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November 12 – 13, 2021 Annual Meeting IN PERSON

Registration Now Open:  Register HERE.

Exhibit Reservations Now Being Accepted

The New York State Neurological Society is pleased to invite you to join us for our  2021 Annual Winter Meeting on November 13, 2021. This year, we are going to be back in person at the Stewart Hotel in Manhattan, 371 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Presentations will include updates on COVID long–term sequelae; health disparities in stroke, new dementia drugs, evidence–based integrative neurology; health care disparities and neuromyelitis optica; and more. Of course, the event would not be complete without our very popular Neurostakes Competition, which pits the cream of the various neurology residency programs against each other in team play answering neurological case “stumpers.”  Our attendees enjoy cheering on their favorites, especially when they graduated from the same program!

Last year our virtual conference attracted over 200 plus participants.  The target audience is  neurologists, neurology residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical students.

We look forward to having time in person with our friendly exhibitors and colleagues.

We are excited to offer a robust array of sponsor opportunities.  To learn more, contact the Society at 

2021 Annual Meeting in the Rear View Mirror

We had a wonderful 2021 Annual Winter Meeting, our first hybrid event on November 13, with pre–conference activities on November 12.

The CME presentation on “Updates in Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack”, on Friday, November 12 with Doctor Stephan Mayer was very successful. For those who missed the live stream, we will be making the recording link available within the next week. 


The Women in Neurology Virtual Reception at 7:00 p.m. on November 12 was a great event! Our neurologists enjoyed a chance to zoom in small groups and discuss issues important to everyone in the specialty. Look for more activities from our Women in Neurology Group in future, says Doctor Melissa Rayhill, Women Neurologists Committee Chair. 


Our great speaker list made the day. Doctors enjoyed Ilya Kister, MD, on NOSD and MOGAD; Allison Navis, MD, on long–COVID; and Olajide Williams, MD on racial disparities in stroke.  


AAN President–Elect Carlayne Jackson, MD gave the Janice Wiesman, MD, Memorial Lecture, “Addressing the Gender Gap in Neurology Amid the COVID–19 Pandemic.”  


We heard from Jason A. Cohen, MD on Aducanumab; from Doctor Joshua J. Weaver, MD on Integrative Medicine; from David Hojnacki, MD, on Neuroimaging Updates; and from Nicholas Silvestri, MD on Neurological Ailments of US Presidents.

If you attended live or virtual, make sure you return your claim for credit and evaluation forms.  

Thanks to the Exhibitors

We are so grateful to the exhibitors who helped make the event possible. Thanks to our 2021 Exhibitors



Sanofi Genzyme





CSL Behring 




Horizon Therapeutics  




Stonebridge Biopharma 

Biohaven Pharma 

GE Health Care 

 Liva Nova Rockwell 


Greenwich Biosciences






2020 Annual Winter Meeting Goes Virtual  November 14 – 15, 2020.

Register today for 7.25 Category I CME Credits at: 

It is no surprise that NYSNS, in the face of the uncertainties of the COVID–19 pandemic, has converted this event to a virtual meeting with a virtual exhibit hall.  As much as everyone enjoys meeting in person, virtual has some advantages.  We plan to record presentations and apply for enduring status for CME, which gives physicians more options for attending beyond the actual day.

The program will be open to more physicians, as we will be advertising regionally and beyond in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology, removing travel constraints for participants.  Our virtual exhibit hall will extend beyond the meeting itself, giving sponsors the opportunity to keep engagement going.  And just because we are virtual does not mean that we can’t set up networking opportunities throughout the event.  We have also lowered our sponsorship levels from last year to account for the absence of in–person interactions.

The 2020 Annual Winter Meeting has a number of topical programs confirmed:  Headache Management; Neurological Issues/Complications in Pregnancy; Workplace Issues (Burnout/ Gender Equity); Update in Neuro–Oncology; Functional Movement Disorders; Concussion/TBI Management;  Diversity in Neurology/Transgender Issues; NM Ultrasound; and a special COVID–19 Panel with three chairs of neurology departments in the New York City area.  Our great roster of in–state and out–of–state speakers include Alison Pack, MD; Elizabeth Loder, MD; Yasmin Khakoo, MD;  Kathrin LaFaver, MD; James Noble, MD; Jason Sico, MD; Steve Herskovitz, MD, and more. The target audience is neurologists, neurology residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical students.

Contact   to be a Gold, Silver, or Copper Sponsor!

It Was a Great Meeting!

Our Annual Winter Meeting November 14 – 15, 2020  Was a Success!

Congratulations to the Mt. Sinai Neurostakes Team, this year’s Neurostakes Champions!

Sathiji Nageshwaran, MD

Daniella Sisniega, MD

Adam Karp, MD

Kate Kerpen, MD

Phil Maynard, MD

Stay Tuned for the Date of the Next Annual!

Thanks to our exhibitors and CME providers below for helping to make our November 14/15, 2020 Meeting possible.

Thanks to

The Janice F. Wiesman, MD, Memorial Lecture Sponsor in 2020

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals



*CME Provider 


Akcea Therapeutics



CLS Behring





Sanofi Genzyme


Liva Nova

See you at the next meeting!



7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 a.m – 8:15 a.m. Welcome & AAN Updates
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Multiple Sclerosis Update: Claire S. Reily, MD
9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Great Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology: Laura Balcer, MD
9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break/Exhibition Hall
10:15 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Amyloid Polyneuropathy: Janice Wiesman, MD
10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. ALS Update: Matthew Harms, MD
11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Dementia Update: Kinga Szigeti, MD
12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Special Presentation
12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Exhibition Hall
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. MLMIC Update on Medicolegal Issues in NYS/Lunch continues
1:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m Epilepsy Surgery Myths and Facts: Sean Hwang, MD                       1:55 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. DBS in Neurology: Kelly Andrzejewski, DO, PhD                               2:35 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Advances in Neurocritical Care and Neuroendovascular Surgery:
Fawaz Al–Mufti, MD
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Coffee Break/Exhibition Hall
3:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. OPMC Issues: Paula M. Breen, MPA

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Multiple Sclerosis Update:   Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

9:15 a.m. Onward Remaining Sessions:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MLMIC Insurance Company (MLMIC) and the New York State Neurological Society.  MLMIC is accredited by MSSNY to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  MLMIC designates this live activity for a minimum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Migraine Regional CME Events

Rochester, NY June 6, 2019
New York, NY June 26, 2019
Light Supper Included
No Charge
Rethinking Migraine Treatment: 
New Therapies Impacting Patient Care

by Forefront Collaborative

Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Staybridge Suites Rochester University
1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
Raissa Villanueva, MD, MPH

Melissa Rayhill, MD, FAHS

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Stewart Hotel
371 7th Avenue at 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Matthew Robbins, MD, FAAN, FAHS
Lawrence Newman, MD


This activity is designed for general neurologists. Other healthcare professionals, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, who treat patients with headache may also benefit from participation in the educational activity.

Paradigm shift, or shattered? The thinking around both preventive and acute treatment of migraine is amidst a radical change. From a new class of treatment targeting disease-specific pathophysiology to emerging therapies incorporating neuromodulatory devices, practicing clinicians will get up to speed on key treatment advances transforming migraine care. A case series will demonstrate how new information can be placed into practice.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe new advances in the pathophysiology of migraine, a chronic neurologic disease.
2. Develop treatment plans in line with standards of practice for acute and preventive       management of episodic and chronic migraine.
3. Discuss unmet patient needs and burden of episodic and  chronic migraine.
4. Analyze safety and efficacy data for emerging therapies in acute and preventive treatment of migraine relative to current standards and clinically meaningful outcomes.

Forefront Collaborative 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.


Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). All additional planning committee members, reviewers, and Forefront Collaborative staff have nothing to disclose. Full disclosures will be listed before each presentation.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit

Forefront Collaborative complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For special requests, please call Krista Jaworski at 812.340.4274 prior to this activity.

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the Activity Chair and Steering Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative or Lilly.

Thanks to everyone who came to a GREAT event on January 5th!

Below are events that the NYSNS believes may be of interest to its members. Anything specifically sponsored by the NYSNS will be indicated as a NYSNS events.

Register for the NYSNS Annual Winter Meeting Today January 5, 2019

Join us at the NY State Neurological Society’s Annual Winter Meeting on
Saturday, January 5, 2019  at  New York City’s Stewart Hotel, 371 Seventh Avenue at 31 Street, right across from Penn Station.

Register Here

Questions?  Email NY State Neurological Society

2019 Winter Meeting Highlights

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For Preferred Stewart Hotel Room Rates for the Meeting, REGISTER BY DECEMBER 5, 2018 

Register at the Stewart Hotel  BY DECEMBER 5, 2018 to get the preferred rate:

Register Here for the Stewart Hotel

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