NEUROMUSCULAR DIDACTICS: CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2021-2022

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

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 5, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: INDEPENDENCE DAY     NO CONFERENCE: INDEPENDENCE DAY     NO CONFERENCE: INDEPENDENCE DAY    
July 12, 2021
Fellow orientation to combined program (8:00 AM)

Harvard Implicit Association Test (9:00 AM)
Nasheed Jamal

Self-Assessment
Zoom
TBA     Approach to the Neuromuscular Patient  Nasheed Jamal

Zoom

July 19, 2021 Stains Matt Burford Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Introduction to EMG/NCS Richard Lewis Cedars
July 26, 2021 Departmental CareConnect Training     Departmental CareConnect Training     Departmental CareConnect Training    
August 2, 2021 Nerve Physiology Nasheed Jamal NRB 470 Immunomodulatory Agents: Use & Precautions Francy Shu NRB 470 JOURNAL CLUB Fellows NRB 470
August 9, 2021 Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials Frank Diaz Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Diabetic Neuropathy Matt Burford Cedars
August 16, 2021 Introduction to Clinical Neurophysiology (Postponed) Nasheed Jamal Reed 1-233 Professionalism Nasheed Jamal Reed 1-233 Introduction to Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at UCLA Perry Shieh Reed 1-233
August 23, 2021 Introduction to Clinical Neurophysiology Nasheed Jamal Reed 1-233 Antibodies & Neuropathy Nasheed Jamal Reed 1-233 Reading Materials   Reed 1-233
August 30, 2021

Introduction to Neuromuscular Genetics (8:00 AM)

 

Patient-Doctor Communication: ALS (9:00 AM)

Michelle Allen-Sharpley  

 

Jessica Besbris

Reed 1-233 EMG: Motor neuron disease Nuratullahi Agboola Reed 1-233 Introduction to Neuromuscular Genetics Michelle Allen-Sharpley  Reed 1-233
September 6, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: LABOR DAY    
September 13, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: WELLNESS MORNING     NO CONFERENCE: WELLNESS MORNING     NO CONFERENCE: WELLNESS MORNING    
September 20, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK      NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK      NO CONFERENCE: NEUROLOGY BOARD EXAM WEEK     
September 27, 2021 Neurogenic Pathology: ALS Julian Thomas Reed 1-233 Motor Neuron Disease: All Others Frank Diaz Reed 1-233 Motor Neuron Disease: ALS Martina Wiedau Reed 1-233
October 4, 2021 Neurogenic Pathology: SMA Wonu Agboola Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Motor Neuron Disease: SMA Perry Shieh Reed 1-233
October 11, 2021 Anatomy: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral Spine & Roots Brent Silver Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Cervical & Thoracic Root Lesions Brent Silver Cedars
October 18, 2021 Lumbosacral Roots Lesions Shawn Allen Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Neuroradiology: Spine & Nerve Roots TBD Reed 1-233
October 25, 2021 RESEARCH TBD Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Physical Therapy for Spine Disease Fellow Reed 1-233
November 1, 2021 QI Project/MDA Abstract Updates FELLOW Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar  Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB  Fellows Reed 1-233
November 8, 2021 Anatomy: Brachial Plexus  Fellow Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Brachial Plexus Lesions Fellow Cedars
November 15, 2021 Anatomy: Lumbosacral Plexus Fellow Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions Fellow Reed 1-233
November 22, 2021 RESEARCH TBD Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Neuroradiology Plexi  TBD Reed 1-233
November 29, 2021 Demyelinating CMT Pathology  Anasheh Halabi Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Hereditary Neuropathies Anasheh Halabi Reed 1-233
December 6, 2021 Granuloma Pathology (Sarcoidosis) Fellow Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB  Fellows Reed 1-233
December 13,  2021 Vasculitic Pathology (Wallerian Degeneration/Regeneration) Fellow Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Rapidly Progressive & Multifocal Neuropathies Fellow Cedars
December 20, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: CHRISTMAS  BREAK    
December 27, 2021 NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK     NO CONFERENCE: NEW YEAR'S BREAK    
January 3, 2022 Storage Neuropathy Patology (Krabbe, Metachromatic leukodystophy) Fellow Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB FELLOWS Reed 1-233
January 10, 2022 Anatomy: Cranial Neuropathies Fellow Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Acquired Demyelinating Neuropathies Richard Lewis Cedars
January 17, 2022 NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY    
January 24, 2022 Amyloid Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 Autonomic & Small Fiber Neuropathies Francy Shu Reed 1-233
January 31, 2022 Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology I** Tim Zimnowodski Reed 1-233 EMG: Peroneal Neuropathy, Ulnar Neuropathy at Wrist, Anomalous Innervations Fellow Reed 1-233 Toxic Neuropathies Fellow Reed 1-233
February 7, 2022 RESEARCH TBD Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level JOURNAL CLUB Fellows Reed 1-233
February 14, 2022 Perineurioma Pathology Matt Burford Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Cedars
February 21, 2022 NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY     NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY     NO CONFERENCE: PRESIDENT'S DAY    
February 28, 2022 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233 Journal Club Fellows Reed 1-233
March 7, 2022 MDA Presentation Practice Fellows Reed 1-233 Multi-Headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: MG/MuSK, LEMS, Botulism Fellow Reed 1-233
March 14, 2022 EMG: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Fellow Cedars Multi-Headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: Congenital Myasthenia Fellow Cedars
March 21, 2022 NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE: MDA SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONFERENCE    
March 28, 2022 Patient-Doctor Communication: Pediatric Muscle Disorders Nancy Halnon Reed 1-233 Dystrophy Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Congenital Muscular Dystrophies Fellow Reed 1-233
April 4, 2022 Advanced Clinical Neurophysiology II** Tim Zimnowodski Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level NO CONFERENCE: AAN    
April 11, 2022 Myotonic Dystrophy Pathology Fellow Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars JOURNAL CLUB Fellows Cedars
April 18, 2022 EMG: Myopathy, Myotonic Disorders, Periodic Paralysis Fellow Reed 1-233 Slides Payam Soltanzadeh Reed 1-233 AD LGMD, Emery Dreifuss, FSHD, PROMM, OPMD Fellow Reed 1-233
April 25, 2022 Congenital Myopathy: Fiber type disproportion/Cores Fellow Reed 1-233 Congenital Myopathy: Rods, SLONM Fellow Reed 1-233 Physical Therapy for DMD Eileen Fowler Reed 1-233
May 2, 2022 NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS     NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS     NO CONFERENCE: SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS    
May 9, 2022 Lipid Storage Myopathy Pathology Fellow Cedars Multi-headed Scope Matt Burford Cedars Metabolic Myopathies Fellow Cedars
May 16, 2022 Sporadic IBM Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Mitochondrial Myopathy Pathology (Megaconial Myopathy) Fellow Reed 1-233 Gene Therapies for DMD Melissa Spencer Reed 1-233
May 23, 2022 Vacuolar Myopathy Pathology (Distal myopathies, Periodic paralysis) Fellow Reed 1-233 Storage Myopathy Pathology (GSD, Pompe, McArdle)  Fellow Reed 1-233 Periodic Paralysis Steve Cannon Reed 1-233
May 30, 2022 NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY     NO CONFERENCE: MEMORIAL DAY    
June 6, 2022 Sporadic IBM Pathology & Steroid Myopathy Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Multi-headed Scope Negar Khanlou CHS A-level Mitochondrial Diseases Fellow Reed 1-233
June 13, 2022 Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis Pathology (IMPP) Fellow Cedars Idiopathic Infflammatory Myopathies Fellow Cedars Critical Illness Myopathy & Neuropathy Fellow Cedars
June 20, 2022 Myofibrillar Myopathy Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Immune Necrotizing Myopathy Pathology Fellow Reed 1-233 Myofibrillar Myopathies Fellow Reed 1-233
June 27, 2022 NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE     NO CONFERENCE