C177 - So You've Diagnosed Your Patient with a Neuroinfectious Disease, Now What? Practical Pearls in the Treatment and Management of Neuroinfectious Diseases

Event Time: Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Infectious Disease, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Felicia Chow MD
Description: This case-based interactive course will focus on the management of patients with infections of the nervous system and associated neurological complications. An interdisciplinary panel of experts from both neurology and infectious diseases will share their approach to challenging neuroinfectious diseases cases. An emphasis will be placed on an up-to-date, evidence-based approach to complicated cases combined with on-the-ground experience from clinical experts in the field.
Completion Message: Participants will have increased familiarity and confidence with the evaluation and management of neuroinfectious diseases, including selection of antimicrobial therapy; CNS penetration and neurological toxicities of antimicrobial therapy; timing and duration of corticosteroid therapy for neurological infections; management of common complications of CNS infections (e.g., increased intracranial pressure, hyponatremia, vasculitis); utility of laboratories for monitoring response to therapy.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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