Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month Symposium - September 14, 2017

Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month Symposium - September 14, 2017

This course will review the risk factors for aneurysm development/rupture, identify patients who would benefit from non-invasive screening, outline a diagnostic approach for suspected aneurysm rupture, discuss minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms and highlight patient’s perspective on recovery from subarachnoid hemorrhage.
When Sep 14, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Baxter 1 Auditorium, Lower Level, Donald Baxter Research Building, HSC, 580 S. Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-407-3226
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Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family/Internal Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Cardiovascular specialists, RNs, APRNs, and residents from all aforementioned specialties, as well as patients and family of patients.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
/ Registration

Welcome Guests

“Innovative Therapies in Treatment of Hemorrhagic Strokes”
Robert James, MD  


"Current Trends in the Management of Unraptured Brain Aneurysms"
Dale Ding, MD



"Epidemiology of Intracranial Aneurysms"
Kim Meyer, APRN, PhD


“A Patient's Perspective of SAH and the ICU”
Justin and Michelle Landes


Adjourn Initial Meeting (patients gather for support group)
Physicians Meet for Additional Accredited Dinner Lecture

"Evaluation of Suspected Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Emergency Department"
Robert James, MD



Course Director
Robert James, MD

Associate Professor and Chief of Vascular Neurosurgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty
Dale Ding, MD     
Neurosurgery Resident
University of Virginia
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (Beginning May 2018)
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Justin Landes
IT Specialist
Vine Grove, KY

Michelle Landes
Domestic/Overseas Deployment Support
Vine Grove, KY

Kim Meyer, APRN, PhD   
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, the participants should be able to:

1. Describe various treatment options for patients with intracranial aneurysms.
2. Identify risk factors and aneurysm characteristics that warrant urgent referral for evaluation of known or suspected intracranial aneurysms.
3. Identify an appropriate evaluation  approach to patients with acute headaches or concern for subarachnoid hemorrhage.
4. Explain the need for dual anti-platelet therapy following certain types of aneurysm treatment.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 6.9 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-10229. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services
All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the Course Coordinator Emily Rollins at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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Registration Fees:

This conference is free to all participants. Advance registration is required to allow for program planning.

Advance registration for this symposium is now closed. You may still attend this conference by registering at the welcome desk as a walk-in the day of the event.

Map and Venue Directions
To view a map to Baxter Biomedical Research Building II, 580 S Preston St., Louisville, KY 40202 and receive directions CLICK HERE


We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the conference! A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.