Northwell Health Skull Base Center: Fourth Annual Symposium: Vestibular Schwannomas; Diagnosis and Treatment Options

May 4, 2018
7:30am - 4:00pm
Medical Students/Residents/Fellows: FREE
All Northwell Employees:$100.00
For All Others:$125.00
Onsite Registration:$150.00
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350 Community Drive Goldman Conference Room, Manhasset, NY 11030
Venue: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
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Northwell Health Skull Base Center: Fourth Annual Symposium: Vestibular Schwannomas; Diagnosis and Treatment Options
This activity will allow participants to better diagnose and guide treatment of patients with vestibular schwannomas.  In addition, they will be able to better participate in the management choices that their patients will be presented with.
Program Agenda
7:30am: Registration & Breakfast
7:50am: Opening RemarksAmir R. Dehdashti, MD, FACS and Mark B. Eisenberg, MD, FAANS
8:00am: Natural History & Diagnosis of Vestibular Schwannomas Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD
8:30am: Decision Making in Vestibular Schwannoma ManagementMarcos Tatagiba, MD, PhD
9:00am: 3D Anatomy and Surgical Anatomy to Cerebellopontine Angle and Differential DiagnosesAmir R. Dehdashti, MD, FACS 
9:30am: Break
9:45am: Surgical Strategy of Maximal Resection-Evidence BasedMarcos Tatagiba, MD, PhD
10:00am: Surgical Strategy of Subtotal Resection-Evidence BasedMark B. Eisenberg, MD, FAANS
10:15am: Middle Fossa Approach and Video Case DemonstrationRick A. Friedman, MD, PhD
10:45am: Translabyrynthine Approach and Video Case DemonstrationMichael J. Link, MD
11:15am: Retrosigmoid Approach and Video Case DemonstrationMarcos Tatagiba, MD, PhD
11:45am: Neuromonitoring in Vestibular Schwannoma SurgeryJoseph Danto, PhD, BCSIOM, F-ASNM
12:15pm: Case Discussion
12:45pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Strategy of GK or Multi Stage Radiation TherapyMaged M. Ghaly, MD
2:00pm: Quality of Life and VS- Effect of Management Strategy on QOLMichael J. Link, MD
2:30pm: Facial Nerve Rehabilitation and Reconstruction OptionsRandall S. Feingold, MD, FACS
3:00pm: Hearing Restoration Options in Vestibular Schwannoma PatientsMaja Svrakic, MD
3:30pm: Case Discussion and Final Remarks
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Statement of Need: Knowledge deficits continue to exist in the assessment and treatment options for patients with vestibular schwannomas.   This activity will provide participants with best practice analysis and current research regarding neurosurgical treatments, management and post-care in this group of patients.  The oldest, most utilized or most advertised treatment options are not always the best treatment method; evidence based protocols, new technology and multimodality treatments to address the management of patients with vestibular schwannomas will be discussed. 
Program Objectives:All Northwell Health CME activities are intended to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. At the conclusion of this conference participants should be able to
-Describe the clinical and radiographic presentation of vestibular schwannomas.
-Determine when patients require treatment and make recommendations on the various treatment options available.
-Assess clinical symptoms related to vestibular schwannomas and summarize how these affect patients in both the preoperative and postoperative/post-treatment phase.
-Explain concepts of the various complex treatments of patients with vestibular schwannomas and compare treatment modalities.
-Incorporate and apply best practice protocols into the surgical and radiosurgical management of patients with schwannomas.
Target Audience: Neurosurgeons, Head and Neck Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Oncologists, Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
CME Accreditation: Northwell Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: Northwell Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will accept 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as equal to 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should inquire with their specialty organizations and professional institutions as to their acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Verification of Attendance: Will be provided to all professionals.
Faculty Disclosure Policy: Northwell Health adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All relevant conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the commencement of the activity.
Americans With Disabilities Act: This conference is in compliance with provisions of the AmericansWith Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations, please contact Jennifer Salay at (516) 719-3171.

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