Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 417: Reducing neurodisparity: Recommendations of the 2017 AAN Diversity Leadership Program

Issue: February 05, 2019

Learning Objectives

Reducing neurodisparity: Recommendations of the 2017 AAN Diversity Leadership Program

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be aware of the issues surrounding neurodisparity and will have strategies to address this within their practice.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Teshamae Monteith has served on Scientific Advisory Boards for Lilly, Supernus, Teva, Electrocore, Promius and is an editorial advisory board member for Neurology. Dr. Roy Hamilton has served without compensation on the scientific advisory board for an NIH-funded R21 project titled ""Combining tDCS and neurorehabilitation to treat age-related deficits of mobility and cognition (UPfront Walking Study) as the data safety monitor. Dr. Hamilton has served on editorial boards for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, editorial board member, and Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, editorial board member, 2011 to present. Dr. Hamilton is employed by Neuronix LTD as a Medical consultant, 2014 to present. Dr. Hamilton has done consultancies for Geurbet Ltd. on the development of an FDA-mandated clinical trial and received approximately $6000 for work in the last 2 years (2017-18). Dr. Hamilton received research support from 1) NIH/NIA 5P30-AG-010124-27 Co-Investigator 7/15/97-6/30/19 2) NIH/NIDCD 1 R01 DC012780-01A1 Principal Investigator 7/01/2013 - 6/30/2019 3) NIH/NIDCD 2-R01-DC-009209-11 Co-Investigator 6/01/2014 - 5/31/2019 4) NIH/NIDCR DP5OD021352 Co-Investigator 9/19/2015 - 08/31/2020 5) NIH/NIDCD 1R01DC015359-01A1 Co-Investigator 4/01/2016 - 3/31/2021 6) University of Pennsylvania/Translational Neuroscience Initiative (TNI) Co-Investigator 7/01/2016 - 6/30/2019 . 7) NIH/NEI R01EY022350 Co-Investigator 9/01/2016 - 8/31/2021 8) NIH/NINDS 5P30NS045839-12 Co-Investigator 2/1/2014-1/31/2018 9) Templeton Foundation/Imagination Institute Principal Investigator 7/01/2015 – 6/30/2017 10) Association for Frontotemporal Dementia Principal Investigator 1/01/2016 – 12/31/2016 11) Dana Foundation Principal Investigator 12/13/2012 - 4/24/2018. Dr. Hamilton’s legal proceedings include Kline & Specter Attorneys at Law, Consultant, 2014, 2015. Dr. Stacey Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Michael D. Fox has patents issues or submitted using brain imaging to guide brain stimulation. Dr. Fox has done consultancies for Mint Labs and has received research support from one government entity (1) NIH, K23NS083741 and research support from two foundations and societies (1) Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (2) National Parkinson's Foundation.

The other participants report no disclosures.

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CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


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The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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