Course Information
5th Annual UCLA Review of Clinical Neurology

Neuroscience Research Building
Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017


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*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.



Course Description

The UCLA Department of Neurology‘s CME Course, Review of Clinical Neurology, is designed to provide a comprehensive, and practical review for neurologists who wish to strengthen their proficiency in diagnosing and treating core disease states in neurology.

The course is organized to provide attendees with a review of clinical neurology based on major disease topics. Each neurological core topic will be organized to provide a summary of the clinical spectrum of the disorders, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnostic techniques and management options. Lectures will utilize cases and audience response system (ARS) to help the participants appraise their knowledge and actively engage them in the learning process. Each lecture will include a discussion of three advancements made in the last year.

This activity can be used to satisfy competency requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) required by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and ABPN-Self Assessment.

Course Highlights

  • Comprehensive evidence-based review of common neurological problems.
  • Presentation of common and important neurologic conditions, emphasizing practical aspects of clinical care and highlighting recent discoveries in disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, diagnostic tools and recently approved treatment options.
  • Audience will have a chance to participate in case-based discussions utilizing interactive case-based approach through an audience response system (ARS).
  • Effective, evidence-based treatment options based on recent publications of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Guidelines.
  • Each lecturer will introduce the audience to "three new things" focusing on recent advances in the clinical domain presented in their respective lecture.
  • Review of complimentary and alternative medicine for specific neurological conditions.
  • Demonstration of video montages to help attendees appreciate clinical manifestations and empower them with clinical pearls to enhance their practice.


Target Audience

This course is designed for neurologists in private, health groups, and/or academic practice as well as psychiatrists and neurology and neurosurgery trainees. The course will also be very helpful to allied health care providers in neuroscience specialties (psychologists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, speech pathologists and physical and occupational therapists).

 

Registration Information

Early enrollment is advised.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
5th Annual UCLA Review of Clinical Neurology
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $550 - Physicians
  • $400 - Allied Health Professionals
  • $300 - Trainees

Tuition includes: registration for the 3-day course, a course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and snacks

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 18, 2017 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided. 

Faculty

Course Co-Chairs

Alon Avidan, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology*
Vice Chair, Clinical & Educational Affairs
Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
UCLA Department of Neurology

Barbara Giesser, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Clinical Director of UCLA MS Program
UCLA Department of Neurology

Course Faculty

David N. Alexander, MD
Susan and David Wilstein Endowed Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine*
Clinical Professor, Medical Director, California Rehabilitation Institute
Department of Neurology

Robert Baloh, MD
Professor of Neurology and Head and Neck Surgery*
Director of Neurootology
Department of Neurology

S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair*
Frances Stark Endowed Chair
Co-Director UCLA Broad Stem Cell Center
Department of Neurology

Meeryo Choe, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics*
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Brain Injury Research Center
Division of Neurology
Department of Pediatrics

Jeremy Cholfin, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology*
Faculty Practice Group

Chris DeGiorgio, MD
Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair*
Chief of Neurology
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Department of Neurology

Michael Ferrante, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Medicine*
Director, UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center
UCLA Department of Anesthesiology

Brent Fogel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology*
Director, Neurogenetics Clinic
UCLA Department of Neurology

Timothy Fong, MD
Professor of Psychiatry*
Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program

Shaun Hussain, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics*
Director, UCLA Infantile Spasms Program
Division of Neurology
Department of Pediatrics

Navaz Karanjia, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosciences
Departments of Neurosciences and Anesthesiology
Director, UCSD Neurocritical Care and Neuro-ICU
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

Mark Morrow, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Chairman and Residency Program Director
UCLA Department of Neurology
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Verna Porter, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Director, Clinical Programs
UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Department of Neurology

Neal Rao, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology*
UCLA Stroke Center
Director, Olive View Medical Center Stroke Program
Department of Neurology

Alan Rapoport, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Department of Neurology
Immediate Past-President
The International Headache Society (IHS)

Lucas Restrepo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology*
Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program and
UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
Department of Neurology

Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology*
UCLA Neuromuscular Program
Department of Neurology

Elyse Singer, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Director, UCLA Neuro-ID Program
Department of Neurology

Indu Subramanian, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology*
Movement Disorders Program
Department of Neurology

J. Pablo Villablanca, MD
Professor, Diagnostic Neuroradiology*
Director, Interventional Spine Service
Medical Director of MRI
Department of Radiological Sciences

Neil Wenger, MD
Professor of Medicine*
Director, UCLA Health Ethics Center
Department of Medicine

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00 Continental Breakfast
7:45 Welcome Address
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

Introduction to the Course
Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH & Barbara Giesser, MD
8:00 Mechanisms of Brain Repair
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
8:45 Traumatic Brain Injury
Meeryo Choe, MD
9:45 Break (Coffee & Snack Provided)
10:00 Cases in Stroke & Vascular Neurology
Neal Rao, MD
11:00 Cases in Neuroradiology
J. Pablo Villablanca, MD
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Practical Cases in Neurogenetics
Brent Fogel, MD, PhD
2:15 Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Mark Morrow, MD
3:30 Break (Coffee & Snacks Provided)
3:45 Movement Disorders Cases
Indu Subramanian, MD
4:45 Challenging Cases in Neuroethics
Neil Wenger, MD
5:30 Adjourn

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Challenges in Multiple Sclerosis
Barbara Giesser, MD
9:15 The Patient with Refractory Seizures: Drugs, Surgery and Neurostimulation
Chris DeGiorgio, MD
10:15 Break (Coffee & Snack Provided)
10:30 Things That Go Bump in the Night
Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH
11:30 CNS Infections in the United States from AIDS to Zika
Elyse Singer, MD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Approach to the Patient with Spinal Cord Injuries
David N. Alexander, MD
2:30 Cases in Neurocritical Care
Navaz Karanjia, MD
3:30 Break (Coffee & Snacks Provided)
3:45 The Interface Between Neurology and Medicine
Lucas Restrepo, MD, PhD
4:45 Goodnight to Insomnia, What Neurologists Need to Know
Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH
5:30 Adjourn

Sunday, September 17, 2017

7:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Hospital Neurology
Jeremy Cholfin, MD, PhD
8:45 Cases in Neuromuscular Disorders: Practical Approaches
Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
9:45 Treatments for Genetic Neuromuscular Diseases
Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
10:15 Break (Coffee & Snack Provided)
10:30 Approach to the Dizzy Patient
Robert Baloh, MD
11:30 Assessment and Care of the Patient with Memory Complaints
Verna Porter, MD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Approach to the Patient with Refractory Headaches
Alan Rapoport, MD
2:30 Psychopharmacology for the Neurologist
Timothy Fong, MD
3:15 Break (Coffee & Snacks Provided)
3:30 Pediatric Neurology for the Adult Neurologist
Shaun Hussain, MD
4:30 Case-Based Approach to Neurologic Pain Syndromes
Michael Ferrante, MD

Objectives

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Conduct a comprehensive evidence-based review of common neurological problems.
  • Present common and important neurologic conditions, emphasizing practical aspects of clinical care and highlighting recent discoveries in disease mechanisms, pathophysiology, diagnostic tools and recently approved treatment options.
  • Propose effective evidence-based treatment options based on recent publications of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Practice Guidelines.
  • Present "three new things" focusing on recent advances in the clinical domain.
  • Review complimentary and alternative medicine for specific neurological conditions.

 

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Program Location

NRB Auditorium
Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095 

Directions and Parking 

From the 405 freeway, exit on Wilshire Blvd. East. Proceed on Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood Blvd. and make a left. Proceed north on Westwood Blvd., turn right on Charles E. Young Drive South and continue 1/2 a block. Turn left into Lot 9. There will be an attendant selling permits each morning from 6:30 am – 8:30 am. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please go to the parking and information kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Parking is $12 per vehicle per day. 

Hotel Accommodations

UCLA has arranged a block of rooms at Hotel Palomar for our guests. A room rate of $239.00 will be offered. To reserve a room, please contact the Hotel Palomar and indicate you will be attending the UCLA Neurology Review program. Once the room block is sold, room rates will be subject to availability. 

Hotel Palomar
10740 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711
(0.7 miles from UCLA Neuroscience Research Building)