Neurology Faculty Retreat

Danville, PA US
March 29, 2024

Program Description 

This is a hybrid Educational Activity. 

This event is intended to educate faculty and advanced practitioners within Neurology on the workflow for addressing social determinants of health within their patient population. Additional insights on how to effectively work with learners of all stages (including round table discussion) and updates on the neurology residency will be provided.


Target Audience

This activity is designed for all Neurology physicians and advanced practitioners.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • identify the most common needs in the Geisinger patient population.
  • describe how to access the social determinants of health questionnaire in Epic.
  • demonstrate how to use Neighborly.
  • list 2 strategies to optimize time management when working with learners.


Course Cancellation Policy

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.


Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  

Virtual Information

All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    03/29/2024 - 7:30am EDT
    Event ends: 
    03/29/2024 - 2:30pm EDT
    7:30 AM                     
    7:55 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions
    J. David Avila, MD
    8:00 AM                     
    Residency Program Overview
    J. David Avila, MD
    9:00 AM                     
    Neurology Clerkship Overview
    Megan Esch, MD
    10:00 AM                   
    Social Determinants of Health
    Scott Friedenberg, MD and Maria Welch
    12:00 PM 
    Lunch Break
    12:30 PM                    
    How to Work Efficiently with Learners
    Ashley Shamansky, DO
    1:30 PM                      
    J. David Avila, MD, Megan Esch, MD and Emily Sun, DO
    2:30 PM                      


    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 


    Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    Center Street
    Also virtual using Microsoft Teams
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States
    Geisinger Faculty
    J. David Avila, MD
    Program Director, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Megan Esch, MD
    Residency Associate Program Director, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Scott Friedenberg, MD
     Vice Chair, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Cortney Houtz, LPN
    Activity Director
    Program Administrator, Adult Neurology Residency
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Ashley Shamansky, DO
    Associate, Pediatrics
    Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine
    Emily Sun, DO
    Associate, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Maria Welch
    Program Manager, Health and Wellness
    Geisinger Medical Center


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA Credit


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