Meet our speakers

Professor Michael Cartwright

Dr. Cartwright is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. He will give the course Anatomy and scan demo nerves in the neck: phrenic, long thoracic, dorsal scapular, suprascapular, pectoral nerves on Wednesday and present at the conference on Thursday about Neuromuscular imaging in practice.

A few questions

Why do you attend the ICCNMI meeting?
The ICCNMI meeting is one of the best meetings available to learn about peripheral nervous system imaging. I attend every year and always come away with many new techniques. “

What will be your contribution at the ICCNMI?
This year, I will present a workshop on scanning nerves in the neck and a lecture on incorporating neuromuscular ultrasound into your clinical practice.  I think these presentations will have strong clinical relevance and will be of interest to any clinical seeing patients with neuromuscular conditions.

Background information

Dr. Cartwright is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. He also holds appointments in the School’s Family and Community Medicine Department (Sports Medicine), Center for Worker’s Health, and Translational Science Institute.  He has a Masters in Health Science Research, and clinical and research expertise in neuromuscular diseases.  He is the co-editor of the textbook “Neuromuscular Ultrasound” and has published extensively on the topic of neuromuscular imaging, including the first evidence–based clinical practice guideline on the use of neuromuscular ultrasound.  He has published 100 peer-reviewed papers and is a reviewer for 25 journals, including The Lancet, Nature Reviews Neurology, Neurology and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has received funding for neuromuscular ultrasound research from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and NIH National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS, K23).  Clinically, he sees patients in the Wake Forest ALS Clinic, the MDA Clinic, the EMG laboratory, and in his general neuromuscular clinic.