Gradually Progressive Myelopathy is organized by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.
Release Date: December 07, 2018
Expiration Date: December 07, 2020
The educational activity is intended for neurologists, neurology residents, neuroimmunology fellows, and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, the varied aspects of disease progression, lack of specific biomarkers, and difficult-to-interpret imaging results often lead to diagnostic errors, both misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis. With MS, these errors can lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful risks to patients from treatment strategies that are based on incorrect diagnoses. Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Case-Based Series will discuss the criteria for diagnosis and review of guidelines to improve diagnosis rates ultimately, improving patient care.
• Identify clinical symptoms that suggest myelopathy.
• Describe appropriate evaluation for patients with gradually progressive myelopathy.
• Describe the differences between spinal cord imaging in multiple sclerosis versus neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.