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2018 Neuro ICU Symposium Interior



DAY ONE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Acute Care for the Neurologically Injured Patient

Program Schedule

8 a.m.Complimentary Breakfast and Check in
9 a.m.Welcome remarks
Tiffany Chang, M.D.
A.M. Session 1: Neuroanesthesia
What happens before the patient arrives in the ICU? Understand the decisions made in the OR.
 Moderators: George Williams, M.D. and Srikanth Sridhar, M.D.
9:30 a.m.Are You Feeling Me? Intraoperative positioning and its Effect on the Post-operative Neuro Exam
Navine Vanga, M.D.
9:30 a.m.What’s New in Noninvasive Monitoring
Robert Wegner, M.D.
9:55 a.m.Mythbusters: an Update on Anesthesia Drugs
Carlos (Charlie) Artmie, M.D.
10:20 a.m.Panel Discussion/Q&A
10:30 a.m.Break
A.M. Session 2: Neurotrauma
Learn how to manage traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Hear what is it is like to become a trauma victim from a special guest speaker.
 Moderator: Ryan Kitagawa, M.D.
10:50 a.m.Acute Spinal Cord Injury Management and Surgical Therapy
Ryan Kitagawa, M.D.
11:15 a.m.Different Viewpoints in TBI: Neuromonitoring
ICP Monitoring is Enough - George Williams, M.D.
Multimodality Monitoring Makes a Difference - H. Alex Choi, M.D.
11:45 a.m.Special Lecture 1:
Introduction by Ryan Kitagawa, M.D.
The Patient Experience: Acute Spinal Cord Injury L. Henry Pham, M.D.
12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion/Q&A
12:25 p.m.Lunch
P.M. Session: Vascular Neurology
Practices in vascular neurology are continually changing. We will review the current practices in ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. We will also look into the future of acute stroke intervention.
1:30 p.m.Factors Impacting Recovery from Acute Ischemic Stroke
Louise McCullough, M.D.
1:55 p.m.Intraarterial Therapy: Where We Were Before DAWN
James Grotta, M.D.
2:20 p.m.Special Lecture 2:
Introduction by James Grotta, M.D.
DAWN Trial and the Future of IA Therapy Tudor Jovin, M.D.
2:50 p.m.Break
3:20 p.m.

Myths and Facts About Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Nicole Gonzalez, M.D.

3:45 p.m.Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Tiffany Chang, M.D.
4:10 p.m.Acute Care Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
H. Alex Choi, M.D.
4:35 p.m.Panel Discussion/Q&A
4:45 p.m.Adjourn
Opening Night Welcome Reception and Poster Presentation
5 p.m.Opening Night Welcome Reception and Exhibition
Poster Presentation
All guests invited
Westin Galleria
 7 p.m.      Invited Speakers Dinner



DAY TWO: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Delivery of Comprehensive Critical Care

Program Schedule

7 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Registration
A.M. Session:
Neuroscience Nursing and Care Delivery
Nursing care, ICU organization, and quality improvement are vital components of critical care delivery. Hear some tips from the Memorial Hermann team. Can we still provide quality care during a natural disaster? What happened during Hurricane Harvey and ways we can improve.
Moderator: Nicole Harrison, MBA, BSN, RN, Wamda Ahmed, M.D.
8 a.m.Quality Improvement and Reducing Infectious Complications in the ICU
Nicole Harrison, MBA, BSN, RN
8:25 a.m.Neuroscience Nurse Training and Continuing Education
Austin Schultea, BSN, RN, CNRN
8:50 a.m.What is “Brain Storming”? Recognition and Treatment of Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity
Sophie Samuel, PharmD, BCPS
9:15 a.m.Annual Neuroscience Jeopardy
Alese Henderson, BSN, RN
9:50 a.m.Panel Discussion/Q&A
10 a.m.Break – Exhibition hall open
10:30 a.m.Providing High Quality Care in an Evolving US Healthcare Environment
Dong Kim, M.D.
11 a.m.Behavioral Economics and Applications in the Clinical Setting
Wamda Ahmed, M.D.
11:25 a.m.Code Grey: Challenges and Thoughts from Hurricane Harvey
Anjail Sharrief, M.D., M.P.H.
12:20 p.m.Panel Discussion | Q&A
12:30 p.m.Lunch Break – Boxed lunches provided
PM Session:
Critical Care Medicine Management of one organ system often impacts another. Take a moment to think about the entire patient and what happens after they leave the ICU.
Moderator: Ritvij Bowry, M.D
1:30 p.m.Current Management of Septic Shock
Rahat Hussain, M.D.
1:55 p.m.Different Viewpoints in ARDS:
Advanced Modes of Ventilation Advanced Modes of Ventilation are the Way to Go
Mark Warner, M.D.
Advanced Modes of Ventilation are Unnecessary and Don’t Improve Outcomes
Robert Brown, M.D.
2:25 p.m.Special Lecture 4: Introduction by Ritvij Bowry, M.D.
Brain Injury After Cardiac Arrest
Romer Geocadin, M.D.
3 p.m.Panel Discussion | Q&A
3:10 p.m.Break – Exhibition hall open
3:40 p.m.Special Lecture 5: Introduction by David Victor, M.D.
The Patient Experience: Critical Illness and Prolonged ICU Admission – Kamisha Dewitt
4 p.m.Surviving Critical Illness and ICU Liberation
Christos Lazaridis, M.D.
4:25 p.m.Braindeath Determination and Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest
Ritvij Bowry, M.D.
4:50 p.m.Panel Discussion | Q&A
5 p.m.Adjourn
6:30 p.m.Faculty Dinner (Speakers Only)


Day 3

DAY THREE: Friday, April 20, 2018

Program Schedule

7 a.m.Continental breakfast
A.M. Session 1: Simulation Labs and Workshops
Join us for fun and interactive simulation labs and workshops. In just an hour, you will familiarize yourself with critical care ultrasonography, noninvasive neuromonitoring, and bedside ICU assessment tools!
 Moderator: H. Alex Choi M.D.
8 a.m.Critical Care Ultrasound
Joshua Botdorf, M.D.

Bedside Neuromonitoring in the ICU
H. Alex Choi, M.D.

Frontiers in Airway Management
George Williams, M.D.

ICU Clinical Assessment Tools
Leslie Kimpler, M.D. and Jeremy Ragland, M.D.
A.M. Session 2: Case Series: Complex Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
What should you do now? Neurosurgeons share challenging cases and how they chose to approach them.
 Moderator: Arthur Day, M.D.
9 a.m.Traumatic Vascular Injuries and Pseudoaneurysms
P. Roc Chen, M.D.
9:25 a.m.Moyamoya and Other Vasculopathies
Spiros Blackburn, M.D.
9:50 a.m.AV Malformations and Dural AV Fistulas
Arthur Day, M.D.
10:15 a.m.Panel Discussion/Q&A
10:25 a.m.Break – Exhibit hall open
A.M. Session 3: Crossfire Debates
Hot Topics and Controversies The main event: Experts in Neurocritical Care will argue both sides of these current issues. You get to hear them and vote for winners!
Moderator: Tiffany Chang, M.D.
Panel: George Williams, M.D, Robert Brown, M.D., Jeremy Ragland, M.D., Leslie Kimpler, M.D., Tudor Jovin, M.D.
10:45 a.m.“Moderate hypothermia to 33C has a role in post-cardiac arrest management”
Romer Geocadin, M.D. (yes, there are still indications)
George Williams, M.D. (nope, not anymore)
11:10 a.m.“General anesthesia should be administered during intraarterial therapy for acute stroke”
Sunil Sheth, M.D. (yes, GA preferred)
P. Roc Chen, M.D. (no, conscious sedation preferred)
11:35 a.m.“Decompressive hemicraniectomy for ischemic stroke should be offered to patients over 70 years old”
Arthur Day, M.D. (yes)
James Grotta, M.D. (no)
12 p.m.Adjourn

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