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Symposium will highlight stroke and neurovascular care at Tulane

October 24, 2022 8:00 AM
Carolyn Scofield scofield@tulane.edu

The field of stroke and neurovascular care is advancing, and Tulane University School of Medicine is at the forefront. Arthur Wang, MD, neurosurgeon and director of the Division of Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neurology, organized the first Tulane Neurovascular Symposium - Updates in Stroke Care to show how physicians here are addressing a leading cause of death and disability in Louisiana.

“We want to bring more awareness within the state of Louisiana and share with the rest of the healthcare world what Tulane has been doing,” said Wang.

The symposium will be held at Tulane School of Medicine Friday, October 28, 2022. Three sessions will be offered during the day-long event: Acute Stroke Intervention, Cerebral Hemorrhage & Arteriovenous Malformation, and Cerebral Aneurysm Management. To see the full agenda and list of speakers, click here.

Kendrick Johnson, MD, a neurosurgeon at Tulane, will kick off the symposium with a discussion on barriers to stroke care.

“Large vessel occlusion is a particularly nefarious type of stroke, and patients need access to specialized centers and highly-trained physicians to get life-saving treatments,” said Johnson. “My talk will highlight the reasons why people don’t have ready access to this care.”

“I think the first step to solving these problems is to recognize that they exist, and from there we can formulate processes to help all our patients in the Gulf South,” said Johnson.

The Tulane Neurovascular Symposium will be held both virtually and in person, and there’s still time to register. All interested physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners are welcome. A maximum of 7 CME credits and 8 CEU credits can be earned by attending the symposium.