Overview

This two-and-a-half day course will focus on the practical approach to electromyography in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. Lectures will cover the clinical and neurophysiologic assessments of compression neuropathies, radiculopathies, plexopathies, various types of generalized neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, myopathies, as well as the fundamentals of nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography and ultrasonographic evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy.

There will be live demonstrations to illustrate nerve conduction techniques, muscle identification for needle electromyography and ultrasound evaluation of median and ulnar nerves. Emphasis will be placed on the latest treatment options for patients with various types of peripheral neuropathies.

A special two-hour session on the clinical uses of botulinum toxin in the treatment of spasticity, cervical dystonia, and other movement disorders will be presented. Participants will receive an update on the assessment and treatment of patients with neuromuscular disorders so that they may enhance their clinical practices.

This course will help physicians understand the technical aspects of EMG, as well as the clinical uses and limitations of the procedure. The presentation of each topic will be both simple and practical. It will appeal to clinicians who order and read EMG reports and to those interested in performing EMG.

 

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Speakers

Michelle Kaku, MD



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Peter Siao, MD



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Samuel Frank, MD



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Janice Wiesman, MD, FAAN



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Howard Sander, MD



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Michael Cartwright, MD, MS



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David Chad, MD



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Daniel Menkes, MD



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Thomas Brannagan III, MD



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Johnny Salameh, MD, FANA



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Accreditation

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada can be reported as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution or physician organization.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 22.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

 

Planning Committee

Peter Siao, MD (Course Director)
Director, Neuromuscular Unit and
Electromyography Laboratory
Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine