C165 - Where is the Lesion? A History of Neurological Investigation Part II

Event Time: Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History
Director(s): Stefano Sandrone PhD
Description: 'Where is the lesion?' is one of the most important questions in neurologic practice. Neurologic investigation complements the clinical evaluation and is pivotal to precisely achieve the final diagnosis. The development of approaches and techniques to assist and support medical diagnosis has been one of the major achievements of the past hundred years. Faculty will provide a scientific and historical overview on neurologic investigations as well as on the development and application of diagnostic and imaging tools that have revolutionized neurology. The techniques that will be presented and discussed in this course include: Lumbar Puncture, Angiography, Electroencephalogram, Electromyography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This program complements C150: Where is the Lesion? A History of Neurological Investigations Part I, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to understand what are the most important questions while assessing a patient with neurologic lesions; understand the location of the lesion, to correlate it with findings and to conduct other investigations; gain knowledge of how we investigate the fundamental questions in neurologic investigations; be aware of how history contributes to the ways we think about and conduct neurologic investigations; and recognize the important contributions of famous and 'forgotten' pioneers in developing tools and approaches that are still fundamental in contemporary neurology.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge

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