Neurology for Non-Neurologists

Oakstone Specialty Review

Designed to help clinicians diagnose and treat neurological symptoms and problems, this comprehensive update covers topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists see in their daily practice. Ideal for MOC.

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Explore the Field of Clinical Neurology

This CME program delves into topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists commonly face in their daily practice. Lectures delivered by acknowledged experts will enhance and improve your ability to take a neurological history, perform a neurological exam, and recognize and treat neurological problems. Neurology for Non-Neurologists will also help you know when it’s appropriate to order imaging and laboratory tests, or to recommend referrals.

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in Neurology provides a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 33 MOC points. Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, 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.

Approach to the Patient

  • Taking a Neurological History - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • The Mental Status Examination - Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP
  • The Neurological Examination: 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 - Gregory T. Whitman, 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 - Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD
  • Low Back and Leg Pain - Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD
  • Spinal Cord Neurology- Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD
  • Approach to the Problem of Chronic Pain - Victor Wang, MD

Epilepsy

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

Neuro-Ophthalmology

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

Movement Disorders

  • Parkinsonism - Chizoba Umeh, MD
  • Tremor - Albert Hung, MD
  • Hypokinetic Movement Disorders (Other than Parkinson Disease) - Edison K. Miyawaki, MD
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders - Edison K. Miyawaki, MD

Stroke

  • Prevention of Stroke - Steven K. Feske, MD
  • Impact of Social Networks in Stroke - Amar Dhand, MD, Dphil
  • Treatment of Acute Stroke - Galen V. Henderson, MD

Cancer Neurology

  • Primary Brain Tumors - Lakshmi Nayak, MD
  • 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
  • Alzheimer 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

  • Neuro-Rheumatology - Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD
  • The Neurology of Acid-Base Disturbances - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Neurocardiology - Martin A. Samuels, MD
  • Neurohematology - Martin A. Samuels, MD

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia - Milena Pavlova, MD
  • Excessive Sleepiness - Milena Pavlova, MD
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicology: Peripheral Nervous System Toxins - Michael Ganetsky, MD

Special Topics

  • Neurorehabilitation - Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
  • Autonomic Neurology - Peter Novak, MD, PhD
  • Women’s Neurology - Mary Angela O’Neal, MD
  • Palliative Neurology - Kate Brizzi, MD
  • Neurology in Global Context - Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD
  • What My Mistakes Taught Me - Martin A. Samuels, MD

Course Director

Martin A. Samuels, MD

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

Speakers

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Director
  • Neurological Clinical Research Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 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

Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD

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

Kate Brizzi, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Instructor in Medicine, Palliative Care
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Rebecca C. Burch, MD

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

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

Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Network Science Institute
  • Northeastern University
  • Boston, MA

Steven K. Feske, MD

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

Albert Hung, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Director
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Movement Disorders Unit
  • 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 Neur0-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
  • Distinguished Clinician
  • 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

Lakshmi Nayak, MD

  • Director, Center for Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • 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

Aaron P. Nelson, PhD, ABPP

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

Peter Novak, MD, PhD

  • Division Chief, Autonomic Neurology
  • Director, Autonomic Laboratory
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Mary Angela O’Neal, MD

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

Milena Pavlova, MD

  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director
  • Faulkner 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

Thomas B. Sabin, MD

  • Professor and Vice-Chair
  • Department of Neurology
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Lecturer on 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, Neuroimaging for the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

James M. Stankiewicz, MD

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

John F. Sullivan, MD

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

Chizoba Umeh, MD

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

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

Victor Wang, MD

  • Division Chief, Pain Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Gregory T. Whitman, MD

  • Otoneurologist
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Instructor in Otolaryngology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

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Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 33 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 33 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.

Updated for Rerelease: June 30, 2018
Date of Original Release: June 30, 2016
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2021
Contact Hours: 33
Estimated Time to Complete: 33 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 disease
  • Identify the social networks of interpersonal connections that influence positive outcomes in post-stroke patients

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.