The Department of Neurology encourages lifelong learning for faculty, staff, fellows, and residents. From weekly grand rounds hosted by the Department to international conferences, Vanderbilt neurologists regularly attend and lead events that facilitate individual education and the advancement of the field.

See below for a list of major conferences, lectures and events. (Please note, some dates and details subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions.)

The 46th Annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium

45th Annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium

Date and time

Mon, Jul 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – Fri, Jul 21, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT


Omni Hilton Head
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head, SC 29928

Refund policy: Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

Purpose and Target Audience

The annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium offered by the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is designed to provide practicing neurologists with the most up-to-date information for the diagnosis and management of the patient with neurologic conditions. Each day is built around a specific clinical topic presented by VUMC faculty.

Vanderbilt's Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium is designed primarily for practicing neurologists. Other neurology health care providers including fellows, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners also benefit. Over the past 45 years, neurologists from the Southeast and Eastern seaboard have attended this symposium.

CME Credit Designation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification 

Taking advantage of all the educational offerings at the 46th Annual Contemporary Clinical Neurology Symposium will likely fulfill a three-year cycle of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exercises required by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) including three Part-II Self-Assessment Exams (24 CME credits, 8 per exam), and Part-IV Performance-in-Practice (20 CME Credits). More information about the ABPN MOC Requirements is available at:

PLEASE NOTE: The participating physician is responsible for reporting their MOC II and MOC IV completion data to ABPN through their Board portal.


Self-Assessments, and PIP

Registrants of the Symposium may add on the following modules, which have been approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) as required elements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Each of these modules may be added a la carte on the registration page.

  • Self-Assessment - Movement Disorders (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM)
  • Self-Assessment – Multiple Sclerosis (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM)
  • Self-Assessment - Stroke (8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM)
  • PIP on Movement Disorders (Requires pre and post work (20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM)

Statement of Educational Need

To be more capable of practice at the level of the standard of care, neurologists need a better understanding of the pathophysiology of headache disorders, epilepsy, cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular disorders. They also need improved evaluation and management strategies in addition to novel approaches in monitoring patients with headache disorders, epilepsy, cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular disorders.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  • Describe and discuss improved evaluation and diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Headache, Stroke, and Movement Disorders.
  • Describe and discuss evidence-based management strategies for Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Headache, Stroke, and Movement Disorders.
  • Describe and discuss implications of federal policy changes related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on patient access to approved therapies and the practice of neurology

Faculty Disclosure

Vanderbilt University Medical Center CE activities are compliant with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individual in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including but not limited to planners and faculty, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity.


Monday, July 17 - Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 18 - Friday, July 21 - Symposium and virtual sessions are held in Eastern time zone. Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom.

Full Agenda

Satellite Symposiums

Satellite Symposiums will be offered Tuesday - Friday at 1pm* and will last approximately one hour. Details will be added here as programs are confirmed. Please RSVP directly for the programs that you wish to attend.

*or immediately following the regular agenda, depending on Q&A sessions.


In-person and virtual exhibits will be offered during breakfast and scheduled breaks in the May Room from Tuesday, July 18 through Friday, July 21. Exhibiting companies should plan to have separate representatives available for on-site and virtual exhibits as they will run concurrently. Exhibitors must register online, in advance. Exhibit fees may be paid by credit card online, ACH, or check. The Agreement to Exhibit form is required as part of our exhibitor registration.


Exhibitor Agreement (Print form, complete, and return to; you must also register online.)


NOTE: VUMC CME policy prohibits exhibitors from attending symposium sessions. The Agenda is provided for informational purposes only.

WIFI Sponsorship (4 opportunities available) - Sponsor logos will be displayed in the Symposium each day and during breaks.

Satellite symposiums are available (4 opportunities, Tuesday - Friday). Please contact for additional details.


Attendees are responsible to make their own reservations for accommodations. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Omni at a discounted group rate. Once the room block is full, rates will be quoted based on availability. All room reservations are payable by the individual guest. 

Book online at: Omni Reservations or call Omni central reservation at 1-800-843-6664 and ask for the Vanderbilt Neurology group room block.

Omni Safe and Clean Standards

The welcome reception and symposium will be held at the Omni Hilton Head. It is recommended that attendees stay at the hotel or within Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for ease of attending the events associated with this symposium. 


Where is the Welcome Reception held?  The Welcome Reception will be held at the Shorehouse (covered, outdoor oceanfront venue) at the Omni Hilton Head. Registrants and (1) guest are included in the registration fee. Additional guests may be added in advance (by June 17). There is a fee of $100.00 per additional guest. Children 10 and under are complimentary. Contact Lauren Schattinger directly to purchase additional tickets (

Where is the symposium held? All sessions, meals and exhibits will be held indoors, in the Palmetto Ballroom and May Room at the Omni Hilton Head. 

Omni Hilton Head Map

Where do I park?  Parking at the Omni Hilton Head is limited to registered hotel guests. Should you choose to stay at another property, you will need to make arrangements for transportation to/from events held at the Omni Hilton Head, as parking will not be available. Suggested options are: Dunes Buggy (available on demand, starting at 8 am daily), Uber/Lyft (pricing based on distance & availability), bike, or walk.

Dunes Buggy Map

NOTE: Palmetto Dunes gate passes are not valid for parking at the Omni Hilton Head. Gate passes are for entry into Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and parking at individually reserved  villas and homes.

How is the syllabus presented? A syllabus will be provided digitally.

What is the dress code? Business/Resort casual is appropriate for the Welcome Reception and the Symposium.

Where should I stay? The welcome reception and symposium will be held at the Omni Hilton Head. Attendees are responsible to make their own reservations for accommodations.

Omni Hilton Head Hotel Reservations

Omni Safe and Clean Standards

How do I receive my CME or Attendance credit for the symposium? Symposium attendees must complete online documentation of attendance after the symposium concludes in order to receive CME or Attendance credit. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates will be available online. Registration in the VUMC Cloud CME system is required. Create your account in advance and claim credit following the symposium - see link below to get started.

VUMC Cloud CME system 

I am not able to attend the full symposium. What are my options? Registration fees are for the full symposium. You may choose to attend the full symposium or specific sessions that are of interest to you. Daily rates are not available.

Virtual sessions are held in real-time for CME credit. Recorded sessions are not available for CME credit.

I am an MSL. May I register to attend? MSLs are not permitted to attend in person, but may register to attend virtually, as silent participants (no Q&A). CME credits will not be provided to physician employees of pharmaceutical or medical device companies because physician employees of pharmaceutical or medical device companies are not allowed to participate in accredited CME activities.

What if I have to cancel? Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the start of the symposium (by June 20) for a full refund (minus a $150 administrative fee).

What if the conference is canceled? In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will refund registration fees in full. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or accommodations purchased in connection with attendance to this CME activity.