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7th Annual Neurovascular Symposium

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
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The 7th Annual Neurovascular Symposium hosted by Christiana Care Health System will open with a thorough review of neuroanatomy relevant to stroke imaging and treatment. Lectures regarding workup and treatment for TIA by guest speaker Dr. Brett Cucchiara from the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. Sessions reporting on key lessons from the 2019 International Stroke Conference will again address meeting highlights in succinct fashion in order to convey critical new findings and concepts in the rapid evolution of stroke treatment; these brief topical reviews have been extremely informative and well received in our past meetings.

Guest speaker Dr. Christopher Loftus from Temple University will address the workup and indications for carotid artery revascularization surgery.

Speakers will also present a new algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri, and intracranial aneurysms.

This year’s Lunch and Learn session will be particularly exciting as it focuses on the challenges of battlefield neurosurgery, presented by Dr. Rocco Armondo from MedStar Health in Washington, D.C. He served multiple tours of duty with the U.S. Military in recent global events.

To see the full agenda, click here.

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, hospitalists, residents and stroke team members including advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, technologists, therapists, and any other health care professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

After participation in this education activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the major intracranial vessels as well as the appearance of large vessel occlusion in stroke.
  2. Identify patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms who are at high risk for rupture and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  3. Identify the signs and symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension / pseudotumor cerebri.
  4. Identify current and emerging approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of TIA.
  5. Describe stroke risks that are particularly relevant to women.
  6. Explain the assessment and differential diagnosis of cryptogenic stroke.

Questions: e-mail Doug Huisenga or call 302-733-5221.

Register online by April 16, 2018.