St. Mary's Medical Education

2020 St. Mary's Neurology Conference

Found in Translation:

Hope for Developmental and Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center • 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, Ga. 30602

Registration is Required


This conference will provide updates on new and developing concepts and technologies related to developmental and degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Selected topics will expand knowledge and offer strategies to assist clinicians and future clinicians particularly in the management of these diseases. Participants at the conference will learn practical information that they can implement in their practice and gain knowledge about cutting-edge research that will shape the future of diagnosing and treating persons with neurological disorders.


This conference will provide education for physicians, residents, EMS providers, Coverdell stroke program members, neurology researchers, nurses, rehab professionals, medical and healthcare students, and interested members of the general public. Up to 6 hours of CE credit will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, dentists, EMS providers.


Click here to view the 2020 St. Mary's Neurology Conference Program Schedule.


Click here to register for the 2020 St. Mary's Neurology Conference.

 Through generosity of our sponsors, there is no charge to attend the conference; however, registration is required for planning purposes.

Registration is Required







Carl Bergmann, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President Research-Facilities
Associate Director, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Executive Director, Animal Health Research Center
Senior Research Scientist
University of Georgia






McCord Smith, M.D.
Neurologist, Vascular Neurologist & Neurohospitalist (retired)
St. Mary's Health Care System






Michael Tiemeyer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor and Co-Director
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia


Gerald Warren Hart, Ph.D.
Georgia Research Alliance William Henry Terry, Sr. Eminent Scholar in Drug Discovery,
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Kevin McCully, Ph.D., FACSM, FNAK
Professor, Department of Kinesiology
(Exercise Science Programs)
Director, Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Bradley G. Phillips, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Millikan-Reeve Professor, Department of Clinical Administrative Pharmacy
Founding Director, Clinical and Translational Research Unit
Co-Chair, Biomedical Institutional Review Board, Office of the Vice President for Research
Department Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Tarkeshwar Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Division of Neuroscience
Director, Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory
Co-Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Richard Steet, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Head of the JC Self Research Institute Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC),
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University
Clinical Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Michael Tiemeyer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor and Co-Director
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center,The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

David C. Hess, M.D.
Dean, Medical College of Georgia
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Integration
Presidential Distinguished Chair
Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Shelley A. Nuss, M.D.
Campus Dean
Campus Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
AU/UGA Medical Partnership, Athens, GA

Elizabeth Sekul, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Child Neurology
Augusta University, Augusta, GA


As a provider accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia, St. Mary's Hospital must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its education activities. Course directors, planning committee, faculty and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant relationship with an commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in course materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.


Joint Accreditation Direct Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Trinity Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 6.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education
(IPCE) credits for learning and change.


  • The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center provides provides ample free parking for conference participants. The center is fully ADA compliant.
  • Presentations will be in the Auditorium. Breaks and exhibitors will be in the atrium. Lunch will be served in the dining area.
  • If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, please be sure to indicate them on your registration form.
  • If you wish to stay overnight in Athens, numerous hotels are available within a few minutes' drive of the center. The closest is the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Go to for complete listings.


The address is 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia, 30602.

Take city streets or Ga. Loop 10 to College Station Road (Exit 7 on the Loop). If coming from the north (inner loop) turn left onto College Station and go 0.4 miles. If coming from the south (outer loop), turn right onto College Station and go 0.1 miles. Turn right on Riverbend Road and go 0.4 miles. The CCRC will be on your left. Note: bike lanes extend along College Station and Riverbend Road to the center. UGA buses do not serve the center on weekends.



Through the generosity of our sponsors, there is no charge to attend the conference; however, registration is required for planning purposes.


While there is no charge to attend the conference, please let us know if you must cancel by contacting Chrys Moore at 706.389.3848 or emailing her at


Robert Meyer, M.D. Hospitalist St. Mary's Health Care System Joanne Lockamy, MSN, RN, SCRN Coordinator, Stroke Program St. Mary's Health Care System Beth Melvin, RN, BSN, RD, LD, CDE, CHES Manager, Education and Training St. Mary's Health Care System Chrys Moore Medical Education Coordinator St. Mary's Health Care System Shelley Nichols, MSN, RN-BC, SCRN Marcus Stroke Network Quality Consultant American Stroke Association Cathryn Quinn Administrative Manager Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia Mark Ralston Manager, Public Relations St. Mary's Health Care System
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