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CME Integrating lifestyle strategies for neurologic disease
October 27, 2021

Integrating Lifestyle Strategies into the Care of Neurologic Disease – Brain Health CME Course

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce an exciting Brain Health-related CME course for practicing clinical professionals. Registration is open.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Virtual Complimentary Course | 4.5 CME Hours

Course Director
Melita Petrossian, MD
Director, Pacific Movement Disorders Center, Pacific Neuroscience Institute

Conference Scope

This course will review the current evidence for lifestyle strategies in optimizing brain and spine health in the setting of:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other forms of dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Balance and gait disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Taught by ten PNI specialists, learn about integrative strategies including:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Social engagement
  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Psychotherapy
  • New medication options including novel use of psychedelic-assisted therapies
  • Update on deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic neurostimulation


Physicians and Advanced Practice Practitioners: Neurologists, family practitioners, internists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists.

Non-physicians: Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, acupuncturists.

Conference Agenda

9:00 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Daniel Kelly, MD
9:10 amIntroduction of Speakers
Scott Kaiser, MD
9:15 amUpdate on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease – Trials, Opportunities, and Challenges
Verna Porter, MD
9:45 amLifestyle Strategies for Prevention of Dementia
David Merrill, MD, PhD
10:15 amBreak
10:20 amAnxiety, Depression, and Neurological Disease
Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD
10:50 amNeuromodulation for Mood and Anxiety
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
11:20 amResearch Updates in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Keith Heinzerling, MD
11:50 amBreak
12:10 pmUpdate in Parkinson’s disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Natalie Diaz, MD
12:40 pmEvidence for Exercise and Cognitive Stimulation in Parkinson’s disease
Melita Petrossian, MD
1:10 pmBreak
1:15 pmThe Critical Contributions of “Below the Neck Neurology” and Balance in Brain Health
William Buxton, MD
1:45 pmIntegrative management of persons with MS
Barbara Giesser, MD
2:15 pmClosing Remarks
Scott Kaiser, MD

Please note: all times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Accreditation Statement

Providence Saint John’s Health Center (PSJHC) is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PSJHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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About the Author

Zara Jethani, MS, MBA

Zara Jethani

Zara is the marketing director at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Her background is in molecular genetics research and healthcare marketing. In addition, she is a graphic designer with more than 20 years experience in the healthcare, education and entertainment industries.

Last updated: November 19th, 2021