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Back Pain and Brain Damage: Primary Care and Neurosurgical Connections

Posted over 3 years ago by Pat Sonnenstuhl

Back Pain and Brain Damage: Primary Care and Neurosurgical Connections

Back pain and brain damage – primary care providers must consider many factors and medical red flags when determining the first steps for managing patients with these conditions. To learn how to develop the best approach, join your fellow community clinicians for a half-day CME workshop exploring optimal primary care management for back pain and brain damage.

A medical education event for primary care providers
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care personnel in primary care and family medicine.

When: March 14, 2015, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia, WA 98531
Fee: $75 per participant. To sign up, fill out an online registration form and make your online payment. Note: you will be redirected to a secure payment site after submitting your online registration form.

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:05 – 8:50 a.m. The Doctor Says It's All in My Head: A Brief Discussion About Brain Tumors – Sheila Smitherman, M.D.
8:50 – 9:35 a.m. Managing the Traumatic Brain Injury Spectrum: Coma to Concussion – Barbara Lazio, M.D.
9:35 – 9:50 a.m. Break
9:50 – 11:45 a.m. Practical Primary Care Approaches to Low Back Pain – Melissa Purtteman, M.D.
10:35 – 11:20 a.m. Surgical Management of Common Spinal Disorders – Brian Iuliano, M.D.
11:20 – 12:25 p.m. Panel Q & A – Christopher Eggers, PT, MPT, OCS, Craig Tedder, MBA, DHSc, DPT, and Lauren Winslow Fisher, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Adjournment

To learn more and register go to www.providence.org/SW-CME
For more information, contact Carol Goldfinch at 360-493-7395.