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Transfer Center

At the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, we want to help you provide the best care possible to your patients. If you are a healthcare provider who would like to refer your patient to IU Health for care, please visit the Indiana University Health 24/7 Transfer Center for more information on how to arrange a safe and efficient patient transfer to any IU Health hospital. To learn more about our critical care transport, visit Indiana University Health LifeLine.

Dedicated Tumor and Neurovascular Conferences

IU Health offers physicians throughout the region an opportunity to discuss case management and treatment pathways with a multidisciplinary team of specialists at weekly conferences. The Brain Tumor Board is an opportunity to collaborate with neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, neurology, radiology and clinical staff through Web conferencing or in-person discussion. To join the conference or submit a case for review, please call 317.274.4289

To learn more about our referral process and conferences, please watch this video

IU Health Neuroscience Events Calendar

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Continuing Medical Education

The Latest in Neuroscience Knowledge

Indiana University Health Neurology & Neurosurgery, one of U.S.News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Hospitals and the only nationally ranked neuroscience program in Indiana, offers continuing medical education (CME) centered on the latest breakthroughs. Supported by the Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education, neurologists, neurosurgeons and other attendees study the latest treatment options and technology and research with experts who are helping to make these advancements.

The IU Health Neuroscience Center offers a wide range of educational opportunities to maintain your accreditation and provide effective care with positive outcomes. These opportunities include:

  • Live learning opportunities, such as conferences, workshops, seminars and more—available throughout the year
  • Enduring materials—available online 

Course Offerings

The IU Health Neuroscience Center offers year-round CME courses; it is located in downtown Indianapolis adjacent to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. These live-learning events offer an opportunity for CME credit and provide access to printed learning tools and materials, once enrolled in the course. Neuroscience topics have included vascular neurology, movement and brain disorders, spinal surgery and epilepsy. 

CME Archive

Spine Care Symposium

Friday, May 16, 2014
Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This full-day symposium will provide physicians and allied health providers with a review of the basics of diagnosis and nonoperative triage and management of both urgent and chronic ailments of the neck and back. We will focus on evidence-based algorithms for the diagnosis, imaging, and conservative treatment of common conditions affecting the spine. We will include sessions focused on the current Indiana
rules regarding the prescription of opioids and options for the nonopioid treatments of patients with chronic pain conditions. We will discuss the role of surgical therapy when conservative
approaches have failed.


April 13, 2013
Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This full-day educational activity will provide all physicians and healthcare providers with a review of vascular fundamentals and the management of cerebrovascular disease, discuss when and what the guidelines for a TIA work up are, what the best treatment is for ruptured aneurysms, when surgery is needed on patients with ICH, and timing for ischemic stroke treatment according to AHA guidelines.

Director(s): Drs. Mitesh Shah, JD Fleck, Thomas Leipzig, Andrew DeNardo

Movement Disorders

May 18, 2013
Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This half-day educational activity will provide all physicians and healthcare providers with a review of movement disorder fundamentals and update on leading-edge treatment approaches, with particular emphasis on Parkinson's disease. Lecturers were chosen for their excellence as teachers, as well as their clinical expertise, to help you integrate this knowledge into your practices and improve patient care. Appropriate medical management of movement disorders are discussed— as well as state-of-the art technolgies, such as deep brain stiumulation surgery.

Director(s): Dr. Elizabeth Zauber


June 14, 2013
Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This full-day educational activity will provide physicians and healthcare providers with a review of the medical and surgical management of peripheral nerve disorders. Lectures were chosen to cover all aspects of peripheral nerve pathology, including injury and tumors. Speakers will cover basic mechanisms of injury with an emphasis on potential new treatment approaches.

Director(s): Dr. Nicholas Barbaro and Dr. John Kincaid

Epilepsy Symposium

October 26, 2013
​Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This full day course will provide all physicians and health care providers with a review of the clinical manifestations , and recent advances in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with focal and generalized epilepsy , with emphasis in the use of newer AEDS, treatment of status epilepticus, the use of AEDs in women of childbearing age, the identification of patients with refractory epilepsy, results of surgical treatment in frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy, and Indiana University Multicenter Clinical trials , including the ROSE, SANTE and Neuro-Pace trials. Lectures were chosen for their clinical expertise to help you integrate this knowledge into your practices and improve patient care.

Director(s): Nicholas Barbaro MD., Vicenta Salanova MD FAAN, Thomas Witt MD

Traumatic Brain Injuries

September 19, 2013​
Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

This full-day educational activity will provide all physicians, healthcare and rehabilitation providers with a review of state of-the-science interventions to improve long-term outcomes after brain injury. Interventions spanning the continuum of care for brain injury will be presented. Specific topics will include:

Early treatment with progesterone to enhance recovery
Pharmacologic approaches to managing cognitive, emotional and behavioral disorders
Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation
Post-hospital psychological treatment to improve coping for individuals, couples, and significant others
Resource facilitation for community re-integration and return to work
Neuroimaging for planning medical and rehabilitation care

Director(s): Dr. Flora Hammond and Dr. Jim Malec

Surgical Spine

July 27, 2013
​Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center

Director(s): Dr. Saad Khairi