This site is no longer in beta testing. Please go to http://labs.dgsom.ucla.edu.
UCLA DGSOM
Neuromuscular Medicine

NEUROMUSCULAR DIDACTICS: CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2020-2021

OVERALL SCHEDULE: Didactics at Cedars on second Monday and at UCLA all other Mondays each month (exception: July)

All lectures will be conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice. To request the Zoom link, email Jennifer K. Martinez at jkmartinez@mednet.ucla.edu 

8:00 EMG/NCS Case Conference*
9:00 Neuropathology/Research Lecture
10:00 Multi-headed scope/Neuropathology Slide Conference
11:00 Break or Neuroradiology Rounds
11:30 Neuromuscular Lecture

 

MODULES
Introductory series
Motor neuron disease
Root
Plexus
Nerve 
Neuromuscular junction
Muscle

*EMG/NCS Case Conferences
Moderated by Nasheed Jamal at UCLA. 
Moderated by Matt Burford at Cedars

Journal Club will take place twice monthly, starting in August:
First Monday at 11:30AM Fellows discuss recent neuromuscular papers
Third Monday at 8:30AM Nasheed Jamal discusses classic neuromuscular papers (based on module)

**Start time: 8:00 AM (not 9:00 AM)

***Start time: 12:00 PM (not 11:30 AM)

Date  NEUROPATHOLOGY/RESEARCH LECTURES (9:00AM-10:00AM) Presenter Room MULTI-HEADED SCOPE/NEUROPATHOLOGY SLIDE CONFERENCE (10:00AM-11:00AM) Presenter Room NEUROMUSCULAR LECTURE (11:30AM-12:30PM) Presenter Room
July 6, 2020 Fellow orientation to combined program     Fellow orientation to combined program     Fellow orientation to combined program    
July 13, 2020 Stains Matt Burford Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt  Burford Cedars Introduction to EMG/NCS Richard Lewis Cedars
July 20, 2020 Nerve Physiology Nasheed Jamal NRB 470 Immunomodulatory Agents: Use & Precautions Francy Shu NRB 470 Normal, Neurogenic, & Myopathic Features Negar Khanlou NRB 470
July 27, 2020 Muscle Physiology Melissa Spencer NRB 470 Pediatric EMG/NCS Nasheed Jamal NRB 470 Introduction to Single-Fiber EMG Michael Graves NRB 470
August 3, 2020 Anatomy: Median Neuropathy at Wrist/Ulnar Neuropathy at Elbow Shamsha Doran NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB Fellows NRB 470
August 10, 2020 Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials (Tentative) Bob Baloh Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Diabetic Neuropathy Matt Burford Cedars
August 17, 2020 Introduction to Clinical Neurophysiology Nasheed Jamal NRB 470 Professionalism Nasheed Jamal NRB 470 Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at UCLA Perry Shieh NRB 470
August 24, 2020 Antibodies & Neuropathy Nasheed Jamal Zoom TBD     Harvard’s Project Implicit Health Nasheed Jamal Zoom
August 31, 2020 Patient-Doctor Communication: ALS Jessica Besbris Zoom EMG: Motor neuron disease Michelle Allen-Sharpley Zoom Motor Neuron Disease: All Others** Martina Wiedau Zoom
September 7, 2020 NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY    
September 14, 2020 Neurogenic Pathology: ALS Matt Burford Zoom Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Zoom Motor Neuron Disease: ALS Bob Baloh (or Frank Diaz) Zoom
September 21, 2020 NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM     NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM     NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM    
September 28, 2020 Fellow Wellness: Yoga Shri Mishra WLA VA JOURNAL CLUB Fellows WLA VA Wheelchairs Babak Darvish WLA VA
October 5, 2020 Neurogenic Pathology: SMA Joss Cohen NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Motor Neuron Disease: SMA Perry Shieh NRB 470
October 12, 2020 Anatomy: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral Spine & Roots Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Cervical & Thoracic Root Lesions Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars
October 19, 2020 Lumbosacral Roots Lesions Joss Cohen NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 Neuroradiology: Spine & Nerve Roots TBD NRB 470
October 26, 2020 RESEARCH TBD NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 Physical Therapy for Spine Disease Joy Chan NRB 470
November 2, 2020 QI Project/MDA Abstract Updates FELLOWS NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar  Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB  Fellows NRB 470
November 9, 2020 Anatomy: Brachial Plexus  Joy Chan Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Brachial Plexus Lesions Joy Chan Cedars
November 16, 2020 Anatomy: Lumbosacral Plexus Joss Cohen NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions Joss Cohen NRB 470
November 23, 2020 RESEARCH TBD NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 ***Motor Neuron Disease: All Others  Martina Wiedau NRB 470
November 30, 2020 Demyelinating CMT Pathology  Anasheh Halabi NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 Hereditary Neuropathies Anasheh Halabi NRB 470
December 7, 2020 Granuloma Pathology (Sarcoidosis) Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB  Fellows NRB 470
December 14, 2020 Vasculitic Pathology (Wallerian Degeneration/Regeneration) Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Rapidly Progressive & Multifocal Neuropathies Joss Cohen Cedars
December 21, 2020 NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK    
December 28, 2020 NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK    
January 4, 2021 Storage Neuropathy Patology (Krabbe, Metachromatic leukodystophy) Joss Cohen NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB FELLOWS NRB 470
January 11, 2021 Anatomy: Cranial Neuropathies Joy Chan Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Acquired Demyelinating Neuropathies Richard Lewis Cedars
January 18, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY    
January 25, 2021 Amyloid Pathology Joy Chan NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 Autonomic & Small Fiber Neuropathies Francy Shu NRB 470
February 1, 2021 EMG: Peroneal Neuropathy, Ulnar Neuropathy at Wrist, Anomalous Innervations Joy Chan NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB Fellows NRB 470
February 8, 2021 Perineurioma Pathology Matt Burford Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Toxic Neuropathies Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars
February 15, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY     NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY     NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY    
February 22, 2021 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows NRB 470 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh NRB 470 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows NRB 470
March 1, 2021 Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology I Tim Zimnowodski NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB All Fellows NRB 470
March 8, 2021 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Cedars MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Cedars Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: Congenital Myasthenia Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars
March 15, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE    
March 22, 2021 EMG: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Joy Chan NRB Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: MG/MuSK, LEMS, Botulism Joss Cohen NRB ***Patient-Doctor Communication: ALS Jessica Besbris NRB
March 29, 2021 Patient-Doctor Communication: Pediatric Muscle Disorders Nancy Halnon NRB 470 Dystrophy Pathology Joss Cohen NRB 470 Congenital Muscular Dystrophies Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470
April 5, 2021 EMG: Myopathy, Myotonic Disorders, Periodic Paralysis Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB Fellows NRB 470
April 12, 2021 Myotonic Dystrophy Pathology Michelle Allen-Sharpley Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars AD LGMD, Emery Dreifuss, FSHD, PROMM, OPMD Joy Chan Cedars
April 19, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: AAN     NO CONFERENCE: AAN     ***Hands-on Ultrasound Training Session  Majid Ashfaq WLA VA
April 26, 2021 Congenital Myopathy: Fiber type disproportion/Cores Joss Cohen NRB 470 Congenital Myopathy: Rods, SLONM Joy Chan NRB 470 Physical Therapy for DMD Eileen Fowler NRB 470
May 3, 2021 Sporadic IBM Pathology Joss Cohen NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Gene Therapies for DMD Melissa Spencer NRB 470
May 10, 2021 Lipid Storage Myopathy Pathology Joy Chan Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Metabolic Myopathies Joss Cohen Cedars
May 17, 2021 Vacuolar Myopathy Pathology (Distal myopathies, Periodic paralysis) Joss Cohen NRB 470 Storage Myopathy Pathology (GSD, Pompe, McArdle)  Joy Chan NRB 470 Periodic Paralysis Steve Cannon NRB 470
May 24, 2021 Sporadic IBM Pathology & Steroid Myopathy Pathology Joy Chan NRB 470 Mitochondrial Myopathy Pathology (Megaconial Myopathy) Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470 Mitochondrial Diseases Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470
May 31, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY    
June 7, 2021 Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology II Tim Zimnowodski NRB 470 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Critical Illness Myopathy & Neuropathy Joss Cohen NRB 470
June 14, 2021 Myofibrillar Myopathy Pathology Joss Cohen Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Myofibrillar Myopathies Joy Chan Cedars
June 21, 2021 Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis Pathology (IMPP) Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470 Immune Necrotizing Myopathy Pathology Joy Chan NRB 470 Idiopathic Infflammatory Myopathies Michelle Allen-Sharpley NRB 470
June 28, 2021 NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE