Neuro-rheumatology: Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disease II
Monday April 24, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease
Jeffrey Gelfand MD, MAS, FAAN
An interdisciplinary faculty of neurologists and rheumatologists will provide an update on neuro-rheumatology—the neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory and autoimmune syndromes. Part I of this course will review rheumatological diagnosis, physical examination techniques, and interpretation of laboratory studies; discuss neurological manifestations and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis; and review CNS Vasculitis and other vasculitides. Part II will review diagnosis and treatment of Neurosarcoidosis, Pachymeningitis and Behcet’s Disease; discuss Peripheral Nervous System Manifestations of Rheumatological Diseases; and conclude with an interdisciplinary case discussion with faculty highlighting how rheumatologists and neurologists approach differential diagnosis, treatment, and management.
This program complements C78: Neuro-rheumatology: Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disease I, but covers independent topics.
Participants should become familiar with the differential diagnosis of neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory, autoimmune, and rheumatological diseases; be able to identify common phenotypes associated with neurological organ system involvement of rheumatological syndromes; learn ways of distinguishing neuro-rheumatological diagnoses from other neuroinflammatory disorders; and develop practical approaches to treatment, care coordination, and health maintenance for neuro-rheumatological conditions.
Peripheral Nervous System Manifestations of Rheumatological and Systemic Inflammatory Disease: Vasculitic Neuropathies, Small Fiber Neuropathies, Sensory Neuropathies
Kelly G. Gwathmey MD
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
Case Discussions with Faculty Neurologists and Rheumatologists
Jeffrey Marc Gelfand, MD, MAS, FAAN
Dr. Gelfand has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with MedImmune and Hoffman La Roche. Dr. Gelfand has received personal compensation for medical legal consulting. Dr. Gelfand has received research support from Genentech and MedDay.