Course Information
6th Annual UCLA Review of Clinical Neurology

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
September 14, 2018 to September 16, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

The UCLA 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 recent advancements made in the last year. Participants will be able to effectively use this educational symposium to enhance their clinical knowledge of key neurologic disorders, expand their horizons on recent discoveries about disease pathology, appreciate new diagnostic tools and think critically about management options. 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 participation in case-based discussions utilizing interactive case-based approaches
  • Effective, evidence-based treatment options based on recent publications of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Guidelines
  • Presentation of “three new things” focusing on recent advances in each clinical domain
  • Demonstration of video montages to help attendees appreciate clinical manifestations and empower them with clinical pearls to enhance their practice
  • Discussion of strategies to optimize wellness in their own lives

Target Audience:

This course is designed for practicing neurologists either in private, health group, community, or academic practice, as well as neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery trainees (residents, fellows). The course will also be useful to allied health care providers in neuroscience specialties (psychologists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, speech pathologists and physical and occupational therapists). Psychiatrists, internists, family physicians, neurosurgeons and rehabilitation specialists who encounter neurologic disorders in their patients will find this course particularly helpful.

Registration Information

Enrollment

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
6th 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 (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

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

Course Fees

Early Registration (Before August 20th)

  • Physicians – $900
  • Allied Health Professionals – $400
  • Trainees – $300

Late Registration (After August 20th)

  • Physicians – $1,000
  • Allied Health Professionals – $500
  • Trainees – $300

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

Tuition excludes a hardcopy syllabus. If you wish to purchase a hardcopy syllabus, please indicate so by checking off the optional syllabus during registration.

Hardcopy Syllabus – $65

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 18, 2018 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*
Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Neurology

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

Course Faculty

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

Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology*
Fred Silton Family Chair in Movement Disorders
Director of Movement Disorders
UCLA Department of Neurology

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

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

Brent L. 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
UCLA Department of Psychiatry

Christopher Giza, MD
Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery*
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Medical Director, Operation MEND
Wounded Warrior Project TBI Program
UCLA Department of Pediatrics

Jason Hinman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology*
Chair, UCLA Stroke Group Governance Committee
Staff Physician, West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital
UCLA Department of Neurology

Langston Holly, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics*
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

Mollie Johnston, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor*
Director of Clinical Operations Headache, Interventional Pain Management
UCLA Department of Neurology

S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor
Weill Institute for Neurosciences
University of California, San Francisco

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

Gabriel Léger, MD
Director, FTD & Young Onset Dementia Program
Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Andrew Leuchter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Director, TMS Clinical and Research Service
Director, Neuromodulation Division
UCLA Department of Psychiatry

Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu, MD
Associate Professor of Neuro-Oncology*
Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Neuro-Oncology Clinical Service & NF2 Multidisciplinary Clinic
UCLA Department of Neurology

May Nour, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Radiology*
Medical Director, Arline & Henry Gluck Mobile Stroke Rescue Program
UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
UCLA Department of Radiology

Peter Quiros, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology*
Doheny Eye Institute
UCLA Department of Ophthalmology

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
UCLA Department of Neurology

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

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

John Stern, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Director, Epilepsy Clinical Program
Director, Epilepsy Residency Training
Co-Director, UCLA Seizure Disorder Center
UCLA Department of Neurology

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

Andrew Woo, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology*
UCLA Department of Neurology

* David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, September 14, 2018

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
7:45 AM Introduction
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH and Barbara Giesser, MD
7:55 AM Welcome Address
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
8:00 AM Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussive Syndrome
Christopher Giza, MD
9:00 AM Stroke Evaluation and Management: Review and Updates
May Nour, MD, PhD
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Best Practices in Migraine and Pain Therapy
Mollie Johnston, MD
11:15 AM Neurogenetics in a Nutshell
Brent L. Fogel, MD, PhD
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Movement Disorders Overview and Updates
Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
2:15 PM Cases in Neuromuscular Disorders
Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Neurooncology Cases
Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu, MD
4:30 PM Neurology, Ethics and the Law
Neil Wegner, MD
5:30 PM Adjourn

Saturday, September 15, 2018

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Sleep Medicine for the Neurologist
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH
9:00 AM Challenges and Opportunities in Multiple Sclerosis
Barbara Giesser, MD
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Best Practices in Epilepsy Care
John Stern, MD
11:15 AM Cases in Pediatric Neurology
Meeryo Choe, MD
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Practical Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Peter Quiros, MD
2:15 PM Neurorehabilitation Cases
Jason Hinman, MD, PhD
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Practical Approaches to the Dizzy Patient
Robert Baloh, MD
4:30 PM Cannabis and Cannabinoid Education for Neurologists
Timothy Fong, MD
5:30 PM Adjourn

Sunday, September 16, 2018

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Cases in Hospital Neurology
S. Andrew Josephson, MD
9:00 AM CNS Infections in the United States
Elyse Singer, MD
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Low Back and Neck Pain: When to Order Tests, Treatments, and When to Operate
Langston Holly, MD
11:15 AM Practical Cases in Dementia
Gabriel Léger, MD
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Cases in Critical Care Neurology
Navaz Karanjia, MD
2:15 PM Neurotoxicology and Chronic Alcohol Use: What Neurologists Need to Know
Lucas Restrepo, MD, PhD
3:15 PM Break (Coffee and Snacks Provided)
3:30 PM Psychiatry for the Practicing Neurologist
Andrew Leuchter, MD
4:30 PM Unusual Cases in Neurology Outpatient Practice
Andrew Woo, MD, PhD
5:00 PM Adjourn

Objectives

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

  • Utilize most current evidence-based practices to diagnose and manage major disease states in neurology, including multiple sclerosis, dementia, vertigo, headaches, epilepsy, CNS infections, movement disorders, sleep disorders, disorders due to chronic alcohol exposure, neuromuscular diseases, neurootology, cerebrovascular disease and neuroophthalmology
  • Use key neurologic signs and symptoms to explore underlying neurologic processes and possible localization of underlying disorders
  • Order appropriate neurologic testing including sleep studies, neurologic imaging, and neurophysiological assessments
  • Identify the most current and appropriate therapeutic strategies for common neurologic disorders and complaints
  • Apply ethical principles to the care of patients with complex and challenging neurological disorders
  • Examine the role of toxins and chronic alcohol exposure in neurologic impairments
  • Recognize psychiatric illness in general neurology practice and appreciate the basic principles of psychopharmacology in addressing these patients
  • Formulate an approach to patients with challenging and unusual neurologic presentations
  • Discuss the potential role for cannabis and cannabinoid compounds in neurologic disease

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 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPN MOC

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Sixth Annual UCLA Review of Clinical Neurology and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive CME and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

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 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 ½ 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, cash only.

Hotel Accommodations

UCLA has arranged a block of rooms at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center for our guests. A discounted room rate of $269.00 (inclusive of taxes) will be offered. To reserve a room, please contact the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and indicate you will be attending the UCLA Neurology Review program. Once the room block is sold, room rates will be subject to availability.

UCLA Hotel | Luskin Conference Center

425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252
(0.2 miles from UCLA Neuroscience Research Building)