Managing common neurological conundrums

Tuesday, 21 April 2020. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Central nervous system (CNS) disorders are a cause of serious disability, often chronic and may have significant impact on health and social services. 

Neurological presentations are common in general practice and it is our role as primary care clinicians to adopt a sound approach to assessment and management.  This is particularly significant in common but non-specific neurological presentations, such as headache  which can be challenging to diagnosis, manage and have serious consequences if red flags are missed.

Professor Alan Barber presented on common CNS issues such as headache, seizures, turns and tremors through case-based learning to increase practitioner confidence in assessment and management.




Professor Alan Barber

Director of Auckland City Hospital Stroke Service. Neurological Foundation of NZ, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Alan is a neurologist and stroke sub-specialist. He graduated from the Otago Medical School and completed his neurology training in Auckland, New Zealand in 1997. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2000. His thesis examined the role of advanced imaging techniques in identifying patients with the potential to respond to acute stroke therapies. He returned to New Zealand in 2001 and has established a stroke unit at Auckland City Hospital.

Alan's research interests cover the full spectrum of stroke care from prevention, acute management and rehabilitation. He was appointed the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Professor of Clinical Neurology in 2008.

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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