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Neurology for Non-Neurologists

The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

Covering topics in Clinical Neurology that non-neurologists face in their daily practice, this comprehensive update is designed to help you diagnose and treat neurological signs and symptoms.

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Neurology for Non-Neurologists covers topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists commonly face in their daily practice. The comprehensive program is designed to enhance and improve your ability to take a neurological history, perform a neurological exam, and recognize and treat common neurological problems. This CME course will also help you know when it’s appropriate to order imaging and laboratory tests, or to recommend referrals.

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A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in Neurology provides a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or on disk, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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Approach to the Patient

  • Taking a Neurological History - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • The Mental Status Examination - Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP
  • The Neurological Exam: Cranial Nerves, Motor, Sensory, Coordination and Reflexes - Martin A. Samuels, MD

Sensory Complaints

  • Approach to the Patient with Dizziness - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Treatment of Dizziness - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Approach to the Patient with Spells - Louis R. Caplan, MD
  • Fatigue - Thomas D. Sabin, MD
  • Migraine and Other Headache Syndromes - Rebecca C. Burch, MD
  • Headache as a Symptom of Systemic Disease - Rebecca C. Burch, MD
  • Neck and Arm Pain - Michael Ronthal, MD
  • Low Back and Leg Pain - Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc
  • Approach to the Problem of Chronic Pain - Daniel D. Vardeh, MD

Epilepsy

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

Neuro-Ophthalmology

  • Visual Disturbances - Sashank Prasad, MD
  • Eye Movement, Lid, and Pupil Abnormalities - Robert M. Mallery, MD

Movement Disorders

  • Parkinsonism - Lewis R. Sudarsky, MD
  • Tremor - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Hypokinetic Movement Disorders (other than Parkinson Disease) - Edison K. Miyawaki, MD
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders - Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

Stroke

  • Prevention of Stroke - Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Treatment of Acute Stroke - Galen V. Henderson, MD

Cancer Neurology

  • Primary Brain Tumors - Andrew D. Norden, MD, MPH
  • Neurological Aspects of Systemic Cancer - Eudocia Quant Lee, MD, MPH

Neurological Infections

  • Encephalitis - Jennifer L. Lyons, MD
  • Meningitis - Jennifer L. Lyons, MD
  • HIV Neurology - Nagagopal Venna, MD

Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Neuropathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD
  • Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD
  • Motor Neuron Diseases - Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc

Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disorders

  • Multiple Sclerosis - James M. Stankiewicz, MD
  • Autoimmune Neurology - Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

Behavioral Neurology

  • Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment - Kirk R. Daffner, MD, FAAN
  • Alzheimer's 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 - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Neurocardiology - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Neurohematology - Martin A. Samuels, MD

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Excessive Sleepiness - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Sleep Problems in Neurological Diseases - Milena K. Pavlova, MD

Brain Injury and Toxins

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion - William J. Mullally, MD
  • Metabolic Encephalopathy - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Coma and Brain Death - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • The Neurology of Alcohol - Michael E. Charness, MD
  • Neurotoxicology: Central Nervous System Toxins - Michael Ganetsky, MD, FACEP, FACMT
  • Neurotoxicology: Peripheral Nervous System Toxins - Michael Ganetsky, MD, FACEP, FACMT

Special Topics

  • Neurorehabilitation - Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
  • Autonomic Neurology - Peter Novak, MD, PhD
  • Women’s Neurology - Mary Angela O’Neal, MD
  • Neurological Aspects of Death and Dying - Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
  • Neurology in Resource-Limited Environments - Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD
  • Neurogenetics for Non-Neurologists - Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD

Course Director

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

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc

  • Associate Director
  • Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD

  • Director, Global Neurology Program
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Health and Policy Advisor in Neurology
  • Partners in Health
  • Boston, MA

Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Sleep Division
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Rebecca C. Burch, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Neurologist, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Staff Neurologist, John R. Graham Headache Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner 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
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Faculty, Associate Dean
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Dean
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA

  • Senior Ethics Consultant
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Neuroethics
  • Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
  • 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

Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD

  • Director for Basic and Clinical Research
  • BWH Neurosciences Institute
  • Director, Program in Translational NeuroPsychiatric Genomics
  • Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Steven R. and Kathleen P. Haley Distinguished Chair for the Neurosciences
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA
  • Associate Member
  • Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
  • Cambridge, MA

Michael Ganetsky, MD, FACEP, FACMT

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency 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 of 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
  • Boston, MA

Shahram Khoshbin, MD

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

Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Division of Hospital Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • 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

Jennifer L. Lyons, MD

  • Chief, Division of Neurological Infections and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Robert M. Mallery, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Ophthalmologist
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Boston, MA

Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS, FAAN

  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

 

Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

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

William J. Mullally, MD

  • Associate Chief of Clinical Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • Director of Sports Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP

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

Andrew D. Norden, MD, MPH

  • Associate Neurologist, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Physician, Center for Neuro-Oncology
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Peter Novak, MD, PhD

  • Director, Autonomic Laboratory
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Mary Angela O’Neal, MD

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

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Milena K. Pavlova, MD

  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner EEG and Sleep Testing Center
  • Boston, MA

Sashank Prasad, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Michael Ronthal, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Deputy Chief of Neurology
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Thomas D. Sabin, MD

  • Professor and Vice-Chair
  • Department of Neurology
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Lecturer on Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 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

Reisa A. Sperling, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Center of Alzheimer Research and Treatment
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Director of Neuroimaging
  • Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

James M. Stankiewicz, MD

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

Lewis R. Sudarsky, MD

  • Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

John F. Sullivan, MD

  • Neuropsychiatrist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Instructor in Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Daniel D. Vardeh, MD

  • Chief, Division of Pain Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Nagagopal Venna, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Neuro-Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • Head, Division of Comprehensive Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

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

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30.25 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: June 30, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete: 30.25 hours

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize and name the most common neurological signs and symptoms, for example, fatigue, tremor, dizziness
  • Differentiate between common neurological conditions and those conditions that are more serious in order to determine optimal care
  • Perform a thorough neurological examination and take a complete history
  • Apply the American Academy of Neurology guidelines for the management of common neurological disorders
  • Assess relevant treatment options and apply them as appropriate
  • Analyze appropriate and cost-effective imaging and laboratory studies and their indications and contraindications when evaluating a patient
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding prognosis and rehabilitation
  • Identify methods, support, and resources for patient self-management for those patients with chronic neurological conditions, for example multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease

Intended Audience

The activity was designed for internists, family physicians, general practitioners, emergency physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care doctors), adolescent medicine physicians, and geriatricians.

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