Electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine featured at AANEM annual meeting

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) will hold its 56th annual meeting in San Diego, California, from October 7-10, 2009 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Over 1,000 physicians are expected to attend the meeting, which will include world-renowned leaders in the fields of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic medicine who will come together to hear the latest research related to the treatment and diagnosis of muscle and nerve disorders.

“The AANEM Annual Meeting provides physicians with practical knowledge they can immediately use to improve patient care in their practices,” said Dr. Michael T. Andary, AANEM President. “With changes and developments occurring every day in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine, it is important to meet, interact and share experiences with other physicians who share an interest in treating these disorders.”

The plenary session for the meeting features medical experts on the subject of therapeutic exercise. During the two-part session, physicians will learn how the proper performance of exercise influences exercise efficacy and nerve and muscle function at a metabolic level in health and disease; how diagnosis-specific exercise influences exercise efficacy for musculoskeletal conditions; how to choose when exercise is appropriate for their patients with neuromuscular disease; and learn the role of exercise in optimizing physical performance in sports.

Neuromuscular Update Courses will cover topics such as exercise-induced cramps, focal mononeuropathy, and hereditary peripheral neuropathy. Medical residents and physicians in training will have the opportunity to attend Future Steps, an innovative program specifically tailored to residents looking to make the most of their practice opportunities and choices. These sessions are just some of over 80 educational sessions offered throughout the 4-day meeting.


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