Course introduction: Lecture Description: Advances continue in the genetics and other putative causes of ALS/MND at a remarkable rate, including increasingly more targeted treatment trials. Despite the remarkable progress
Lecture Description: Advances continue in the genetics and other putative causes of ALS/MND at a remarkable rate, including increasingly more targeted treatment trials. Despite the remarkable progress in these areas, the core supportive management and use of palliative care remains relatively unchanged. This talk will focus on the basic principles in supportive management starting with the “breaking the news” session to integrating the ALS/MND patient into a multi-disciplinary program where they find they can feel physically and psychologically comfortable. Palliative Care is an important component of management and essentially begins when the diagnosis is made.
- How to Break the News
- Getting to know your ALS/MND patient as an individual
- Caregivers: the under-rated critical factor
- Palliative Care
Speakers for this event
Prof. Paul Barkhaus
Prof. Paul Barkhaus
Dr. Barkhaus is a Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and founder and Director of the ALS Program as well as, Director of the Neuromuscular Diseases Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Barkhaus completed his medical education and training at Wayne State University in Detroit followed by a fellowship in EMG at the University of Minnesota under Dr. William Kennedy and additional training in quantitative EMG in Uppsala Sweden with Dr. Eric Stålberg and Duke University with Dr. Donald Sanders. Also, Dr. Barkhaus began a productive collaboration in EMG research with Dr. Sanjeev Nandedkar, who at the time, was a research engineer in the Duke EMG laboratory and currently is a senior consultant here at Natus Medical. Drs. Barkhaus and Nandedkar have been collaborators since 1986 on multiple research and educational projects. Additionally, Dr. Barkhaus has authored or coauthored 65 peer-reviewed publications and 40 peer-reviewed books, chapters, and reviews. He received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine in 2015.
(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST