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Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

Continuing Education Opportunity for Primary Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and Nurses


UW Health, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Neurology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) cordially invite you to attend Neurology for the Non-Neurologist.


About the Event


Specialists from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Neurology will present clinical vignettes of common neurologic problems to educate non-neurologist providers in diagnosis, treatment and referral. Primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses are encouraged to attend.

  • When: Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Location: Giovanni's Convention Center, Rockford, IL
  • Cost: $55. Includes breakfast, lunch and an opportunity for discussion with our panel of experts. 
  • Symposium Director: Christopher Luzzio, MD
  • Registration: Register online

Topics will include: 

  • Neurological Exams
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Dementia
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Stroke

If you have questions, please call Jenny Becker at (608) 265-4351.



Time Topic Speaker
7:30am Breakfast/Networking  
8am Introduction Christopher Luzzio, MD, Associate Professor
8:15am Stroke: Overview of Acute Management Natalie Wheeler, MD, JD, Assistant Professor
8:50am Acute Vision Loss Natalie Wheeler, MD, JD, Assistant Professor
9:25am Introduction to Neuromuscular Disorders and EMG Stephanie Gardon, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
10am Break  
10:15am Approach to the Shaky Patient Teresa Mangin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
10:50am Epilepsy Topics: Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; EEGs Evelyn Tunnell, MD, Assistant Professor
11:25am Untangling Change in Mental Status Teresa Mangin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
12pm Morning Panel QA - 1st half  
12:15pm Lunch  
1:15pm Demyelination: Multiple Sclerosis Update  Christopher Luzzio, MD, Associate Professor
1:50pm What the Spell? Meghan Furstenberg-Knauff, APNP
2:25pm Evaluation of Headache Elizabeth Lake, MD, Assistant Professor
3pm Clinical Cases UW Health Neurology Team
4pm Panel for Questions - 2nd half  
4:30pm Adjourn  



Program speakers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Neurology include:


Meghan Furstenberg-Knauff, NP with UW Health Neurology

Meghan Furstenberg-Knauff, NP

Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatric neurology, she works with a variety of patients including children with epilepsy, headache/migraine, developmental delay, neuromuscular disorders, neurocutaneous disorders, and tic disorders.

Dr. Stephanie Gardon, UW Health neurologist

Stephanie Gardon, MD

Neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disorders, but not limited to, various forms of neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, myasthenia gravis and motor neuron disease as well as performing and interpreting nerve conduction studies and electromyograms.

Dr. Elizabeth Lake, UW Health neurologist

Elizabeth Lake, MD

Neurologist specializing specializing in general neurology, headache, Botox and trigger point injections.

Dr. Christopher Luzzio, UW Health neurologist

Christopher C. Luzzio, MD

Neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis. He develops mechanical assistive devices for disabled persons and teaches a mechanical engineering course in the school of engineering: Design for Rehabilitation. He is actively involved in clinical research trials related to multiple sclerosis and also research in hydrocephalus shunts.

Dr. Teresa Mangin, UW Health neurologist

Teresa Mangin, MD

Neurologist specializing in movement disorders with special interest in dementia. Her medical interests include Parkinson's disease, atypical Parkinsonian conditions, tremors, dystonia (including use of botulinum toxin injections in treatment), ataxia, Huntington's disease, variants of frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Alzheimer's disease and palliative care.

Dr. Evelyn Tunnell, UW Health neurologist

Evelyn Tunnell, MD

Neurologist specializing in epilepsy, diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders.

Dr. Natalie Wheeler, UW Health neurologist

Natalie Wheeler, MD

Neurologist specializing in the care of patients with ischemic stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions, with special interest in quality improvement and medicolegal and ethical issues in stroke care.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses.


Elements of Competence

This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of roles and responsibilities, and communication, and teams/teamwork.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made available in the activity handout materials.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to better localize neurological diseases with a neurology exam
  • Use a neurology exam and when to refer to a specialist


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider: Interprofessional Continuing Education logo


In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements


American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 ANCC and Iowa contact hours.


Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .7 continuing education units (CEUs) or 7 hours.