14th Annual Penn Neurology Board Review Course

Course details

  • 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Price: $1.00
Title & description


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Personal Recording Devices
Due to the copyright issues of this course, personal recording devices are not permitted for any reason. Anyone found using any personal recording device will be asked to leave the course and no refund will be issued.

Please note that the meeting materials were shipped on May 29th to the live stream registrants.

Program Description: 


Hotel Reservations

Program Overview & Target Audience:

This course is specifically designed for neurologists taking or retaking the Initial Certification Neurology Examination, the Initial Certification Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology Examination or the Recertification Examination.

This course is designed for neurology residents, fellows, and practicing neurologists.

Educational Goal:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to prepare for either the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (ABPN) Initial Certification Examination in Neurology,  the Initial Certification Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology Examination, or the Recertification Examination.

Benefits of Attendance:

The list of course topics and subtopics was adapted from the ABPN’s description of the board and recertification examinations. The time allotted for each topic is based upon the approximate distribution of the subject matter as given by the ABPN.

Our course will provide an excellent review of board exam and recertification topics and help the learner identify areas that require further study. The learner can then review and prepare further in these areas prior to taking the examination.

Live Stream Option!

Can't attend in person? Watch the 14th Annual Penn Neurology Board Review Course in real-time online (eastern standard time). Purchase and have full access to the course which will be live streamed from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA June 5 - 6, 2017. The Mock Exam is not available for Live Stream. By registering for the live stream, you will:

  • Receive two days of live streaming. You will have access to watch the presenters live through your computer while the course is being conducted
  • Receive the same course materials and educational experience as those attending in person
  • Have the option of purchasing the 2017 Mock Exam (not available for live streaming) or other problem-based learning options and Audio CD
  • Participation is required in real time (please see course schedule)
  • Save over $1,000 in travel and hotel costs!

Pre-recorded Presentations: We understand that preparing for the boards means spending many hours studying and reviewing. In an effort to provide our attendees with the comprehensive review needed to study for the boards within their own busy schedule, about 40 hours of pre-recorded video lectures are included in the course registration fee and will be available online from 3/15/17 until 11/2/17. The pre-recorded lectures are different lectures from the live board review course. This will allow our attendees to review and study the videos at their own pace. Please note that the videos are available only to those pre-registered, paid, and are attending in-person or by Live Stream. The prerecorded lectures are not approved for CME credit. The full list of pre-recorded lectures is listed on the agenda.

Problem-Based Learning:  The Problem-based Learning modules are designed to optimally prepare you for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination by assessing your ability to apply your fund of knowledge to boardstyle questions and identify concepts for further study. There is a live mock examination on Wednesday 6/7 with discussion of challenging questions. There is an option to purchase 2 additional mock examinations for self-study. Lastly, there is an option to receive questions via email, or to your mobile device, three times per week from 3/15/17 until 11/2/17 to more continuously prepare you for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination. Utilization of this technology has been shown to increase scores on National Board of Medicine examinations. For an additional fee, all preregistered, paid attendees can choose one of the three options below for additional studying:

• Option 1 (300 Questions): 2017 Mock Exam – register and attend the optional live mock exam session (please see Mock Exam under Registration Fees for additional information). For live-stream participants, they can purchase this examination.
• Option 2 (700 Questions): 2017 Mock Exam, an additional different mock exam (including answers and explanations for self-study), and receive two (2) Board-style questions that will be sent to your email or mobile device every other day for 3 months prior to and 5 months after the Review 
• Option 3 (1100 Questions):
2017 Mock Exam, two additional different mock exams (including answers and explanations for self-study) and receive four (4) Board-style questions that will be sent to your email or mobile device every other day for 3 months prior to, and 5 months after the Review concludes

Discount Policy: Individuals taking this 2017 course may take a future Penn Neurology Board Review Course and receive a discount of 25% off of a future Penn Neurology Board and Review Course if they do not pass the 2016 board exam or 75% off of a future Penn Neurology Board and Review Course if they do not pass the 2017 recertification exam. Proof of non-passing score will be required to be eligible for the discounted rate to attend a future course.

Registration Fees:
The registration fees for the 14th Penn Neurology Board and Review Course in person or Live Stream are $1,295 for physicians and $995 for residents and fellows. The registration fee includes attendance to the 2-day board review, a course syllabus on a flash drive, black & white  reduced-size syllabus, continental breakfast, and mid-morning & afternoon breaks each day. Lunch, dinner and parking fees are not included.

Syllabus on Flash Drive and Reduced-size Printed Version
The course syllabus is produced on a flash drive and is comprised of all the full-color slides submitted by the presenters. All participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet with USB port in order to follow the presentations electronically. Participants should be sure to download the latest free Adobe Reader software in order to open the files. Power stations are provided for charging needs. The course syllabus will also be printed as a black & white reduced-size version for convenient storage and travel.

Optional Purchases:

Optional Written Mock Examination with Discussion
The 2017 Mock Exam will consist of 300 new questions written especically for this course. On Wednesday, June 7, the mock examination will be administered to participants who register additionally for this part of the course. In addition, the answers will be given and a discussion will follow. The registration fee for the optional mock examination is $450 and only available to those who register and pay for the full course. This fee includes additional course materials, continental breakfast and mid-morning break. If interested, select this option on the registration form.

Audio CD’s
The live course will be professionally recorded (audio only) on a CD in MP3 format. Together with the syllabus, the audio-only, MP3 formatted CD’s will allow participants to review the course material in detail after the course concludes. 
The audio CD’s do not include the pre-recorded lectures. 

All lectures will be recorded and available on the CD. The CD can be listened to on any car or home stereo, PC, Mac or laptop that is able to play MP3 formatted CD’s. You may also download the CD to your MP3 player, such as an iPod. The CD is for sale only to those who register and pay for the course. Those who pre-order the CD will receive it at a discounted price of $275. On-site purchase of the CD will cost $315. Please use the registration form to pre-order your CD. Audio CD’s will be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service approximately 3-5 days after the course concludes. Express shipping is available for an additional fee (standard UPS rates will apply). The express shipping service will be made available on-site, during the course.

Meeting Location:

The 14th Penn Neurology Board and Review Course will be held at the Loews Philadelphia, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Main number: 215-627-1200 and 1-877-878-3629 or visit online at

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Lowes Hotel Philadelphia at a special group rate of $229.00 per night (single or double occupancy). Taxes are 15.2% per room per night and are subject to change. Four Points by Sheraton requires a credit card to hold the reservation. They accept all major credit cards. Hotel check-in is at 3 PM, check-out is at NOON. To make hotel reservations, please contact the Lowes Hotel Philadelphia directly at 215-627-1200. Reference code “14th Annual Penn Neurology Board Review 2017”.

The deadline for hotel reservations is May 6, 2017. After this date, or if the room block is filled, whichever comes first, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability.

Overnight Room Cancellation: Your credit card will not be charged if you cancel your reservation 24 hours prior to your date of arrival. There is a charge for early departures and no-shows. Please be sure to ask about the hotel’s reservation and cancellation policies. The University of Pennsylvania is not responsible for any misinformation regarding hotel policies and procedures.


There is only valet parking garage at the Lowes Hotel Philadelphia. Fees for valet parking is about $49.00 per day (rates are subject to change). Please keep in mind that there are numerous parking options in the area and you may want to research other options before your travel and stay in Philadelphia.

Additional Overnight Options:

In the event that the Lowes Hotel Philadelphia room block is filled, the following hotels area five-minute walking distance of the venue and may have overnight room availability:

Hampton Inn Philadelphia ~ 215-665-9100
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia ~ 215-923-0100
Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Downtown ~ 215-496-3200
Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City ~ 215-557-0005

Accreditation & Designation of Credit:

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown by Day:

Monday - 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Tuesday - 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Wednesday - 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by
March 5, 2017 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee). No refunds will be issued thereafter.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 7:00am - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:15pm
Lowes Hotel Philadelphia
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
United States
This live activity started on June 5th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 23.25
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