Course Information
UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2019

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, California
March 01, 2019 to March 02, 2019


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Course Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents its second annual comprehensive update on emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities for diseases of the brain and spine drawing upon the department’s world class expertise in each subspecialty. This course will feature sessions on intrinsic and extrinsic brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, spinal disease, as well as traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care. This year, the course will also feature a mini-symposium on recent advances in image-guided ablative surgery for tumors, epilepsy and movement disorders. Renowned faculty experts from UCLA neurosurgery will present novel treatment and management strategies to help healthcare professionals deliver the most advanced care to their patients. This two-day program will be delivered in topic-specific sessions, each followed by discussion and a question and answer break, to encourage active participation by the audience and discussion of challenging cases.

Target Audience

This course is targeted toward neurosurgeons (in practice and in training), medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, allied health professionals, and neuro-surgery, neurology and oncology residents and fellows.

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
UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2019
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

Tuition By February 1 After February 1
Physicians $250 $300
Allied Health $100 $150
Residents/Fellows $50 $50

 

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 1, 2019, and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of CME, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Directors

Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Division of Functional Neurosurgery
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery & Orthopaedics
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery
Spinal Deformities and Tumor Surgery

Guest Speaker

Kevin Foley, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery & Orthopedic Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Faculty
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Langston Holly, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery
Ulrich Batzdorf, MD
Professor Emeritus
Neurosurgery
Won Kim, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurosurgery
Marvin Bergsneider, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery and Neurology
Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair
Neurosurgery
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Daniel Lu, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery
Rich Everson, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Paul Vespa, MD
Professor
Neurosurgery and Neurology
Aria Fallah, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Anthony Wang, MD
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
Professor
Neurosurgery
Isaac Yang, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery

Program Agenda

Friday, March 1, 2019

7:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Course Director’s Welcome
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD and Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Intrinsic Brain Tumors
9:00 Brain Mapping for Glioma Surgery
Rich Everson, MD
9:20 Brain Metastases: Management and Challenging Cases
Won Kim, MD
9:40 Immunotherapy and Clinical Trials for Brain Tumors
Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
10:00 Discussion and Q&A
10:30 Break
Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery
11:00 DBS: Indications and Limitations
Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
11:20 Epilepsy: Mapping and Treating Brain Networks
Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
11:40 Neurosurgical Targets for Chronic Pain
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
12:00 Facial Pain: A Treatment Matrix
Won Kim, MD
12:20 Discussion and Q&A
12:30 Lunch
Mini-Symposium on Image Guided Ablation
1:30 Laser Ablation of Brain Tumors
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
1:50 Laser Ablation for Epilepsy
Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
2:10 MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Tremor and Beyond
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
2:30 Discussion and Q&A
2:50 Break
Spinal Surgery
3:10 *Guest Lecture*
The Development and Evolution of Microtubular Spinal Surgery
Kevin Foley, MD
3:40 Minimally Invasive Intradural Spine Surgery
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
4:00 Thoracic Myelopathy: An Underappreciated Cause of Neurological Dysfunction
Langston Holly, MD
4:20 Advanced Spinal Cord Stimulation Techniques for Treatment of Degenerative Spine Disease
Daniel Lu, MD
4:40 Anterior Reconstruction Techniques in Spinal Deformity
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
5:00 Discussion and Q&A
5:30 Adjourn
5:30-7:00 Reception

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:00 Breakfast
7:50 Course Director’s Greeting
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD and Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care
8:00 Controversies in Surgery for Traumatic Brain Injury: From Subdural to Craniectomy
Rich Everson, MD
8:20 Intracranial Monitoring in Traumatic Coma: Emerging Targets for Therapy
Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
8:40 Imaging in TBI: What it Means and How it Changes Management
Paul Vespa, MD
9:00 Discussion and Q&A
9:30 Break
10:00 *Guest Lecture*
Nucleus Pulposus Repair Utilizing Human Disc Progenitor Cells
Kevin Foley, MD
Cerebrovascular Surgery
10:30 Updates on Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
10:50 Advanced Endovascular Therapy for Brain Aneurysms
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
11:10 Current Management Strategies for Vascular Malformations
Anthony Wang, MD
11:30 Modern Treatment Paradigms for Moyamoya and Arterio-Occlusive Disease
Anthony Wang, MD
11:50 Discussion and Q&A
12:00 Lunch
Extrinsic Brain Tumors
1:00 Latest Updates for Meningiomas
Isaac Yang, MD
1:20 Pearls and Pitfalls of Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery
Marvin Bergsneider, MD
1:40 Discussion and Q&A
Pediatric Neurosurgery
2:00 Optimizing Treatment Selection in Infantile Hydrocephalus
Aria Fallah, MD, Msc
2:20 Treatment Strategies for Chiari Malformation
Ulrich Batzdorf, MD
2:40 Advances in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Aria Fallah, MD, Msc
3:00 Discussion and Q&A
3:30 Conference Adjourns

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Recommend the most up-to-date diagnostic, surgical, and minimally invasive advances in the evaluation and treatment of patients with brain and spinal pathology
  • Identify and implement optimal patient-specific therapies for patients with brain tumors
  • Select optimal treatment strategies for and recognize limitations of functional neurosurgical indications
  • Compare the relative utility of distinct approaches for managing spinal disorders
  • Review multidisciplinary approaches to intracranial disease in the pediatric population
  • Differentiate the relative benefits of open, endovascular, and radiosurgical approaches to managing cerebrovascular disease
  • Report a systematic approach to the multimodal management of brain trauma

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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Course Location

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-6700

Accommodations

There is a very limited number of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate of $379, first come, first served basis. The special rate is available from February 28-March 2, 2019. To book a room, please email Jasmin Hernandez at jhernandez@loewshotels.com. Please note that this is not a room block. No other rooms will be made available at the discounted rate once the limit has been reached.

Parking

Discounted valet day parking is $15.