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Neurology for Non-Neurologists

Directed by Martin A. Samuels, MD
The Oakstone Institute

The Oakstone Institute’s activity Neurology for Non-Neurologists is a self-paced program available on multimedia formats to fit your schedule and preparation preference. What’s more, it includes a detailed PDF syllabus that features enlargeable full-color images of each slide from all presentations. This activity, directed by Martin A. Samuels, MD, provides primary care physicians, residents, and students with a thorough update in neurology, including the most common conditions that primary care physicians manage in clinical practice.


 
CREDITS Earn up to 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE April 15, 2014
CE EXPIRE April 15, 2017
ONLINE PRICE $795.00
(You will be redirected to Oakstone.com)
 

Description


Neurology for Non-Neurologists is a comprehensive videotaped (with PowerPoint slides) CME activity that will provide the learner with the opportunity to improve knowledge, competence, and performance in all subspecialty areas of modern clinical neurology. The activity comprises 50 thirty-minute presentations, delivered by acknowledged experts their respective fields, will offer the learner the opportunity to experience the depth and breadth of the rapidly changing field of clinical neurology as seen in the office of the primary care physician.  Gaining knowledge and understanding the education at a time and pace convenient to the busy practitioner, the learner will also gain confidence in his or her ability to skillfully diagnose and manage appropriately those patients with neurological disorders.
 
 

Intended Audience


  • Internists
  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists (who act as primary care doctors)
  • Adolescent Medicine Physicians
  • Geriatricians

 
 

Topics & Speakers


Approach to the Patient: Where’s the Lesion?
  • Taking a Neurological History
  • The Neurological Examination
    Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • The Mental Status Examination
    Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP
Sensory Complaints
  • Approach to the Patient with Dizziness
  • Treatment of Vertigo
  • Numbness and Tingling
    Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Approach to the Patient with Spells
    Louis R. Caplan, MD
  • Fatigue
    Thomas D. Sabin, MD
  • Primary Headache Syndromes
  • Secondary Headache Syndromes
    Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH
  • Neck and Arm Pain
    Michael Ronthal, MD
  • Low Back and Leg Pain
    Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc
  • Approach to the Problem of Chronic Pain
    Edgar L. Ross, MD
Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Secondary Seizures
    Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS
Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Visual Disturbances
    Sashank Prasad, MD
  • Eye Movement, Lid, and Pupil Abnormalities
    Don C. Bienfang, MD
Movement Disorders
  • Parkinsonism
    Lewis R. Sudarsky, MD
  • Tremor
    Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
    Edison K. Miyawaki, MD
Stroke
  • Prevention of Stroke
    Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD
  • Treatment of Acute Stroke
    Galen V. Henderson, MD
Neurological Infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
    Jennifer L. Lyons, MD
  • HIV Neurology
    Nagagopal Venna, MD, MBBS
Cancer Neurology
  • Primary Brain Tumors
    Andrew D. Norden, MD, MPH
  • Neurological Aspects of Systemic Cancer
    Eudocia Quant Lee, MD, MPH
Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuropathies
    Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
    Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
  • Motor Neuron Diseases
    Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc
Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    James M. Stankiewicz, MD
Behavioral Neurology
  • Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment
    Kirk R. Daffner, MD, FAAN
  • Alzheimer Disease
    Reisa A. Sperling, MD
  • Delirium and Confusion
    Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD
  • Neuropsychiatry
    John F. Sullivan, MD
Neuroimaging
  • Principles of Neuroimaging
    Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD
Borderlands of Medicine and Neurology
  • Neurology of Lupus and Other Collagen Vascular Disease
    Shahram Khoshbin, MD
  • The Neurology of Acid-Base Disturbances
  • Neurocardiology
    Martin A. Samuels, MD
Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
    Jeffrey T. Liou, DO
  • Excessive Sleepiness
    Douglas B. Kirsch, MD

  • Sleep Problems in Neurological Diseases
    Milena K. Pavlova, MD
Brain Injury, Neurotoxicology, and Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion
  • Coma and Brain Death
    Allan H. Ropper, MD
  • Metabolic Encephalopathy
    Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • The Neurology of Alcohol
    Michael E. Charness, MD
  • Neurotoxicology: Central Nervous System Toxins
  • Neurotoxicology: Peripheral Nervous System Toxins
    Michael Ganetsky, MD, FACEP, FACMT
  • Neurorehabilitation
    Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

 
 

Faculty


Course Director

Martin A. Samuels, MD
Martin A. Samuels, MD

Chairman, Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Speakers

Anthony A. Amato, MD
Vice-Chairman
Department of Neurology
Chief, Neuromuscular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc
Associate Director
Neurological Clinical Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Don C. Bienfang, MD
Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Louis R. Caplan, MD
Neurologist,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Michael E. Charness, MD
Chief of Staff
VA Boston Healthcare System
Faculty Associate Dean for
Veterans Hospital Programs
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Dean
Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Kirk R. Daffner, MD, FAAN
J. David and Virginia Wimberly
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Cognitive and
Behavioral Neurology
Director, Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Michael Ganetsky, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Core Medical Toxicology Faculty
Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship
MA/RI Poison Control Center
Director, Medical Toxicology Consult Service
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Galen V. Henderson, MD
Director, Neurocritical Care
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Departments of Orthopedic Surgery
and Medicine (Rheumatology)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Douglas B. Kirsch, MD
Co-Director, Sleep Clinic
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Hospital Neurology
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Shahram Khoshbin, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Eudocia Quant Lee, MD, MPH
Associate Neurologist
Division of Cancer Neurology
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Center for Neuro-Oncology
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jeffrey T. Liou, DO
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Sleep Disorders Center
Brigham and Women’s/South Shore Hospital
Director, Autonomic Testing Laboratory
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA

Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Headache and Pain
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA

Jennifer L. Lyons, MD
Chief, Division of Neurological Infections
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA



Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Edison K. Miyawaki, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP
Chief of Psychology and Neuropsychology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Andrew D. Norden, MD, MPH
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Center for Neuro-Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Neurological Clinical Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Milena K. Pavolva, MD
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director
Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner
Hospital Sleep Testing Center
Boston, MA

Sashank Prasad, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Michael Ronthal, MD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Allan H. Ropper, MD
Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician and
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Edgar L. Ross, MD
Director of Pain Management Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Vice Chair for Pain and
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Thomas D. Sabin, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Neurology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Staff Neurologist
Tufts Medical Center
Lecturer in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Martin A. Samuels, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD
Associate Neurologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Reisa A. Sperling, MD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School; Director
Center for Alzheimer
Research and Treatment
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

James M. Stankiewicz, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Neurology Clerkship Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Lewis R. Sudarsky, MD
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

John F. Sullivan, MD
Neuropsychiatrist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Nagagopal Venna, MD
Chief, Division of General Neurology
Director, Neuro-Infectious Disease Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


 
 

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize how to diagnose and differentiate common neurological disorders, for example, headache, insomnia, low back pain
  • Manage the most common neurological symptoms, for example, tremor, dizziness, numbness
  • Develop improved competence in providing optimal care to patients with neurological problems who do not require referral to a neurologist
  • Identify ways to provide self-management support to patients with chronic neurological conditions, for example, multiple sclerosis, parkinsonism, Alzheimer disease
  • Assess treatment options
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding prognosis and rehabilitation
  • Analyze appropriate and cost-effective neuroimaging studies when evaluating a patient who may require a referral to a neurologist or to an emergency department

 
 

Accreditation


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
 

Designation


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: April 15, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: April 15, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 26 hours

CME credit is awarded upon completion of a course evaluation and post-test.