There are significant unmet educational needs in the areas of Stroke and Cerebrovascular disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Headache, and Sleep disorders. This symposium is designed to assist participants in improving their clinical practice. Topics were chosen through analysis of comments from past participants, examination of recent findings in the research literature, and newly published practice guidelines.
The need for education for neurologists in diverse areas such as Acute Stroke and Cerebrovascular disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) including; 1) treatment of MS with oral medications, infusions, and biologics, 2) diagnosis of MS, 3) evaluation of related immunologic disorders. New and exciting treatments are available in these areas and many neurologists lack the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to correctly asses and treat them with the most advanced, evidence-based interventions.
The need for education in the care of people with Sleep and Headache Disorders including; 1) oral medications for migraine, 2) botulinum toxin for chronic migraine, and 3) the interaction of sleep disorders and headache. Recent progress in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders is significant and neurologist need better understandings of new treatments for sleep disorders including insomnia. Practice guidelines are published in these areas however, neurologists still do not consistently apply current therapies or evaluations in practice.
Consequently, more physicians than acceptable have professional practice gaps in these areas and as a result more patients than acceptable do not receive optimal care. This CME activity will provide learning, Performance-in-Practice (PIP) improvement, Self Assessment (SA), and Peer and Patient Feedback opportunities for physicians to address and reduce their professional practice gaps.