C200 - Myelopathies II: Approaches to Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Challenges

Event Time: Thursday April 26, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Neuro-rehabilitation
Director(s): Benjamin Greenberg MD, FAAN
Description: Spinal cord disorders are frequently encountered by both general and subspecialty neurologists. They are potentially devastating, but treatable, conditions that require prompt recognition, testing, and treatment. Rapid scientific advances have enhanced and broadened our understanding of a wide spectrum of these disorders. The first part of this course will cover recognition, classification, diagnostic investigation, and management of myelopathies. Faculty will discuss vascular myelopathies, inflammatory and immune-mediated myelopathies, and the diagnostic approach to these syndromes. In this portion of the course we will review rehabilitation and symptomatic issues related to myelopathies. We will review gait assessments and psychosocial aspects of these conditions. Case-based learning points will be used and will focus on practical clinical information and a comprehensive update on recent developments. This program complements C186: Myelopathies I: Recognizing and Evaluating Myelopathic Patients for Inflammatory and Vascular Causes, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to evaluate gait disorders related to spinal cord dysfunction, understand therapeutic approaches, and be able to understand the psychosocial impacts of these conditions.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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