17244: Partnering to Prevent Falls In NOH, POTS and Syncope (Wednesday, November 1, 2017)

Clearwater, FL US
November 1, 2017

This workshop will educate generalist health care practitioners about how to develop and utilize partnerships - with a care team, with specialists, most importantly with their patients – to successfully manage clinical issues involving the autonomic functions.  This workshop will review how these partnerships foster very practical management of orthostatic disorders like Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (NOH), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Syncope, as well as Falls, Headache, and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Collectively, these disorders impact millions of Americans.  Since current training prepares us poorly to care for these patients, they sometimes see 10 or more specialists who may not appreciate that other symptoms outside their area reflect a single overarching disorder, and therefore cannot formulate a reasonable diagnosis  and management plan. This workshop will highlight the protean manifestations of autonomic disorders in multiple end-organs, and teach practitioners this practical management based on a logical approach that fosters these partnerships.  Particular attention will be devoted to multiple system atrophy (MSA) which illustrates how most of the end-organs can be affected.

In addition, we would like to mention a new MCW Functional Disorders education program support practitioners with this challenging and ever-growing population. This program leverages resources unique to MCW. Drs. Tom & Gisela Chelimsky will partner with you and help you to partner with your own patients to efficiently provide them with the skills necessary to return to normal life. The funds available to MCW from the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” will allow all CME charges to be waived at this time. Enrollment in this program will entitle you to open email access to the faculty for prompt clinical advice, and early appointments for your referrals to the Autonomic Disorders Clinic.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Please note that there is a $8.00 transaction fee for all on-line registrations.

For individuals participating in the AHW Grant please contact Karen Knippel for registration instructions before attempting to register for this course.

Phone Number: 
 +1 (414) 337-7451

Target Audience

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Practice Physicians
  • Internists 
  • General Neurologists
  • Cardiologists
  • PM & R Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners  
  • Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Partner with your team
  • Recognize: When to worry? When to refer?
  • Understand foundations of management
  • Define the extent of co-morbidities
  • Manage complex issues
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Karen Knippel
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 337-7451
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/01/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/01/2017 - 5:00pm
Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort
100 Coronado Drive
Conference Center
Clearwater, FL 33767
United States

Course ​Planning Committee:

Thomas Chelimsky MD


Gisela Chelimsky, MD, CME Program Co- Director, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin


Thomas Chelimsky, MD, CME Program Director, Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin


John E. Fortunato Jr, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Neurointestinal and Motility Program, Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL  

Derrick Shumate, DO, Assistant Professor of Neurology, MCW

Wolfgang Singer, Professor, Neurology, Mayo Clinic

Satish R. Raj, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology, University of Calgary with an Adjunct appointment at Vanderbilt

Sally Tarbell, PhD, Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Psychology, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Rachel Thiel, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, Vita Physical Therapy and Fitness, Milwaukee, WI

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Thomas Chelimsky, MDLundbeckAdvisory Committee
Satish R. Raj, MD, MSCI

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Gisela Chelimsky, MD (husband)LundbeckAdvisory Committee


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Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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