Cerebrovascular Symposium

Controversies in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, 2015
Swedish Education and Conference Center
Swedish Cherry Hill
500 17th Ave.
Seattle, Washington

This symposium will provide attendees with updated information about rapid advances in all major areas of clinical interest in stroke and cerebrovascular disease management that they can apply in their practices. Faculty from a multidisciplinary team of neurovascular specialists will provide an update on advances in the field from the perspectives of neurology, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, cardiology and teleneurology.

On the first day of the symposium, participants will be presented with the latest findings in stroke and cerebrovascular care, including transcranial doppler for acute stroke, novel and time-honored anticoagulants, new technological innovations, endovascular treatments, surgical approaches and imaging. Various treatment options will be explored and debated; and panel discussions focused on challenging cases will be used to help determine which option is best for each patient. Controversies in aneurysm and carotid treatment, stroke treatment and guidelines, neurointensive care options and updates in neuro-interventions. The second day of the symposium will include hands-on demonstrations that will provide learners with the opportunity to view and practice various techniques related to stroke and cerebrovascular disease: carotid endarterectomy, coiling, stenting, cranial surgical techniques, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and the use of a 3-D microscope.