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Neurology for the Primary Care Provider XXII: Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Neurologic Disorders

Date 

December 3, 2015

Location 

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
415 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY  14642

Program Overview

Now it its 22nd year, Neurology for the Primary Care Provider continues to attract a large audience of clinicians who manage patients with acute and chronic neurologic disorders in diverse settings.  Each year, over 100 health care professionals – approximately one half of whom are physicians – attend this conference.  The program highlights the most recent diagnostic and treatment advances in the field of neurology, utilizing a highly interactive case-based format.

The lecturers in this course are pre-eminent experts in their fields, who have also demonstrated superior skills at presenting material of this type to large audiences.  This year’s speakers include Drs. Adam Kelly, Ralph Jozefowicz, Augusto Miravalle and Irene Richard.  Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Neurology in the Stroke Unit at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Stroke.  Dr. Jozefowicz is Professor of Neurology and Medicine, and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Peripheral Neuropathies.  Dr. Miravalle is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado and will be speaking on Multiple Sclerosis.  Dr. Richard is a Professor of Neurology in the Movement Disorders Unit at the University of Rochester and will be speaking on Parkinson Disease, Essential Tremor and Restless Legs Syndrome. 

Over 50 million Americans will visit a physician with a chief complaint referable to the nervous system.  Only a small percentage of these patients will consult with a neurologist, with the vast majority being evaluated and managed by primary care providers.  A large number of office visits to physicians are made by people over the age of 65, and as the population of the United States ages, this number will continue to grow.  Because the elderly have the highest burden of neurological illness, the number of office visits related to the nervous system will far exceed the growth in population.

Advances in neurology have exceeded all expectations during the past decade.  New treatments have become available for stroke, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis and Movement Disorders, including Parkinson Disease, Essential Tremor and Restless Legs Syndrome. Neurology is one of the fastest changing fields in all of medicine, and has differentiated into numerous well defined complex subspecialties.  These factors make it an enormous challenge to stay current.  The experts developing and delivering the educational content of this program include national leaders in neurologic education and its various subspecialties.

The conference is designed so that at its conclusion, participants should be able to:
Appropriately evaluate and manage patients with stroke.
Appropriately diagnose and manage patients with peripheral neuropathy.
Appropriately diagnose and manage patients with multiple sclerosis.
Appropriately evaluate and treat patients with Parkinson disease, essential tremor and restless legs syndrome.


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