NEUROMUSCULAR DIDACTICS: CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2023-2024

***These didactic sessions are by invite only and not open to the public 

To request the Zoom link, email Oscar Arellano at OArellano@mednet.ucla.edu 

8:00

EMG/NCS Case Conference* (will be switched to 11:30am - 12:30pm on 10/30; 1/22/24; 6/17/24)(Wellness Breaks will take place at 8am on 10/30; 1/22/24; 3/18/24; 4/22/24; 6/17/24)

11/20 - EMG/NCS CANCELLED

11/20 - Journal Club scheduled

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 Joy Chan at UCLA. 

Journal Club will take place once monthly, starting in August:
First Monday at 11:30AM Fellows discuss recent neuromuscular papers

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

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

****Runs from 10am - 12pm

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 1, 2024 NO CONFERENCE: ORIENTATION     NO CONFERENCE: ORIENTATION     NO CONFERENCE: ORIENTATION    
July 8, 2024 Fellow orientation to combined program, Professionalism, Intro to EMG/NCS Interpretation, Implicit Association Test** (8-10 am) Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom Biopsy Considerations & Reading Reports Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom Introduction to NCS Richard Lewis Reed 1-233/Zoom
July 15, 2024

Approach to the Neuromuscular Patient

Jamal Nasheed

Reed 1-233/Zoom Introduction to Clinical Neurophysiology Jamal Nasheed Reed 1-233/Zoom Introduction to EMG Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom
 July 22, 2024 Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at UCLA Perry Shieh WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom Introduction to Neruomuscular Ultrasound Joy Chan WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom Orthotics/Braces Resa Oshiro WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom
July 29, 2024 Ultrasound Practice Session 8-10 am** Alex Yerevanian 300 Medical Plaza B200 Rm 19 Normal, Neurogenic, & Myopathy Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom Pediatric EMG/NCS Michelle Allen-Sharpley Reed 1-233/Zoom
August 5, 2024 Approach to Neuropathy Anasheh Halabi Reed 1-233/Zoom Amyloidosis (Clinical & Pathology) Anasheh Halabi Reed 1-233/Zoom Gait Analysis Dixie Aragaki Reed 1-233/Zoom
 August 12, 2024

Introduction to Neuromuscular Genetics Part 1

Michelle Allen-Sharpley

Reed 1-233/Zoom Introduction to Neuromuscular Genetics Part 2 Michelle Allen-Sharpley Reed 1-233/Zoom Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at Cedars Frank Diaz Reed 1-233/Zoom
 August 19, 2024 Muscle Physiology Melissa Spencer Reed 1-233/Zoom Nerve Physiology Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom Immunomodulatory Agents: Use and Precautions Bhavesh Trikamji Reed 1-233/Zoom
 August 26, 2024 Anatomy & NCS: Median Neuropathy at Wrist/Ulnar Neuropathy at Elbow**; EMG/NCS Case Conference 9-10 am Shamsha Doran   WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom Approach to Myopathy Yigit Karasozen   WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom Wheelchairs  Babak Darvish WLA Bldg 500 Rm 3400/Zoom 
 September 2, 2024 NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY    
September 9, 2024 
Motor Neuron Disease: SMA Perry Shieh
Reed 1-233/Zoom 
Neurogenic Pathology: SMA & ALS
 Fellows
Reed 1-233/Zoom Motor Neuron Disease: ALS*** Martina Wiedau Reed 1-233/Zoom 
 September 16, 2024 NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK     NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK     NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK    
September 23, 2024 Patient-Doctor Communication: ALS Part 1  Jessica Besbris Reed 1-233/Zoom Patient-Doctor Communication: ALS Part 2 Jessica Besbris Reed 1-233/Zoom Pulmonary Considerations in ALS Kevin Eng Reed 1-233/Zoom                   
 September 30, 2024 EMG: Motor neuron disease Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom ALS End of Life Care Jessica Besbris Reed 1-233/Zoom
October 7, 2024  Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology I (Part 1) Tim Zimowodski Reed 1-233/Zoom Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology (Part 2) Tim Zimowodski  Reed 1-233/Zoom Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology (Part 3) Tim Zimowodski Reed 1-233/Zoom
October 14, 2024 Motor Neuron Disease All Others Frank Diaz Reed 1-233/Zoom Anatomy & EMG: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral Spine and Roots Brittany Young Reed 1-233/Zoom Neuroradiology: Spine, Nerve Roots, Plexus (Tentative) Juan Villablanca Reed 1-233/Zoom
October 21, 2024

Wellness Break

 

  Wellness Break     Wellness Break    
October 28, 2024 Cervical & Thoracic Root Lesions Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou  Reed 1-233/Zoom

Lumbosacral Root Lesions

Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
November 4, 2024 Brachial Plexus Anatomy & Brachial Plexus Lesions (including TOS) Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom EMG/NCS & Ultrasound Practical Pearls: Plexi Alex Yerevanian Reed 1-233/Zoom Journal Club Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
November 11, 2024 NO CONFERENCE: VETERANS DAY     NO CONFERENCE: VETERANS DAY     NO CONFERENCE: VETERANS DAY    
November 18, 2024

Lumbosacral Plexus Anatomy & Lesions

Fellows

Reed 1-233/Zoom Diagnostic Testing for Neuromuscular Disorders Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233/Zoom CASE CONFERENCE Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
November 25, 2024  Genetic Testing & Interpreting VUS** (8-10am) Yigit Karasozen Reed 1-233/Zoom Hereditary Neuropathies Anasheh Halabi Reed 1-233/Zoom EMG: Fibular Neuropathy, Sciatic Neuropathy, Anomalous Innervations Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
December 2, 2024  QI Projects/Abstract Updates Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom EMG: Proximal Median Neuropathy, Ulner neuropathy at the wrist Brittany Young Reed 1-233/Zoom Journal Club Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
December 9, 2024

Neuromuscular Complications of Sjogren's

Duaa Jabari

Reed 1-233/Zoom Pathology Slides  Duaa Jabari Reed 1-233/Zoom Neuromuscular Sarcoidosis & Granulomatous Diseases (Clinical & Pathology Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
December 16, 2024  Storage Neuropathies: Clinical & Pathology (Krabbe, Metachromatic leukodytophy)  Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Multi-headed Scope  Negar Khanlou  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Career Q&A Various Faculty  Reed 1-233/Zoom 
December 23, 2024  NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS BREAK      NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS BREAK      NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS BREAK     
December 30, 2024 NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     
January 6, 2025  Rapidly Progressive & Multifocal Neuropathies (Clinical & Vasculitic Pathology)  Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Antibodies & Neuropathy  Joy Chan  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Journal Club Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom 
January 13, 2025  Traumatic Neuropathies

 

Richard Lewis 

Reed 1-233/Zoom Pathology Slides Duaa Jabari Reed 1-233/Zoom Neuromuscular Complications of Diabetes

 

Melody Badii
Reed 1-233/Zoom
January 20, 2025 NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY       NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY    
January 27, 2025 

Acquired Demyelinating Neuropathies

Richard Lewis

Reed 1-233/Zoom Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound Rina Patel Reed 1-233/Zoom
February 3, 2025  Small Fiber & Autonomic Neuropathies Part 1 Bhavesh Trikamji Reed 1-233/Zoom Small Fiber & Autonomic Neuropathies Part 2 Bhavesh Trikamji Reed 1-233/Zoom Case Conference  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
February 10, 2025 Cranial Neuropathies (Anatomy) & EMG/NCS evaluation of Cranial Nerves Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Pathology Slides Duaa Jabari  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Paraproteinemic Neuropathies  Richard Lewis  Reed 1-233/Zoom 
February 17, 2025 NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY

 

  NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY      NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY    
February 24, 2025 MDA Presentation Practice  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: MG/MuSK, LEMS, Botulism Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
March 3, 2025  MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom  MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom EMG & Physiology: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation, SFEMG Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
March 10, 2025 Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: Congenital Myasthenia**; EMG/NCS Case Conference 9-10am  Dana O'Rourk Reed 1-233/Zoom  Multi-headed Scope  Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom Newer MG Therapies Perry Shieh  Reed 1-233/Zoom 
March 17, 2025  NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE      NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE    
March 24, 2025

MRI of Muscle 

Fatemeh Abdullahi Mofakam

Reed 1-233/Zoom Myotonic Dystrophies (Clinical & Pathology)  Payam Soltanzadeh  Reed 1-233/Zoom Periodic Paralysis Steve Canon Reed 1-233/Zoom
March 31, 2025

Wellness Break

 

  Wellness Break     Wellness Break    
April 7, 2025 Inflammatory Myopathies (Clinical & Path) Part 1 Bhavesh Trikamji Reed 1-233/Zoom Inflammatory Myopathies (Clinical & Path) Part 2 Bhavesh Trikamji Reed 1-233/Zoom Case Conference  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
April 14, 2025 EMG: Myopathy, Myotonic Disorders, Periodic Paralysis  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Congenital Muscular Dystrophies & Myopathies (Clinical) Michelle Allen-Sharpley  Reed 1-233/Zoom Congenital Myopathy: Fiber type disproportion/Cores/Rods, SLONM (Pathology) 
       
Fellows
       
Reed 1-233/Zoom
April 21, 2025 Myofibrillar Myopathies (Clinical & Pathology)  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou Reed 1-233/Zoom Distal Myopathies (Clinical & Pathology)  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
April 28, 2025 Overview of Autosomal Recessive LGMDs Melissa Spencer  Reed 1-233/Zoom  AD LGMDs, Emery Dreifuss, FSHD, OPMD (Clinical & Pathology)  Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom  Journal Club Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom 
May 5, 2025 NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS TENTATIVE     NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS TENTATIVE     NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS TENTATIVE    
May 12, 2025  Lipid Storage Myopathies (Clinical & Pathology) Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom  Glycogen Storage Myopathies (Clinical & Pathology)(GSD, Pompe, McArdle)    Fellows  Reed 1-233/Zoom Patient-Doctor Communication: Pediatric Muscle Disorders  Michelle Allen-Sharpley Reed 1-233/Zoom
May 19, 2025  DMD/BMD (Clinical & Pathology) Part 1 Payam Soltanzadeh  Reed 1-233/Zoom DMD/BMD (Clinical & Pathology) Part 2 Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233/Zoom Mitochondrial Diseases (Clinical & Pathology)  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
May 26, 2025   NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY      NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY      NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY     
June 2, 2025 Sporadic IBM & Steroid Myopathoy (Clinical & Pathology)  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom Toxic Myopathies Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom Case Conference  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
June 9, 2025  Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Neuromuscular Complications  Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom  Pathology Slides  Duaa Jabari Cedars/Zoom Critical Illness Myopathy & Neuropathy (Clinical & Pathology) Fellows Reed 1-233/Zoom
June 16, 2025  SAE Review  Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom SAE Review Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom SAE Review  Joy Chan Reed 1-233/Zoom
June 23, 2025 Wellness Break      Wellness Break     Wellness Break    
June 30, 2025 NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE