Course Information
Cutting Edge Interventional Solutions for Brain and Spinal Disease: What the Primary Care Clinician Needs to Know

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Auditorium
Santa Monica, California
March 10, 2018

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Course Description

This course is intended to provide an introduction in management of common diseases of the brain and spine, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, degenerative and metastatic disease of the spine, back pain, and headache. The goal of this course is to review the latest developments in minimally invasive management of these disorders for primary care providers. The course instructors comprise a multidisciplinary team of physicians that will present state-of-the-art interventional and minimally invasive techniques as management options for common health issues in the head and neck, brain and spine. Updated management guidelines will be provided for each subject.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Brain and Spinal Disease
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $65 Pre-Registration
  • $75 On-Site Registration

Refunds

No refunds will be granted for this conference, due to the low enrollment fee. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Faculty

Course Director

Reza Jahan, MD
Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery

Course Speakers

Geoffrey P. Colby, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery

Justin McWilliams, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology

May Nour, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology and Neurology

Viktor Szeder, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology

Satoshi Tateshima, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology

J. Pablo Villablanca, MD
Professor
Division of Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology

Program Agenda

Saturday, March 10, 2018

7:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Reza Jahan, MD
8:10 Emergent Management of Ischemic Stroke: What Can Be Done and Who Should Be Treated
May Nour, MD, PhD
8:40 Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis: Stent or Endarterectomy
Viktor Szeder, MD, PhD
9:10 Morning 1 Panel Q&A
All Morning Session 1 Speakers
9:30 Break and Refreshments
10:00 Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Justin McWilliams, MD
10:30 Congenital Lumps and Bumps – Vascular Birthmarks and Lymphatic Malformations: Interventions and Indications for Treatment
Reza Jahan, MD
11:00 Headache: Medical Treatment and Interventions (Part 1)
May Nour, MD, PhD
11:30 Morning 2 Panel Q&A
All Morning Session 2 Speakers
11:50 Lunch
1:00 Headache: Medical Treatment and Interventions (Part 2) Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Reza Jahan, MD
1:30 Back Pain: Percutaneous Interventions in the Spine for Degenerative and Metastatic Spine Disease
J. Pablo Villablanca, MD
2:00 Painful Spinal Compression Fractures: Indication for Percutaneous Cement Augmentation
Satoshi Tateshima, MD, PhD
2:30 Afternoon 3 Panel Q&A
All Afternoon Session 3 Speakers
2:50 Break and Refreshments
3:20 Surgical Management of Intracranial Aneurysms
Geoffrey P. Colby, MD, PhD
3:50 Endovascular Management of Intracranial Aneurysms
Satoshi Tateshima, MD, PhD
4:20 Afternoon 4 Panel Q&A
All Afternoon Session 4 Speakers
4:40 Closing Remarks
Reza Jahan, MD
5:00 Adjourn

Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Participate in decision making regarding the use of IV alteplase and endovascular intervention in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke
  • Know the recently expanded indications for endovascular intervention in acute ischemic stroke – whom to treat and in what time window
  • Medically manage patients with carotid stenosis and understand the indication for endovascular intervention in the treatment of carotid artery atherosclerotic diseases
  • Medically diagnose the most common causes of back pain and headache and understand the role of interventional procedure in the management of these prevalent disease states
  • Understand the mechanism of action and objectives of spinal tumor ablation in patients with back pain due to primary or metastatic disease of spine
  • Qualify the significance of incidentally discovered cerebral aneurysms and understand the surgical and endovascular options for treatment
  • Become familiar with the array of congenital vascular and lymphatic lesions of the head and neck (congenital vascular birthmarks) and understanding therapeutic options for percutaneous and endovascular management of these lesions

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ASRT). Determination for ASRT Category A credit is pending.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Location
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Auditorium, Room: G-340
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4000



Parking
Saturday parking will be provided at no cost for all participants at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Attendees will be able to park in the UCLA parking structure located on the corner of Arizona and 16th Street; please park on levels 3 and 4 only.

Local Hotel Accommodations
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(866) 563-9792

The Ambrose
1255 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-1555

Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel
1920 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-9100