Masterclass by IFCN:  Neuromuscular Disorders Associated with Cancer, and with its Treatments

Professor Jorge Gutierrez Godoy will present: 

Neuromuscular Disorders Associated with Cancer, and with its Treatments

Neuromuscular complications of cancer include disorders of both the central and peripheral nervous system that can be evaluated by clinical neurophysiologists. The peripheral disorders may affect nerves (including nerve roots, plexuses, and cell bodies), the neuromuscular junction and the muscle fibers. These disorders can be classified as a direct or remote (paraneoplastic) effect of a primary malignancy or as an iatrogenic effect of treatment. In this review we will discuss the pathophysiology of the disorders and their most frequent clinical presentations and describe the side-effects of frequent treatments like neurotoxicity associated with chemotherapeutic agents, the radiation-related nervous system injuries, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICPI) therapy and effects of cancer surgery.

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The Masterclass by IFCN presentations were created in response to a call from IFCN member societies for more high quality, complimentary, online educational content. The series provides a new presentation every month from top clinical neurophysiologists around the world, and each will include time for discussion with the lecturer following the presentation.

Providing the best in contemporary clinical neurophysiology education delivered in the most optimal format is the primary educational goal of the IFCN. As such, Masterclass by IFCN is available complimentarily to all registrants. Our previous lectures can be viewed on our website if you are not able to join us live.

We look forward to your participation on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 7:00 AM EDT / 1:00 PM CET. Please allow yourself 5 – 10 minutes to get set up before the start of the webinar.

Professor Walter Paulus
IFCN President