Cerebrovascular Symposium 2022: Innovations in the Management of Complex Cerebrovascular Disease - August 25, 2022

According to the CDC, cerebrovascular disease is the most common life-threatening neurological event in the United States with stroke being one of the leading causes of serious long-term disability. An estimated 30,000 people experience a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMS) present in about 1 percent of the general population. Risk of complications from unique cerebrovascular diseases, like arteriovenous fistula (DACF) and mycotic aneurysms, can be decreased by transdisciplinary training to recognize emergent cases, identifying possible interventions, and refer care.
When Aug 25, 2022
from 08:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where UofL University Club & Alumni Center Ballroom, 200 E Brandeis Ave., Louisville, KY 40208 + Virtual Option Available via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-2578
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Target Audience

Emergency medicine providers, primary care providers, neurologists, neurosurgeons.

Thursday, August 25, 2022
8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am
Dr. Dale Ding, Dr. Josh Abecassis, and Kim Meyer PhD, APRN

8:30 am – 9:20 am
Treatment of Large/Giant Aneurysms
Dr. Dale Ding

9:20 am – 9:30 am

9:30 am – 10:20 am
Management of Mycotic Aneurysms
Dr. Josh Abecassis

10:20 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 10:40 am

10:40 am – 11:30 am
KEYNOTE: Advancements in Treating Complex DAVF
Dr. Felipe Albuquerque

11:30 am – 11:40 am

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Role of DAPT in Cerebrovascular Disease
Kim Meyer, PhD, APRN

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Basilar Artery Occlusions and Management of Post-circulation Stroke
Dr. Sarah Wagers

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Course Directors
 Isaac (Josh) Abecassis, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville SOM

 Dale Ding, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville SOM

 Kim Meyer, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville SOM

Participating Faculty
CFelipe Albuquerque, MD    Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ

Sarah Wagers, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery – Division of PMR
University of Louisville SOM

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe treatment options for DAVF (arteriovenous fistula).
2. Review approaches for cerebral revascularization in patients with Moya Moya or other territorial ischemia.
3. Identify indications and therapeutic parameters for dual anti-platelet therapy in the patients with neurovascular disease.
4. Review appropriate treatment for CV patients with sodium and blood pressure abnormalities in the ICU.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 6.0 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-22-1286. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

Accreditation Statement
 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 Tony Piedmonte at least 7 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:
There is no fee to attend this event. Advance registration is required to allow for event planning.

In-person Conference
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Live Webinar

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An email will be sent to all registrants 1 week prior and again 2 days prior with instructions for webinar sign-in.

We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the "Neuro-Oncology Symposium 2022: Enabling Technologies for Brain Tumor Care" conference. A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.

Accreditation Disclosure
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its accredited educational activities. All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined. If any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies were disclosed, the materials each of them prepared for this program (or influenced) were peer-reviewed and determined to be without ineligible company bias, were considered fair and balanced in terms of therapeutic options, and presented evidence-based content. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated prior to this activity.