Neurology for Non-Neurologists

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. Ideal for MOC.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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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.

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in Neurology provides a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 35.25 MOC points. Available online or via audio MP3s, 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.

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

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Martin A. Samuels, MD
Chair Emeritus
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Miriam Joseph Sydney Distinguished
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 35.25 MOC points

Patient Complaints

  • 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

Behavioral Neurology

  • 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 and Seizures

  • 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

Movement Disorders

  • 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

Nerve and Muscle Disorders

  • Neuropathy: What You Should Know - Christopher Doughty, MD
  • Myopathy: What You Should Know - Christopher Doughty, MD

Stroke

  • 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

Neurological Infections

  • Meningitis - Steven K. Feske, MD
  • Infectious Encephalitis - Steven K. Feske, MD
  • HIV Neurology - Nagagopal Venna, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology

  • Window to the Brain: Neurological Causes of Visual Loss - Sashank Prasad, MD
  • Eye Movement Disorders - Robert M. Mallery, MD

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis - James Stankiewicz, MD
  • Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis - James Stankiewicz, MD

Neuro-Oncology

  • Update on Primary CNS Lymphoma - Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
  • Primary Brain Tumors - Lakshmi Nayak, MD
  • Neurological Problems in Systemic Cancer - Eudocia Quant Lee, MD

Pain

  • 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

Sleep Disturbances

  • Recognizing and Diagnosing Sleep Disorders - Milena Pavlova, MD, FAASM
  • Treatment of Sleep Disorders - Milena Pavlova, MD, FAASM

Neurology Below the Belt

  • Neurology Below the Belt: Neurogenic Bladder - Tamara B. Kaplan, MD
  • Sexual Dysfunction in Neurologic Disease - Tamara B. Kaplan, MD

Special Topics

  • 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

Course Director

Martin A. Samuels, MD

  • Chair Emeritus, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Miriam Joseph Sydney Distinguished Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Speakers

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH

  • Neurologist-in-Chief
  • Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Carolyn Bernstein, MD, FAHS

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

Matthew Bevers, Md, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Divisions of Stroke, Cerebrovascular and Critical Care Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

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

Ellen J. Bubrick, MD

  • Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
  • Division of Epilepsy
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Rebecca C. Burch, MD

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

Michael E. Charness, MD

  • Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Senior Physician, Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Faculty Associate Dean, Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Dean, Professor of Neurology
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Kirk R. Daffner, MD

  • Chief, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
  • Stephen Muss Clinical Director of the Alzheimer Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • J. David and Virginia Wimberly Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Christopher Doughty, MD

  • Clinical Director, Division of Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Barbara A. Dworetzky, MD

  • Chief, Division of Epilepsy
  • Director, The Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Steven K. Feske, MD

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

Michael T. Hayes, MD

  • Vice Chair of Community Affairs
  • Co-Director of Functional Neurosurgery Program for Movement Disorders
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston,MA
  • Chief of Neurology
  • South Shore Hospital
  • Weymouth, MA
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Galen V. Henderson, MD, FNCS

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

Tamara B. Kaplan, MD

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

Shahram Khoshbin, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, FANA, FASN, FAAN

  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
  • Chief, Division of Hospital Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Eudocia Quant Lee, MD

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

Jong Woo Lee, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • The Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Robert M. Mallery, MD

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

 

Gad A. Marshall, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials
  • Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Scott McGinnis, MD

  • Associate Neurologist
  • Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
  • Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Investigator, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Investigator, MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit
  • Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS, FAAN

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

Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

  • Associate Neurologist
  • 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 and Concussion
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Lakshmi Nayak, MD

  • Director, Center for Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Senior Physician, Center for Neuro-Oncology
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Neuro-Oncologist, Division of Neuro-Oncology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Peter Novak, MD, PhD

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

Abby L. Olsen, MD, PhD

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

Mary A. O’Neal, MD

  • Director of the Women’s Neurology Program
  • Clinical Director of the Neurosciences Clinic
  • Ambulatory Director of Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jordan D. Paulson, MD

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

Milena Pavlova, MD, FAASM

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

David Pilgrim, MD

  • Chief, The Thomas Moorecroft Walshe III, MD
  • Division of General Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Chief, Clinical Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • 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

Doreen Rentz, PsyD

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

James Stankiewicz, MD

  • Clinical Director
  • Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

David K. Urion, MD, FAAN

  • Director of Education and Residency Training Program
  • Charles F. Barlow Chair
  • Department of Neurology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

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

Nagagopal Venna, MD

  • Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases
  • Director, Neuroinfectious Diseases Clinic
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Victor Wang, MD

  • Division Chief, Pain Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA
  • Medical Director
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Milford
  • Center for Pain Medicine
  • Milford, MA

Accreditation

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

Oakstone Publishing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 35.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Date of Original Release: June 15, 2020
Date Credits Expire: June 15, 2023
Contact Hours: 35.25
Estimated Time to Complete: 35.25 hours

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

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
  • Summarize the neurological complications of vitamin deficiencies

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.