Neurology for the Primary Care Provider XXIII: Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Neurologic Disorders

The University of Rochester Office of Continuing Education is pleased to announce the upcoming event, Neurology for the Primary Care Provider XXIII.  This educational program includes a one-day conference that will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.  

Program Overview

Now it its 23rd year, Neurology for the Primary Care Provider continues to attract a large audience of clinicians who manage patients with acute and chronic neurologic disorders in diverse settings.  Each year, over 100 health care professionals – approximately one half of whom are physicians – attend this conference.  The program highlights the most recent diagnostic and treatment advances in the field of neurology, utilizing a highly interactive case-based format.
The lecturers in this course are pre-eminent experts in their fields, who have also demonstrated superior skills at presenting material of this type to large audiences.  This year’s speakers include Drs. Thomas Wychowski, Ralph Jozefowicz, Enrique Leira and Nimish Mohile.  Dr. Wychowski is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Epilepsy Unit at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Seizures.  Dr. Jozefowicz is Professor of Neurology and Medicine, and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Dizziness.  Dr. Leira is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa and will be speaking on Stroke.  Dr. Mohile is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Neuro-oncology Unit at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Brain Tumors. 
Needs Assessment
Over 50 million Americans will visit a physician with a chief complaint referable to the nervous system.  Only a small percentage of these patients will consult with a neurologist, with the vast majority being evaluated and managed by primary care providers.  A large number of office visits to physicians are made by people over the age of 65, and as the population of the United States ages, this number will continue to grow.  Because the elderly have the highest burden of neurological illness, the number of office visits related to the nervous system will far exceed the growth in population.
Advances in neurology have exceeded all expectations during the past decade.  New treatments have become available for seizures, dizziness, stroke and brain tumors. Neurology is one of the fastest changing fields in all of medicine, and has differentiated into numerous well defined complex subspecialties.  These factors make it an enormous challenge to stay current.  The experts developing and delivering the educational content of this program include national leaders in neurologic education and its various subspecialties.
This course is appropriately designed to provide primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses with a thorough, practical, and readily applied treatment update on various types of acute and chronic neurologic disorders.  Topics cover a broad range of conditions, including seizures, dizziness, stroke and brain tumors.  The goal is to enable participants with the information they need to increase their knowledge base, further improve their skills, and enhance their care of patients with neurologic disorders in the clinical setting.
Learning Objectives
The outcomes measurement for this conference is a level 3: change in participant behavior or practice. 
The conference is designed so that at its conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe evolving clinical definitions, diagnosis classification, and updated guidelines for the evaluation and management of seizures and epileptic disorders.
  • Define the four types of dizziness and discuss the evaluation of the patient presenting with dizziness.
  • Recognize current effective interventions in stroke treatment and prevention as well as identify common pitfalls in stroke prevention.
  • Discuss principles of management for common complications in brain tumor patients.

To cover a portion of expenses and minimize attendee registration fees for this activity, we will be soliciting educational grants from various pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  In addition, companies will have the opportunity to purchase exhibit space.  If you would like further details regarding commercial support of this activity, please call our office at (585) 275- 7666.

Conference Details

  • When

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • The University of Rochester Medical Center
    601 Elmwood Ave
    Rochester, New York 14642
    (585) 275-7666

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