UCSF Stroke and Aneurysm Update

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Marriott Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Course Director:
Steven Hetts
MD; Anthony Kim
MD; Michael Lawton
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Outline and Faculty

This course will provide a forum for existing best practices, guidelines, algorithms, and resources on the management of ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage to be appraised and discussed, as well as an opportunity to develop a plan for individual and team practice improvement. 
Specifically, it will address new imaging techniques for cerebral ischemia, new therapeutic approaches to AVMs, imaging and hemodynamics in aneurysm formation, evidencebased stroke care including management of ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage, updates on treatment of TIA and minor stroke, critical care for complex neuro-vascular patients, surgical and endovascular treatments, and the future of stroke rehabilitation. 
This course is designed for health care team professionals who often are the first to come in contact with patients with unknown neurological disorders;  such as care providers from Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, Neurointerventional Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

Course consists of lecture sessions from 8:15 am to 5:15 pm. Lunch will be provided.
UCSF Faculty:  Adib Abla, MD; Daniel Cooke, MD; Heather Fullerton, MD, MAS; Cathra Halabi, MD; Claude Hemphill, MD, MAS; Steven Hetts, MD; Anthony Kim, MD; Michael Lawton, MD; Karl Meisel, MD; Bhavya Rehani, MD; Wade Smith, MD, PhD; Hua Su, MD.

At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Apply current best practices for managing patients with complex cerebrovascular diseases such as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, AVM and aneurysms;
  2. Identify and evaluate key updates and advances in stroke, AVM, aneurysm treatment, prevention and recovery;
  3. Define key challenges in optimizing care for complex cerebrovascular disease;
  4. Develop and assess strategies to enhance individual and team collaboration for the clinical care of patients with ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Airline Discounts and Local Transit

Click on the Travel to San Francisco link for detailed information on
- Airline Ticket Discount Codes
- SFO/OAK airport transfer options including the regional BART train system
- the SF MUNI city transit system
- car rental discounts
- other useful tips for getting around SF and the bay area.

Getting to the Stroke & Aneurysm Course

Host hotel:  Marriott SF Union Square, 480 Sutter Street at Powell
The course is held at the Marriott Union Square, which is two blocks from Union Square plaza, and four blocks from the the Powell underground transit station on Market Street.  The Powell transit station connects to BART to both SFO and OAK airports, as well as the city MUNI transit system.


The hotels listed below are located near or around the Union Square and/or downtown Market Street area, and all are near one of three main underground transit stations along Market Street (Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero).

Club Quarters Hotels (Embarcadero) www.clubquartershotels.com/san-francisco
424 Clay St at Battery St / 415-392-7400

Courtyard by Marriott (SOMA) www.courtyardsanfrancisco.com
299 Second St at Folsom Street / 415-947-0700 or 800-321-2211

Four Seasons Hotel www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco
757 Market St at 3rd St / 415-633-3000

Hotel Griffon (Embarcadero) www.hotelgriffon.com
155 Steuart St at Howard St / 415-495-2100 or 800-321-2201

Hotel Nikko (Union Square) www.hotelnikkosf.com
222 Mason St at O'Farrell St / 415-394-1111

Hotel Zelos www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/zelos
12 Fourth St at Market St / 415-348-1111 or 888-459-3303

Hotel Vitale (Embarcadero) www.hotelvitale.com
8 Mission St at The Embarcadero / 415-278-3700 or 888-890-8688

Hyatt Regency SF (Embarcadero) www.hyatt.com
5 Embarcadero Center at Market Street / 415-788-1234 or 888-591-1234

Hyatt Grand SF (Union Square) http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com
345 Stockton Street at Sutter / 415-398-1234 or 888-591-1234

Intercontinental SF (SOMA) www.intercontinental.com
888 Howard St at 5th St / 415-616-6500 or 866-781-2364

The Palace Hotel www.sfpalace.com
2 Montgomery St at Market St / 415-512-1111 or 800-325-3589 or 888-627-7196

Park Central Hotel www.parkcentralsf.com/
50 Third Street at Market St / 415-974-6400 or 888-627-8561

San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SOMA) www.marriott.com
55 Fourth St at Market St / 415-896-1600

St. Regis Hotel (SOMA) www.stregis.com/sanfrancisco
125 3rd St at Mission St / 415-284-4000 or 877-787-3447

The W Hotel (SOMA) www.whotels.com/sanfrancisco
181 Third St at Howard St / 415-777-5300

The Westin St. Francis (Union Square) www.westinstfrancis.com
335 Powell St at Geary Blvd / 415-397-7000 or 800-937-8461