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Explore stroke care with Society of Interventional Radiology's CLOTS
Date:7/28/2010

FAIRFAX, Va.Catheter Lysis of Thromboembolic Stroke (CLOTS)an intensive five-day course offered by the Society of Interventional Radiology Oct. 24-28 in Dallas, Texasprovides interventional radiologists, neurointerventionalists, vascular neurologists and fellows-in-training with the unique educational opportunity to review, observe and discuss all aspects of acute stroke management.

"Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, with about 600,000 new strokes reported each year. The good news is that treatments to reduce damage caused by a stroke are available, but that treatment has to be delivered quicklyand CLOTS covers related topics for those doctors looking to incorporate acute ischemic stroke care into their practice and/or upgrade their knowledge," said Carl M. Black, M.D., an interventional radiologist/neuroradiologist at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. "The Society of Interventional Radiology and its CLOTS stroke experts will focus on the pathophysiology, assessment and medical management of stroke patients; cerebral vascular imaging; review of evidence from major clinical trials; technique; and the stroke team concept," he added.

CLOTSwith an emphasis on appropriate patient selectionincludes lectures, panel discussions, teaching files, case scenarios and hands-on interaction with flow models. The course is also useful for nurses and technologists who want to increase their knowledge concerning the fundamentals of stroke and emergency stroke therapy. CLOTS provides educational content that a physician is required to know to meet the SIR Training Guidelines for Intra-arterial Catheter-directed Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Extensive case presentations will be highlighted with workshops that include training in clinical neurological assessment and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; hands-on personalized training on CT perfusion workstations; and hands-on full-scale training on vascular flow models utilizing sheaths, guide catheters, microcatheters and clot retrieval devices from leg to brain. Multiple computer simulators will also be available for practice. Course topics also include imaging triage of stroke; drugs used in interventional procedures; how "time of onset" enters into treatment decisions; and the nuts and bolts of setting up a stroke center.

CLOTS, which is endorsed by the American Society of Neuroradiology, will be held Oct. 24-28 at the Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas, Texas. Discounted room rates are avilable for attendees. Deadline to reserve a discounted hotel rate is Oct. 1; be sure to mention "SIR" when making a room reservation. SIR designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. While noninterventionalists will not be required to participate in the hands-on catheter-based workshops, they are welcome to observe and handle the equipment during scheduled times outside of the required workshops to better understand the function and physical limitations of various catheters and devices. Workshop registration is limited to the first 72 participants. For more information or to register, visit online at www.SIRweb.org/CLOTS or phone (703) 691-1805.


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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@sirweb.org
703-460-5572
Society of Interventional Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

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