2nd Annual CCSVI Symposium in NYC July 15-17
I am very pleased to announce that there will be a second Annual NYC CCSVI symposium this year from Friday July 15 through Sunday July 17.
This conference then, triples the time compared to the first one in 2010. Not only have I added a second day for professionals (July 16-17), I have also instituted a full day dedicated to patient education and discussion (July 15).
The meeting will take place in Manhattan and it will be managed by a professional meeting and event service. Not that we did not have a great conference last year in Brooklyn, I just thought we were ready for prime time in the Big Apple.
The Patients have their say and their day!
Our steering committee includes two PsMS well known to everyone, Cece and Bestadmom. The patient day will have some exciting opportunities for learning, including lectures by nurses who will explain the critical role that nurses play during procedures, ultrasound technologist who will explain how an ultrasound exam is done and how to prepare for it so that the images can be optimized and by physicians who will talk about risks and benefits, techniques and bailouts, IVUS, followup care, anticoagulation and the principles of stents and stenting.
The wheelchair Kamizakee, Marc Stecker, has agreed to present an essay on CCSVI and MS and we will end the patient day with a special preview of Jason Da Silva's movie about his MS journey ahead of its showing on Public television.
I am looking to have reserved "meet the professor coffee sessions" before the patient lectures where patients can sit and speak with experts they have talked about but never had opportunity to meet.
Professionals get it their way
The two professional days are jammed with cutting edge discussions from bioengineering to stem cell research. A full afternoon is scheduled to discuss many of the trials currently underway in the treatment of ccsvi.
A list of the topics includes:
• hemodynamnics and hydrodynamics of CCSVI
• Cerebral hypoperfusion in CCSVI
• MRI flow quantification
• Clinical presentations of CCSVI
• Ultrasound techniques
• ultrasound hemodynamics
• ultrasound interpretations
• angiographic techniques and venographic findings
• intravascular ultrasound
• Treatment techniques for stenoses
• treatment techniques for valves
• treatment techniques of upper jugular lesions
• treatment techniques for hypoplasia
• principles of stem cell therapy
• combined therapy: treatment of CCSVI and regenerative therapy
• ultrasound in followup surveillance
• Bailout techniques and treatment of restenosis
• Integration of ccsvi into an ambulatory practice
• Trial design: a neurologist's perspective
• Trial design: an interventionalist's perspective
• Review of 6 treatment trials
• Roundtable discussion of the next steps in evaluation of ccsvi treatment
I wanted to have a live procedure broadcast, but thought it was not ready for prime time yet.
I am not going to disclose the faculty and hotel just yet. there is much private work to do to confirm all the speakers and apply for CME credits.
I hope to see you there