Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014 - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California
Saturday, June 07, 2014

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014 - Bakersfield
Saturday, June 07, 2014 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Bakersfield Marriott
(661) 323-1900
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
United States

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Course Description

The clinical neurosciences are undergoing rapid changes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, particularly those concerning surgical treatment options. This course is designed for neurologists, internists, family practitioners, neurosurgeons, pain management and rehabilitation specialist, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals to increased awareness of both established and emerging treatment options for brain and spinal tumors, neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, degenerative neurological and spinal disorders, and endovascular and stroke management.
The program will present the treatment options in an interdisciplinary fashion using plenary lectures and case presentations. This symposium will offer participants an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions with renowned faculty who are involved with initiating these neurological advances

Educational Objective

  • Identify the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in treatment of brain metastases and the benefit of improved performance status and local control in patients treated with SRS in addition to WBRT.
  •  List the beneficial effects and risks of thrombolytic therapy in the early management of ischemic stroke, and the indications and limitations of thrombolytic therapy administered 4.5 to 6 hours after stroke onset, in elderly patients, and in strokes with minimal symptoms
  • Utilize thrombolytic therapy in indicated therapeutic window and age groups
  • Identify new indications for endovascular repair of cerebral aneurysms
  • Select patients for endovascular versus surgical treatment of aneurysms based on likely outcomes
  • List the benefits of lumbar spinal fusion when treating degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine
  • Identify patients who are candidates for lumbar spine fusion and laminectomy
  • Identify indications for patient referral to a comprehensive epilepsy center and the role of intracranial electrode implantation in epilepsy patients
  • Refer patients for surgical evaluation of epilepsy based on indications, benefits and limitations of surgical approach
  • State the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Review new pain management techniques for spinal disorders
  • Assess when to recommend physiotherapy and anesthesia in selected cases for management of chronic back pain

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  4.5  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  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.

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 Supporter
Commercial support for this educational activity is pending and will be acknowledged at the conference.

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