14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees:$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
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.
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.
|Jun 8||08:00-09:00 am||Neurological Exam|
|09:00-11:00 am||Neurological Diagnostic Testing|
|11:15-12:15 pm||Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part I|
|1:15-2:15 pm||Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part II|
|2:15-3:15 pm||Neck and Back Pain|
|3:30-4:30 pm||Myasthenia Gravis and Other Neuromuscular Junction Diseases|
|June 12||08:00-10:00 am||Stroke|
|1:15-2:15 pm||Case Presentations Neurologists|
|2:15-3:15 pm||Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part I|
|3:30-4:30 pm||Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part II|
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Fri May 31||Seattle, Washington
|Sat Jun 01||*At Sea - Cruising
|Sun Jun 02||Ketchikan, Alaska
||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Mon Jun 03||Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
||6:00 am||10:00 am|
|Mon Jun 03||Juneau, Alaska
||1:30 am||10:00 pm|
|Tue Jun 04||Skagway, Alaska
||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Tue Jun 04||Inside Passage
||6:30 am||10:30 pm|
|Wed Jun 05||*At Sea - Cruising
|Thu Jun 06||Victoria, British Columbia
||5:30 am||11:59 pm|
|Fri Jun 07||Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.