June 1, 2018: MAVEN Project Educational Session, Rheumatology: Diagnosis and Management of Back Pain
The MAVEN Project is very excited to announce our upcoming Educational Sessions! As always, these sessions are presented via Zoom videoconferencing, and consist of 20-30 minutes of a presentation and 15 – 20 minutes of Q&A. Our volunteers are eager to discuss your patients, so please don’t hesitate to come with questions or cases you’d like to discuss.
This talk will educate providers to be able to distinguish between inflammatory and mechanical back pain, choose imaging and laboratory assessments, and organize an initial therapy regimen.
Speaker: Dr. Gerson Bernhard
Presentation Title: Diagnosis and Management of Back Pain
Bio: Gerson Bernhard, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He retired from his own practice in 2007 after several decades in both community and academic practice of rheumatology in Wisconsin and northern California. Since then he has continued precepting rheumatology fellows at Stanford and UCSF and instructing medical student as well as general physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. He has been an advocate for comprehensive care of patients with rheumatic diseases and in the past headed a 24-bed in-patient rheumatology unit. He has been honored by the American College of Rheumatology with the Paulding Phelps award for service and education and made a Master of the College.
Please note, registration must be completed prior to the start of the event.