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Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Update: Current Practices and Future Directions – Harvard Medical School
May 16, 2016 @ 7:25 AM - 5:30 PM$400
This is a unique course with up to date information directed to neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, emergency room clinicians, and primary care clinicians in the community. The symposium will focus on recent advances in the field of neurovascular disease including current theories on a carotid disease, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, and brain aneurysms and AVMs. We will also cover stroke issues and an overview of hemorrhagic stroke and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. The program is designed to support the mission of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Brain Aneurysm Institute and Stroke Service. This course will provide a learning experience for neurovascular medical and surgical clinicians in an innovative management of patients with a complex cerebrovascular disease through interactive didactic lectures, panel presentations, and Q&A sessions.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- properly read the imaging of a stroke patient
- evaluate a patient with acute stroke
- prescribe current medications and treatments for acute stroke, and advocate for proper treatment, whether it be surgical or endovascular or observation
- properly assess carotid disease, including who to screen, proper screening tests, and treatment options, including medical, surgical and stent options
- properly manage unruptured aneurysms in the current technological era
- understand the methods and efficacy of current general management techniques and pathogenesis for patients with intraparenchymal and subarachnoid hemorrhage as well as intracranial hemorrhage
This course is targeted to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, or any practitioner specializing in emergency medicine and neurology.