Activity ID



June 7, 2019

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine


This is the 9th and 4th event in the annual series on Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuromuscular Pathology being planned. The program has been developed and tailored based on areas of new disease-related information identified by the Planning Committee with further input from the faculty panel and recent advances in the literature relating to neuromuscular diseases. As an example, recent successful trials have led to FDA approval of new drugs for the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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Educational Objectives

Increase awareness of the ophthalmoplegic variant of Myasthenia Gravis and understand treatment objective and outcomes in this condition. (i) Identify different clinical presentations and patterns of
involvement in neuromuscular diseases. (ii) Describe current diagnostic and management strategies in rare and orphan neuromuscular diseases. (iii) Recognize the potential systemic complications in these disorders. (iv) List current standards and guidelines for management.
1) Explain the difference between primary inflammatory myopathies vs. myopathies secondary to connective tissue disease.
2) Identify features helpful in distinguishing acquired myopathies from inherited myopathies
3) Identify features on muscle pathology that help prognosticate for cancer or interstitial lung disease.


Neuromuscular, Neuropathology, Myopathies, Myasthenia Gravis


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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