Endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases has rapidly grown in recent years, and in some cases, such as acute ischemic stroke, is now the gold standard treatment. In many countries, training programs in neurointervention include formal training with simulators, as a prerequisite before patient care.
This is currently recommended by the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. Simulators improve technical performance, reduce complications and shorten the learning curve.
Simulation will allow the elimination of radiation exposure and patient safety issues. The participant will focus on technical aspects of vascular access, treatment planning and device manipulation. The participant will be exposed to all available devices, for a practical knowledge of advantages, disadvantages and particular indications of each device. Additionally, the participant will be challenged with complications during case simulation, to develop a systematic approach to complication resolution.
The course will have two parts: a first part dedicated to acute stroke and chronic ischemia; a second part dedicated to intracranial aneurysms and cerebral vascular malformations.
Course Coordinators: Isabel Fragata,MD, PhD
Nova Medical School
Advanced Health Education (AHED)