6th Annual Symposium on Neurovascular Disease 2014

Santa Monica, California
Saturday, January 25, 2014

6th Annual Symposium on Neurovascular Disease 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Casa Del Mar Hotel
(310) 581-5533
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, California 90405
United States

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Course Description and Statement of Need
Neurovascular disease is the number one cause of permanent adult disability in the United States. Exciting new treatments have shown promise, not only in preventing subsequent strokes, but reversing the effects of acute stroke. The evaluation and management of acute stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIAs), and cerebral aneurysms are in rapid evolution. Likewise, the new Joint Commission designation of Comprehensive Stroke Centers may impact how healthcare is delivered to these patients.

It is vital that neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, family practitioners, and vascular surgeons, as well as allied healthcare professionals stay updated on these developing options and health care systems to provide the best care for their patients.

This conference provides an interdisciplinary approach using didactic lectures, case presentations, and audience polling and participation to present new neurovascular data and discuss challenging clinical cases.  Renowned regional and national faculty will present and discuss both traditional and cutting edge treatments and management strategies.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the criteria used to recommend intravenous or intra-arterial therapy for patients with thromboembolic stroke
  • Discuss the value of comprehensive vs. primary stroke centers based on outcomes research and have a general understanding of the benefits of triaged care
  • Delineate subgroups of patients with carotid artery disease, based on age, anatomy, and other factors which influence treatment pattern.
  • Review the results of the SAMMPRIS intracranial stent trial and discuss the pitfalls of this study and the new trials currently ongoing

Accreditation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of  7.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

Approved for 8.75 hours of continuing education credits (CEU).

Training/Credit Disclaimer Statement
While offering CME credit, this course is not intended to provide extensive training for certification in the field.  Approval of category 1 credit by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center should not be construed as endorsement of any product.

Policy on Disclosure
It is the policy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Conflicts of interest that are identified are resolved by reviewing that presenter’s content for fair balance and absence of bias,scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations.While Cedars-Sinai Medical Center endeavors to review faculty content, it remains the obligation of each physician or other healthcare practitioner to determine the applicability or relevance of the information provided from this course in his or her own practice.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support
Commercial support for this conference is pending. Companies who support this CME activity with educational grants will be acknowledged at the conference.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Stroke Program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

Cedars-Sinai is certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center


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