Continuing Medical Education (CME)

20th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics of SBMT

The 20th Annual World Congress of SBMT will bring together physicians, scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and industry to further the advances and applications in brain and spinal cord mapping and image guided therapies (operative and non-operative). The conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, February 16th to Sunday February 19th, 2023 in the Los Angeles, California on the West Coast of the United State of America. We encourage you to come and visit the annual conference which will host a world class program across the three days, an exhibition hall, poster displays and plenty of networking events. We encourage you to come and visit the annual conference which will host a world class program across the three days, an exhibition hall, poster displays and plenty of networking events.

17th/18th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics of SBMT

Jointly Supported By:

Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics

Continuing Medical Education Need Assessment


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Society of Brain Mapping & Therapeutics. Saint Louis University School of Medicine are accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (for APPs, nurses, and other types of learners). The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Follow your board’s requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

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Financial Disclosures

Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics controls the content and production of this educational activity and takes every step to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), faculty, abstract reviewers, paper presenters/authors, planning committee members, staff and any others involved in planning the educational content (and the significant others of those mentioned) must disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be related to their content. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Each section of the SBMT has been accredited by a different provider (please above). Therefore, we recommend that financial disclosure to be done in accordance with each provider's guides.

Click here to submit the SBMT Financial Disclosure Form

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the scientific meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Apply new findings in brain mapping (BM) & therapeutics relevant to their own sub-specialty;
  • Describe the effect of the newly developed methods in medical imaging, medical devices, nanotechnology, and stem cell/cellular therapy;
  • [When relevant] Design possible future research and developments in BM, therapeutics and nano-bio-electronics;
  • Assess possible impacts of new research and development on their own clinical and scientific work;
  • Build bridges amongst multiple disciplines;
  • Assess cutting-edge technological advancements in BM & therapeutics, such as the emerging field of nano-bio-electronics (integration of nanotechnology with stem cell/cellular therapy, medical imaging and medical devices);
  • Recognize advancements in other disciplines and explain how such advancements could help them formulate new diagnostics and treatment modalities; and
  • Understand and discuss the roles of governmental agencies, foundations, and industry upon research and development of the field.

Intended Audience

Annual Meetings of SBMT are world-class scientific events designed to have a significant impact on cross-disciplinary flow of information/ scientific advancements. Attendees are a mixture of neurosurgeons, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation medicine, cardiologists, oncologists, bioethicists, policy makers, government officials, engineers, physicists, neuroscience, stem cell scientists, Bio-technologists, nano technologists, computer scientists, allied healthcare professionals, healthcare executives, students, post-docs, residents and fellows.

Background Requirements

The SBMT Annual World Congress is a multi-disciplinary forum designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary dissemination of technological and medical advances and scientific discovery.

Method/Format of Instruction

The world congress is the society's annual meeting that invites prominent scientists and clinicians from all over the globe. Scientific Meetings are broken down into three categories:

  1. Scientific exhibits and posters:
    • Basic and Clinical Research in Image Guided Therapy
    • Novel Research and Development in Brain Mapping and Intra-operative surgical Planning
    • Clinical Trials
    • Bio-ethics
  2. Special Focus Sessions:
    • Government Regulations
    • Government Education
    • Patient Advocacy
    • Healthcare Policy
    • Funding Opportunities
  3. Student Funding Opportunities:
    • Graduate and Post Graduate Interdisciplinary Fellowships
    • Student Travel Awards
    • University Student Chapters mentorship programs
    • Scholarships for undergraduate students studying neurological disorders


(POC: Bryan Aroz:  )

  • Presentation Format:
    • The program committee and session chairs/co-chairs will enforce the available time in order to keep sessions on schedule.
    • Speakers are required to adjust their talk based on the time listed on the program
    • The Program Schedule is updated periodically online at:
    • Talk length: 15 minute per presentation (Max slides 30, recommended slides: 10 - 12)
    • Each session block has Q&A: 10 minutes after each panel presentation (5 presentations)
  • Presentation Content:
    • Your presentation must include:
      • Disclose any Financial Conflicts of Interest as listed on the Financial Disclosure form
        • Any speaker who has not submitted their form, had it reviewed, and managed any conflicts of interest identified by SBMT will not be able to speak in a CME-certified session, and may have to be removed from the program.
      • 3 objectives for your talk,
        • These must be actionable: what will learners be able to do differently as a result of your presentation.
      • How your work/research has impacts the field
      • What are the most tangible result of your research (publication, award, clinical trial, change of practice etc.), if any.
    • These point need to be in your first few slides.
      • Disclosure information must appear on your first slide.
      • No commercial logos are permitted on slides, handouts, or any other educational materials.
  • Data Requirements:

    Session Chairs are the Point of Contact (POC) for this data for all presenters in their session
    Submit your Abstracts, Gap Analysis and Financial Disclosure reviews to each CME provider (above) in accordance to the scientific program

    • An abstract or syllabus contribution required for each CME accredited presentation. Abstract is not necessary for the none CME accredited sessions/presentation.
      • A sample can be found by Clicking Here.
      • The format can be either in MS Word or PDF.
        • Provide the presentation title,
        • The author's and all co-authors names and affiliations - institutions information
          • Ensure that each author has completed their Financial Disclosure and submit it for review.
        • And a concise abstract of less than 500 words.
      • You are encouraged to send the abstract as soon as possible.
    • A Gap Analysis is needed for each CME session (prepared by session chair(s)).
    • CME Disclosure:   (POC: Dr. Babak Kateb:  )
      • This program is jointly sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City of Hope, LLU and SBMT.
    • Presentation's PowerPoint slides need to be sent at least two weeks prior to the Congress: 

PLEASE NOTE:  We will load the talks ahead of the time to the local computer. Please identify your name and the session you are in. This will avoid long delays. If you need any special arrangement please let Bryan know ahead of time.