DAILY PROGRAM: Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
As courses are developed content will be added. Click on the course title to view the details. Morning coffee available at 8:00 am and again at Brunch from 10:00 - 11:30 am Afternoon courses run from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and do not involve a coffee break
Chair: Catherine (Kathy) Gaul
It is well recognized that physical inactivity is among the top four modifiable risk factors related to non-communicable disease), and that exercise and physical activity is highly effective in enhancing health and treating, managing, and preventing a large number of chronic diseases. It is indeed "Medicine". This session will explore the role of exercise in health care, with an emphasis on its potential for having a positive influence on neurological patient care. The session will conclude with an audience Q&A supported by an interactive panel discussion.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Audience: Neurologist – Adult, Child Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Neuro Physiologist, Resident, Fellow, Nurses with interest in topic Physiatrist
Learning Level: Basic (Resident, New Information), Intermediate (Practicing Physician), Advanced (SIG, Higher Level Discussion)
Learning Format: Case studies, Discussion group/ peer exchange/ user groups, Forum/panels, Lecture/plenary method, Question and answer sessions
CanMED Roles: Medical Expert, Scholar, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Professional
Name of Presenter
Welcome & Introductions
Exercise IS Medicine
Pushing the plasticity: The role of exercise in the management of neurological illness.
Motivational Speaking: Advice on Exercise Adoption and Adherence for your Patients.
Joan Wharf Higgins
The Importance of High Intensity Exercise In Neurological Rehabilitation: Giving Stroke a H.I.T.
E. Paul Zehr
Audience Question & Answer with Panel Discussion
Kathy Gaul, Michael Gaetz,
Joan Wharf Higgins,
Chair: Michael Ellis Course Description: This course will provide a review of topics related to concussion spectrum disorders. The program will include comprehensive lectures that focus on the multi-disciplinary management of concussion including the role of neuropsychological testing and the clinical classification and targeted management of postconcussion syndrome. In addition, lectures will focus on the challenges of advising athletes when to consider sport retirement and the neuro-pathological features and emerging biomarkers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The program will finish with an expert panel and open Question and Answer period.
Audience: Neurologist – Adult, Child Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Resident Nurses with interest in topic, Neuropsychologists, Physiotherapist Learning Level: Basic (Resident, New Information), Intermediate (Practicing Physician) Learning Format: Case studies, Discussion group/ peer exchange/ user groups, Forum/panels, Lecture/plenary method, Question and answer sessions CanMED Roles: Medical Exper,t Scholar, Communicator, Collaborato,r Manager, Health Advocate, Professional Agenda:
Welcome and Introduction
The role of neuropsychological testing in concussion management
Multi-disciplinary management of post-concussion syndrome: illustrative cases
Considerations for sports retirement: a clinical approach
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: pathology and novel biomarkers
Audience Question & Answer
Michael Ellis, Lesley Ritchie, Charles Tator, Carmela Tartaglia
Chair: John Xavier Pereira
Description This chronic non-cancer pain course will provide a review of the state of the art in persistent pain management. The program will begin with the timely topic of medical marijuana for pain, which then will be contrasted with opioids benefits and risks. Next the fundamentals of quantitative sensory testing will be presented along with clinical pearls of long-term pain management. The session will conclude with an interactive panel discussion of hot topics with active audience engagement.
Audience: Neurologist – Adult, Neurosurgeon, Neuro Physiologist, Fellow, Nurses, Medical Student,
Learning Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Learning Format: Lecture/plenary method, Forum/panels, Question and answer sessions
CanMEDs Roles: Medical Expert, Scholar, Communicator, Professional
Welcome and Introduction
John Xavier Pereira
Medical Marijuana for Pain
Opioids: Is there a better way?
Quantitative Sensory Testing
Clinical Pearls in Practice
Hot Topics - Panel Discussion with audience participation
John Xavier Pereira Moderator; Panel – Robert Tanguay, Pam Squire and Robert Hauptman
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