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Miami Neuro Symposium
Eighth Annual
Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9, 2019
Location TBD

Educational Objectives ________________

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:
• Apply the 2018 AHA/ASA updated guidelines for acute stroke care.
• Examine the most recent cutting-edge treatments for acute ischemic stroke.
• Recognize the value of upcoming clinical trials on non-interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
• Examine new imaging modalities that are improving the diagnosis, workup and management of acute ischemic stroke.
• Explain the epidemiology and natural course of unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
• Recognize the symptoms associated with unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
• Implement severity scores for unruptured aneurysms.
• Formulate a treatment strategy for patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms.
• Recognize the importance of developing stroke systems of care.
• Explain the different stroke systems of care models and the technology involved.
• Review the American Stroke Association’s recommendations regarding stroke systems of care.
• Examine where we are now and where we need to be to have an ideal stroke system of care.
• Identify patients with posterior circulation stroke.
• Recognize the limitations associated with clinical scale assessments that determine eligibility for acute reperfusion treatment.
• Determine when to triage posterior circulation stroke patients to ICU, neuro-stepdown or floor.
• Select patients for early surgical decompression or medical cytotoxic edema treatment.


Neurocritical Care
Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:
• Review the medical histories of various leaders of the 20th century.
• Identify key moments when the effect of medical illness may have changed the course of history.
• Analyze the importance medical illness plays in the decision-making process.
• Analyze the pros and cons of anticoagulation following ICH or ischemic stroke.
• Appropriately select patients who would benefit from early anticoagulation.
• Select the appropriate anticoagulation strategy with regard to the timing of initiation and agents of choice.
• Describe the mechanisms of elevated intracranial pressure.
• Identify those patients at risk for elevated intracranial pressure.
• Effectively treat intracranial pressure and select patients for neurosurgical procedures to prevent herniation and neurologic injury.
• Examine the latest national guidelines on declaration of death by neurologic criteria.
• Describe pitfalls related to brain death declaration.
• Explain the etiology, diagnosis and outcome of coma.
• Examine an evidence-based approach to the clinical management of the comatose patient.
• Identify signs and symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage and navigate an appropriate diagnostic algorithm.
• Recognize the current recommendations for the treatment and management of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
• Describe common pitfalls in the treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Movement Disorders and Epilepsy
Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:
• Examine the updated classifications of seizures and epilepsy recently published by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).
• Appropriately select patients for epilepsy treatment.
• Assess the newer antiepileptic drugs and select the most appropriate seizure medications for various types of epilepsy.
• Recognize that status epilepticus is a medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
• Describe presentations of status epilepticus.
• Appropriately manage status epilepticus following an established treatment algorithm.
• Identify common complications of status epilepticus and its treatment.
• Examine the prevalence of epilepsy in women.
• Review approaches to treatment and counseling of women with epilepsy during child-bearing age.
• Discuss the use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy.
• Identify the signs and symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
• Recognize the pathophysiology of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
• Appropriately select patients for medical and surgical treatment.
• Review indications for and the benefits and risks of surgical interventions for epilepsy based on evidence from randomized controlled trials, cohort studies and case series.
• Examine the associated neuropsychiatric comorbidities of Tourette syndrome with emphasis on recent research.
• Explain recent controversies regarding the etiology of Parkinson’s disease.
• Summarize the recent achievements to further improve symptomatic therapy of motor Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
• Examine advances in the development and clinical testing of compounds that promise to offer disease modification in already-manifested Parkinson’s disease.
• Examine the pathophysiology of functional movement disorders.
• Identify functional movement disorders and avoid unnecessary testing.
• Recognize the clinical syndromes associated with functional movement disorders.
• Describe appropriate treatment approaches for patients with movement disorders.



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