Program Description: 

Neurology Grand Rounds is a weekly lecture series designed to improve clinical competency and patient care by exposing attendees to evidence-based practices and recent advances in disciplines across the breadth of the clinical neurosciences including but not limited to: neuropsychology, cognitive neurology, headache medicine, movement disorders, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, neuro-immunology, neuro-ophthalmology, vascular neurology, endovascular interventional neuroradiology, and neuro critical care. Attendees are also regularly exposed to both pertinent basic science and clinical research occurring both on campus and elsewhere.

Target audience: 
Physician (fellow/resident)
Social Worker
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Allied Health Professionals
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 


Allison Block, DO

Title:                       Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG) Antibody Associated Disease Relapse Prediction Tool

  • Gain understanding of clinical spectrum of disease, relapse outcomes, course of disease
  • Discuss current treatment practices
  • Present Tool for predicting relapse

Darren DuGas, MD

Title:                       Synthetic Speech production from ECoG signals

  • Update on neural speech prosthesis technology
  • Proof of concept of neural network technology
  • Discussion of benefit of potential technology

Brian Johnson, DO
Title:                       When Drugs Become a Headache: Non-pharmacologic Treatments for Head Pain


  • Discuss non-pharmacologic treatment alternatives for headache and other head pain
  • Discuss the efficacy of these treatments as compared to industry standards
  • Understand the role for the usage of these treatments in clinical practice

Joyce Okendo, MD

Title:                       Harambee-Global Efforts in Addressing Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Sub-Saharan and West  African Countries


  • Discuss global burden of neurologic diseases
  • Present predictive outcomes based on risk factors and neuroimaging
  • Discuss tackling the burden

Danish Pardhan, MD 

Title:                      Brain Computer Interface in Post Stroke Rehab 


  • Discuss post Stroke recovery/rehab
  • Discuss Brain-Computer and Machine interface and its use in Rehab
  • Present future outlook of rehab


Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Sara Pillay, PhD
  • Chad Carlson, MD, FAAN
  • Allison Block, DO
  • Darren Dugas, MD
  • Brian Johnson, DO
  • Joyce Okendo, MD
  • Danish Pardhan, MD


Allison Block, DO                                 Darren DuGas, MD                                Brian Johnson, DO
Resident                                                Resident                                                 Resident               
Department of Neurology                   Department of Neurology                     Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin             Medical College of Wisconsin              Medical College of Wisconsin            


Joyce Okendo, MD                                Danish Pardhan, MD                                    
Resident                                                 Resident                                              
Department of Neurology                   Department of Neurology                   

Medical College of Wisconsin             Medical College of Wisconsin   

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.



Laura Kurth
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-0650

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
06/18/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin Virtual Meeting
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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