C15 - Resident Basic Science I: Neuropharmacology

Event Time: Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History, Foundations in Clinical Neurology for APPs
Director(s): James Owens MD, PhD
Description: Neurology now has an "embarrassment of riches" when it comes to pharmacological treatment. As our understanding of the basic neurobiology of disease progresses, this pharmacopeia continues to expand and to involve novel agents. Faculty will review basic pharmacological principles important for medication selection as well as facilitate an expanded understanding of the treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and sleep disorders. Presentations will include discussion of drug targets and mechanisms punctuated by illustrative cases. This program complements C47: Resident Basic Science II: Neuropathology and C82: Resident Basic Science III: Neuroanatomy: All the Lesions, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to discuss basic pharmacological concepts relevant to the clinical practice of neurology as well as an approach to medication selection for patients with epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and sleep disorders based on an understanding of pharmacological mechanisms of action and pharmacokinetcs.
CME Credits: 3.5
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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