9th Annual Intensive Update in Neurology

Friday, September 20, 2019
Swedish Education & Conference Center
Swedish Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Swedish Neuroscience Institute's 9th Annual Intensive Update in Neurology will provide attendees with practical information on updated diagnostic, treatment and management techniques for a variety of commonly encountered neurological diseases. This evidence-based information will assist healthcare providers in providing high-quality, efficient patient care and increase successful patient outcomes. Attendees will be better equipped to care for patients, gaining insight from experts in the field on topics including dementia, tumor imaging, stroke, epilepsy, aneurysm assessment, multiple sclerosis, creatine kinase, neuromuscular and critical care updates, and movement disorders case videos. For many neurologic conditions, early diagnosis and expedient treatment are vital to successful outcomes and the patients’ quality of life, creating an annual need for up-to-date information regarding commonly encountered neurological diseases, including interactive discussions of difficult cases, current controversies in clinical management and new research.

This conference is intended for general neurologists, primary care, emergency medicine, critical care and urgent care physicians, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, residents, fellows and allied health providers in the Pacific Northwest.

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome.



Every year, millions of Americans visit a physician with a neurological complaint. These neurologic conditions may be encountered by neurologists, primary care physicians and allied health professionals at any time, and updates in diagnostic criteria and treatment options are vital to the care of their diverse patient population. There is ongoing need for providers to comprehend the significance and complications of different neurologic illnesses as well as the use of diagnostic tests and new treatments in development. Providers need to be aware of current management standards and the role of multidisciplinary teams. Ongoing research continues to lead to better understanding of neurologic conditions and more numerous and diverse treatment options. Attendees of this course will leave with updated information regarding treatment options and management techniques for a variety of neurologic conditions in order to provide optimal patient care.



By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Recognize typical symptoms of common neurologic conditions and describe how to differentiate them
  • Perform meaningful neurological examinations and initiate appropriate diagnostic testing
  • Compare available treatment and management options and identify current criteria for prescribing medications
  • Analyze appropriate imaging when evaluating patients that may require referral to a specialist and assess when referral is appropriate
  • Anticipate common complications and risk factors and manage patient expectations regarding prognosis and rehabilitation


Accreditation with Commendation

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

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For Nurses
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advanced practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).


John W. Henson, M.D., MBA
Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
Seattle, WA

Emily L. Ho, M.D., PhD
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Kitti Kaiboriboon, M.D., FAES, FACNS
Swedish Epilepsy Center
Seattle, WA

Pravin Khemani, M.D., FAAN
Neurologist, Movement Disorders
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Lee Loung Liou, M.D., PhD
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Maxwell T. Ma, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Allie M. Massaro, M.D.
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Akshal S. Patel, M.D.
Endovascular Neurosurgeon
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Katherine Possin, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Peiqing Qian, M.D.
Neurologist, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Jennifer L. Witt, M.D.
Neurologist, Movement Disorders
Swedish Cherry Hill
Seattle, WA

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias. 


Eric Gierke, M.D., Course Chair
Rosalind Chuang, M.D.
Michael Doherty, M.D., FAAN
Michael Elliott, M.D., FAAN
Bonnie Keung, M.D.
Pavle Repovic, M.D., PhD
Ednea Simon, M.D.
Anna Wong, M.D.
Bobby Buglione, CME Specialist II
Caye Boosalis, CME Manager


  Advance Registration
M.D./D.O.   $265*
Allied Health Professionals                                        $135*
Residents/Fellows/Medical Students  Email Swedish CME to register

*Starting September 10th, add $30 to Advance Registration pricing.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by Monday, September 9, 2019, will receive a confirmation postcard via email. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, September 13, 2019. Please Note: No registrations are accepted by phone or email.

Special Accommodations
If you require specific dietary or physical accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Swedish Cherry Hill is located at 500 17th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Parking is available for a fee in the garage on 16th Ave.

Registration Fees
Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include catering, all instruction materials, wi-fi access, online syllabus access and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This symposium is financially supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. A complete listing of commercial supporters is not available at this time. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium.