Neurology Update, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Program Description:

Neurologic symptoms account for a disproportionately large percentage of primary care office visits and Emergency Department presentations. Stroke, seizure and headache related presentations are seen daily in a busy primary care practice. Gait problems and tremor are more frequently seen as our population ages. Cognitive and memory problems related to dementia and head trauma are ubiquitous. Complicating these trends, we are in the midst of a knowledge explosion that is markedly changing the face of Neurology.  Improving the neurologic knowledge base of practitioners, especially those in primary care, will facilitate the successful identification and management of these patients.

This CME Neurology Update focuses upon four major topics: 1) stroke, 2) seizure, 3) headache and neuropathic pain, and 4) movement disorders, memory and cognitive impairment. Subspecialists from Brown Neurology and its allied departments of Ophthalmology and Psychiatry will address these topics in a lively format of short presentations, panel discussions, and Q/A.

Target Audience:

Physicians specializing in adult primary care, internal medicine, and psychiatry. Geriatricians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners are also welcome.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe current stroke therapies including acute tPA and related endovascular therapies, and prophylactic strategies including newer anticoagulants and carotid surgery.
    2. Perform cost effective stroke work up.
    3. Identify different types of headache and neuropathic pain syndromes, their etiologies, treatments, and comorbidities.
    4. Recognize diverse types of clinical seizures and seizure mimics generally and within special patient populations.
    5. Learn about newer treatment options for epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.
    6. Recognize, evaluate and manage common types of tremors and gait disorders.
    7. Describe the clinical features of concussion and the current clinical guidelines for concussion management.
    8. Recognize the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s disease and learn of current and future prospects for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
      CME Accreditation

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Credit Designation

      Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 5.75 hours.

      AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

      Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 5.75 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

      Jointly Provided by:

      The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.

      Registration Information - Register online
      Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, and access to an online syllabus.

      Cancellation Policy
      Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than October 23, 2015. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.