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Eighth Annual

Pursuit of Neurovascular Excellence 2016

Topic Specific Objectives

Patient Story

Ernestine Petrilak


  1. Recall recovery from a stroke as a patient experienced the event

Imaging of the Carotid

Bruce A. Wasserman, MD


  1. Discuss the role of vessel wall MRI imaging for diagnosing and managing neurovascular disease
  2. Recall how vessel wall MRI can be used to identify features of atherosclerotic plaque that are indicative of stroke risk
  3. Summarize the clinical applications of carotid and intracranial vessel wall imaging

Spinal Vascular Malformations

Maksim Shapiro, MD


  1. Review Spinal Vascular Anatomy
  2. Discuss homology / parallels between Spinal Vascular Malformations and Brain Vascular Malformations

Cerebral Aneurysm: Future Directions

Maksim Shapiro, MD


  1. Review past, present, and future aneurysm treatment strategies
  2. Propose solutions to help position current practice towards future treatment modalities

Cerebral Vascular Malformations

Barbara Albani, MD


  1. Classify the pathological scope of cerebral malformations
  2. Discuss the clinical presentation and known history of these entities
  3. Compare and contrast the current treatment options for patients with cerebral malformations

Case Review Panel


  1. Recall the different treatment options for aneurysms including coiling, surgery, and flow diverting stents
  2. Recognize various fistulas on cerebral imaging
  3. Discuss the different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of acute stroke

Patient Story

Deborah Rankin


  1. Relate to the use of telemedince during a stroke evaluation

Patient Story

Dorota Kierszk


  1. Discuss the concerns of a patient experiencing a stroke while pregnant

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Felice H. LePar, MD


  1. Identify causes of central venous thrombosis (CVT)
  2. Discuss management of CVT

Lipid Management in Stroke

Vamshi Mallavarapu, MD


  1. Summarize the goals of managing lipids after stroke
  2. List the pharmacologic and clinical rationale for lipid management in the patient at increased risk for cardiovascular disease to prevent stroke
  3. Name the new therapies for cholestrol control

Cryptogenic Stroke: Finding Light in the Darkness

Scott Kasner, MD


  1. Recognize the current definition of embolic stroke of uncertain source
  2. Evaluate the risks and benefits of antithrombotic therapies for cryptogenic stroke

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Insights for Management of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes in Patients on Newer Oral Anticoagulants

Van T. Hellerslia, PharmD


  1. Identify common dosing and administration errors with the direct acting oral anticoagulants that may lead to poor outcomes
  2. Summarize the clinical utility of routine coagulation assays in the interpretation of dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban
  3. Develop a therapeutic plan for anticoagulation reversal for dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban

Targeted Temperature Management in the Neuro ICU: Who to Cool and Why?

Fred Rincon, MD


  1. Recall pathophysiologic concepts of temperature regulation and therapeutic modulation
  2. Review basic science related to the role of therapeutic temperature management after brain injury
  3. Summarize current indications and future approaches to therapeutic temperature modulation

Wake up! Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Stroke

John Khoury, MD


  1. Recognize the importance of identifying and treating sleep disordered breathing in stroke patients.
  2. Critique the multiple methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea

Patient Story

Adrianne Rehak


  1. Explain the stroke experience from a patient’s perspective

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