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Current Trends in Neurology-Psychiatry

Case-driven lectures and insights from respected clinicians

Start Date: March 1, 2017
Duration: ~ 15 hours
Price: $500

Course Description

This subspecialty section of the non-accredited Current Trends series is comprised of 15 clinical case-driven recorded lectures. They include currently available clinical practice guidelines when available from the respective professional organizations and represent insights from clinicians in their respective fields.

Learners are eligible to receive a certificate of completion upon concluding this non-accredited course.

What You'll Learn

  • Examine neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, stroke, headaches, and head trauma
  • Explore the uses/benefits of neuro-imaging
  • Recognize key features and treatments with dementia
  • Examine peripheral neurology and neuro-ophthalmology
  • Explore the psychopharmacology of psychotic disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders
  • Examine the psychiatric aspects of geriatric medicine


Rebecca Burch, MD

Rebecca Burch, MD Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Department of Neurology

Thomas Cochrane, MD, MBA

Thomas Cochrane, MD, MBA Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Neurologist

Kirk R. Daffner, MD, FAAN

Kirk R. Daffner, MD, FAAN J. David and Virginia Wimberly Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Cognitive Neurology

Edison Miyawaki, MD

Edison Miyawaki, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Staff Neurologist

Sashank Prasad, MD

Sashank Prasad, MD Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Allan Ropper, MD

Allan Ropper, MD Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Vice-Chair of Neurology

Natalia Rost, MD, MPH

Natalia Rost, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Acute Stroke Services

Carl Salzman, MD

Carl Salzman, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Department of Psychiatry

Martin A. Samuels, MD

Martin A. Samuels, MD Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Neurology

James Stankiewicz, MD

James Stankiewicz, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Neurology Clerkship Director and Co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program


Dr. Adam Schaffer graduated from Yale College magna cum laude and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and then his residency in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. After residency, Adam spent a year working as a hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital, before completing a fellowship in nephrology at Weill-Cornell Medical Center. Affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the last nine years, Adam currently works as an attending physician on the hospital medicine unit, where he is director of the general medicine consultation service. Adam is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School.


Current Trends in Neurology-Psychiatry includes lectures on the following topics:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dementia
  • Headache: A Case-Based Approach
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Peripheral Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Dizziness
  • Psychopharmacology of Depression
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Geriatric Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology of Psychotic Disorders
  • Head Trauma and Coma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuro-Imaging
  • Stroke


How long will this course take?

This course should take approximately 11 hours to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once. You may come back as often as you would like.

How long will this course be available?

This self-paced course will close enrollments two years after its start date, on March 1, 2019.

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What if I want to learn more about this topic?

HMS Continuing Education holds live topic-focused conferences throughout the year, please see our course catalog for upcoming events