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SCNS 43rd Annual Meeting

Clinical Advances in Neurology and Neuroscience



The SCNS scientific meeting program is a 5 day event designed for neurologists and related health professionals on selected topics which are chosen for their relevance to clinical practice. These topics are selected after conducting needs assessment surveys and analyzing new developments in the neuroscience area. They are than presented in a live symposium format during our annual meeting.


DATE:January 16th-22nd, 2016

PLACE: Palm Beach Marriot Singer Island Beach Resort, Riviera Beach, Florida.


The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Clinical Neurological Society (SCNS) is designed for clinical and academic neurologists and other physicians with an interest in neurology. The Scientific Program has been planned to give the attendees an update on the latest developments in various specialties of neurology.


Day 1: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Epilepsy: Diagnostic Challenges and Future Direction

Moderator: Bassel Abou-Khalil, M.D.


Day 2:Monday, January 18, 2016

Stroke: Challenges and Management

Moderators: Howard Kirshner, M.D.Z & Phillip Gorelick, M.D.

Day 3:Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dementia and Movement Disorders

Moderators: Patrick Griffith, M.D. & Howard Kirshner, M.D.

Day 4:Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular Disorders

Moderator: Barry Arnason, M.D.

Day 5:Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sleep Disorders & Chronic Migraine Headache Pain

Moderator: Alan Rapoport, M.D.

The topics were selected after conducting needs assessment surveys and analyzing new
developments in the neuroscience area.


Agenda (TBA) (Quick overview of topics times and dates)

Program (TBA)(Detailed Agenda with overview of objectives and other non-scientific events)


The Southern Clinical Neurological Society is working with VCU Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing educational credits to participants at the conference. The SCNS and UHS-PEP adhere to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME regarding industry support of continuing medical education, and disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships will be made known at the symposium.


You should download and complete the registration form. Return it to us by e-mail, mail or fax.


James L. Lowry, Executive Director

P.O. Box 143057

Gainesville, FL 32614-3067




Please contact Jim Lowry, Executive Director, at or 352-336-3476 for further information.


$465.00 SCNS Members
$625.00 Non-Members
$400.00 Neurology Residents in Training


In order to be in compliance we are required to charge an activity fee of $35.00 for spouses and $150.00 for adults, children and guests accompanying attendees.


Attendees are to make their own travel arrangements. Most airlines offer direct flights into Palm Beach International from many U.S. cities. Taxis and car rentals are readily available. The resort is 13 miles from the Palm Beach Intl. airport. (Taxi about $40.00 1/way from Palm Beach International). Ft. Lauderdale Intl. airport is only about 45 minutes away.



We have a special block of rooms at the rate of $265.00 per night including breakfast for two plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%). This rate is for resort view, additional room types and applicable rates are available should the guest wish to upgrade at time of registration. There are no resort, portage, or housekeeping fees. Rates apply for three day prior and three days after contracted dates based on availability. Check-in is 4:00 pm, check-out is 11:00 am. Early check-in will be accepted based on availability. Please contact Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort directly (877-239-5611) for hotel reservations or Jim Lowry, Executive Director, at or 352-336-3476 for further information. Please mention Southern Clinical Neurological Society in order to receive our Special Room Rate! ACT NOW OUR ROOM BLOCK at the resort EXPIRES DECEMBER 16.



This luxury beachfront resort with breathtaking condo-style suite accommodations is Marriott’s newest Ocean Front resort and is the only Luxury Condo Style Suite Hotel in the Marriott brand. Located on beautiful Singer Island named for the famous developer of Palm Beach and son of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine millionaire. There is an exotic ocean reef just off the resort shore just waiting to be explored.


This four star Beachfront Resort is located on the Atlantic Ocean and features 212 one and two bedroom condo-style suites ranging from 750 to 1,200 square feet. The suites have fully equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, granite countertops and lush cabinetry. Spacious balconies with water view of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterways. The units are complete with flat screen TV’s, phones, and large private bathroom in each bedroom. The resort offers two beautifully landscaped swimming pools. The Si Spa has eight treatment rooms focusing on the healing elements of the sea. The fitness center with State-of-the-Art-Techno- Gym® equipment will keep you fit. The Boutique Retail Shoppe offers those last minute items you forgot to pack.


The Ocean Grille is a full service Restaurant and Lounge with spectacular water views. The Ocean Grille offers casual dining for breakfast and lunch and features traditional American cuisine with a Caribbean flare. The Grotto Style Lagoon Pool with its 3 story waterslide is complete with a full bar and grill for super casual times. The dinner only “3800” Ocean restaurant serves modern oceanfront American seafood in addition to “Farm-to- Table” cuisine with stunning oceanfront views. There are 5 dining options with ocean views at the resort.


The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island resort has the Infinity Pool with ocean view and resort cabanas, the Grotto Pool is a real treat with its 3 story waterslide and full bar and grill. Resort activities from the beach front include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, just to name a few. Just being in this beautiful area gives us the opportunity to explore Palm Beach with boating, fishing, golf, sight seeing, and shopping. Don’t forget Worth Avenue, a shopper’s paradise. It’s all here, come and enjoy it.


The resort does not provide Self- Parking! Special pricing has been extended to SCNS at a rate of $15.00 a day for overnight Valet Parking. Standard parking day rates of $12.00 will remain.