C110 - Adult and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology for the Neurohospitalist

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Neuro-oncology, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Na Tosha Gatson MD, PhD
Description: Emergent inpatient issues in adult and pediatric neuro-oncology are variable and require timely recognition to assess level of acuity. Delays in management or transitions in care could lead to costly outcomes that impact hospital length of stay, as well as patient neurologic function and rehabilitation. Establishing patient treatment goals and symptom management are also issues commonly addressed by neurohospitalists in the acute care setting in coordination with a larger multidisciplinary team. This course is formatted as a combination of cases and didactic learning with audience participation to cover relevant acute inpatient issues in neuro-oncology. Topics covered will address the following clinical presentations: increased intracranial pressure, brain tumor mimics, autonomic dysregulation, cerebral salt wasting, cancer treatment effects, use of steroids, stroke, anticoagulation, seizure, brain and leptomeningeal metastases, and acute decline in mental status. Each topic will have representative cases presented, followed by a didactic approach working through clinical differentials. Cases are also designed to include evidence-based management or identify areas for quality improvement, and address roles for neuropalliative care in this patient population. The faculty selected to present as part of this program include an adult and a pediatric neuro-oncologist, a neuropalliative care physician, and a neurohospitalist.
Completion Message: Participants should be more adept at managing key neuro-oncologic clinical presentations listed above, identify the roles for palliative care, and be able to recognize areas for quality improvement in the care of neuro-oncology patients.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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