C236 - Neuro-rheumatology: Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disease II

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Autoimmune Neurology
Director(s): Jeffrey Gelfand MD, MAS, FAAN
Description: An interdisciplinary faculty of neurologists and rheumatologists will provide an update on neuro-rheumatology - the neurologic manifestations of systemic inflammatory and autoimmune syndromes. Part I of this course will cover updates in rheumatological diagnosis, physical examination techniques, and interpretation of laboratory studies; discuss neurologic manifestations and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome; and review CNS Vasculitis and other vasculitides and their mimics. Part II will cover updates in diagnosis and treatment of Neurosarcoidosis, Pachymeningitis, and Behcet's Disease; discuss Peripheral Nervous System Manifestations of Rheumatological Diseases; and conclude with an interdisciplinary case discussion with faculty highlighting how rheumatologists and neurologists approach differential diagnosis, treatment, and management. At the conclusion of this program, attendees are invited to "continue the conversation" by engaging in small group conversation with the director and faculty. This program complements Neuro-rheumatology: Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disease I, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the differential diagnosis of neurologic manifestations of rheumatological, systemic inflammatory, and other autoimmune diseases; be able to identify common phenotypes associated with neurologic organ system involvement of rheumatological syndromes; learn ways of distinguishing neuro-rheumatological diagnoses from other neuroinflammatory disorders; and develop practical approaches to treatment, care coordination, and health maintenance for neuro-rheumatological conditions.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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