Doctors Demystify Upper Extremity Nerves for OTs and PTs 2019


Doctors Demystify the Upper Extremity Nerve Anatomy for OTs and PTs

Saturdays in 2019 in 40+ cities.
Earn 5.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Learn from area surgeons.

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Learn from area hand surgeons 

Understand upper extremity nerve anatomy, function, common conditions, and treatments

Earn 5.0 hours of CE credit for intermediate and advanced learning

The US$110 registration fee includes mid-morning refreshments and color e-syllabus for download to computer or printer.

Course Objectives      At the completion of the course the registrant will be able to

  1. describe the neuroanatomy from brain to fingertip.
  2. describe current concepts of peripheral nerve biology and healing.
  3. collect a good history & exam for common peripheral nerve conditions.
  4. educate patients regarding their condition and treatments.
  5. participate more effectively in the patients’ care.

Content Focus: Professional issues: education; OT process: evaluation, intervention

Course Schedule

  • Course Schedule
    • 8:00      00 announcements and introduction
    • 8:10      01 macro anatomy:  brain to fingertips
    • 8:30      02 microanatomy, nerve biology, injury classification, healing
    • 8:50      03 diagnostic testing:  end organs, density, threshold, motor, EMG, imaging
    • 9:10      04 laceration, repair, grafting, nerve transfers, neurotization
    • 9:35      05 compression:  neck, thoracic outlet
    • 9:55      questions and answers
    • 10:15    break
    • 10:30    06 compression:  median nerve
    • 10:45    07 compression:  ulnar nerve
    • 11:00    08 compression:  radial (RTS and Wartengerg’s), axillary, suprascapular nerves
    • 11:15    09 tumors:, neuromas, glomus, neurilemoma, neurofibroma
    • 11:30    10 numbness:  peripheral neuropathy, syphilis, leprosy, MS                                     
    • 11:45    11 weakness/spasticity:  Charcot-M-T, stroke, ALS, polio, Guilliain-B, ParT synd
    • 12:00    12 pain:  CRPS, Parsonage Turner, shingles
    • 12:15    questions and answers
    • 12:35    quiz and wrap-up
    • 12:45    adjourn  

     Scroll down to see cities, dates, venues (click on city), local chair (click for biosketch) and syllabus, which is city-specific and will be accessible here several days before your course. If the syllabus specific for your city is not available, download the one for Los Angeles because the slides will be similar if not identical.

    Cities for 2019

    We will post more dates and venues as local hosts finalize their plans.

CITY (click to see venue)   DATE    LOCAL CHAIR (click to see biosketch) 

Register now by selecting city/date from the drop-down menu at the top of this page.



Additional information


Ann Arbor 4/6/19, Boise 5/4/19, Boston 4/27/19, Denver 4/27/19, Hackensack (NJ) 9/21/19, Hershey 3/9/19, Jacksonville 5/4/19, Los Angeles 1/19/19, Louisville 9/21/19, Minneapolis 4/27/19, Oklahoma City 2/23/19, Pittsburgh 5/4/19, Portland ME 10/26/19, Portland OR 4/20/19, Sacramento 9/28/19, San Diego 5/11/19, San Francisco 10/26/19, Seattle 3/16/19, St. Louis 10/26/19, Winston-Salem 2/16/19