Designed to help clinicians diagnose and treat common neurological symptoms and disorders, this comprehensive update covers topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists see in their daily practice.
As new neurological therapeutics become available, it can be difficult for the non-neurologist to stay abreast. It is important that these clinicians — often the first a patient consults — are familiar with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis associated with neurological conditions.
Neurology for Non-Neurologists covers the full scope of clinical neurology: commonly encountered patient complaints such as dizziness, back pain, seizures, and movement disorders, as well as special, common topics that can be mis- or underdiagnosed. Speakers in this online CME course are highly skilled with vast experience educating non-neurologists.
• Principles of the Use of Autonomic Testing in Neurology – Peter Novak, MD, PhD
• Neurological Complications of COVID-19 – Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
• Identify the cause of dizziness in a patient in order to manage the condition effectively
• Recognize sleep disorders and formulate appropriate treatments
• Identify serious illnesses that result in back and neck pain
• Differentiate between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis
• Explain the current methods of evaluating and treating seizures
• Differentiate between primary headaches and headaches that result from systemic disorders
• Describe the neurological complications that result from systemic cancers
• Discuss the methods of recognizing and treating neuropathies
• Describe distinguishing characteristics of cognitive and behavioral disorders
• Identify the differences between hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders
• Explain methods of treating acute and chronic pain
The activity was designed for internists, family physicians, emergency physicians, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care physicians), adolescent medicine physicians, geriatricians, resident and fellows in the above specialties and nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the above specialties.