September 19 - 21, 2014 - Disney's Yacht and Beach Club, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Course Directors: Brazis, Paul W., M.D.

This course reviews multiple topics in clinical neuro-ophthalmology. The first day consists of didactic lectures by experts in neuro-ophthalmology on various topics, including papilledema, pseuodapapilledma, diplopia, nystagmus and neuroradiology. On the second day, cases of common neuro-ophthalmologic problems are presented to our panel, who discuss their practical approaches to patient evaluation and management. Problems presented include optic neuritis, neuroretinitis, neuromyelitis optica, ischemic optic neuropathy, Horner syndrome, downbeat nystagmus and myasthenia gravis. The day also includes a session on the clinical and neuro-radiologic correlation of several neuro-ophthalmologic disease processes. The third day starts with case presentations by retina experts attempting to sort out the question of “optic nerve or retina?” as a cause of visual loss. The rest of the session consists of multiple unusual case presentations.

This course is designed for physicians who deal with neuro-ophthalmologic patients, especially neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists and neurosurgeons, but also other interested practitioners, including internists, family care practitioners, emergency room physicians and physician assistants.

Registration Fee

Physician/Scientist$725.00
Registration on or after: 07/22/2014$800.00
Residents, Retirees, PA's, NP's$525.00
Registration on or after: 07/22/2014$600.00

The registration fee includes tuition, a comprehensive electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts and break refreshments.

 

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN) Part II Self-Assessment

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this Self-Assessment for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Ophthalmology Review self-assessment (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.) and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose and treat patients with optic neuritis
  • Recognize recent advances in the treatment of optic neuritis
  • Identify clinical presentations and clinical manifestations of giant cell arteritis
  • Recognize potentially life-threatening neuro-ophthalmologic processes presenting to eye care physicians
  • Diagnose and evaluate potentially dangerous etiologies of diplopia

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 13.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Optometry Credit
Determination of credit is pending.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient care
  • Practice based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based Practice