-10:00am: Extended Endoscopic Nasal Approaches to Anterior Skull Base Tumors
Lewis Leng, MD - CPMC

10:00-10:30am: Coffee break and exhibits

10:30am-11:30am: Neurosurgical Approaches/Affective Disorders of DBS
Jaimie Henderson, MD - Stanford

11:30am-12:00pm:SFNS Membership Business Meeting

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch on your own and a leisure afternoon

1:30pm: Annual Neuro Cinema Festival
Moderator: Oscar Abeliuk

6:00pm:SAN FRANCISCO NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Tickets: $100 per person.
“Insights into Human Cognition from Direct Brain Recording”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert T. Knight, MD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
UC Berkeley
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCSF


Sunday, March 16, 2014

7:00-8:00am:Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30am:Newman Award

8:30-9:00am:Boldrey Award

9:00-9:30am:Rosegay Award

9:30-10:00am: Hanbery Award

10:00-10:15am:Coffee Break and exhibits

10:15-11:15am:Neuro-opthalmology
Jennifer Graves, MD - UCSF

11:15-12:15pm:Neuro-otology
Nikolas H. Blevins. MD - Stanford

12:15 – 12:30pmClosing Remarks & Invitation to 2015 Annual Meeting
Edward Chang, 2014-2015 President

12:30pmAdjourn

download program agenda here

Optional Lunch Program:“Optimizing the Use of DMD Therapy in MS Management”

This program is sponsored by Rockpointe and PCME and is supported through an educational grant from EMD Serono, Novartis, and Teva Neuroscience.

All registered guests of the Annual Meeting are invited to attend this free luncheon to take place during the lunch break of the program. If you are interested in registering for this program please contact Amanda Pacia at apacia@sfneurological.org or by calling 650-288-5339.

Neuro Cinema Film Festival Notes:
AKA DOC POMUS - A film Directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter

About the film: paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself as Doc Pomus, then emerged as one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. For most of his life, Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. AKA DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations of younger songwriters, and a fierce advocate for downtrodden rhythm and blues musicians. He wrote a thousand songs - including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music - but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely generous spirit. “If the music industry had a heart,” the record producer Jerry Wexler remembered, “it would be Doc Pomus.”

Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, AKA DOC POMUS features interviews with Doc’s collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King. Passages from Doc’s private journals are read by his close friend, Lou Reed,. Doc Pomus ‘ gripping life story makes for a powerful and lively film that introduces this unique American character to a new, much wider circle of admirers.

There will be a discussion after the screening of this film. It is, by all means, a remarkable story of success in an unexpected field, by someone afflicted by polio, and most likely post-polio syndrome.

We are trying to secure the participation of Peter Miller, director of the film. Hopefully, he will be present for the discussion portion.

Accommodation Options:

The San Francisco Neurological Society has limited room blocks at The Lodge at Sonoma, MacArthur Place, and the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. Please make your hotel reservations ASAP as space is limited!

THE LODGE AT SONOMA, 1325 BROADWAY

LOCATION OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
$169 per night for a standard room – SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE
35 standard rooms available Thurs 3/13
40 rooms available Fri 3/14
60 rooms available Sat 3/15
*3 cottage suites are left at a special rate of $289 per night. For reservations, please contact Amanda Pacia at (650) 288-5339 or apacia@sfneurological.org

Reservations for standard rooms at The Lodge: Be sure to reference the San Francisco Neurological Society annual meeting for the special conference rate. Please note you must make your own reservations here or by calling 1-800-468-3571 or online here

MACARTHUR PLACE - 29 E MACARTHUR STREET

MACARTHUR STREET @ BROADWAY
1 MINUTE DRIVE
$249 per night for a standard room - SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE
15 rooms available Thursday, Friday and Saturday night

Reservations: Call Linda Clark at (707) 933-3179 or email linda@macarthurplace.com. Be sure to reference the San Francisco Neurological Society annual meeting for the special conference rate.

FAIRMONT SONOMA MISSION INN, 100 BOYES BLVD.

9 MINUTE DRIVE to Annual Meeting
$229 per night for a standard room - SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE
$299 Fireplace Deluxe Room, King Bed
$309 Fireplace Deluxe Room, two queen beds
$339 per night for a Junior Suite - SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE
$379 per night for a Mission Suite - SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE
25 rooms available Friday and 25 rooms available Saturday night

Reservations: 1-800-441-1414 or online here

San Francisco Neurological Society

Lodge at Sonoma

1325 Broadway,

Sonoma, CA 95476
phone: 707.935.6600
www.marriott.com