Behavioral Neurology

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Date/Time ET: Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Session Title: Insights at the Intersection of Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging

Description: Our fundamental understanding of the neural circuit dysfunction responsible for most cognitive and behavioral symptoms lags a recent explosion in knowledge regarding simpler, homeostatic circuits. Intracranial recordings, direct brain stimulation, and other electrophysiologic approaches provide valuable insights that complement results of functional neuroimaging, lesion analysis, and small-animal experiments. This intersection of knowledge from complementary approaches holds great potential for future advances in Behavioral Neurology. This symposium includes neuroscientists and neurologists working at the forefront of these areas, with an emphasis on fascinating and fundamentally new insights gleaned from recordings and stimulation of brain regions that may be central to our future understanding and treatment of behavioral symptoms.

Chair: Joel Geerling, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Co-Chair: Ryan Darby, MD, Vanderbilt University


  • Following this session, learners will appreciate key, new discoveries that are fundamentally important to understanding brain functions central to Behavioral Neurology
  • Learners will emerge with an enhanced understanding that better prepares them to integrate future information for a more complete understanding of brain function relevant to Behavioral Neurology


Studying the Human Brain with Direct Cortical and Subcortical Recordings and Electrical Stimulation


Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Stanford University

Insights Into Human Cognition from Intracranial Recording


Robert Knight, MD

University of California Berkeley

Studying Cortical Function with Human Intracranial Electrophysiology


Nigel Pederson, MBBS

Emory University

The Orbitofrontal Cortex and Emotional Disorders


Edmund Rolls, MA, DPhil, DSc, Hon DSc

University of Warwick

Continuing Medical Education

The American Neurological Association hosts a wide range of educational programs. These programs seek to enhance the development and success of those pursuing a career in academic neurology at all levels. There are educational offerings to benefit those at the beginning stages of their careers, including students and those in their first faculty position, as well as those looking for best practices in Chair level positions. These programs seek to enhance attendee success in the field of academic neurology and to contribute to the overall education of neurologists and neuroscientists.

The Special Interest Groups offer CME to eligible participants. Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

ACCME Accreditation, AMA Designation, and MIPS Statements **Pertaining to Each Session Awarding CME**

The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).



Instructions For Obtaining CME

Following the event, the evaluation and credit claiming system will open in OnDEC. Please complete the online evaluation by 12/31/2021 to obtain CME credit. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA Meeting Coordinator at:

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Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. Any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies will be mitigated according to ACCME Standards prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

ANA received educational grants from the following ACCME-defined ineligible companies to support the CME aspects of this event: Added as confirmed.

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