2016 Updates in PM & R

Milwaukee, WI US
September 24, 2016

Physicians face challenges in diagnostic and management of various musculoskeletal disorders, spine care, stroke, chronic pain in workers compensation cases and brain injury

Physicians are expected to apply current and up to date practice guidelines in management of spine disorders
Practicing physicians need to learn the latest techniques in managing chronic pain patientsPhysicians are expected to know state of the art in stroke rehabilitation guidelinesPracticing physicians are expected to know the latest updates of prognosis, diagnosis and management of brain injury

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

 AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Hour Statement for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.0 contact hours [or hours of participation for physician assistants of continuing education for allied health professionals.  



Target Audience

Local Physicians
Faculty, Residents
Allied Healthcare Providers 

Learning Objectives

  • To have an increased understanding of the collaborative effort and research projects between the Department of PM&R at MCW and Marquette University Biomedical Engineering in the Stroke Rehabilitation Center.
  • To realize the latest rehabilitation interventions to enhance recovery after a stroke.
  • To understand how timely comprehensive spasticity management can improve function and quality of life after a stroke.
  • Understand how the national opioid epidemic is impacting the way one prescribes medications.
  • To utilize a comprehensive biopsychosocial model to treat chronic pain.
  • To properly prescribe under California Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) guidelines.
  • To increase odds for getting approval for all treatment modalities including therapeutic injections, medications, and other treatment modalities.
  • To identify on physical exam and radiographic studies, prognosis and diagnosis of brain injury.
  • To improve knowledge in therapy and medication prescriptions in acure and chronic traumatic brain injury patients.
  • To identify false positives and negatives on the evaluation process.
  • Participants will learn latst diagnostic skills in spine care disorders.
  • Participants will learn latest treatment options in spine disorders.
  • Participants will learn currently accepted national standards and practice guidelines in spine care.
Additional information


Beatriz Envila
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-7343
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/24/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/24/2016 - 12:30pm CDT
Curative Care Network
1000 N. 92nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Curative Care Network Conference room
1000 N. 92 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Additional Registration Information:

A $2.50 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

Cancellation refunds will be provided less  $22.50 for processing

This conference is complimentary for PM&R Department registered nurses, PM&R Department nurse practitioners, PM&R Department residents, PM&R Department fellows, and PM&R Department rotating students; however registration is required. For instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration, please contact Beatriz Envila at (414) 805-7343 or via email at benvila@mcw.edu before attempting to register. Thank you

Registration fee on or before August 31, 2016 = $50.00

Registration fee September 31, 2016 = $60.00

John R. McGuire, MD
Associate Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin

James A. Young, MD
Chairman and Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rush University

Alves, MD, MPH
Staff Physicians
Pain and Occupational Medicine
Universal Pain Management

David K. deDianous, MD
Associate Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin

Nanjappareddy M. Reddy, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin

Guennady V. Tchekanov, MD
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabililtation
Medical College of Wisconsin

In accordance with the ACCMEⓇ standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships and had no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of:

Dr. McGuire disclosed that he has received speaker and consultant honorariums from Allergan, is a principal investigator in a research grant with Merc and as a fellowship director has an endowment grant with Medtronic. These conflicts have been reviewed and resolved according to the Medical College of Wisconsin's resolution process.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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