Movement Disorders Update: Focus on Falls

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Laurel Manor
39000 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: (734) 462-0770

Course Director

Target Audience

The intended audience for this course includes primary care physicians, geriatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and physician assistants who see patients with neurological problems. 

Course Objectives

Utilizing both a didactic and case-study approach, this year’s highly anticipated full-day course will focus on neurologic causes of falls and balance problems, including Parkinson disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, ataxia, psychogenic gait disorders, neuromuscular causes, and dizziness/vertigo. Specifically designed for the busy clinician, this course will provide attendees with high-yield information and clinical pearls for recognition, diagnosis, assessment and management of neurological problems contributing to falls. Participants will benefit from the expertise of University of Michigan Medical School faculty, who will give a didactic lecture for each topic that includes case presentations so that participants can experience how course faculty approach cases in their own practice. The morning and afternoon sessions will end with a panel discussion so that participants have ample time to ask questions. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify major risk factors for patients with falls/gait disorders and review an assessment and intervention plan for these patients
  • Describe how to evaluate and treat falls in patients with Parkinson disease
  • Describe how to evaluate patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus, vascular parkinsonism, and freezing of gait
  • Identify features suggestive of psychogenic gait disorders
  • Recognize when patients might have a neuromuscular cause for their falls
  • Define ataxia and recognize clinical symptoms suggesting a cerebellar cause for falls
  • Describe how to evaluate the patient who complains of dizziness and balance problems

Registration Information

You are urged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee education materials for applicants who are not preregistered and prepaid by October 6. Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, and educational materials for each participant. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan. Payments made via American Express, Visa or MasterCard are also accepted.

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Registration Rates

  • General Rate
    • Full Course $150

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this live activity for 6.75 credit hours.

This Live activity, U-M Movement Disorders Update: Focus on Falls, with a beginning date of 10/20/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Schedule

Please see the course brochure for further information.

Contact Information

Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 232-3469
Fax: (734) 998-0085
Email: intmedcme@umich.edu