Program Description: 

Weekly grand rounds as a forum for clinical and basic research updates in neurology with respect to diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and advances in neuroscience.  General areas of focus will include among others the following:  neuromuscular, epilepsy, sleep, movement disorders, stroke and vascular disorders, neurodegenertive, dementia and memory disorders, headaches and cranial neuralgias, autonomic disorders, and general neurologic conditions.

Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity 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.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 

Neurologists and Neuropsychologists as a specialty, including both generalists and sub-specialists.  Health care providers including physicians (MD's, DO's) RN, APNP, PA,  PhD, as well as students, residents, and fellows.  Also included are basic and clinical researchers and clinicians throughout neurology, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology especially during the monthly interdisciplinary grand rounds presentations.

Learning objectives: 


1. Review acute vestibular syndromes and the most common etiologies 2. Review most recent literature regarding clinical examination, imaging, and admission criteria for acute vestibular syndromes 3. Review most recent literature regarding therapies and treatments for acute vestibular syndromes

1. To describe a case of encephalitis.  2. Discuss differential diagnosis of parainfectious causes of encephalitis and mechanism in which it occurs.

 1. To introduce a rare cause of recurrent rhabdomyolysis.  2. To increase awareness of RYR1 related muscle disorders

1. Discuss the diagnosis of spinal dural arteriovenous malformations (sdAVF).  2. Discuss previous literature regarding treatments of sdAVF.  3. Discuss the findings of the case series of patients treated at MCW with the endovascular therapy alone.



Faculty & credentials: 

Planning Committee:
Jonathan Florczak, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology

David Sabsevitz, PhD, ABPP
Boart Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of Postdoctoral Education
Medical College of Wisconsin


Harrison Pearl, MD
Patrick Bauer, MD
Amrita-Amanda Lakraj, MD
Jigar Mankad, MD
Christopher Southwood, MD



Gail Balistreri
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-5204
Session date: 
06/03/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Dean Roe Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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