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NeuroSAE: November 2023

NeuroSAE: November 2023

Course Description

  • Written by neurologists for neurologists.
  • Questions based on the ABPN content outline for the cognitive expertise component (Part III) of Continuing Certification (CC).
  • Assess your areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Compare your performance to other neurologists.
  • Up to 20 percent of questions with images.
  • Convenient online format: take on your own time, at your own pace.
  • Offers opportunity to earn 2 self-assessment credits of CME per exam.
  • Fulfill both the self-assessment component and the CME component of your Continuing Certification (CC).
  • The AAN has a minimum performance pass rate of 70 percent in order to comply with the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements.
  • Participants can retake the test if they do not pass the first time.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this self-assessment activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify major clinical areas of neurology that require more focused study and review.
  • Evaluate areas of strength and weakness and consult educational resources for self-education and improvement.
  • Apply new and reviewed information derived from the exam and resources into clinical practice to provide optimal patient care.

Date of Release

November 10, 2023.

Duration Statement: This exam is eligible for 2 self-assessment CME credits for three years from the release date.

Confidentiality of Data

All material © American Academy of Neurology Institute unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. See complete Terms of Use.

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is not requesting any individually identifiable information. The data you submit to the AAN through the NeuroSAE® is de-identified, as it neither identifies nor provides a reasonable basis to identify an individual. All information submitted to the AAN through NeuroSAE® is confidential. Data may be used and presented anonymously and in aggregate by the AAN.

Content Outline

Topic # of Questions
Autonomic nervous system disorders 1
Behavioral neurology and neurocognitive disorders 2
Brain and spinal trauma 1
Epilepsy and episodic disorders 3
Genetic and developmental disorders 1
Headache and pain disorders 2
Metabolic Diseases Nutritional Deficiency States and Disorders due to Toxins Drugs and Physical Agents 0
Movement disorders 3
Neuroimmunologic and paraneoplastic disorders of the CNS 2
Neuroinfectious diseases 1
Neuromuscular diseases 2
Neuro-oncologic disorders 1
Neuro-ophthalmologic and neuro-otologic disorders 1
Normal Structure, Process and Development Through the Life Span 1
Psychiatric disorders 0
Sleep disorders 1
Vascular neurology 2
Total 25


The American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI), a subsidiary of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The NeuroSAE program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Program expires August 4, 2026. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. Canadian participants may claim a maximum of 2 hours (credits are automatically calculated). Participants cannot claim credit for issues prior to July 2017.


The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed and approved this program for CME and as part of a Self-Assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of Continuing Certification (CC).


Note: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Patrick Landazuri, MD
Neurology Specialist
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
*Dr. Landazuri has nothing to disclose.

Hossein Ansari, MD, FAAN
Director of Headache Clinic
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
*Dr. Ansari has nothing to disclose.

Miguel Chuquilin Arista, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of NeuroMuscular Neurology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
*Dr. Arista has nothing to disclose.

Sherri Braksick, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
*Dr. Braksick has nothing to disclose.

William Cheshire, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
*Dr. Cheshire has received personal compensation from Oxford University Press, Elsevier, Biohaven, Trinity International University. Dr. Cheshire has non-compensated relationships as a Board of Directors with American Autonomic Society and as an Associate Editor with Clinical Autonomic Research that are relevant to AAN interests or activities.

Andres F. Deik, MD, MSEd
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
*Dr. Deik Acosta Madiedo has received personal compensation for serving as a Consultant for Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Deik Acosta Madiedo has received personal compensation for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Acorda Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Deik Acosta Madiedo has received research support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Revance Therapeutics, Insightec, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Cerevel Therapeutics, and Prevail Therapeutics. Dr. Deik Acosta Madiedo has received publishing royalties from a publication relating to health care. .

Tirisham Gyang, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
*Dr. Gyang has received personal compensation for consultation with Genentech, Greenwich Biosciences, Horizon Therapeutics and EMD Serono.

Tamara Kaplan, MD
Assistant Professor Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
*Dr. Kaplan has received personal compensation for serving as a Consultant for Novartis, Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Biogen.

Jessica Doyle Lee, MD, FAAN, FANA
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Director
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY
*Dr. Lee has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Christiana Care Hospital and the American Academy of Neurology.

Lili Velickovic Ostojic, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
*Dr. Ostojic has nothing to disclose.

Bhavana Patel, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Psychiatry
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
*Dr. Patel has nothing to disclose.

HyungSub Shim, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Psychiatry
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
*Dr. Shim has nothing to disclose.

Sheetal Shroff, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX
*Dr. Shroff has received personal compensation from Alnylam.

Courtney Takahashi MD, FAAN
MCR Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
*Dr. Takahashi has received personal compensation for serving as an Expert Witness for McGowan, Hood, and Felder, RGZL, Meehan, Boyle, lack & Bogdanow, and McLeod Law Group.

Uzma Usman, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
*Dr. Usman has nothing to disclose.

Utku Uysal, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Kansas University
Kansas City, KS
*Dr. Uysal has nothing to disclose.

Jessica Lenore Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Science
Rush University
Chicago, IL
*Dr. Wilson has nothing to disclose.

Daniel Winkel, MD
Assistant Professor Neurology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
*Dr. Winkel has received personal compensation from NextSense Inc.


Xiaoyu Sun, Associate Director, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Sun has nothing to disclose.

Lynne Shindoll, MA, Manager, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Shindoll has nothing to disclose.

Tessa Dahlgren, eLearning & Production Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Dahlgren has nothing to disclose.

Sulia Altenberg , eLearning & LMS Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Altenberg has nothing to disclose.
*Relationship Disclosure