News Notification

Neurology for Non-Neurologists 2020

1256 views Tags: Oakstone Board Review


Oakstone Specialty Review

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.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Stay Abreast of Advances in Neurological Medicine

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.


• Numbness and Spells – David M. Pilgrim, MD

• Approach to the Dizzy Patient – Martin A. Samuels, MD

• Treating the Dizzy Patient – Martin A. Samuels, MD

• Tremors – Abby Olsen, MD, PhD

• Gait Disorders – Abby Olsen, MD, PhD

• Neuropsychological Evaluation – Doreen M. Rentz, PsyD

• Behavioral Abnormalities – Scott McGinnis, MD

• New Treatments for Dementia – Gad A. Marshall, MD

• Delirium and Confusion – Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, FANA, FASN, FAAN

• Disorders of Attention and Executive Function – Kirk R. Daffner, MD

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – David K. Urion, MD, FAAN

• Epilepsy – Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS

• Seizures as a Symptom of Systemic Disease – Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS, FAAN

• How to Choose the Initial Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs) – Jong Woo Lee, MD

• Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy – Ellen J. Bubrick, MD

• Functional Seizures – Barbara A. Dworetzky, MD

• Clinical Neurophysiology of the Nervous System – Shahram Khoshbin, MD

• Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders – Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

• Hypokinetic Movement Disorders – Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

• Parkinsonism – Jordan D. Paulson, MD

• Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Movement Disorders – Michael T. Hayes, MD

• Neuropathy: What You Should Know – Christopher Doughty, MD

• Myopathy: What You Should Know – Christopher Doughty, MD

• Stroke: Primary and Secondary Prevention and Treatment – Galen V. Henderson, MD

• Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke – Galen V. Henderson, MD, FNCS

• Hemorrhagic Strokes – Matthew Bevers, MD, PhD

• Meningitis – Steven K. Feske, MD

• Infectious Encephalitis – Steven K. Feske, MD

• HIV Neurology – Nagagopal Venna, MD

• Window to the Brain: Neurological Causes of Visual Loss – Sashank Prasad, MD

• Eye Movement Disorders – Robert M. Mallery, MD

• Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis – James Stankiewicz, MD

• Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis – James Stankiewicz, MD

• Update on Primary CNS Lymphoma – Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH

• Primary Brain Tumors – Lakshmi Nayak, MD

• Neurological Problems in Systemic Cancer – Eudocia Quant Lee, MD

• Managing Chronic Pain – Victor Wang, MD

• Use of Injections to Treat Pain Syndromes – Victor Wang, MD

• Complementary and Integrative Medicine for Pain and Headache – Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS

• Neck and Arm Pain – Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

• Low Back Pain – Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

• Primary Headaches Syndromes – Rebecca C. Burch, MD

• Headache as a Symptom of Systemic Disease – Rebecca C. Burch, MD

• Recognizing and Diagnosing Sleep Disorders – Milena Pavlova, MD, FAASM

• Treatment of Sleep Disorders – Milena Pavlova, MD, FAASM

• Neurology Below the Belt: Neurogenic Bladder – Tamara B. Kaplan, MD

• Sexual Dysfunction in Neurologic Disease – Tamara B. Kaplan, MD

• Principles of Neuro-Imaging – Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, FANA, FASN, FAAN

• Principles of Hospital Neurology – Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, FANA, FASN, FAAN

• The Neurology of Alcohol – Michael E. Charness, MD

• Neurological Complications of Substance Use Disorder – Nagagopal Venna, MD

• Neurology of Vitamin Deficiency – Fat-Soluble Vitamins – Martin A. Samuels, MD

• Neurology of Vitamin Deficiency – Water-Soluble Vitamins – Martin A. Samuels, MD

• Autoimmune Disorders in Neurology – Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

• Concussion – William J. Mullally, MD

• Functional Neurological Disorders – Mary Angela O’Neal, MD

• Women’s Neurology – Mary Angela O’Neal, MD

• Spinal Cord Disorders – Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

• Principles of the Use of Autonomic Testing in Neurology – Peter Novak, MD, PhD

• Neurological Complications of COVID-19 – Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

Learning Objectives

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

Intended Audience

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.


• Date of Original Release: June 15, 2020

• Date of Original Release: June 15, 2023

• Estimated Time to Complete: 35.25 hours

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
error: Content is protected !!