BRAIN NEUROMODULATION CONFERENCE

CO-PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Thomas Schwartz, MD, Interim Chair, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Senior
Associate Dean, College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Khalid Sethi, MD, FACS, FAANS, Co-Director of Surgical Services & Chief of Surgery UHSH,
Director of Neurosurgery, UHS Medical Group, Johnson City, NY

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

Physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse specialists, social workers, certified
alcohol and substance abuse counselors, and allied mental health professionals.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

October 23rd, 2019

REGISTRATION FEE

Free and pre-registration is required.

CONFERENCE INFO

For further information, please contact Linette Thorp at
(315) 464-3104 or thorpl@upstate.edu

CREDIT DESIGNATION

SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity
SUNY Upstate Medical university requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a
position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships
with any commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict
of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Upstate Medical University
seeks to make this program accessible to all. If you are a qualified individual with a disability
and need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this program, please
contact SUNY Upstate’s Civil Rights Coordinator at 315-720-8157 or the Continuing Medical
Education Office at 315-464-4600 for assistance.
• This activity is approved for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Works, LMHCs, LMFTs
& Creative Arts Therapist via R. Cassidy Seminars. See info below. Post conference
you may claim your certificate at: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=

BRAIN NEUROMODULATION
UPDATE CONFERENCE

Date:

October 25, 2019

Time:

8:30am – 12:15pm

Location:

Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium
810 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

SPONSORED BY: Department of Psychiatry • SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University • Office of Continuing Medical Education
R. Cassidy Seminars

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Electromagnetic Transcranial Fields for Brain Tumors

Adesh Tandon, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, UHS, Department of Neurosurgery,
Johnson City, NY

  • Review the basic concepts of Tumor Treatment Fields in cancer care.
  • Review the application of Optune with regards to treating primary brain tumors.
  • Recognize future applications of TTF in systemic malignancies.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Khalid Sethi, MD, FACS, FAANS, Co-Director of Surgical Services & Chief of Surgery UHSH, Director of
Neurosurgery, UHS Medical Group, Johnson City, NY and Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, SUNY
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

  • Recognize the differences between Acute and Chronic Neuropathic Pain Syndromes.
  • Recognize the NeuroAnatomic Pathways of Chronic Pain.
  • Identify the role of NeuroModulation via Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain.

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

Gaddum Reddy, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Stereotactic and Functional
Neurosurgery, Upstate Brain and Spine Center, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

  • Identify the conditions for which deep brain stimulation has been proven effective and
    what its limitations are in treating these conditions.
  • Identify the conditions for which deep brain stimulation has been trialed in multicenter
    randomized controls studies, along with its successes and failure in these treatments.
  • Recognize the next generation of deep brain stimulation technology.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in 2019: An Update

Justin Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University-
Community Campus, Syracuse, NY

  • Describe the role ECT plays in the treatment of Psychiatric illnesses at this time.
  • Identify if a patient is appropriate for ECT referral.
  • Identify ECT’s efficacy, mechanism of action and its associate the side effects.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

Thomas Schwartz, MD, Interim Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Senior
Associate Dean, College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

  • Describe the VNS indications and supportive data.
  • Describe the VNS application for treatment resistant depression.
  • Describe the VNS side effects.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

Thomas Schwartz, M.D., Interim Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Senior
Associate Dean, College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

  • Describe the TMS indications and supportive data.
  • Describe the TMS application for treatment resistant depression.
  • Describe the TMS side effects.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES

The speakers and planners for this activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships
with commercial entities to disclose.

AGENDA

  • 8:30 – 8:50am Registration
  • 8:50 – 9:00am Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 – 9:30am Adesh Tandon, MD
    Electromagnetic Transcranial Fields for Brain Tumors
  • 9:30 – 10:00am Khalid Sethi, MD
    Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 10:00 – 10:30am Gaddum Reddy, MD
    Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression
  • 10:30 – 11:00am Justin Meyer, MD
    Electroconvulsive Therapy in 2019: An Update
  • 11:00 – 11:30am Thomas Schwartz, MD
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression
  • 11:30 – 12:00pm Thomas Schwartz, MD
    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression
  • 12:00 – 12:15pm Closing Remarks

CONFERENCE FEE

  • Registration: Free but pre-registration is required.
  • Registration deadline October 23rd, 2019.
  • Registration includes conference syllabus and CME credits. An additional fee is required
    for credits via R. Cassidy Seminars.
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION: go to www.upstate.edu/cme/ click on Event Registration,
    find the Brain Neuromodulation Update in the Activity Catalog and click on the Register
    button. For registration questions you may contact the CME Office at (315) 464-4606 or
    cme@upstate.edu.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by October 23rd, 2019. Please
    contact Linette Thorp at (315) 464-3104 or thorpl@upstate.edu.
  • PARKING is on your own. The Madison/Irving Parking lot is the best option.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please complete your registration online at www.upstate.edu/cme/ click on Event Registration,
find the Brain Neuromodulation Update in the Activity Catalog and click on the Register
button.
For registration questions please contact the CME Office at:
Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(315) 464-4606
Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cme@upstate.edu
For conference questions please contact Linette Thorp:
Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(315) 464-3104
Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thorpl@upstate.edu

Continuing Education
Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and
signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire
course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course
completion at www.ceuregistration.com
Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.25 CE hours
Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental
Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
(3.25) clock hours.
Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board
approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are
reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be
sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social
Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is
approved for 3.25 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
(3.25) clock hours, #RCST110701
Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board
approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either
APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your
board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (3.25) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board
of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health
counselors. #MHC-0015. (3.25) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of
Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family
therapists. #MFT-0011. (3.25) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
(3.25) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider
#151 3.25 CE hours.
Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental
Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists,
#CAT-0005. (3.25) contact hours.
Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (3.25) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which
has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (3.25) hours general. Expires
3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee,
1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is
(3.25) CE Hours.
Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (3.25) contact hours
Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the
event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most
recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we
recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.