Oct 12 - Oct 13
Fri - Sat

9th Annual Bridging Breakthroughs in Neuroscience from Bench to Bedside

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge, Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Statement of Need

This CME activity seeks to fulfill the educational needs of healthcare professionals who manage patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. This symposium will review the latest advances and best practices in the rapidly-evolving field of neuroscience by addressing clinical challenges in a variety of areas, including dementia, degenerative brain diseases, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, headache and pain, stroke, and neuro-oncology. Emphasis will be placed on information required to evaluate novel screening, develop diagnostic strategies, and identify the most effective therapeutic options for optimal treatment and/or referral of patients. Lectures with question-and-answer sessions or panel discussions will afford learners the opportunity to examine practice dilemmas, discuss available evidence, and apply effective case management.


Target Audience

This is a national program designed for  physicians, nurses and allied health professionals specializing in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Neurology, Interventional Radiology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neuro-Oncology.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review key factors important in the development and diagnosis of degenerative brain disease
  • Outline current diagnostic and treatment options available for the management of appropriate patients with neuromuscular disorders
  • Integrate new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of stroke into clinical decision making with patients who are at risk or have experienced stroke
  • Incorporate advances in medical, radiological, and/or surgical therapy into treatment strategies for appropriate patients with brain tumors
  • Summarize patient- and disease-related factors critical to the differential diagnosis of tremor
  • Outline critical patient-related factors for the selection of appropriate candidates for device-assisted treatment of movement disorders
  • Apply current clinical evidence when planning treatment strategies for patients with headache, back, or other types of chronic pain
  • Incorporate advanced techniques into the neurological exam of appropriate patients under evaluation for neurological disorders
  • Describe current clinical evidence regarding the use of neurostimulation in patients with refractory epilepsy

Course Directors

Jeffrey Dunn, MD, FAAN

Course Director
Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Division Chief, Clinical Neuroimmunology
Director, Neurology Clerkship

Casey Halpern, MD

Co-Course Director
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 


A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Mary Sisney
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-7166

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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