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Practical Neurology
Co-Provided with School of Medicine,
SUNY at Stony Brook

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Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas

7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise
Round-trip Venice, Italy
November 10 - 17, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Rahman Pourmand, MD

Rahman Pourmand, MD is a Professor of Neurology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Neuromuscular Disease Center and the ALS Comprehensive Care Clinic. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Tennessee and completed his neuromuscular disease fellowship at the University of Virginia. He also received post residency fellowship in neurophysiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was a member of the faculty of the Neurology Department at Indiana University from 1983 until 2001 when he joined the Neurology Department at Stony Brook.

Dr. Pourmand has written many articles and book chapters in the neuromuscular field. He has edited five additional books in neuromuscular disease including ALS, he has also written a book in Neurology, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease.

He maintains an active clinical practice that focuses on neuromuscular disorders and he directs the multidisciplinary ALS clinic which meets twice a month at Stony Brook Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching residents and students in neurology, and is a recipient of numerous teaching awards from both the medical students and the neurology residents.

The Neuromuscular Disease Center at Stony Brook involves a multidisciplinary approach to patients with ALS which is supported by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. The Center also sees patients for diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia gravis and muscular dystrophy. EMG and Nerve Conduction testing is also done at the Center as well as Single Fiber EMG, Botox therapy, Autonomic Reflex testing. Dr. Pourmand also performs outpatient muscle, nerve and skin biopsies.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

This course will provide a working knowledge of the most common neurological problems and reinforce principles of clinical diagnosis while reviewing the symptoms and signs of most major neurological diseases. The seminar will also present clear, practical guidelines for managing these common problems including how to integrate laboratory tests and imaging techniques into the patient's evaluation. Finally, the current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient detail to permit independent management or active participation in care with the neurologist.

Emphasis will be placed on clinical diagnosis and practical treatment with introduction of clinical neuroscience as needed to clarify management issues.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: recognize the symptoms and signs of the most common neurological diseases; apply fundamental disease concepts to patient management; educate their patients regarding the basic concepts and natural history of these diseases and participate with their patients and consulting neurologists in decisions regarding modern disease therapy and prevention.

This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, internists, neurologists and others who manage patients with neurological disorders.


Nov 13 08:00-09:00 am Neurological Exam
09:00-11:00 am Neurological Diagnostic Testing
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part I
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part II
2:15-3:15 pm Neck and Back Pain
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Myasthenia Gravis and Other Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Nov 16 08:00-10:00 am Stroke
10:00-11:00 am Epilepsy
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm Headache
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Case Presentations Neurologists
2:15-3:15 pm Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part I
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part II
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sat Nov 10 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Nov 11 Dubrovnik, Croatia
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Nov 12 Kotor, Montenegro
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 13 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Wed Nov 14 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Nov 15 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 16 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Sat Nov 17 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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