CAL/AAEM Speaker Series

CAL/AAEM Speaker Series

Orange County Speaker Series

Head and Neck Ultrasound, Evaluation of Diplopia in the Emergency Department

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
Orange County Medical Association

17322 Murphy Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614

FREE - simply register at the link above

6:00pm-6:30pm - Registration/Dinner
6:30pm-7:30pm - Ultrasound of the Head and Neck - John Christian Fox, MD FAAEM FAIUM
7:30pm-8:30pm - Evaluation and Management of Diplopia - Megan Osborn, MD MHPE
8:30pm - Adjourn

Ultrasound of the Head and Neck
J. Christian Fox, MD RDMS
Professor of Emergency Medicine Director of Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, UC Irvine Health School of Medicine

Evaluation and Management of Diplopia
Megan Osborn, MD MHPE
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UC Irvine Health School of Medicine

Statement of Need
Emergency Ultrasound is a developing field with a growing number of clinical applications. The head and neck region is a relatively new body region where practicing emergency physicians can supplement physical exam with bedside imaging.

The evaluation of Diplopia is complex in the emergency department. Many neural pathways contribute to conjugate gaze, and double vision can be symptom, and diplopia a sign of serious pathology involving the brainstem, peripheral nerves and skull. Both Emergency Ultrasound and stroke evaluation are tested on the Certification Examination for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Target Audience
The target audience for this symposium includes physicians, residents and fellows specializing in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Use ultrasound to examine flow in the carotid artery, identify retinal detachment, identify a thyroid nodule and a peritonsillar abscess.
  2. Implement a systematic assessment of extraocular movements, and develop a differential diagnosis for diplopia based on physical exam.

Faculty Disclosures
Will be provided on site.

Course Director/Planners’ Disclosures
Mark Langdorf, MD MHPE, UCI School of Medicine; Ellen Seaback, CHCP, CME Executive Director, UCI School of Medicine; Holly Appelbaum, Manager, Physician Relations, Orange County Medical Association, have disclosed that, as symposium co-directors and planners, they have no affiliations, arrangements or financial agreements that could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Orange County Medical Association. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADA Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Holly Appelbaum at (949) 398-8100, ext 106, before the meeting date.


Last updated: March 18, 2016