C135 - Neurocognitive Assessment for Neurologists

Event Time: Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Foundations in Clinical Neurology
Director(s): Mario Mendez MD, PhD, FAAN
Description: The program is recommended for all neurologists and designed to improve participants' competence and performance in mental status assessment in neurology. The program will cover four important areas: Basic cognitive-brain relationships; the clinical assessment of neurocognition at the bedside and in clinic; the nature of mental status scales; and the relationship of neurocognitive testing and neuropsychological tests and assessment. Competence in neurocognitive assessment is important in the evaluation of all neurological patients as an integral part of the neurological examination. Attendees should derive greater confidence in how to perform a neurocognitive assessment and how to interpret it. The presentation will be didactic with clinical material. Audience participation is encouraged.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to discuss basic cognitive-brain relationships, know how to assess them in the clinic and bedside using neurocognitive techniques, know the nature and application of mental status scales, and know when to obtain neuropsychological tests and how to interpret the results or reports.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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