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Neuroimaging Practice Track Extended

The UCNS Board of Directors has approved an extension of the Neuroimaging practice track through the 2017 examination. After 2017, only those physicians who have completed a UCNS-accredited Neuroimaging fellowship or who are faculty of a UCNS-accredited Neuroimaging fellowship will be able to apply for certification.

UCNS Launches New Online Tool to Track CME

UCNS has launched a new online CME Tracker to assist diplomates in the UCNS recertification process. Diplomates can now quickly and conveniently enter earned CME and generate a report at any time to track their progress in meeting UCNS recertification requirements. The CME Tracker also allows diplomates with more than one UCNS subspecialty certification to monitor their progress for each certification.

To get started using the CME Tracker, users must first register and create a personal log-in. Once the log-in has been approved, diplomates can begin entering their CME activities. Instructions for using the CME Tracker and recertification information can be found on each subspecialty certification page. For more information, contact Todd Bulson at tbulson@ucns.org or (612) 928-6067.

UCNS at the Annual Meeting

UCNS will be present at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, between April 20 and 24, 2015. Stop by booth #508 to speak with knowledgeable staff. Staff will also be present at the Autonomic Nervous System, Behavioral Neurology, Geriatric Neurology, Neuromuscular, and Critical Care and Emergency Medicine section meetings.

New 2015 Neuroimaging Diplomates

The 2015 Neuroimaging (NI) certification examination was administered in January. As a result of this examination there are 40 new diplomates, bringing the total number of physicians certified in NI to 180. View the list of new NI diplomates

New Headache Medicine and Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Diplomates

The 2014 Headache Medicine (HM) and Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (BNNP) certification examinations were completed in October and November. There are 104 new diplomates in HM and 67 new Diplomates in BNNP. To view the list of new diplomates click here for HM and click here for BNNP.

Accreditation Application Deadline June 1

UCNS is now accepting accreditation applications until June 1, 2015. Programs approved following this deadline may be accredited as of December 1, 2015. The next deadline for program applications will be December 1, 2015.

BNNP, HM, NCC, and NO Program Requirements Revised

The UCNS uses program requirements to determine compliance for accreditation. Program requirements are comprised of two pieces: 1) common program requirements, which are required for use by all subspecialties and 2) subspecialty-specific program requirements that are determined by each subspecialty. Each piece must be approved by the UCNS Board of Directors. Earlier this year stakeholders of four subspecialties were invited to provide comments about proposed revisions of the UCNS Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Headache Medicine, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology program requirements. The comment periods have ended and the program requirements for each of these subspecialties have been approved by the UCNS Board of Directors. The revised program requirements are available on each subspecialty’s accreditation page on the UCNS website. These program requirements will be effective June 1, 2015. As of June 1, 2015, currently accredited programs must be able to attest that their programs are in substantial compliance with the new version of the program requirements, and newly-applying programs must use the updated program information form and appendices. Please contact Amanda Carpenter, Accreditation Manager, at acarpenter@ucns.org or 612-928-6065 with any questions.