Friday, June 12 | 1200-1500 ET
Neuromuscular Virtual Shortcourse

Edx Of Upper Limb Entrapments, Speaker: Jeremy Bland

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • contribute to the management of upper limb focal neuropathies using EDX
  • discuss the varied roles of electrodiagnostic studies in the investigation and management of upper limb focal neuropathies with particular reference to carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy

Diagnosis and Management of ICU Acquired Weakness, Speaker: Larry Robinson

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of risk factors for ICU acquired weakness
  • Differentiate critical illness neuropathy from critical illness myopathy
  • Formulate a strategy to both prevent and treat ICU acquired weakness

Rehabilitation in Sarcopenia, Speaker: Walter Frontera

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe important demographic changes in recent decades
  • Identify functional consequences of aging
  • Explain the contribution of skeletal muscle to the loss of function in elderly
  • Define and describe sarcopenia
  • Identify and prescribe the type of exercise that is safe and effective for older men and women

The presentation will focus on the aging of the population and the functional consequences of the aging process. The specific role of changes in muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) and the diagnosis of this condition will be discussed in detail.

CanMEDS Roles: Communicator Collaborator, Health Advocate, Medical Expert (the integrating role)

Target audience: Physiatrists, Residents, Medical Students

Accreditation: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 3.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Paul Winston, MD FRCPC, Clinical assistant professor in the department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Island Medical Program UBC


Walter Frontera, Prof, MD, PhD - Professor in the Departments of PM&R and Physiology and Biophysics @University of Puerto Rico (UPR)

Served as Professor and Founding Chair in the Departments of PM&R at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Vanderbilt University and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the UPR. Dr. Frontera is the Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of PM&R. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), and Immediate Past-President of the International Society of PM&R. Dr. Frontera has more than 260 scientific publications including 9 edited books. He has received the US Association of Academic Physiatrist's Distinguished Academician and Outstanding Service Awards, the Best Scientific Research Paper (3 times) of the American Academy of PM&R, the Sydney Licht Award of the ISPRM, the Excellence in Geriatric Rehabilitation Award of the Gerontological Society of America, and the Rusk Award for Leadership and Innovation in PM&R. He was the first recipient of Kessler's Foundation's Joel DeLisa, MD Award.

Jeremy Bland - Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology @East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, Canterbury UK

Dr Bland is consultant in clinical neurophysiology at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, Canterbury UK, and has a longstanding research interest in carpal tunnel syndrome, running the only NHS clinic dedicated entirely to CTS and based in a neurophysiology department. The clinic sees approximately 1000 new cases each year and tries to offer a 'one-stop' service including everything from initial clinical assessment through investigation to initial treatment with splints and local steroid injection in a single visit, as well as having facilities to arrange surgery where necessary. The clinic also carries out nerve imaging with high resolution ultrasound and he has published extensively on matters related to carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve imaging

Larry Robinson - Professor and Division Director or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation @University of Toronto

Dr. Larry Robinson is Professor and Division Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto and holds the John and Sally Eaton Chair in Rehabilitation Sciences. He comes to us from the University of Washington where he served as Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and later as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Post Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Robinson has published extensively on electrodiagnosis with 120 publications in the peer-reviewed literature, and has published a number of articles on traumatic neuropathy and using EMG for prognosis.