C222 - Good Neurology in Challenging Conditions: Lessons from Military Neurology

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Michele Gatheridge MD
Description: Military neurologists deal with neurologic disease in unique settings including resource-limited combat theatres and humanitarian missions while treating patients faced with extreme physical demands. Lessons learned from military practice offer an opportunity for all neurologists to enhance their ability to care for patients who live in a resource-limited world or struggle with injury or illness in the face of demanding occupations. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act encourages military health care providers to build co-operative partnerships with civilian systems to maintain military readiness, increasing opportunities for collaboration. Speakers for this course include military neurologists who this year will provide a brief overview of military neurology, and provide updates on important topics identified in a large and unique population of active duty soldiers. This year's course focuses an introduction to naval military medicine, updates in novel parasomnias, and understanding neuro-palliative care in foreign cultures.
Completion Message: Participants should be better able to understand significant issues in military neurology, use lessons learned from military experience in their civilian practice, and recognize opportunities to collaborate with military providers on populations with shared disease burden or risk-factor/exposure profiles.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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