Course Information
UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2020

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California
MOVED TO FRIDAY, MAY 14 - SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021
April 03, 2020 to April 04, 2020


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Course Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents its third 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 neurosurgery, spinal disease, as well as traumatic brain injury. 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 case-based discussions to encourage active participation by the audience and discussion of challenging cases.

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

Registration Information

Enrollment

This course is cancelled. If you have previously registered for this course, a full refund will be provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

For questions, please contact the UCLA Office of CME at (310) 794-2620.

Faculty

Course Directors Guest Speaker
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
Professor
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery
Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor of Neurosurgery and the Neurosciences
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Faculty

Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Marvin Bergsneider, MD 
Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Meeryo Choe, MD 
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Pediatric Neurology 

Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Richard Everson, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Aria Fallah, MD, MSc 
Assistant Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD 
Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Langston Holly, MD 
Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Tania Kaprealian, MD 
Associate Clinical Professor 
Radiation Oncology

Won Kim, MD 
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA 
Professor and Chair 
Neurosurgery 

Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Neurosurgery 

Duncan McBride, MD 
Associate Clinical Professor 
Neurosurgery 

P. Leia Nghiemphu, MD 
Associate Clinical Professor 
Neurology 

Paul Vespa, MD 
Professor 
Neurosurgery and Neurology 

Anthony Wang, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Neurosurgery

Program Agenda

Friday, April 3, 2020

7:45 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 Course Directors' Welcome
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD and Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
8:30-10:00 Brain Tumors
  Brain Metastases: Pre- or Post-Op SRS/XRT?
Tania Kaprealian, MD
  Brain Metastases: Management Strategies and Challenging Cases
Won Kim, MD
  Awake Glioma Surgery
Richard Everson, MD
  Minimally Invasive Port-Based Tumor Resection
Won Kim, MD
  Case Discussion / Panel – Approaches to Brain Tumors
10:00 Break / Exhibits
10:15-12:00 Cerebrovascular Surgery
  Endovascular Embolization for Subdural Hematoma: Fad or Here to Stay
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
  ICH Evacuation: Updates on Trials and Techniques
Anthony Wang, MD
  Modern Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms: Moving Beyond the Clip vs. Coil Debate
Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD
  Bypass Surgery for Moya Moya Disease
Guest Speaker: Gary K. Steinberg, MD
  Case Discussion/Panel – Cerebrovascular Controversies
12:00 Lunch / Exhibits
1:00 Keynote Lecture
  The Future of Cerebrovascular Surgery
Gary K. Steinberg, MD
1:30-2:30 Neurosurgical Innovations at UCLA
  Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury
Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD
  Innovations in Epilepsy Surgery
Aria Fallah, MD, MSc
  Brain Stimulation for Blindness
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
  Immunotherapy for Gliomas
Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
2:30 Break / Exhibits
2:45-3:30 Neurotrama
  Concussion: Evaluation, Management, and Clearance
Meeryo Choe, MD
  Management of Mild – Moderate TBI
Paul Vespa, MD
  Case Discussion / Panel - Concussion and Mild TBI Management
3:30 Break
3:40-5:30 Functional Neurosurgery
  Neuromodulation for Chronic Pain: From Nerve to Brain
Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD
  Advances in Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Jean-Phillipe Langevin, MD
  Epilepsy: When to Refer for Surgical Evaluation and Why?
Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
  Case Discussion/Panel – Controversies in Functional Neurosurgery: Modulation vs. Ablation
5:30 Adjourn and Cocktail Reception

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Skull Base and Extra-Axial Tumors
  Meningiomas and Acoustic Neuromas: Surgery vs. Radiosurgery
Richard Everson, MD
  Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls
Marvin Bergsneider, MD
  Clinical Decision Making in Neurofibromatosis 2
P. Leia Nghiemphu, MD
  Case Discussion / Panel – Challenging Tumor Cases
10:00 Break / Exhibits
10:15-12:30 Spine Surgery
  Multidisciplinary Management of Spinal Tumors
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
  Surgical Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
Langston Holly, MD
  Surgical Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: Fusion vs. Motion Preservation
Luke Macyszyn, MD, MA
  Case Discussion / Panel – Degenerative Cervical Disease
11:30 Break
  Revision Spine Surgery: Consideration and Techniques
Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD
  Dynamic Fixation of the Lumbar Spine
Duncan McBride, MD
  Case Discussion / Panel – Revision Spine Surgery: MIS vs. Open
12:30 Conference Adjourns

 

Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be better able to: 

  • Discuss unique operative and radiation-based approaches to management of brain metastases and other intrinsic brain tumors 
  • Describe clinical decision making in the management of skull base and extra-axial tumors 
  • Employ the latest techniques for management of intracerebral and subdural hematomas 
  • Differentiate the relative benefits of open, endovascular, and radiosurgical approaches to managing cerebrovascular disease 
  • Evaluate and manage patients with concussion and mild-moderate traumatic brain injury 
  • Critically compare surgical approaches to managing degenerative cervical disease 
  • Use the latest evidence to inform surgical management of spinal disease

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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

This CME activity meets the requirements, under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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 non-promotional, 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, policy of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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

Phone: (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 April 2-4, 2020. To book a room, please email Ashley Shepard at Ashley.Shepard@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.