19th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium & ISMINS Course
& 4th Annual Karel G. Terbrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop
September 27-30, 2018 – Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Toronto, CA
For our 19th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium and the 4th Karel Terbrugge Lectureship we will join forces with the International Society for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (ISMINS) who will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the INR symposium; with the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) with whom we will have a joint session during our Symposium, and with the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) with whom we have established a one day course of Neurovascular Anatomy that will precede our INR Symposium.
Neurovascular anatomy is the basis of our interventions and its knowledge helps us to perform complex procedures with low risks. As such, the first day of the meeting, (Thursday, Sept 27) will be fully dedicated to a “case-based” teaching approach to all aspects of Neurovascular Anatomy and how they pertain to treating Tumors, dural AVF, Epistaxis, Aneurysms, Stroke and AVMs. Seasoned Neurointerventionalists will present cases in a workshop style format and highlight – based on cases they encountered – specific aspects of the anatomy that interventionalists should be aware of. To ensure an effective learning environment with discussion of the cases in a “class-room” type format, the number of participants to this course will be limited.
On Friday, Sept 28 we will focus on Stroke and Clinical Epidemiology – we will have an interactive session where we discuss “how to design a research study” and we have debates between Neurologists and Interventionalists on current controversies (such as management of ELVO in low NIHSS or in low ASPECTS) as well as lectures on Updates in Stroke Treatment.
Sessions on Saturday, Sept 29 will be held conjointly with the ISMINS and will focus on Shunting lesions, their causes and their new (partly experimental, partly controversial) treatments; as well as Aneurysms. Similar to the previous day we will have debates between Endovascular and Open Vascular Experts on aneurysms that can be treated by either approach. These debates will be interactive with the audience able to participate actively in the discussion. The Karel Terbrugge Lectureship will be awarded on Saturday. This year’s recipient will be Dr. Blaise Baxter from Chattanooga, TN who will speak about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Neurointervention.
On Sunday, Sept 30, the ISMINS educational session will be comprised of in-depth lectures on state of the art minimally invasive surgical techniques, basic science and targeted therapies development, and technological advances such as robotics and augmented reality in neurosurgery, presented by world leaders and pioneers in these fields.