CV/Stroke Symposium: Updates in Cerebrovascular Disease - August 10, 2024

Cerebrovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Stroke is most commonly associated with cerebrovascular disease, but other conditions include aneurysms, vascular dementia, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Rapid identification and treatment of these diseases can not only be lifesaving but also minimize disability. Technological advances, including artificial intelligence and bypass surgery, have made great strides in identifying and treating cerebrovascular diseases. This seminar will discuss updates in the care and treatments of these disease.
When Aug 10, 2024
from 07:30 AM to 02:45 PM
Where UofL Shelby Campus Conference Center Founders Union, 450 N Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-7414
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Target Audience
Emergency medicine providers, primary care providers, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, patients/families.

7:30 – 7:50 am
Registration & Breakfast

7:50 – 7:55 am
Welcome by Dr. Abecassis & Dr. Ding, Dr. Hasan and Kim Meyer APRN PhD, Course Directors

7:55 – 8:00 am
Kim Meyer Introduces Dr. Saad Hasan

8:00 – 8:50 am
Strokes of Unknown Source
Dr. Saad Hasan

8:50 am – 9:00 am

9:00 – 9:05 am
Kim Meyer Introduces Dr. Dale Ding

9:05 – 9:55 am
Management of Brain Aneurysms
Dr. Dale Ding

9:55 am – 10:05 am

10:05 – 10:15 am
Coffee Break

10:15 am – 10:20 am
Drs. Ding & Abecassis Introduce Dr. Robert Starke

10:20 am – 11:10 am
KEYNOTE: Cerebral Aneurysm Pathogenesis: Novel Imaging, Therapeutics, Interventions
Dr. Robert Starke

11:10 am – 11:20 am

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm
Kim Meyer Introduces Dr. Josh Abecassis

12:40 pm – 1:30 pm
Surgical Management Steno Occlusive Disorders
Dr. Josh Abecassis

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm

1:40 pm – 1:45 pm
Kim Meyer Introduces Dr. Nasir Fakhri

1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
Emerging Indications and the Current State of Posterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Thrombectomies
Dr. Nasir Fakhri

2:35 pm – 2:45

2:45 pm
Final Remarks & Adjourn

Course Directors and Faculty

Dale Ding, MD
Director of Cerebrovascular Program, Director of CNS Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville

Josh Abecassis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville

Kimberly Meyer, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, APRN
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville


Tenure, Department of Neurological Surgery, Radiology, Neurosciences
Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami Hospital
Miami University Children's Hospital/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery JMH
Director of Neurovascular Research

Josh Abecassis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Dale Ding, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Vascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Nasir Fakhri, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville

Saad Hasan, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Neurology Clerkship Program
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville

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.

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.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 6.0 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-24-1400. 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.

Special Services
To request disability arrangements, please contact   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 for this conference is free. Please register in advance to allow for event planning.

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We thank our participating companies for their support of the 2024 CV/Stroke Symposium: Updates in Cerebrovascular Disease,  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.

Learner Consent Statement
Names or contact information of learners will not be shared with any ineligible company or its agents without the explicit consent of the individual learner.