Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review

The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

This comprehensive medical education course focuses on basic and advanced electrodiagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with actual or suspected neuromuscular disease.

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Expand Your Knowledge

This continuing medical education course will enhance the clinical practice of physicians who manage patients with neuromuscular symptoms and disorders. The comprehensive review focuses on basic and advanced electrodiagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with actual or suspected neuromuscular disease.

The groups of disorders covered include:

  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Peripheral neuropathies (focal and generalized)
  • Neuromuscular junction disorders
  • Myopathies

Lectures cover the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders as well as when to order specific laboratory and genetic tests and muscle and nerve biopsies. For each of the common and complex disorders presented, authoritative and clinically active specialists provide the benefit of their own experience and expertise. Many of the speakers have provided advice to their own professional organizations and key medical journals, and have taught specialists and generalists alike.

Enhance your clinical practice

A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders provides a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or on disk, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: The Oakstone Institute

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

William S. David, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, EMG Laboratory and
Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies

  • Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD
  • Specific Motor Conduction Studies - Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD
  • Specific Sensory Conduction Studies - Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD
  • Evaluation of Neuromuscular Junction - William S. David, MD, PhD

Basics of Electromyography

  • EMG: Spontaneous - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • EMG: Voluntary - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • EMG: Anatomy, Needle Placement - Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA

Special Techniques

  • Autonomic Testing - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • Decomposition-Based Quantitative EMG / Motor Unit Number Estimation - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD
  • Nerve Ultrasound - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Focal Mononeuropathies in the Arm - Steven A. Greenberg, MD
  • Upper Extremity Plexopathies / Radiculopathies - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • Focal Mononeuropathies in the Leg - Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
  • Lower Extremity Plexopathies / Radiculopathies - Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA

Motor Neuron Diseases

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - James D. Berry, MD, MPH
  • Atypical Motor Neuron Disorders: Upper and Lower Motor Neuron - David A. Chad, MD
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Kathryn Swoboda, MD

Polyneuropathies

  • Approach to Neuropathy - Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Other Hereditary Disorders - Vera Fridman, MD
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Related Disorders - David A. Chad, MD
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Related Disorders - David A. Chad, MD
  • Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Cancer - Vera Fridman, MD
  • Toxic Polyneuropathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

  • Myasthenia Gravis - Amanda C. Guidon, MD
  • Congenital, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, Botulism - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Myopathies

  • Approach to Myopathy - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Muscular Dystrophies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Congenital Myopathies - Basil T. Darras, MD
  • Metabolic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Mitochondrial Disorders - Anthony Amato, MD
  • Muscle Channelopathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD
  • Inflammatory Myopathies - Steven A. Greenberg, MD
  • Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Toxic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD

Special Topics

  • Approach to the Floppy Infant - Basil T. Darras, MD
  • Muscle and Nerve Histopathology - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Neuromuscular Mimics - Erik R. Ensrud, MD
  • Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders - Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
  • Injection Therapies (Botulinum Toxin) - Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD

Course Directors

Anthony A. Amato, MD

  • Vice-Chairman and Chief
  • Neuromuscular Division
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

 

William S. David, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, EMG Laboratory and Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Speakers

James D. Berry, MD, MPH

  • Neuromuscular Division and ALS Clinic Co-Director
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

David A. Chad, MD

  • Staff Neurologist
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA

  • Associate Neurologist
  • Neuromuscular Division
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Basil T. Darras, MD

  • Associate Neurologist-in-Chief
  • Chief, Division of Clinical Neurology
  • Joseph J. Volpe Chair in Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Erik R. Ensrud, MD

  • Director, Neuromuscular Center/EMG Lab
  • Boston VA Healthcare System
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Vera Fridman, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver, CO

 

Steven A. Greenberg, MD

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital and
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Departments of Neurology
  • Boston, MA

Amanda C. Guidon, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD

  • Natus Medical, Inc.
  • Hopewell Junction, NY

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston VA Healthcare System
  • Boston, MA

Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Kathryn J. Swoboda, MD, FACMG

  • Director, Neurogenetics Unit and Laboratory
  • Center for Human Genetics Research
  • Department of Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

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 33.5 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: March 31, 2016
Date Credits Expire: March 31, 2019

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

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning (CME) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a history and examination in order to evaluate patients presenting with actual or suspected neuromuscular complaints
  • Recognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptoms
  • Apply current literature on electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders to the evaluation and management of patients
  • Analyze whether laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies are necessary or unnecessary for diagnosis
  • Assess relevant treatment options
  • Develop improved competence in providing optimal care to the neuromuscular patient
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding treatment, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prognosis

Intended Audience

  • Neurologists
  • Physiatrists (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors)
  • Neurology residents and fellows
  • PM&R residents and fellows

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