Neurology 1201 - Neurology Alert - Jan 01, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Physician Editor
Matthew Fink, MD
Vice Chairman, Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College
Chief of Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

Peer Reviewer
M. Flint Beal, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

Assistant Editors
Michael Rubin, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

John J. Caronna, MD
Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurology
Cornell University Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Neurology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dara G. Jamieson, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology Director
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Director
Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Cornell Campus

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Authors
Cynthia Harden, MD
Professor of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Joseph E. Safdieh, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

Panida Piboolnurak, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Subjects:

  • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome (RCVS)
  • Can Patients Accurately Report Seizure Frequency?
  • How Often Are MRI Abnormalities Found in Asymptomatic People?
  • Migraine: More Than Just a Headache
  • Low Back Pain: Are We Offering Too Much?
  • Brachial Plexopathy: Patterns and Pathogenesis
  • Nonmotor Symptoms in PD after Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus

Objectives:

  • Present current scientific data regarding diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disease, including stroke, Alzheimer?s disease, transient ischemic attack, and coma
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of pain
  • Present basic science lessons in brain function
  • Discuss information regarding new drugs for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • Discuss nonclinical issues of importance to neurologists, such as the right to die and the physician?s legal obligation to patients with terminal illness

Financial Disclosure:

Neurology Alert's physician editor, Matthew Fink, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other relationships related to this field of study. Peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company having ties to this field of study. Assistant editor John J. Caronna, MD, authors Cynthia Harden, MD, Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, and Panida Piboolnurak, MD report no financial relationship relevant to this field of study. Assistant editor Dara G. Jamieson, MD is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck, and is on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Ortho-McNeil, and Pfizer. Assistant editor Michael Rubin, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Athena Diagnostics, and does research for Pfizer and Merck.

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