On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, almost everyone in America knew Annette Funicello and when she died, it was like a member of everyone’s family died. Hearing about her illness makes us all too cognizant of just how bad MS can be. There has been an enormous change in the way that we treat multiple sclerosis since Annette Funicello was first diagnosed with it 25 years ago and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the breakthroughs that are offering hope to people who a generation ago would not have had the luxury of hope. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State University’s experts in MS. First, we have Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and second we have Dr. Aaron Boster who is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the neurological symptoms that should raise clinical suspicion of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; INITIATE prompt referral to a neurologist in patients presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; ESTABLISH a communication strategy with the treating neurologist to discuss treatment, side effects, and barriers to adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Changes in treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Management of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Deep brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis
  • Heredity and multiple sclerosis
  • Management of multiple sclerosis in children
  • Natural history of multiple sclerosis
  • Exercise and multiple sclerosis
  • Diet and multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Role of corticosteroids in managing multiple sclerosis

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Webcast on Hearing Loss in Primary Care Identifies Causes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Webcast on Hearing Loss in Primary Care Identifies Causes.  On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to be discussing hearing loss: what causes it, how to evaluate it, and the newest technology to treat it including the newest advances in hearing aids. Here with our Moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology from the Ohio State University, Dr. Aaron Moberly and OSU audiologist, Laura Feeney.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and identify causes of these types of hearing loss; DESCRIBE different types of devices that can help patients with hearing loss.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Incidence of hearing loss
  • Initial steps in management of hearing loss
  • Tinnitus and hearing loss
  • Role of imaging studies in the evaluation of hearing loss
  • Cochlear implants
  • Hearing aids and WiFi connections
  • Hearing aids and HDMI connections
  • Medicare coverage for hearing aids
  • Drug-induced hearing loss
  • When to refer patients to the otolaryngologist
  • Heredity and hearing
  • Prevention of hearing loss

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.