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Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders

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Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders

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Overview

Convenient, Comprehensive Neurology and PM&R CME

Designed for neurologists and physical medicine & rehabilitation doctors, residents, and fellows, this continuing medical education program covers all diagnostic and management approaches to both inherited and acquired neuromuscular conditions.

 

The 41 lectures in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders — each just 30 and 45 minutes in length — delve into basic techniques and clinical applications of electrodiagnosis and ultrasound, as well as generalized disorders, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, and myopathies. Key take-home points from this online CME program include:

  • Basics of Needle EMG: Voluntary Activity. Motor unit potential waveform reflects the change in motor unit architecture due to disease processes, while the interference pattern provides information about the number of motor units and their activation.
  • Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Cancer. Countless systemic disorders — metabolic, nutritional, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and others — can cause neuropathy and accordingly, neuropathy can take many forms. Carefully characterizing the phenotype of neuropathy can help narrow down the relevant causes.
  • Muscle Channelopathies. For a patient with a personal and family history of muscle stiffness and pain, consider genetic testing for myotonic disorders.
  • And more…

Topics / Speakers

Basic Neurophysiological Techniques

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies - Sensory - Paul E. Barkhaus, MD

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies - Motor - Paul E. Barkhaus, MD

EMG – Spontaneous Activity - William S. David, MD, PhD

Basics of Needle EMG – Voluntary Activity - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD

Assessment of the Neuromuscular Junction – Repetitive Stimulation and Single Fiber EMG - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD

Autonomic Function Testing - William S. David, MD, PhD

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Focal Syndromes

Electrodiagnosis of Focal Upper Extremity Mononeuropathies - Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD

Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies - William S. David, MD, PhD

Focal Mononeuropathies in the Leg - William S. David, MD, PhD

Electrodiagnostic Approach to Lower Limb Radiculopathy and Plexopathy - Haatem Reda, MD

Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound - Kathy Chuang, MD

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Generalized Disorders

Approach to the Patient with Generalized Weakness - William S. David, MD, PhD

Approach to the Patient with Multifocal Weakness - Meabh Ohare, MD

Approach to the Patient with Scapular Winging - Kathy Chuang, MD

Approach to the Patient with Diplopia - Paloma Gonzalez-Perez, MD, PhD

Approach to the Patient with Facial Weakness - Kathy Chuang, MD

Approach to the Patient with Clinical Myotonia - Paloma Gonzalez-Perez, MD, PhD

Approach to the Patient with Cramps - Sunjay Sethi, MD

Motor Neuron Diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Doreen Ho, MD

Atypical Motor Neuron Diseases - Mark Garret, MD

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Basil T. Darras, MD

Polyneuropathies

Approach to Neuropathies - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and Related Disorders - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Guillain-Barré and Other Acute Acquired Neuropathies - Christopher Doughty, MD

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Related Disorders - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Cancer - Christopher Doughty, MD

Toxic Polyneuropathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

Myasthenia Gravis - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Congenital, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, Botulism - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Myopathies

Clinical Approach to Muscle Disease - Anthony A. Amato, MD

Muscular Dystrophies - Vijay Ganesh, MD, PhD

Congenital Myopathies - Basil T. Darras, MD

Metabolic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD

Mitochondrial Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD

Muscle Channelopathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato MD

Systemic and Toxic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato MD

Approach to the Patient with Rhabdomyolysis - Joome Suh, MD

Special Topics

Neonatal Hypotonia – Approach to the Floppy Infant - Basil T. Darras, MD

Neuromuscular Mimics - Erik R. Ensrud, MD

Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders - Kathy Chuang, MD

Faculty

Course Directors

Anthony A. Amato, MD

BWH Distinguished Chair in Neurology

Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

 

William S. David, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Speakers

Paul E. Barkhaus, MD

Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD

Associate Director

MGB Neurology Residency Program

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Comprehensive Neurology Division

Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Department of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Kathy Chuang, MD

Director, MGH Paralysis Program

Chief, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Neuromuscular Division

Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Basil T. Darras, MD

Associate Neurologist-in-Chief

Chief, Division of Neurology

Director, Neuromuscular Program

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Christopher Doughty, MD

Clinical Director

Division of Neuromuscular Disorders

Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Erik R. Ensrud, MD

Professor of Neurology

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Columbia, MO

Vijay Ganesh, MD, PhD

Associate Neurologist

Neuromuscular Division

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Mark Garret, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Assistant in Neurology

Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Paloma Gonzalez Perez, MD, PhD

Neuromuscular Neurologist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Amanda C. Guidon, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Neurologist

Director, Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

Massachusetts General Hospital

Program Director

MGB Neuromuscular Fellowship

Boston, MA

Doreen Ho, MD

Program Director in Education

Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at MGH

Neurological Clinical Research Institute

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Neurology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Clinical Application Specialist

Natus Medical, Inc.

Meabh O’Hare, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Haatem Reda, MD

Senior Clinical Neurologist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

Deputy Chief, Department of Neurology

Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Director, Neuromuscular Center and EMG Laboratory

Department of Neurology

VA Boston Healthcare System

Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Sunjay Sethi, MD

Neuromuscular Division

Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Joome Suh, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Co-Director of Quality and Safety

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Accreditation

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

Designation

Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Date of Original Release: January 31, 2023
Date Credits Expire: January 31, 2026

 

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • List the methods of rehabilitation management of neuromuscular disease
  • Recognize the common neuromuscular mimics of the upper extremity
  • Identify the signs of neuropathies found on physical examination
  • List the substances that can cause toxic polyneuropathies
  • Compare the two groups of disorders found in muscle channelopathies
  • Describe the classic presentation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Explain how to tailor the treatment of myasthenia gravis to disease severity and individual patient
  • Discuss how to evaluate a patient with generalized weakness
  • Outline the role of electromyography in focal mononeuropathies of the leg
  • Name the common inherited and acquired causes of rhabdomyolysis

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for neurologists, physiatrists physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) doctors, neurology residents and fellows, PM&R residents and fellows.

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Provided by: Oakstone CME

Co-Directors:

Anthony A. Amato, MD

BWH Distinguished Chair in Neurology

Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

William S. David, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Credits: Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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