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The Bigger Picture of Large Hemispheric Infarction: Diagnosis and Management

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Description

Industry sponsored symposia from the 2018 NCS Annual Meeting, sponsored by Biogen.


Description:
Case study–guided, interactive panel discussion of large hemispheric infarction and associated life-threatening edema, including prevalence, disease mechanisms, and guidelines for diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and management.

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Contributors

  • Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA

    Professor and Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Edward Jauch is Professor and Director, Division of Emergency Medicine, and a faculty member in the Department of Neurosciences and the Comprehensive Stroke Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also an adjunct professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University. Dr Jauch is the immediate past chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke Council and senior author on the current AHA Acute Ischemic Stroke Guidelines. Dr Jauch earned his medical degree and completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, after which he joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke team at the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr Jauch was recruited to MUSC in 2008 to help develop the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, assist in the creation of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and Telemedicine Program, and direct the development of a statewide stroke system of care through the South Carolina Department of Health. Over the past 20 years, Dr Jauch has volunteered extensively with the AHA and is active in leading and conducting clinical trials in cerebrovascular emergencies.

  • Tudor G. Jovin, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery; Co-director of the Center for Endovascular Therapy
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Tudor Jovin is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Center for Endovascular Therapy at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany, and completed a residency at Penn Neurological Institute and a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr Jovin is an expert in interventional and noninterventional treatments for the entire spectrum of cerebrovascular disorders, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and is the leader of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Stroke Institute, one of the highest-volume centers in the country. He serves as principal investigator for the recently halted REVASCAT study, a randomized trial in Spain of endovascular therapy versus medical therapy for stroke due to large artery occlusion within 8 hours, as well as principal investigator for DAWN, a multicenter, international, randomized trial of endovascular therapy versus medical therapy in the beyond-8-hour time window. He is a member of the executive/steering committee for several multicenter national and international trials and is the site principal investigator/coinvestigator for several local or multicenter clinical trials. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters. Dr Jovin serves as president of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology and serves on several other committees or boards of national and international societies (American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Neuroimaging) and editorial boards of medical journals within his area of expertise (Stroke, Journal of Neuroimaging, Interventional Neurology). Dr Jovin’s clinical and research activities are focused on the care of patients with cerebrovascular disorders.

  • Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM

    William T. Gossett Endowed Chair of Neurology
    Henry Ford Health System
    Stephan Mayer is Chair of Neurology for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He previously served as director of Neurocritical Care for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York and director of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr Mayer earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in critical care neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is board certified in neurology and a founding member and past president of the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr Mayer has published more than 230 original research articles, 180 review articles, and 340 abstracts, and he has written 7 books, and co-edited the most recent edition of Merritt’s Textbook of Neurology. He was principal investigator of the FAST Trial, a worldwide multicenter clinical trial evaluating ultra-early hemostatic therapy for brain hemorrhage, and he served as principal investigator of the NIH-funded New York Presbyterian Hospital hub of the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) network. His work in helping victims of severe brain injury has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and the book Cheating Death by CNN medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta.

  • Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA

    Professor of Neurology; Senior Associate Vice Chair of Neurology
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Jeffrey Saver is Professor and Senior Associate Vice Chair of Neurology at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a neurology residency in the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program, a neurobehavior fellowship at the University of Iowa, and a cerebrovascular disease fellowship at Brown University. Dr Saver has authored more than 570 research articles, 2 books, and 40 book chapters. His research interests are in acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, neuroimaging, clinical trial design, and neurocognitive consequences of stroke. He served as principal investigator of the NIH-NINDS FAST-MAG trial, global principal investigator of the SWIFT PRIME trial, and chair of the American Heart Association Stroke Council. He is currently an Associate Editor at JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and a Consulting Editor at the journal Stroke.

  • Sean I. Savitz, MD

    Professor; Frank M. Yatsu, MD Chair In Neurology; Director, Vascular Neurology Program
    McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas; Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
    Sean Savitz is a Professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr Savitz earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a neurology residency and a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology, and his research focuses on developing novel therapies for ischemic stroke. He specializes in cerebrovascular disease and conducts both animal and clinical research with a specific focus on cell-based therapies as a new, investigational approach to enhance recovery after stroke.