CME Information

Target Audience

This continuing medical education (CME) program is provided by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is intended for all physicians, particularly neurologists and neurological surgeons, family practice and internal medicine physicians, interested in the latest advances in the management of neurological disorders.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the indications for using frame-based systems and frameless techniques when placing electrodes for monitoring epilepsy.
  • Evaluate the various surgical approaches to anterior skull base tumors.
  • Identify and justify the available treatment options for spasticity in children.
  • Summarize the unique aspects of epilepsy surgery in pediatric patients.
  • Describe the current methods of evaluation and clinical management of sports-related concussion.

Accreditation Statement

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this Journal-based CME activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits awarded on a per article basis.
Release Date: June 15, 2011 Expiration Date: June 16, 2012

Disclosure Statement

The policy of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Where disclosures have been made, conflicts of interest, real or apparent, must be resolved.

Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. The School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Editorial Board

The following Editorial Board members report no financial relationship relevant to the content of this journal:
Alan R. Cohen, MD; Anthony J. Furlan, MD; Bashar Katirji, MD; Hans O. Luders, MD; David C. Preston, MD; Mark S. Scher, MD

The following Editorial Board members report a financial relationship relevant to the content of this journal:
Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD is a consultant for Medtronic Sofamor Danek.
David E. Riley, MD has received honoraria from Allergan, Epsen, Lundbeck and Teva.
Warren R. Selman, MD is a consultant for Stryker and Anspach.
Robert W. Tarr, MD has received an honorarium from Philips Medical Imaging.

Authors

The following authors report no financial relationship relevant to the content of this journal:
Jonathan Miller, MD; Chad A. Zender, MD; Rod Rezaee, MD; Pierre Lavertu, MD; Dararat Mingbunjerdsuk, MD; Shenandoah Robinson, MD; Ingrid Tuxhorn, MD; Christopher Bailey, PhD

The following authors report a financial relationship relevant to the content of this journal:
Nicholas Bambakidis, MD is a consultant for Medtronic Sofamor Danek.
Warren Selman, MD is a consultant for Stryker and Anspach.

To Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

  • Read the article.
  • Reflect on the content.
  • Successfully complete the post-test located at UHhospitals.org/nijournalspring2011
  • A grade of 100% is required for passage.
  • Complete the evaluation.
  • Print the certificate of credit for your records.

Your credits will be recorded by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program and made a part of your transcript. For more information, contact the CME program at .

Fee

There is no fee for this program.

Medical Disclaimer

Medicine is an ever-changing science. As new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy are required. The authors have checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is complete and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication.

Although every effort is made to ensure that this material is accurate and up-to-date, it is provided for the convenience of the user and should not be considered definitive. Neither the authors nor Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine nor any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this work warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

Learners are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. This information should not be construed as personal medical advice and is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising here from.

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