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Date/Time ET: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Session Title: TeleNeurology

Description: The use of TeleNeurology in training programs has suddenly and rapidly increased since the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. This has forced a transition from in-person, hands-on teaching to virtual and remote patient encounters and learning environments in which the teacher is often physically separated from the trainee. Formal standardized training curricula for medical students, residents, and fellows are lacking. During this session, experts in TeleNeurology will share best TeleNeurology education practices for medical students, residents, and fellows, and trainee outcomes as a result of these practices.

Chair: Kathryn Nevel, MD, Indiana University

Co-Chair: Alissa Thomas, MD, University of Vermont

Learners will be better prepared to educate neurology trainees in TeleNeurology from medical students to fellows in areas of:

  • Technical telemedicine and professionalism
  • Virtual physical exam education techniques
  • Evaluation of trainee performance virtually


Assessment of the Efficacy of a Virtual Neurology Elective for Medical Students Developed During COVID-19

Oral Presenter:

Kori Porosnicu Rodriguez, BA

Johns Hopkins University

Social Networks and Social Media in Neurology Education: Key Applications and Potential Use for Educational Purposes

Oral Presenter:

Stefano Sandrone, PhD

Imperial College London

Teleneurology in Neurology Education: Undergraduate Medical Education 


Rachel Marie Salas, MD, Med, FAAN, FANA

Johns Hopkins Medicine

TeleNeurology Education for Residents


Colleen Tomcik, MD

University of Rochester

TeleNeurology in Fellow Education


Alicia Zha, MD

Ohio State University


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:

Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

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.

DISCLAIMER: The ANA does not endorse or affiliate with third-party companies, products or services including those that may have elected to support the Special Interest Groups.