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Neurological Emergencies is a 2-day, 16-hour course that provides updates, best practices, and new algorithms to diagnose neurological symptoms, quickly identify a neurological emergency, and take appropriate measures to optimize outcomes for high-risk patients. The goal of this course is to prepare clinicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and provide appropriate care for patients with neurological
emergencies, including:

  • High-frequency symptoms: Headache, back pain, dizziness, diplopia

  • High-risk conditions: Acute ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, coma, intracerebral hemorrhage 

This course is relevant for clinicians working in emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient neurology, critical care, hospital medicine, urgent care and internal/family medicine. View the course program here. Learn more about the course features below, and REGISTER NOW.  

KEY COURSE FEATURES

Course participants will learn from world-renowned experts in emergency medicine and neurology. The course, facilitated by faculty from Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other international experts, will use presentations and interactive Q&A sessions to address the following educational areas:

  • History and future of stroke care;

  • Best practices for using the focused history and physical to determine which patients with headache or minor head injury require neuroimaging or further workup;

  • An algorithmic approach to evaluating back pain to avoid missing cord or cauda equina compression;

  • The newest approaches to treating TIA and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke;

  • Updates to diagnose and manage the comatose patient;

  • A new paradigm to diagnose dizziness;

  • Advances in the management of seizures;

  • Practical approaches to bedside neuro-ophthalmology and correct diagnosis of posterior circulation stroke.

View the course program here.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Perform bedside diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers in the dizzy patient;

  • Use focused history and physical to determine which patients with headache or minor head injury require neuroimaging or further workup;

  • Use clinical "red flags" to avoid misdiagnosis of cord and cauda equina compression in patients with back pain;

  • Discuss how to rapidly evaluate patients with stroke symptoms for intravenous and intraarterial revascularization therapy.

COURSE FORMAT

Our course includes didactic presentations and case discussions aimed to provide participants with valuable clinical knowledge and quality process skills. The didactic sessions will provide current best practices in diagnosis and treatment, improving learner competence by providing current best evidence for evaluation of neurologic symptoms and current best practices for using known therapies and treatments.

CURRICULUM

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COURSE DETAILS

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This course will primarily benefit physicians and nurses from emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient neurology, primary care, critical care, hospital medicine, urgent care and internal/family medicine.

COURSE LANGUAGE
The course will be held in English. To successfully participate in this course in English, participants should have at least a B2 English language level.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
Participants are expected to register for the course online, and attend the entire 2-day course. 

CERTIFICATES & CME CREDIT
Participants are eligible for the following:

  • Participants completing attendance requirements at the conclusion of the program will be granted a Certificate of Program Completion from The Institute for Emergency Department Clinical Quality Improvement, based at The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.

  • An application has been made to UEMS/EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. EACCME has joint recognition with the AMA for US physicians and RCPS for Canadan physicians.

VENUE / HOTEL INFORMATION & INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF FLORENCE
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TUITION
The tuition for the 2-day course is:

Standard registration*: $600 Early Registration ($650 after January 15, 2020)

Nurse registration*: $500 Early Registration ($550 after January 15, 2020)

*Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided to participants during the course to aid in clinician networking. 

COURSE REGISTRATION
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GROUP DISCOUNTS
Email us for registration discounts for groups of 4 or more from the same institution. 

COURSE BROCHURE
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