The AANEM hosts regional seminars annually for physicians and technologists. These seminars are designed to address techniques in electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) medicine on topics including nerve conduction studies (NCSs), electromyography (EMG), and ultrasound.
Each seminar is 1.5-2 days of educational content, appropriate for all skill levels, taught by highly trained physicians and technologists. Attendees learn in lecture settings and participate in hands-on workshops. Registration is open to both members and non-members.
Wake Forest and AANEM Neuromuscular Ultrasound Course
June 1-2, 2017
Wake Forest School of Medicine | Winston Salem, North Carolina
The Neuromuscular Ultrasound course focuses on applications in muscle disease, peripheral and cranial nerve imaging, and introduction to the use of ultrasound in evaluating musculoskeletal disorders. Lectures are integrated with hands-on demonstrations of technique and case interpretation. A small group format facilitates questions and answers and tailors the educational experience to meet the specific needs of individual participants. It is in real-time use of the instrument that the practitioner recognizes the importance of this type of basic knowledge and it is in this context that they can apply this knowledge to troubleshoot difficult imaging cases, identify artifacts, and improve resolution at the bedside.
Francis Walker, MD, Director; Michael Cartwright, MD, Coordinator
LEARNER OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:
Define terms of ultrasound and demonstrate application of the principles while imaging neuromuscular structures.
Identify upper extremity, lower extremity, and cranial musculature, and the visible boundaries that distinguish muscle groups in these areas.
Recognize loss of heterogeneity, fasciculations, hyperechoic changes, hypertrophy and other common pathologic changes in affected human muscles.
Identify the median, radial, and ulnar nerves in the upper extremity, and areas of the sural, peroneal and tibial nerves in the lower extremity, and to recognize common anatomic variants and pathologic abnormalities of these nerves.
Discuss indications for appropriate use of ultrasound imaging, factors that could complicate interpretation, and clinical situations where ultrasound imaging is particularly contributory to addressing clinical problems.
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