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Eighth Annual Neuromuscular Colloquium

Event description:

The UC Irvine Health 2018 Neuromuscular Colloquium provides an academic forum for regional and national physicians who specialize entirely or to a significant degree in neuromuscular medicine.

The colloquium is designed to encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and interaction between the various neuromuscular specialists in the United States and Canada. It is a forum for discussing the latest topics and advances in neuromuscular medicine and to review interesting and challenging cases, including several live patient presentations.

These activities are aimed at improving patient care by promoting closer research collaborations and the development of new research projects between the various groups and institutions.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Time: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration information

Registration fees, which include breakfast and lunch, are:

  • $75 — Physicians
  • $50 — Nurses and all other allied healthcare professionals
  • $25 — UC Irvine Health nurses
  • Complimentary — Residents, fellows, UC Irvine Health neurologists

Learning objectives

After completing the learning activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify ALS patients who are most suitable for PEG placement and its potential adverse effects
  • Identify which outcome measures to use for clinical assessment and research outcomes in myasthenia gravis
  • Identify different clinical presentations and patterns of involvement in neuromuscular diseases
  • Describe current diagnostic and management strategies in rare and orphan neuromuscular diseases
  • Recognize the potential systemic complications in these disorders
  • Understand current standards and guidelines for their management
  • Understand the difference between primary inflammatory myopathies versus myopathies secondary to connective tissue disease
  • Identify features helpful in distinguishing acquired myopathies from inherited myopathies
  • Identify features on muscle pathology that help give a prognosis for cancer or interstitial lung disease

View the 2018 symposium agenda ›

Register online

If you prefer to register by mail, please send a check, payable to UC Regents, to:

UC Irvine Department of Neurology
200 S. Manchester Ave., Suite 206
Orange, CA 92868
Attn: 2018 Neuromuscular Colloquium


A special conference rate of $299 per night for a standard king room is being offered as long as availability lasts.

Book online at UC Irvine Neuromuscular Symposium Room Block ›

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by Saturday, April 20, 2018 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after April 20 will be subject to a 75 percent cancellation fee. Send cancellation requests by email to or by fax at 714-456-1697.

Contact us

For questions or more information, please contact our office at 714-456-1691 or email

Accreditation statement:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, the 8th annual UC Irvine Health Neuromuscular Colloquium has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS member boards:

  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the 8th annual Neuromuscular Colloquium and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive educational program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Disclosure policy:

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert or syllabus.