SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Jefferson physiatrists have been leaders in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years. A team of occupational, physical and speech therapists, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, social workers and vocational counselors support the full-time staff of board-certified specialists. In affiliation with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, the department makes possible Jefferson's Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.
A variety of additional programs and centers based in the department serve a large population of patients representing virtually all rehabilitation needs. The department has longstanding expertise in caring for patients with stroke and other vascular disease and in caring for amputees. It has the area's earliest established cardiac rehabilitation program, and it treats many patients who suffer from circulatory problems and neuropathy secondary to diabetes.
44th Annual Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine
This annual conference is specifically designed for medical practitioners involved in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of complex patients with peripheral nervous system diseases and injuries. The goal of this year's course is to improve the integration of both the clinical and electrical findings in generating a comprehensive diagnosis for individual patients. Participants will improve the following essential skills in: their understanding of basic concepts of membrane conduction, voluntary motor unit identification, identifying spontaneous waveforms and recruitment patterns; localizing sites of nerve pathology, differentiating axonal from demyelinating neuropathies; identifying anterior horn cell and neuromuscular junction diseases and myopathies. A few selective diseases and injuries will be presented to achieve the purpose of the course. The approach taken in this course includes didactic presentation, case studies, and audience participation. Case studies will be presented in each teaching session to reinforce new information and best clinical practices.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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