Saturday, April 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 205C; BCEC
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $455
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65
Director(s): Max K. Kole, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Rose Ballard, NP, MLP ; Christi DeLemos, RN, NP; Mark R. Harrigan, MD, FAANS; Horia Marin, MD; Rizwan Tahir, MD
Technology plays an ever-increasing role in medicine, no more so than in neurointerventional surgery, where new therapies and devices are being developed at a phenomenal rate to better help patients with some of the most complicated medical problems. This is an introductory course for advance practice providers in neurosurgery who want to increase their knowledge as well as for those providers who may be considering working within this challenging neurosurgical subspecialty. The course offers both didactic and hands-on components with faculty experienced in the endovascular treatments of cerebrovascular diseases.
Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the evolution of endovascular neurosurgery and its rapid acceptance as an alternative to open neurosurgical techniques.
- Recognize basic cerebrovascular anatomy and recognize abnormal anatomy.
- Discuss the various treatable cerebrovascular diseases utilizing endovascular techniques including aneurysms, AVM's, vasospasm, stroke, trauma, tumor, bypass and stenting.
- Discuss the necessary tools needed to perform endovascular procedures, including catheters and sheaths as well as understand basic angiographic techniques.
- Discuss basic pre and post procedure considerations and understand the potential complications of endovascular neurosurgical procedures and the limitations.