October 20 - 23, 2014 - Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando ®, Orlando, FL

Course Directors: Brazis, Paul W., M.D. | Rubin, Devon I., M.D.

This course is designed for internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses who encounter common neurological problems in their clinical practice.

The program format will consist predominantly of case-based presentations of a comprehensive group of neurologic disorders and clinical neurologic topics. Each presentation will focus on the clinical evaluation and treatment of clinical vignettes of common neurologic problems. Discussions will be interactive and videotapes of real and "mock" patients will be used during the case presentations. Small group didactic workshops will also be presented each day to review current, evidence-based updates in the diagnosis and treatment of different categories of neurologic diseases.

Self-Assessment Activity

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Self-Assessment Activity

This course offers optional continuing medical education (CME) and self-assessment credits. Registrants may earn credits for the self-assessment in addition to the live event. A 25-question self-assessment must be completed prior to the course activity (ABPN requirement).

You will receive log-in information sent to the e-mail provided in your registration. If you have problems with the log-in, contact the CPD office prior to the course start date.

Each participant receives a report with their selected answers, the correct answers and comparative performance of all participants on each question. The report includes recommended literature resources for each question.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the "Practical Clinical Neurology Update" (awarding 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. (MOC)

Registration Fee

Physician / Scientist$700.00
Registration on or after: 07/20/2014$775.00
Residents, Retirees, PA's, NP's$500.00
Registration on or after: 07/20/2014$575.00

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

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess diagnosis and management of common neurological disorders
  • Distinguish the potential etiologies of cerebrovascular diseases, headache, dementia, movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular diseases
  • Evaluate and develop a treatment plan for cerebrovascular diseases, headache, dementia, movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular diseases
  • Compare benefits and risks of different therapies of treatment of seizures
  • Recognize different treatment options for patients with spine diseases
  • Formulate a plan for patients with spinal cord or brain metastases
  • Recognize and treat different types of neurologic infectious diseases
  • Formulate an algorithm for evaluating patients with peripheral neuropathy and myopathy
  • Compare treatment options for Parkinson's Disease, dystonia and restless leg syndrome
  • Recognize the difference between primary and secondary headache syndromes

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 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity, Practical Clinical Neurology Update, with a beginning date of Monday, October 20 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 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 19 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

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
Course summary