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Migraine impacts approximately 1 in 7 Americans annually and accounts for between 5 and 9 million primary care office visits per year in the United States. Recently, new treatments have emerged, greatly expanding the current landscape of migraine management and bolstering the clinician’s toolbox. Join expert faculty in this Virtual Expert Roundtable as they discuss new advances in the management of migraine and answer your questions about how and when to incorporate these new therapies into treatment.


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This talk will be an overview of common neurological conditions primarily encountered in the outpatient setting. Topic covered will include headaches, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, seizure, syncope, and tremor. The talk will include up to date information with special emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Also included will be thoughts on when to consult with a neurologist.


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Under the impetus of the Human Genome Project, a rapidly growing number of genes and mutations are becoming targets for molecular testing in patients and whole populations affected with or at risk for genetic disorders. The rapid pace of gene discovery—and the ease with which modern molecular biologic technology enables translation of these findings into clinical tests and potential gene-targeted therapies—has placed unprecedented demands on both the clinical laboratory and the clinicians who must decide if and when a particular test is appropriate and informative. Given the relatively small size of the specialty of medical genetics and the small number of trained genetic counselors in the country, much of this test ordering and interpretive burden must fall on primary care clinicians. The situation becomes even more acute and complex as we move into the era of genome-level DNA sequencing and direct-to-consumer genetic testing, with all that it can reveal about the patient’s present and future risk factors. This presentation will provide a contemporary overview of the current state of this field, with consideration of which applications can be handled adequately in primary care and which would benefit from referral to a medical genetics center. In addition, the many thorny ethical dilemmas raised by this powerful technology will be discussed.


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This talk will comprehensively overview presenting features of dizziness in a typical primary care practice. Using history and the physical exam, the speaker will flush out the differential diagnosis from among the four major causes of dizziness. Participants will receive an in-depth look at the benign causes that can be diagnosed in the clinic and the more concerning causes that warrant urgent neurologic evaluation.


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One in fifty people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm, and 30,000 of them rupture every year. Despite low frequency, brain aneurysms are high in mortality, because the lack of a timely diagnosis often leads to death. Complicating matters more, many of the symptoms are associated with other less dangerous conditions such as the flu or stress. This Video Webcast will focus on the importance of early detection via proper diagnosis and scanning, and the faculty will discuss treatment options for participants to recognize or use in practice.


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Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the two most common neurodegenerative disorders, affecting over 6 million people in the U.S. Like nearly all of this class of disorders, these two conditions are due to the misfolding and accumulation of proteins in the central nervous system. This new way of viewing these conditions, as protein misfolding disorders, will be presented. We will review amyloid, tau and alpha-synuclein, the proteins that build up respectively in plaques, tangles and lewy bodies. We’ll review currently available therapies and the therapies that are being developed to more directly attack these disorders and hopefully modify the course of the disease.


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Sport related concussions and repetitive brain injury are a significant medical issue that can result in cognitive, emotional, and functional disability. The presentation will focus on the current, up to date understanding of concussion mechanism, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Office based approach to the diagnosis and monitoring of concussions along with a multi-disciplinary approach to post-concussion syndrome will be highlighted. The role of imaging, medication therapy, vestibular rehab, visual rehab, neuropsychological testing, and appropriate referral will be addressed along with return to work and school protocols.


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Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoperfusion with spontaneous return to baseline function without intervention. It is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the emergency department. The differential diagnosis for syncope is broad, and the management varies significantly depending on the underlying etiology. A thorough history and certain physical exam findings can assist in evaluating for life-threatening diagnoses. Risk-stratifying patients into low, moderate, and high-risk groups can assist in medical decision-making and help determine the patient’s disposition. Advancements in ambulatory monitoring have made it possible to obtain prolonged cardiac evaluations of patients in the outpatient setting. This talk will focus on the diagnosis and management of the various types of syncope.


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This lecture will review the most efficient means of assessing cognitive impairment, common issues in caring for the older adult with cognitive impairment, and pharmacologic/ non-pharmacologic means of treating patients. Participants will receive updates on what medications are useless/useful and what testing should be avoided. This lecture will also discuss future options and prognosis for patients with cognitive impairment.


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Learn about the epidemiology of stroke and steps to ensure early supportive care for acute stroke cases. Dr. Saver will discuss intravenous and endovascular therapies and the systems of care that should be established to improve outcomes for stroke patients.


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This talk will be an overview of common neurological conditions primarily encountered in the outpatient setting. Topic covered will include headaches, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, seizure, syncope, and tremor. The talk will include up to date information with special emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Also included will be thoughts on when to consult with a neurologist.