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.


Keywords: Neurology, neuroscience, neuropsychology

Target audience: 


  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Allied Health Care Professionals and Physicians (fellows/residents)
Learning objectives: 

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

Ryan Lee, MD, PhD
Title:   Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease: The Ones That You Don’t See

  • Discuss a Brief Overview of Parkinson Disease and Nonmotor Symptoms
  • Identify Dysphagia in Parkinson Disease
  • Review Current Research Project:  Effects of the Swallow Exercise Device in Parkinson Disease Patients

Annaliise Hayrynen, DO
Title:  To COVID, to sleep no more: A brief update on how the pandemic has disrupted our nightly slumber

  • Learn about how the pandemic has shifted sleep trends
  • Review basic theories on how the immune system is affected by sleep and vice versa
  • Increase awareness of how sleep changes related to the pandemic can affect all of us
  • Discuss clinical screening tools that can aid in assessment of patients with sleep complaints


Faculty & credentials: 

Activity Directors:

Sara Pillay, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuropsychology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Chad Carlson, MD, FAAN
Professor and Vice Chair - Education
Program Director - Neurology Residency
Program Director - Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy Fellowships
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin


Ryan Lee, MD, PhD
Resident Physician PGY 4
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Annaliise Hayrynen, DO
Resident Physician PGY 4
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Planning Committee Member(s):

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, 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
  • Ryan Lee, MD, PhD
  • Annaliise Hayrynen, DO

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.



Mary Brehm
Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit 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 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: 
04/28/2023 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
HUB 1st floor A1015/A1035 and via Zoom
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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