Palatucci Alumni Spark New State Neurological Societies in Kentucky, Pennsylvania

October 22, 2007

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Terri Postma, MD and Brad Klein, MD, MBA are alumni of the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, and they have something else in common: both neurologists credit their Palatucci training for helping them successfully establish new state neurology societies in their respective home states of Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

In Kentucky, Postma reorganized the Commonwealth Neurological Society and held its first annual meeting in Lexington on October 13. The CNS had existed until several years ago, but had never held an annual meeting until now. Twenty local neurologists and five corporate sponsors were in attendance. An AAN-coordinated talk on CPT coding and reimbursement was among the highlights.

That same day, Klein partnered with the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College to convene the inaugural annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Neurological Society in Philadelphia. Attendance for the Jefferson-sponsored educational sessions more than doubled, while more than 20 neurologists attended the PNS business meeting. During the meeting, PNS members adopted advocacy goals in medical imaging and anti-epileptic drug (AED) coverage.

For more information on how the AAN can help your state societies grow, contact Melissa Larson at mlarson@aan.com. Learn more about what the AAN is doing to advocate for better access to care related to AEDs and neuroimaging.

To learn more about the Palatucci Forum, contact Melissa Larson at mlarson@aan.com.